Director Osgood Perkins is the son of horror icon Anthony Perkins (forever Norman Bates to a lot of Horror Freaks). He sat down with EW recently to discuss his upcoming film, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, which premiers on Netflix this weekend (October 28th). When asked about how he got the idea for his film, Perkins replied:
“I had written a shorter thing about a woman in a head cast, who was in a bed in an old American house, whose father was a horror writer, and she was being taken care of by nurses. Then, one day, it just changed. I’m a believer that, once you start writing something, it does take on a life of its own. I had laid all the track for this one thing, and it just reversed itself, and bloomed into this thing. A lot of the best, dreamy stuff happens that way.”
The trailer below is exceptionally creepy, reminding me of the goosebumps-inducing mood and feel of 2014’s The Babadook. Check it out with the lights off… if you dare!
Official Synopsis: I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House stars Ruth Wilson from The Affair as a nurse named Lily who is employed to provide care for a Shirley Jackson-esque horror writer, played by Paula Prentiss (The Parallax View), at what turns out to be the author’s very spooky abode.