Augustus Prew as Adam Ellis in Dear David. Photo Credit: Stephanie Montani
In 2017, artist Adam Ellis (who was employed at BuzzFeed at the time) started a Twitter thread that freaked out the entire internet. He shared that his apartment was haunted by a murderous child ghost. The story, later titled Dear David, told via Twitter updates captivated the internet, to say the least. Now, it’s getting a horror film adaptation with the same name. In anticipation of the film’s release, we have some exclusive photos to tease the horrors that await in Dear David.
But first, read the film’s full synopsis:
Shortly after comic artist Adam (Augustus Prew) 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.
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Augustus Prew, Andrea Bang, Rene Escobar Jr., Cameron Nicoll, and Justin Long star in the film directed by John McPhail.
Dear David comes to theaters, digital, and VOD on October 13, 2023.