A Head Full Of Ghosts film will be written and directed by Osgood Perkins

The director of February and I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House will film Paul Tremblay’s superb horror novel

Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full Of Ghosts is one of the best horror novels in recent memory so we’re very excited that a film adaptation is in the works. The choice of writer and director also seems fitting, as February (aka The Blackcoat’s Daughter) and I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House‘s Osgood Perkins will bring his obvious love of Shirley Jackson to the project.

Deadline reports that Perkins will rewrite the latest script by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowsky and direct, with Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr producing through their Team Downey banner.

A Head Full Of Ghosts “tells the story of Merry, who 20 years after her family was publicly consumed and destroyed by her teenage sister’s mysterious and horrific affliction, is approached by a journalist to tell the story in her own words. She reveals a far more terrifying version of what really happened in her childhood home.” The book is very scary, very clever and extremely unsettling, so if Perkins can bring that to the big screen, we should be in for an excellent horror.

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