Shirley Jackson is often regarded as queen of horror. She is joined by a long line of writers who have achieved such esteem. Possibly her most famous short story, “The Lottery“, proves the disturbing nature of her writing and the eerie way she constructed tales. “The Lottery” was recently republished as a visual story. Her last novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is soon to be a feature film.
Jackson’s story tells of the Blackwood family who live away from the town in a large estate. From the poisoning of most of their family members, Merricat and Constance Blackwood must figure out who murdered their relatives. The secluded family’s tale is mysterious, dark, and just as Jackson intended – full of horror.
The movie will feature Sebastian Stan (Captain America), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), and Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson). Michael Douglas is producing the film and it will be directed by Stacie Parson (Transparent). With no official release date, the film is reported to premiere in 2017.
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