Bryan Bertino to Helm New Fact-Based Horror Film 'This Man'
Lots of people know, especially after last weekend, that Freddy Krueger will haunt your dreams. However, Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures has found a real man who could appear in your dreams, or rather nightmares. Deadline says that Ghost House has slated Bryan Bertino, writer and director of one of my favorite recent horror flicks, The Strangers, to write & direct This Man, a thriller based on a website from Italian sociologist Andrea Natella which documents a small group of people who see the same man in their nightmares that they've never met before. Even more mysterious, the man has no idea who they are. Creepy.
Aside from being a spectacular horror movie, The Strangers also made a surprising $82 million worldwide, and a sequel is apparently still in the works sometime down the road (though Bertino will not direct it). The fact that this new thriller is based on real research from a sociologist makes this way more creepy, and going from his work on The Strangers, Bertino certainly knows how to make real-life scenarios truly frightening. Horror has become such a convoluted genre that it's hard for me to really have any love for it. However Sam Raimi hasn't done the genre wrong yet, so hopefully his production banner and Bertino will deliver another original horror film worthy of praise that puts all those other awful horror flicks to shame. Sound good?