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Lionsgate buys pitch for microbudget horror Peekers from Oculus duo

10.24.2013by: Kevin Woods

One film we're ready to check out is Mike Flanagan's OCULUS, a creepy looking new thriller written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard that Relativity and Blumhouse acquired earlier this year and stars Katee Sackhoff, Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites. Our own Chris Bumbray got to peep it at TIFF last month and you can check out his review for it HERE. Now we've gotten word of another upcoming project from the duo of Flanagan and Howard that sounds like it could be another creepy good time.

Deadline is reporting that the OCULUS filmmakers have sold their original pitch PEEKERS to Lionsgate. It’s a low-budget horror film that they will adapt from the short story by Bram Stoker Award-winning Irish novelist Kealan Patrick Burke. Last Vegas’ Lawrence Grey will produce through his Grey Matter Productions. Here's the synopsis from Burkes short story:

A terrified man walks into a police station to report that the residents on his entire street are missing, insisting the victims were done in by eerie, grinning doppelgangers. When the man disappears from the locked interrogation room, the young female officer who took his statement must venture out into the rapidly vanishing community to find her son and get him to safety as the community is infested by these deadly grinning idiots.

Sounds kinda eerie, wouldn't you say? And that's right up our alley! We'll keep you posted on news regarding PEEKERS as we hear it.

OCULUS star Karen Gillam

Extra Tidbit: Have you read Burke's PEEKERS? Think it'll make for a creepy lil' flick?
Source: Deadline

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