Ti West to Write Creepy Horror Film 'Bedbugs' For Tango Pictures

April 10, 2012
Source: Deadline

Bedbugs / Ti West

Director Ti West has made a name for himself in the horror community as a director on the rise. I'm not a huge fan of horror films so I haven't yet seen any of West's movies, but I plan on catching up with the up-and-comer's filmography soon. Today, Deadline has a report that pegs West as the writer for a film called Bedbugs, based on Ben H. Winters' novel. Set in Brooklyn, the story follows a family who moves into a new place and starts experiencing strange things. When the wife realizes she's the only one getting bitten by bedbugs, she thinks she's crazy until a sinister secret is revealed about what's happening to her family.

It's unclear at this point whether West will also direct Bedbugs, but the folks at Tango Pictures, a new venture set to produce the film, and Quirk Books, the publishing house that published Winters' novel, drew a direct correlation to the novel and West's movies. "Reading Bedbugs as a manuscript felt like the literary equivalent of a Ti West horror movie—a slow-burning supernatural story with fully realized characters, light on gore but heavy on menace and dread," said Quirk's creative director.

The House of the Devil put West on the map in 2009, and he's since gone on to direct The Innkeepers and sections of the anthology horror films V/H/S and The ABCs of Death. Both of those will be out in theaters later this year, but in the meantime you can read our review of V/H/S right here. West also has a sci-fi thriller coming up called The Side Effect starring Liv Tyler, so we'll keep you posted on both these projects.

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  • norm
    Excellent news that it is based on a novel, Ti's horror heart is in the right place but man does he need a writer.
  • peloquin
    I hated The House of the Devil, but I loved Innkeepers so the next film I see by West will determine if he's someone I'll continue to follow. He seems to be evolving though and I enjoy watching a film maker transition into different genres. 
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