Creepy Real-Life Story of The Watcher Set to Become Horror Film
As you’ve surely heard by now, a New Jersey family was recently forced to ditch their dream home after being tormented by a mysterious stalker touting himself as “The Watcher,” who sent threatening letters to the new homeowners. And Hollywood is already knocking at their door.
The Tracking Board reports today that it won’t be long before the story is turned into a horror film, as several studios are eager to be the first to secure the rights. According to the site, names like James Wan and Bryan Bertino have come up, with interest swelling at Blumhouse, New Line, Dimension, and Universal.
At this present moment in time, no deals have been made.
Per the outlet…
The disturbing story came to light when Westfield, N.J., homeowners Derek and Maria Broaddus filed a civil complaint in Union County Superior Court against the previous owners of their new house for failing to inform them about a mysterious tormentor watching the grounds. Shortly after the family bought the new residence, they began to receive terrifying notes written by a person who claims ownership of the house, asserting that they watch over it as a part of their family legacy.
“My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s. It is now my time,” one note read. “I have been put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming.”
The chilling language continues with quotes like, “Do you need to fill the house with the young blood I requested? Once I know their names I will call to them and draw them out to me.”
“I am pleased to know your names now and the name of the young blood you have brought to me,” another read. “Will the young bloods play in the basement?
In one letter the figure claimed that the windows and doors “allow me to watch you and track you as you move through the house. Who has the bedrooms facing the street? I’ll know as soon as you move in. … It will help me to know who is in which bedroom then I can plan better.”