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Screen Gems, Crypt TV Team On ‘13 Ghosts’ Update

Exclusive: Sony Pictures genre label Screen Gems has partnered with Crypt TV, the horror genre brand co-founded by CEO Jack Davis and Eli Roth, to produce a 10-minute short based on the 1960 horror film 13 Ghosts. The pic, which will begin production this winter, is being eyed for an early 2020 release on Crypt’s YouTube and Facebook. The aim is to create longer-form content based on the reception of the short.

Directed by William Castle, the filmmaker behind such horror classics as House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler and Rosemary’s Baby, the original 13 Ghosts centered on a family who inherited a house harboring 13 diabolical spirits.

Sony released a 2001 remake, which was directed by Steve Beck.

This deal, which marks the first time Crypt has worked with a studio on established IP, comes after the digital horror network recently inked a deal with Facebook Watch to create five exclusive original

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