Friday, February 03, 2023

Craig DiLouie's "Episode Thirteen," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Episode Thirteen by Craig DiLouie.

The entry begins:
Episode Thirteen is a novel about a ghost-hunting reality TV crew that explores a haunted house only to get way more than they bargained for. An epistolary work, it’s a mosaic of journal entries, video transcripts, emails, and the like that blend to tell a complete story about how everything went horribly wrong.

If the novel were made into a film, I’d love to see Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead direct it. You may know them for The Endless, Resolution, Synchronic, and Something in the Dirt. These guys are wizards at drilling the viewer deep into weird concept without needing any kind of major budget to do it, simply by staying focused on the characters and how they react to the strange. While Episode Thirteen is a haunted house story, by the end it goes way beyond the traditional tropes into cosmic horror territory, and I think these directors would perfectly adapt it onto the screen. They’d also give it plenty of rough edges and the right character development instead of a sanitized, polished product that I think might interfere with the reality TV aspect of it.

If they weren’t available, then I’d cross my fingers for...[read on]
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--Marshal Zeringue