‘American Psycho’ Writer Brett Easton Ellis Taps ‘Stranger Things’ star Joesph Quinn For New Horror Movie

While we were all staring at the new trailer and photos for A Quiet Place: Day OneJoseph Quinn was looking for his next horror project. According to Variety, the actor will star in author Bret Easton Ellis’ directorial debut, Relapse.

Quinn will star as Matt Cullen: “A man who checks into rehab after witnessing a horrific death during a drugged-up party. Three months later, he is set to get his life back together, staying at his parent’s mansion in the hills of Los Angeles. But things have changed around Matt and everything seems off balance.” -via Variety.

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Joseph Quinn won over American audiences as the ill-fated Eddie Munson in the fourth season of Stranger Things. Since then, he has appeared in Luna Carmoon’s Hoard before landing a role in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator 2, which is set to hit theaters this November. The actor is also starring opposite Lupita Nyong’o in Michael Sarnoski’s A Quiet Place: Day One this June.

Bret Easton Ellis is best known as the novelist behind American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction. His books have been adapted into films, and he has snatched a few screenwriting credits. However, Relapse will be his first time helming a feature-length movie. 

The film’s official synopsis reads: “Fueled by his unstable personality and the invading power of social media, Matt’s paranoia grows, messing up with his rehabilitation program. As he starts using again, a mysterious presence starts growing around Matt, and a monster that has been haunting him since he was a teenager reveals itself. His therapist tries to help, convinced that the monster is actually in Matt’s head.”

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Ellis told listeners of The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast that  Relapse is a monster movie set in upscale L.A. He assured his fans that it will have his “signature characters—young, handsome, rich—at the center.” He also teased, “It will have my strokes: sex, drugs, and paranoia. It will also be a fun, lush, and commercial feature film for a lot of people to enjoy.” -via Variety.

I am excited to see Joseph Quinn already has his next horror project lined up. I am also happy it sounds dark and twisted. Are you also about to annoy your friends in the group chats with this news? Then you can find me at @misssharai where I’ll be doing the same thing.



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