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Bed Bugs to Invade the Big Screen!

Bedbugs as the subject for a horror movie?! Apparently! Tango Pictures has acquired film rights to the Ben H. Winters’ bestselling horror novel Bedbugs with The Innkeepers writer Ti West set to write the script. Winter's book publisher, Quirk Books, which will release Winter's next book, The Last Policeman, in July, will get an executive producer credit.

According to the Publishers Weekly blurb on the Barnes & Noble site :

The man behind Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters returns with an original novel set in New York's Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, a tony enclave of young families, high-end strollers, and fancy cookware (in Winters's mind if not exactly in reality).  The Wendts—infrequent artist Susan, husband Alex, and daughter Emma—newcomers to New York City, move into a suspiciously cheap apartment as a nearby mother rolls her twins off the roof, sparking a general turn to the creepy. Susan gradually becomes isolated as she encounters a "massive" stranger staring from the shadows of the yard, a noise of uncertain origin, a suicide close to home, and mysteries surrounding the apartment's last tenants. Increasingly troubling events culminate in a case of bedbugs that is demonic in scope. By turns gruesome and compelling, fueled by a slow-burn tension, and full of in-jokes about contemporary Brooklyn culture, Winters's breezy summer read will leave readers compulsively scratching. (Sept.)

Said Quirk associate publisher and creative director Jason Rekulak: “Reading Bedbugs as a manuscript felt like the literary equivalent of a Ti West horror movie—a slow-burning supernatural story with fully realized characters, light on gore but heavy on menace and dread.”

source: deadline.com

A ? FOR YOU,  BOOK FANS...Which came first? Sense and Sensibilty and Sea Monsters by Winters or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith? Clue: Both were published by Quirk Books.