Netflix Buys This Reddit Horror Story To Turned It Into An Adaptation

Here’s the perfect example that if you have a creative idea on mind, it is worth sharing it to the world. You never know when it’s going to be your time to shine. Just like what happened to the Query brothers. From being a little creepy story to become an upcoming adaptation for one of the largest entertainment companies in the world.

Netflix has made a seven-figure deal to adapt the short horror story My Wife and I Bought a Ranch, which was first published on Reddit’s r/NoSleep forum.

Author Matt Query published the six-part story back in February, getting a lot of recognition among readers ever since. Only in the first part of the story, it earned more than 3000 upvotes.

Harrison Query, his brother, will be writing the screenplay while Scott Glassgold and his Ground Control Entertainment are producing the upcoming adaptation.

21 Laps’ Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) & Dan Cohen (Stranger Things) and Atomic Monster’s James Wan (The Conjuring) & Michael Clear (The nun) are also in talks to produce the horror project.

The story follows Harry and Sasha, a couple who just bought their dream ranch in rural Idaho but soon discover that they are not alone in the mountains.

They meet their neighbors, who tells them that there’s an evil spirit in the valley and it manifests the same way at the beginning of each season. In order to keep the spirit out of the house, some steps should be followed. The violence and the tension keep growing after every ritual performed and the duel between the spirits and Harry turn personal.

Thereby,  “My Wife and I Bought a Ranch”, is the perfect proof that creative pursuits can be successful by posting them on Internet. Some stories that were shared just for fun are now turning into adaptations as well. So, don’t ever forget how much big companies are willing to pay for your work and turning it into a movie (or series).

The Haunting of Bly Manor: Plot, Cast, Release Date, and More

The Haunting of Hill House is an American anthology supernatural horror drama web television series which premiered on Netflix in 2018. Directed by Mike Flanagan, it became a massive success and since the first season left the audience asking for more, the creator decided to give them what they wanted, which is now one of the most anticipated series of 2020, The Haunting of Bly Manor.  

All those characteristics that made its predecessor one of the greatest horror series on the streaming platform, will continue to be present in this second season but of course, with a different story and characters. Here’s what we know about the upcoming season:

Plot

The Haunting of Hill House was based in gothic horror novel by American author Shirley Jackson published in 1959. For Bly Manor though, it’ll be based on the 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. And the book is as creepy as the one used for Hill House.

The plot hasn’t been established yet but we can get an idea based on James’ horror novela. The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a governess in charge of two children in a Victorian mansion.

These kids have just experienced a traumatic situation as their former governess died under strange circumstances and who also had a turbulent relationship with another of the house workers. The new teacher, trying to understand what actually happened in the mansion, begins to hear voices and to see her predecessor and the servant.

While The Turn of the Screw will be used as the ‘backbone’ of this season, Flanagan confirmed they will also play with other stories by James such as The Jolly Corner and The Romance of Certain Old Clothes.

Cast

While The Haunting of Bly Manor will have new characters, it will also feature the return of several actors from the previous season. However, the narratives of the two series will not be connected. Among them, Victoria Pedretti (Nell Crain) as the governess, Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Luke Crain), Kate Siegel (Theo Crain), Henry Thomas (Hugh Crain) y Catherine Parker (Poppy Hill).

For the new faces, Rahul Kohli has joined Bly Manor together with T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve, and young actors Amelie Smith and Benjamin Ainsworth have also been added to the cast.

Release date

Bly Manor is expected to be scarier than Hill House. Flanagan told Birth.Movies.Death, “We’re looking at all the ghost stories of Henry James as the jumping-off point for the season, so it very much is a whole new deal. It’s a cool way to expand on some of the things I loved about Season 1, but within the framework of a new story, without having to be restrained by the decisions we made last time. For Henry James fans, it’s going to be pretty wild, and for people who aren’t familiar with his work, it’s going to be unbelievably scary. I already think it’s much scarier than Season 1, so I’m very excited about it.

The production started back on September 30th, 2019 and it is expected to hit Netflix later this year.

