Netflix has released the official Nightbooks trailer for David Yarovesky and Sam Raimi’s forthcoming horror fantasy film adaptation of J.A. White’s children’s book of the same name. Starring Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter, the film is scheduled to make its debut on September 15.
The trailer begins with a young boy who discovers that he has become a prisoner in an evil witch’s magical apartment. In order to survive the witch’s wrath, he must prove his usefulness to her by coming up with new scary stories to tell her every night.
Nightbooks is directed by David Yarovesky, who is best known for his work on the superhero horror film Brightburn. It also stars Winslow Fegley and Lidya Jewett.
“Alex is a creative boy with a strong passion for writing scary stories,” reads the official synopsis. “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 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, 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.”
Nightbooks is written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, based on J.A. White’s 2018 horror fantasy novel.