Netflix Signs On To Bring Yet Another Stephen King Adaptation To The Service

The only thing a Stephen King fan looks more forward to then the announcement of the masters next book is the word on who is getting the rights to adapt his latest scare-fest – most of the time, it’s Netflix and guess what – the streaming giant has once again announced another project based on a story from King’s latest short story collection If It Bleeds.

Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy are teaming up to bring us Mr. Harrigan’s Phone as a feature film. If you haven’t yet read the story (and why not, I must ask) here’s a short rundown of what the tale is about.

“The story follows a young boy who befriends an older billionaire who lives in his small-town neighborhood, and they bond over the man’s first iPhone. But when the man dies, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone and finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave by leaving voicemails on the iPhone that was buried with him.”

No word on when this one might ramp up but we do know that John Lee Hancock is on board to write and direct the production.

As details present themselves – I’ll shuffle the info your way.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel,, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.