Flanagan confirmed that the series continues with its scheduled premiere in 2020. The filming for Bly Manor was able to be completed before all productions were pushed back due to the pandemic and that his post-production team has been working to get the series ready virtually. Many believe that it will premiere in October just like they did with the first season in 2018.

“I don’t expect to be delayed one bit. We didn’t really miss a step. We’ve been jamming through [post-production]. It’s been going great. It’s definitely later this year. It’s not going to get kicked off until 2021 or anything.” Said Flanagan in a podcast interview.

While we still don’t have a release date yet, we are completely sure that The Haunting of Bly Manor will be every bit as frightening and smart as The Haunting of Hill House was.

Randonautica: The Most Dangerous App. Don’t Try It!

Nowadays, using apps have become an essential part of our lives, as they provide us tools to help us to communicate, shop, entertain and such. Of course, one must be careful of what to download because some apps may bring some disturbing outcomes.

This is the case of the “Randonautica” app. It shows you a random location (depending on the area where you are) so that you can explore it. Although it may sound fun, if you are not prepared enough, it’s be better not to do so. The purpose of the app is to meet places but it may take you to strange situations, to find disturbing objects or even encounter some type of paranormal manifestation.

When you open Randonautica, it will ask for permission to access to your current location. Once you authorized it, you must read the instructions for security matters.

Even the app itself warns about the riskiness of using Randonautica. It also advises to explore preferably in daylight and accompanied by someone. The app asks to not enter private properties and in the case to find yourself in an uncomfortable or dangerous situation, to leave the place immediately.

Randonautica uses a quantum random number generator to give you a set of coordinates for your local area. The idea is to encourage as mention before to explore around with a desired intention in mind of what you’d like to come across.

Before start, it provides three different options to give you locations. This will depend on what you have in mind, so it’s necessary that before choosing one, you must understand their functions.

The first one is called attractor, this means a place has the highest concentration of quantum dots and it may lead you to face weird situations.

The second is void. This is the opposite of an attractor. It means an area contains low quantum concentration. You could have some negative, awkward or disturbing experience.

The last one is anomaly. This is the stronger  pick of those two different options, so be careful and don’t take it lightly.

Once the option is chosen, you must think of something -this should be with a good intention as suggested by the app- and you’ll receive the coordinates of a location close to you.

It is important to choose wisely your intention because if it’s something bad, you could confront some scary or odd experience. Randonautica is only for those who are brave enough to face the unknown.

What’s so curious about this app is that it seems to predict the things that are going to happen according to what you thought of.

There are some creepy videos of explorations that some users have shared through social media. Especially in Tik Tok, where the #randonautchallenge went viral. It consists of filming the results of the exploration by those who are curious enough to do it.

While some experiences may be positive and fun, there are some that are not. Some people have been taken to abandoned places where some weird things happen and with no logical explanation. According to their experiences, cellphones starts to fail or vehicles get stuck. The most curious thing is that many claims to have seen the presence of owls which is the app’s logo.

But that’s not all. There are videos of unknown people staring at the users while they seem to be in a kind of trance. Also, smoke has been seen in the middle of nowhere, creepy figures, animals behaving strangely or cars chasing after them. In addition, finding peculiar objects such as dolls with gloomy appearances, creepy drawings or messages and even human remains…

The reason why these things happen is not certain, not even how the app works at all. Regardless, it’s best not to risk it. Because if something looks dangerous, it probably is. Your safety is more important than your curiosity.

Of course, if you still want to give it a try, don’t say we didn’t warn you…

7 Signs That A Spirit Is Trying To Communicate With You

Most movies have created a misconception that all spirits are evil, that they are only here to frighten us. The truth is that many of these entities are the exact opposite.

It may be a loved one who passed away. That person is still somhow dedicated to protect and care for you. It could be a spiritual guardian that was sent to look after and guide you. Unfortunately, due to our lack of knowledge or even our own skepticism, their messages are often overlooked or ignored.

So, here are 7 signs to recognize when a spirit wants to communicate with us:

1 – Pets at home start to act ‘weird’

Animals are able to observe anomalous activity thanks to their incredible senses. To see strange things beyond what we humans are able to experience. Our pet could be detecting a ghost or a spirit being around us and we wouldn’t even know.

