I think it’s absolutely hilarious how all of the studios are racing to score their own “history horror spin”, yet it’s a completely untested subgenre. What if it fails horribly? But then again, what if it’s the coolest new craze that actually gets more asses into theater seats?
DreamWorks is the latest taking a gamble by acquired Voices from the Dead, an original script by Changeling and Thor scribe J. Michael Straczynski.
The thriller is based on the friendship between magician Harry Houdini and mystery author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They were actually friends, but the script is a fictional account of how they teamed up with a psychic to solve bizarre murders in 1920s New York.