Netflix is negotiating a deal to acquire the rights to We Used To Live Here, a psychological thriller that was first uploaded on Reddit. User Polterkites—real name Marcus Kliewer—wrote the novella, which was uploaded on r/nosleep, a “place for redditors to share their horrific personal experiences.” And the streaming giant has already cast Blake Lively in the feature adaptation, according to Deadline.

We Used to Live Here Plot

The narrative begins with a knock at the front door for a new homeowner. A family of five, on the other hand, claims they used to live in the house and would want to show the youngsters around. Despite her apprehensions about letting the strange family into the house without her partner present, she lets them look around anyway, setting in motion a chain of events she had not anticipated—a chain of events made worse when a snowstorm sweeps through, trapping the protagonist and her visitors in the house together.

While we don’t know what occurs next, we’re quite confident it doesn’t involve brewing hot chocolate and playing Scattergories. After a year indoors with just our families, the prospect of being suddenly locked in our houses with people with whom we must make small talk sounds like a nightmare story in and of itself.

Through their B for Effort company, Lively and Kate Vorhoff will produce the film adaptation. Ground Control Entertainment’s Dan Kagan and Scott Glassgold are producers, as are 6th & Idaho’s Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan, as part of their first-look contract with Netflix.

Kliewer’s We Used To Live Here book rights will be auctioned off soon. Following Matt Query’s My Wife & I Bought a Ranch, which Query’s brother, Harrison, is adapting, this is Netflix’s second r/nosleep story in the last year.

Are you a Reddit user? What are your thoughts about this upcoming movie adaptation? I’d say, take anything if translating terrifying Reddit posts into movies gets us out of reboot and remake nightmares!

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