dear david movie

Lionsgate and BuzzFeed have teamed up to adapt the chilling viral tale “Dear David” into a new horror movie, and the official trailer for the film has been unveiled.

The highly anticipated Dear David movie is set to hit theaters, On Demand, and Digital platforms on October 13, 2023. Fans can mark their calendars to experience the spine-tingling story on the big screen or from the comfort of their homes.

The eerie story began on August 7th, 2017, when cartoonist Adam Ellis started recounting the haunting events of a deceased child’s ghost terrorizing his apartment and attempting to end his life. His initial tweet resonated deeply with online audiences, amassing an impressive 55,000 retweets and 76,000 likes, as documented by the website Know Your Meme. You can see the full thread using Storify here.

Here is the synopsis for the Dear David movie: “Shortly after comic artist Adam (Augustus Prew) responds to Internet trolls, he begins experiencing sleep paralysis — while an empty rocking chair moves in the corner of his apartment. As he chronicles increasingly malevolent occurrences in a series of tweets, Adam begins to believe he is being haunted by the ghost of a dead child named David. Encouraged by his boss to continue the “Dear David” thread, Adam starts to lose his grip on what is online…and what is real. Based on the viral Twitter thread by BuzzFeed comic artist Adam Ellis.”

John McPhail (Anna and the Apocalypse) is directing Dear David. Augustus Prew, Andrea Bang, Rene Escobar Jr., Cameron Nicoll, and Justin Long star. With Mike Van Waes having written the screenplay.

Lauren Bixby, Vice President, Co-Productions & Acquisitions for Lionsgate, said in a statement shared by Deadline: “Dear David is a terrifyingly creepy and sensational story that will translate perfectly to the big screen. It hits our goal of reaching global Millennial and Gen Z audiences by elevating contemporary, authentic new voices.”

Last Updated on July 20, 2023.

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