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Nightbooks: Sam Raimi’s new horror movie on Netflix

Night books is Sam Raimi’s new project for Netflix, and it is a horror and magic movie for the whole family.

For those who need a little more context, Sam Raimi is the producer of The Evil Dead and the director of the Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire, and now transforms Krysten Ritter, aka Jessica Jones, into a mysterious witch with an apartment. magical, which he uses to ensnare children and force them to fulfill all his wishes, and failing at that has unpleasant consequences.

Netflix promised to release a new movie every week and it is fulfilling it, Night books is one of its premieres for September (so you can get ready for Halloween and the horror season).

The project was announced in 2019 when it was revealed that Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis of Fight Feet Apart, be writing the script. In addition, the film is directed by David Yarovesky, director of Brightburn (the film that put a dark twist on Superman’s origin story, and who played Goth Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy.

The trailer:

Jessica Jones’ Krysten Ritter is a mysterious witch who traps children in a magical apartment.

The first look at the film came in the form of a trailer where it also confirms its release date.

Here we can see Krysten Ritter turned into an insane and cruel witch who, for some strange reason, enjoys torturing and enslaving children in a strange house that is bigger than it appears, and that is full of dangerous and dark surprises.

What is Nightbooks about?

Netflix Official Synopsis Reads : When Alex ( Winslow Fegley ), a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by an evil witch ( Krysten Ritter ) in her magical apartment and must tell a scary story every night to stay alive, teams up with another prisoner, Yasmin ( Lidya Jewett ), to find a way to escape.

The film is an adaptation of the novels of JA White, bearing the same name, and that gives us more details. The book says that “Alex’s original and spooky tales are the only thing that keeps the witch Natacha happy, but he will soon run out of pages to read and be trapped forever. He loved horror stories all his life, and he knows that most don’t have happily ever after. Now that Alex is caught up in a truly terrifying story, he’s desperate for a different ending and a way out of this twisted place. “

It is said to be a kind of modern version of The Thousand and One Nights, the Arabic tale where a woman must tell a story every night, without reaching the end, to prevent her new husband from killing her before dawn, but instead of Killer Husbands is about a witch who wants to hear a good story every night, otherwise, it can get really bad.

The cast:

Winslow Fegley, Krysten Ritter and Lidya Jewett are the protagonists of this new story that is suitable for children fanatical of terror.

Fegley, who appeared in the film Come Play, plays Alex, Ritter, who previously played Jessica Jones, will become the witch Natacha, and Jewett, who has appeared in Good Girls and Grey’s Anatomy, will be Yasmin, another of the witch’s victims, who will help Alex find his way out before their time runs out (or the witch gets tired of having them there).

When it premieres?

Netflix confirmed that Night books will be available on the platform in September, although the exact day of its arrival has not yet been announced.

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