We hope you're ready to see Animal Crossing in a whole new light, because a fearsome short which centres around the game is being transformed into a full-length feature horror film.
Don't Peek, a short film by Julian Terry, stars a woman who finds herself playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons in a bedroom at night. Things take a terrifying turn for the worse when a monster appears in-game, managing to escape from the Animal Crossing world into her own.
Since making its world premiere earlier this week on the first day of SXSW Online, it's now been reported that the film has been picked up by Timur Bekmambetov, director of American action-thriller Wanted starring Angelina Jolie. Bekmambetov will adapt the short for the big screen alongside Majd Nassif and creative executive, Pavel Bozhkov (thanks, Deadline).
Don't Peek is available to watch for free on YouTube. You can check it out below, but be warned that this scary flick isn't suited for anyone who doesn't like to be spooked, and isn't best suited for younger audiences either. If you don't mind being scared senseless, then by all means jump in:
We don't know about you, but if our Switch started controlling the furniture in our bedroom it'd be receiving a one-way ticket into a fire. Creepy.
[source deadline.com, via kotaku.com]
I thought it'd be about not peeking under zipper t bunny's zipper...or else
I'm sure the theatrical release will include "Nondescript handheld gaming console" playing "Friendly animal house game". Nintendo ain't lettin that fly AT ALL
that a strange thing to adapt for the Animal Crossing franchise, i expected a 3D CGI animated Animal Crossing movie or TV series on Netflix not this.
This sounds so fake what
Coming soon to an island near you...
@PBandSmelly Maybe she plays Creature street on her PC
So what happened to the girl. Did she die or get like sucked into the game or something
So wait, this is coming to theaters? The first Animal Crossing movie coming to America is a full on horror movie?!? That's insane! Did Nintendo even approve of this, because that does NOT sound right!
Can't wait for the makers of the film to get sued by Nintendo for using their property without licensing permissions.
@GamingTelescope Nope. Nintendo isn't even working on producing it either.
@VoidofLight OH YEAH.
Love it when that happens
does this monster actually exist in Animal Crossing NH
Haha, sounds like the godzilla nes creepypasta. Neat.
Moral of the story:
You see kids, this is why you don't play video games at night
@Giancarlothomaz It's not like it's an official product. If it becomes an actual movie, chances are they'll just make some sort of nonspecific fictional game where you happen to have a house.
Yeah, I read this and thought they're just gonna go with the basic premise, to the point it will hardly be an adaptation but rather borrowed ideas. I'm surprised they didn't just do that and not pay a penny to the YT'er.
@anoyonmus of course it exists. I‘ve seen it playing with Herobrine
So down for this!
@Roam85 Thanks, now I can't sleep...
@vanYth oh no. NOT HEROBRINE
@FluffiestP1llow I will make it legal!
@Daniel36 No prob! I thought it was a pretty fun story.
That was really well done. I know Nintendo would NEVER give these people the right to actually use AC in this capacity, so I hope they can work around that.
This will have the Same faith as Mom and Lights Out.
@Eel i see thanks for the explanation.
@Giancarlothomaz There is a full length animated Animal Crossing movie! It was released exclusively in Japan with Nintendo saying they don't have any attention of bringing it to North America. (The movie is titled "Dōbutsu no Mori" and I don't believe it's available anywhere.)
@thinkhector that disapointing to know, Nintendo should do another Animal Crossing movie or even a TV series,given the sucess that is Animal Crossing New Horizons.
The main issue is how they will take a six minute short, and make it all that interesting for an hour and half horror movie, usually the shorter origins show through.
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