Following this month’s episode of Hulu and Blumhouse’s holiday-themed horror series “Into the Dark”, titled “Down”, director Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) teased his upcoming horror film, a home invasion thriller, during a conversation with Daily Dead. His next project titled Them was written by Bryan Bertino (The Strangers).
Them, set in Texas, centers on a group of oil workers attacked by something out in the desert and sounds like a new spin on the home invasion genre.
I’m hopefully directing next a movie called They, written by Bryan Bertino and produced by Dark Castle. We’re casting now,” Stamm told the site. “Bryan Bertino is the guy who wrote and directed The Strangers, and he has a talent for writing set pieces that are really fresh, interesting, and unpredictable. It’s so hard to do something original and fresh in the home invasion space, because there are only so many ways to scare someone.” Stamm continued, “It’s home invasion… all set on an oil derrick in the Texan desert. Basically, it’s about a group of oil workers hours away from civilization that are being confronted with an attack of a certain kind out in the desert. So it is kind of a home invasion movie, but it turns that concept on its head, and it’s not a close-quarters home invasion, but more of you see [on] the horizon what is coming. It’s very cool. It’s very smart. It kind of follows a little bit rhythmically the same pattern that The Strangers does.”
Hopefully, we’ll know more soon. In the meantime, you can check out the full interview over at Daily Dead.