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Viral Ghost Story To Be Developed Into A Horror Film

Viral Ghost Story To Be Developed Into A Horror Film

We like a horror story as much as the next person. But you know, nothing too creepy, promise to keep the lights on, and let there be a nice ending. No, we're not scared. YOU'RE scared.

Either way, please keep us away from anything as chilling as Dear David, the online viral ghost story that was told through tweets and pictures from BuzzFeed writer Adam Ellis - who was convinced that a dead boy wanted to kill him.

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But you know what? People loved being spooked, and this particularly spooky story has become so popular it's now on the verge of being turned into a cinematic sensation.

According to The Wrap, BuzzFeed Studios is partnering up with It producer Dan Lin, with screenwriter Mike Van Waes, writer of The Conjuring spin-off The Crooked Man, also jumping in on the action.

When Ellis started tweeting about the ghost haunting his apartment, we were both terrified and intrigued.

Screenrant reported that the story travelled so far that it was inevitable Hollywood would soon come a-knocking - and it seems that Ellis has answered.

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Dear David began simply enough. It was just Ellis tweeting about a ghost that he started seeing in his apartment. He shared information that the ghost was of a dead child who wanted to kill him.

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According to the story, the ghost first appeared to him in a dream but somehow started manifesting for real. After going through the horrendous experience of sleep paralysis, Ellis says he 'saw a child sitting in the green rocking chair at the foot of my bed'.

Ellis shared a drawing that he made of the ghost with the 'misshapen head', along with photos of his cats - apparently disturbed by some kind of presence.

Eventually, he shared horrifying photos of the 'spirit' and used Twitter to document every sighting and weird happening inside his apartment.

That series of tweets blew up the Internet, turning the story of Dear David into something that social media users shared all over the world.


Ellis insists: "Dear David found me, I think. I don't know what to do. I'll keep you updated."

When people called him out on it he said: "I've said a few times that I'd update if anything happened. I'm not going to start inventing stuff just to keep a steady flow of updates. I promise I'll keep you informed, but if you're only here for David tweets, I don't know what to tell you!"

Legit or not, the guy's potentially got a film off the back of it. Kudos, mate.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Adam Ellis

Topics: Ghost, TV and Film, Scary, Twitter, Community, Weird

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]