Based on the stage play production of the same name, Ghost Stories adapts all the elements of terror its predecessor so effectively displays. The stage play was considered quite a terrifying experience that writer Charles Spencer of UK’s The Telegraph wrote, “The woman in front of me spent much of the show hiding behind her coat and throughout there are satisfying gasps of dismay and terror from the predominantly young audience whom you might think would be inured to this sort of stuff by Hollywood schlock horror.” Adapting all these horrifying elements which made the stage play so terrifying only heightens the anticipation for the film.
Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen), who co-wrote and directed the original stage production, will take the reins of writers/directors of the film adaptation as well. IFC Midnight has picked up distribution rights in the United States and will premiere the film (US) on March 11th, 2018 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. A wide release date is scheduled for April 20th, 2018 in theaters as well as video-on-demand (VOD).
The film will star the talented Martin Freeman (Fargo, The Hobbit), alongside Paul Whitehouse (Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland) and Andy Nyman (Death at a Funeral). IFC Midnight presents the following synopsis of the film:
Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all things paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases: a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse) haunted by disturbing visions as he patrols an abandoned asylum; an edgy young man (Black Mirror’s Alex Lawther) involved in a hellish car accident deep in the woods; and a wealthy former banker (Sherlock’s Martin Freeman) visited by the poltergeist spirit of his unborn child. Even scarier: each of the these macabre stories seems to have a sinister connection to Professor Goodman’s own life. Will they make a believer of him yet?
Andy Nyman, via Twitter, published four new posters for Ghost Stories. Tweeting from Austin, Texas, we can assume Nyman is currently preparing for the film’s premiere which takes place this weekend. That said, check out these amazing posters!
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