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I’ve been envisioning, for a few months now, a horror film set in Bnei Brak or in Mea Shearim, in Jerusalem.  I suppose it’s because I am a horror buff and because I mused to a friend that I wanted to write my own scary movie, and she asked where it would take place.   I knew the setting had to be inherently eerie because I love the work the ambiance can do in film, particularly in horror.  Think: Polanski’s Dakota, Kubrick’s Overlook Hotel and surrounding Colorado mountains, Gore Verbinski’s Biblically rainy Seattle, David Robert Mitchell’s Detroit of an indeterminate era.  Don’t you think Bnei Brak at night would be terrifying?

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Men crowding the streets for one thing or another, as haredim are wont to do––good premise for a scene!

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Casting call

I don’t know the plot yet, at all, except that I want it to center around a young boy, between eight and eleven years old, who is the only one who notices the uncanny events unfolding around him.  It can’t be anything reminiscent of a demonic possession, as that gets too close to dybbuk stuff, and in addition to being too simple for me, is the premise for Demon, which appears to be a nail-biter.  I am culturally literate but will definitely need a co-writer for this sucker.  How about Yehonatan Indursky?  He’s not busy, is he?

Oh!  And how I could I forget the decaying Danvers State in Session 9, my most favorite horror flick of all time?!

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