[Trailer] Viral Tweet Turns Feature Film in DEAR DAVID

Is this the first horror film inspired by an actual Twitter feed? It feels like it might be – I’m sure someone reading this will be able to tell me for sure but – Lionsgate has released a trailer for DEAR DAVID and damn, it’s pretty freaky.

Hitting theaters, VOD, and digital on Oct. 13th – the film will tell the following tale:

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.

Starring Augustus Prew, Andrea Bang, Rene Escobar Jr., Cameron Nicoll, and Justin Long – the film was directed by John McPhail.

Thinking you’re going to want to add it to your fright season watch list.

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, Horrornews.net, 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.