Netflix has released the first trailer for the Sam Raimi-produced Nightbooks, the film adaptation of J.A. White's 2018 novel about kids who have to feed a fiendish witch's lust for scary stories.
Directed by David Yarovesky, with a script from Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, Nightbooks stars Winslow Fegley as Alex, Lidya Jewett as Yazmin, and Krysten Ritter as the evil witch Natacha.
The trailer gives us our first look at the magical apartment in New York City where Alex and Yazmin are imprisoned. The apartment can travel around the world and has a room that could hold anything, including deadly creatures.
The film looks like a fun family-friendly horror film with a unique story. Ritter is fitting for her role as the witch, and it's nice to see her back after her run in Jessica Jones, The Defenders, and Breaking Bad.
Here's the official description of Nightbooks from Netflix:
Alex (Winslow Fegley) is a creative boy with a strong passion for writing scary stories. But when he's labeled weird and rejected for what he likes, he swears he'll never write again. That's when an evil witch (Krysten Ritter), captures him in her magical apartment in New York City and demands that he tell her a new tale every night if he wants to stay alive. Trapped inside with Lenore, the witch's spiteful
watching his every move, Alex meets Yasmin (Lidya Jewett), another young prisoner who has learned how to survive the witch's wicked whims. With Yasmin's help, Alex must learn to embrace what makes him unique—his love for scary stories—and rewrite his own destiny to break them free.
Nightbooks is scheduled to be released on Netflix on Sept. 15.