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Ti West’s Brooklyn Home Infested With ‘Bedbugs’

Tango Pictures, a new production venture created by producers Christina Lurie, Steven Shainberg, and Andrew Lazar, has acquired film rights to the Ben H. Winters’ bestselling horror novel Bedbugs and has set Ti West (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil, The Roost) to pen the screenplay, says Deadline.

The book features a premise that is all too relatable to anyone who travels to a major city like Manhattan or Toronto and turns over the mattress to see if anything is crawling as bedbug infestations become more common each year. “ ‘Bedbugs’ is a tale of urban paranoia set in Brooklyn that follows the Wendt family as they move in to a new home and suddenly start to encounter strange occurrences. Susan Wendt begins suffering what she suspects are bedbug bites, but she’s the only one getting bitten and suddenly fears she may be going crazy. That’s until she’s confronted with a more menacing explanation for the strange things happening to her and the family.

Reading ‘Bedbugs’ as a manuscript felt like the literary equivalent of a Ti West horror movie—a slow-burning supernatural story with fully realized characters, light on gore but heavy on menace and dread,” said Quirk associate publisher and creative director Jason Rekulak.



  • djblack1313

    this sounds really good and involves a topic SO many people can relate to…fucking disgusting bed bugs! lol. we had them in my building a couple of years ago and you never get over having them. i haven’t had one/seen one in my building for over a year but anytime i feel an itch i automatically panic that it might be a bed bug. they should make this book from Ti into a movie. it sounds pretty good!

  • djblack1313

    oops, nevermind. it IS going to be a movie! LOL. i thought this was only about a book/story. lol.

  • ffforgottenx

    Ti West, I’m in. I’ll watch whatever that guy makes. From what I see I’m in the minority that actually enjoyed The Innkeepers. The guy has a very specific deliberate style of film making that I greatly enjoy.

  • Aaron Emery

    I really enjoyed The Innkeepers, I felt that the ending could have been just a little stronger but it was a very fun movie. As for this, bedbugs are probably the creepiest creature in existence.

  • Nothing333

    More Ti West will always be welcome. God I hate bedbugs!

  • staindFAN

    I was under the impression that he was directing. He’s just adapting the book for a film. I hope he ends up directing it though I love his work.

  • theodds22

    I love everything this guy makes. Underrated director.

  • John

    Ti west is probably my favorite director that has emerged in the past few years. all of his movies are original and his pacing is exceptional. i wish that people would give him more credit instead of worshiping adam green so much. Ti west true savior of horror

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