From the small screens of YouTube videos to full-length horror movies, film critic Chris Stuckmann is making a huge leap. Today we learned that Paper Street Pictures has enlisted Stuckmann to write and direct an upcoming horror movie.
Shelby Oaks will “follow the story of a fictional American paranormal investigation team from the mid-2000s called The Paranormal Paranoids.” In a bit of viral marketing for the piece, multiple found footage videos have surfaced online in recent months; in the last clip, the video shows the kidnapping of someone from the group known as Riley.
You can check the coverage of the Paranormal Paranoid videos from a Reddit . see wire here.
“I had been looking for the right project to work with Chris for a while,” explains Paper Street CEO Aaron B Koontz, “and when I fell down the rabbit hole of this scary story, I quickly emerged in Chris’ Ohio backyard, with an intriguing and fast-growing YouTube element ingrained, I knew we had to act fast with the perfect vehicle to launch Chris as a feature filmmaker. The videos and mystery are scary enough, but the ideas we have about where this could go are really scary.”
Chris Stuckmann continued: “It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to finally get a movie off the ground and when Aaron and I started discussing the potential of this story, we jumped right in. There’s a reason so many of my fellow YouTubers talk about this. Shelby Oaks becomes something fresh and yet deeply nerve-racking.”