Antonio Campos Attached To Write & Direct ‘Splitfoot’ Horror | Film News
Director, writer, and producer Antonio Campos is keeping himself busy, signing on to yet another project in horror film Splitfoot. Campos is set to rewrite and direct the project, lining up behind The First Omen, The Devil All the Time, and Janis. Campos rewrites from JT Petty‘s original draft.
Either basing films on old New Yorker articles is a new trend, or I’ve been oblivious to a great source of inspiration for some time. Regardless, Splitfoot (formerly Voices Through The Trumpet) is yet another in a string of article adaptations, this one dating back to 1936. Written by journalist and bestselling author Carl Carmer, it tells of the first documented haunted house, in Lilydale, New York.
The film “follows the true story of a deeply damaged New Yorker reporter who travels upstate to the remote town, the Mecca of American Spirituality, a place where a person can’t even buy property without proof that they talk to the dead. Cynical about the prospects of the spirit world, the temptation of contacting his dead son leaves the reporter vulnerable to something much more dangerous than the dead.”
Horror certainly seems to be on a steady critical rise, thanks to the likes of It proving that depth is still available in the genre. We shall see if it can add up to something of equal quality.
Fox Searchlight are developing and will distribute the film.
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