That’s why you should pay attention if you notice that your dog is barking or whining for no reason, or if your cat suddenly starts running frantically around the room.

Also, you should analize your pet’s reactions. If your dog is wagging the tail and looks happy or excited, this may mean that spirits brought positive news. If your dog is all curled up and its tail is between its legs, that could mean something’s there that scared it.

2 – Your electronics randomly act up

Ghosts and spirits possess an incredibly high-vibration energy. While you may not feel this energy around you, your electronic devices will likely do.

Some good examples can be when radios and televisions change stations or channels without you doing it or some electronics turn on and off.

So if things like the above are constantly happening, they won’t stop until you address the situation. Also if you find anything that seems familiar like a particular song comes on all of a sudden or repeats during the day, someone might try to put him or herself on our mind. It may be a coincidence but also a sign.

3 – Room temperature changes

If the room temperature changes out of a sudden and without a logical explanation, this may be about something bigger.

There may be a cold breeze or the room temperature might suddenly drop without a window or door being open. This happens a lot when you are thinking or talking about someone who passed away and was special to you.

4 – Lights flicker or turn on and off

Just like what happens with electronics, spirits also can affect the lights of the house. This is of course a fairly well-known sign, as it is often seen in movies and television shows to refer about ghosts and entities.

Of course there may be a logical explanation such as an old light bulb that needs to be changed or related to a wiring problem in your house. However, this can also be a way for ghosts and spirits to get your attention.

5 – Shadows out the corner of your eye

While we don’t see entities appearing before us the way they are show in movies, you’d be surprised how common it actually is.

They show themselves as flashes of light, orbs or shadows that we see out  the corner of our eyes. We feel there’s something behind, but once we turn around, there won’t be nothing.

6 – Special scents or fragrances

Do you find yourself smelling the same fragrance over and over again with not explanation at all? Like there’s a floral scent when you are indoors but not near a door or window? This may be an attempt from a spirit to get your attention.

The souls of our love ones who already passed away, can also try with some familiar scents to tell you that they are around. Like your grandmother’s favorite perfume.

An example could be if you smell your father’s cologne any time you get out late from work, it could be a warning that you should stop working overtime and reconsider your priorities in life.

7 – Numbers sequences

Also known as ‘Master Numbers’ or ‘Angel Numbers’. The importance of some exact numbers appearing constantly in our daily life, has long been documented in numerology.

They can be anywhere, from addresses, phone numbers, license plates, watches and more. Repetitive numbers like 111 or 3333 can  be signs from a spirit.

Increasing number sequences like 1234 are said to be a sign of something positive while decreasing number sequences like 4321 are a warning of something negative.

Are you receiving the signs?

Anne Hathaway Looks Spooktacular on New Poster for The Witches Remake

Witches are real! That’s what the upcoming remake of The Witches promises as they will be coming next year on the big screen…

The Witches

It was announced last year that one of our favorite childhood scary movies was getting a reboot, which we couldn’t be more excited about, The Witches.

Based on the book of the same title by British writer Roald Dahl, the first adaptation movie tells us the story of Luke Eveshim, a young boy who goes on vacation in Norway with his grandmother Helga. She warns him about witches and how to recognize them as she recalls  her childhood friend Erica was victim of a evil witch and got cursed to live inside a painting for the rest of her life.

At the hotel, there’s a convention, in fact, it’s a coven full of horripilant witches. Their powerful leader known as the Grand High Witch is there to unveil her new master plan, a magic potion that turns children into mice so parent can exterminate them and do the witches’ dirty work for them.

Luke together with his new friend Bruno, will try to stop the witches even if they have to fight them as mice.

The film was released in 1990, the year when writer Roald Dahl passed away. And even though the movie wasn’t a massive success on the big screen, it sure gained a cult following throughout the years.

The Witches Remake

Now the remake is starring Oscar winner Anne Hathaway who will follow in the footsteps of Anjelica Huston to star in her role as the new Grand High Witch. Also, it is directed by Robert Zemeckis, known for films such as ‘Back to the Future’ (1985) and ‘Monster House’ (2006) working together with co-writer producer Guillermo del Toro, known for ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (2006) and ‘Shape of Water’ (2017).

