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Posted on: July 28th, 2023

“The deeper you search… the darker the truth!”

Can a ghost inhabit a Twitter account? What’s more, can that ghost target someone if they interact with that account?

This may seem like a ludicrous concept, but some of you out there may recall a 2017 post by BuzzFeed cartoonist Adam Ellis that stated:
“My apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of a dead child and he’s trying to kill me.”

Ellis would continue to tweet the events that plagued his apartment, amassing hundreds of thousands of replies, likes and re-tweets.

Now, Lionsgate offer a look into the horrifying events that plagued the artist, as in a joint venture with BuzzFeed they have brought the tale to the big screen. Dear David is a fictionalized account based off the events described by Ellis in that viral thread, and with the arrival of the first trailer, we get just a hint of what’s in store.

The movie’s official synopsis reads as follows:
“Shortly after comic artist Adam 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.”

With a plethora of eerie images, creepy kids and a gorgeous blue colour palette, Anna and the Apocalypse director John McPhail looks to have crafted quite the moody tale from a script by Mike Van Waes.

The film stars Augustus Prew, Andrea Bang, Rene Escobar Jr., Cameron Nicoll, and Justin Long and will release on October 13th 2023. Check out the trailer below!

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