Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures production company are joining forces once again with Lionsgate to bring us a new horror film called Dibbuk Box. The horror thriller was written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, and it's described as being in the same vein as The Shining.
The film is based on a true story that came from an article in the LA Times about a family that found themselves in possession of a haunted box, and the story deals with their struggle to get rid of it and its evil curse.
The whole true story part is a main selling point for these kinds of films. True ghost stories are always the most fun to tell, if they're really real. Remember, The Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Amityville Horror were all based on true stories.
Here is the beginning of the story strait from the article.
A small wooden cabinet went up for auction on EBay. Inside were two locks of hair, one granite slab, one dried rosebud, one goblet, two wheat pennies, one candlestick and, allegedly, one "dibbuk," a kind of spirit popular in Yiddish folklore.
The seller, a Missouri college student named Iosif Nietzke, described the container as a "haunted Jewish wine cabinet box" that had plagued several owners with rotten luck and a spate of bizarre paranormal stunts.
If you want to read the rest of the story of this haunted box you can read the LA Times article Right Here.
I'll tell ya what, this is definitely a very interesting story and should make for a great horror film with a bit of embellishment, and I don't think the studio will have any problem doing that. As a big fan of horror it's hard not to get excited for a project like this. The story has so much potential to be a great horror film.
What do you all think?