Ryan Reynolds Is Producing a Horror Movie Based on a Reddit Post

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

It looks like Ryan Reynolds is returning to his horror movie roots. No, he's not another stab at remaking The Amityville Horror. Variety reports that Reynolds will be adding yet another entry as "producer" to his resume, with an adaptation of Jasper DeWitt's The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine for Twentieth Century Fox. Reynolds will be co-producing the film with Vertigo Entertainment.

Interestingly, the story comes from a popular Reddit post that was originally published on r/nosleep, a part of the site for "realistic" horror. "Everything is true here, even if it's not," the section reads. The story follows a young doctor who is attempting to solve a mystery about a certain patient.

The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine ignited a fierce bidding war, with several major studios vying for the film rights. Reynolds will produce the film through his production company, Maximum Effort, which signed a deal with Fox earlier this year. Reynolds and his company are also set to produce a second big-screen adaptation of Clue, based on the Hasbro game, among other projects.

As the film has only just been announced, no director has been attached nor have any cast announcements been made.

[h/t: Variety]

A Stranger Things Fan Is Selling Epic Demogorgon Dog Costumes on Etsy

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
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Stranger Things is great at placing the truly terrifying alongside the absolutely adorable. One minute we are gushing over Eleven and Mike’s teen romance, and the next we’re jumping off the couch at the sight of those possessed by the Mind Flayer.

No matter how seamless the Duffer Brothers' Netflix series is in weaving together these moments, it seems like it would be impossible to make the Demogorgon cute. But somehow, one crafty fan has done just that.

Etsy shop ThatCraftyFriendShop has created Demogorgon headpieces that fit perfectly on your dog’s head.

People reports that the headpieces range in size from extra small (for 5- to 10-pound dogs) all the way to extra large (for dogs over 75 pounds). Prices range from $25 to $75, depending on the size of your four-legged friend.

These wool and felt doggy costumes are perfect for Halloween, or even a Stranger Things watch party while you continue to binge and re-binge the third seasonwith a decked-out doggy by your side.

[h/t People]

J.K. Rowling Reveals How San Francisco Inspired Major Harry Potter Location

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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

The award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about to open at the Curran Theater in San Francisco. The two-part drama takes place 19 years after the events in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and depicts Harry’s life as his son, Albus, is about to begin school at Hogwarts.

J.K. Rowling has pointed out that San Francisco had a deep influence on the original Harry Potter novels, SFGate reports. In the video below, Rowling talks about how Alcatraz, the infamous former prison, inspired her creation of Azkaban.

"[San Francisco] is a very distinctive, special place—I love the feel of it, I love the architecture,” Rowling said. “I've actually said this before, but Azkaban is a combination of Alcatraz and Abbadon, which is an old word for hell. I squeezed those words together. The idea of the rock in the middle of the ocean was directly inspired by a visit to Alcatraz."

With its mist and Gothic mood, it’s no wonder this slice of San Francisco inspired a big part of the Harry Potter world.

[h/t SFGate]

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