When a witch traps Alex in a magical apartment, he must tell her a scary story every night to stay alive. But is there another way out?
Check out the Nightbooks trailer below to find out.
This one seems like good spooky fun, with plenty of magic and some interesting creatures thrown in for good measure. Krysten Ritter looks wonderfully witchy. Overall the trailer gives me Goosebumps meets 1001 Arabian Nights vibes.
Here’s the full synopsis of Nightbooks from Netflix:
Alex (Winslow Fegley) is a creative boy with a strong passion for writing scary stories. But when he’s labeled weird and rejected for what he likes, he swears he’ll never write again. That’s when an evil witch (Krysten Ritter), captures him in her magical apartment in New York City and demands that he tell her a new tale every night if he wants to stay alive. Trapped inside with Lenore, the witch’s spiteful cat watching his every move, Alex meets Yasmin (Lidya Jewett), another young prisoner who has learned how to survive the witch’s wicked whims. With Yasmin’s help, Alex must learn to embrace what makes him unique — his love for scary stories — and rewrite his own destiny to break them free.
The screenplay for Nightbooks comes from Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, who adapted the novel of the same name by J.A. White. The feature also boasts a pretty impressive production team; Evil Dead’s Sam Raimi executive produces alongside Blumhouse’s Jeanette Volturno. Plus, David Yarovesky (Guardians of the Galaxy) directs the movie.
In addition to the trailer, you can check out some first look images of the film below.
If you’re eager to see how Alex uses scary stories to thwart the witch, you won’t have too long to wait. Nightbooks arrives on Netflix September 15.