In the original movie, it had a different ending than Dahl’s children book. However, Zemeckis described the new film adaptation as being closer to the novel but only with a little twist. He told French website Allocine, “We’re going to set it in the Gothic South in the 1960s. It’s an exciting way to put a sociological spin on this kind of witch story.”

A supposed official movie poster was leaked on Reddit and has caused a lot of expectation as we also can see Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci with our new Grand High Witch.

The film was pretended to hit theaters on October of this year, as marked at the bottom of the poster, however due to the pandemic, the movie is now scheduled for 2021. The releasing date is yet to be decided.

Are you excited for the remake of The Witches?

A horror promise: The Odd Story of the Silent Twins Is Going To The Big Screen

The bond between twins, is something so unique that no one can understand completely unless you have one. There’s this strong connection between them no one can break it apart. That’s the type of union June and Jennifer Gibbons used to have, a shared bond that led them to therapy until one of them sacrificed herself for the other.

It’s been declared that a movie is on the plans to bring the story of these girls known as The Silent Twins. The name was given to them because they refused to communicate with anyone but themselves. However, what’s even weirder was not their threat of silent to the world but their peculiar bond and words of promise: “If one of us died, the other must begin to speak and live a normal life”.

Born in April 11th, 1963 in Barbados, they relocated and started a new life with their family in 1974 at Haverfordwest, Wales. Since they were the only black girls in the community, it became a traumatic experience for them and thus, starting to isolate and making their idioglossia evolved.

This condition refers to the “private language” of young children, especially twins, later known as cryptophasia or twin talk, because it’s a lanaguage only they can understand. So all attempts of many therapists to get the twins to communicate with others were in vain, except for their younger sister Rose.

They were even separated to attend different schools in order to break their isolation but that only provoked them to distance even more and became catatonic while being apart. So when they were together again, they spent many years only at their room and made plays and stories in a sort of soap opera style with dolls and later on, began their writing careers with number of stories, poems and novels.

Normally their stories would be set primarily in the United States but curiously a lot of their stories involved young men and women who exhibited strange and often criminal behaviour.

During their teenage years, the girls began experimenting with substances and alcohol as well as comitted a numbers of crimes such as vandalism, theft and arson which led them to being admitted to the Broadmoor Hospital, a high-security psychiatric hospital only to remain there for 11 years.

While being in the hospital, they began to believe that it was necessary for one of them to die because if one day they could be set free from the hospital, one should give up her life so that way the other one could live a normal life and being completely free.

After much discussion, Jennifer agreed to make the sacrifice of her life. In March 1993, the twins were transferred to Caswell Clinic in Bridgend, Wales but strangely, during their arrival Jennifer could not be roused.

She had to be taken to the hospital where she died soon after of acute myocarditis, a sudden inflammation of the heart. The horryifing thing about this is that there was no evidence of poison in her system, and her death remains a mystery. Another intriguing fact was June revealed that Jennifer had been acting strangely the day before and saying she was dying.

Journalist Marjorie Wallace, part of The Sunday Times, covered their story and gave them the known name of The Silent Twins. She used to visit the twins in order to understand their odd and sometimes unsettling behavior and also the love and obsessive hatred each other had, and years later she released a book about the two under the same name in which she revealed that the diaries of the twins used to describe that their close relationship made them feel “possesed”.

According to Wallace, she visited June a few days later after Jennifer’s death, mentioning she was acting in a strange way and said: “I’m free at last, liberated, and at last Jennifer has given up her life for me”.

Today, June is 57 and lives near her parents in West Wales.

The movie was announced early this year with the script based on the book by Wallace, The Silent Twins, which will be helmed by Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska, known for The Lure (2015) and Fuga (2018). Also, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright has signed to be part of the upcoming film as well as The Long Song star Tamara Lawrance.

The odd story of the Gibbons’ sisters has been introduced to the public in different documentaries, one back in 1986 with the same name that they are known as and the other in 1994 called “The Silent Twin – Withouth My Shadow”. This is going to be the first time to be on the big screen.

It was reported that the movie would begin shooting on April but more details are yet to be reveal.