You Might Be The Killer: The… Movie?

So maybe you remember in the halcyon salad days of Summer 2017, one mister Sam Sykes and one mister, uhh, well, me, we got on The Twitters and we did an improvised horror story, kind of a riff on a slasher film, but in Twitter format. Shitposting, the kids call it!

(“Sam Sykes and Chuck Wendig Just Wrote Horror Movie Gold on Twitter.“)

(Or, read the whole thing starting here.)

Well, that went kinda viral.

And when a thing goes viral, it takes on a weird life of its own, meaning, we started fielding offers to make our Twitter thread into Something. Movies, YouTube series, cartoons — but at the end of the day, we had two guys, Craig Engler and Tom Vitale, say they had a vision for it, and it was a movie, and we said, HELL YEAH. Because, holy shit, a snarky slasher film from our tweets? Sign us up.

As with all things in film and television, we did not expect anything to happen. Because that’s how it goes, 99 times out of 100 — I’ve had many properties optioned. I have some optioned now I can’t even tell you about. Blackbirds at Starz got really, really far, until… it didn’t.

So, we expected this was just a fun thing, ha ha.

*clears throat*

The movie premieres next week at Fantastic Fest in Austin.

It’s directed by Brett Simmons.

Produced by Griff Furst and Tom. (And, uhh, Sam and I! We’re movie producers! This may in fact be the dumbest timeline, but we are working it to our advantage.)

The character of Sam is played by Fran Kranz.

The character of Chuck is played by Alyson Hannigan.

This is YMBTK.

Here is the trailer:

54 responses to “You Might Be The Killer: The… Movie?”

  1. Holy shit, that’s awesome! And Alyson Hannigan is playing you? Freaking WILLOW is playing you?! Oh that’s awesome!!!! Any idea if this will be hitting VOD or disc soon? Cause I maybe wanna buy it right now.

    • Well, me in only the loosest sense — she is playing a character named Chuck, but I do not own or operate a comic book store. 🙂

      I’ll have more news, I think, as to how people can see it — but nothing announced yet.

      • You don’t own or operate a comic book store *yet*! 😀 And she’s not rocking a beard of killer bees, so there’s that too. Still, it’s pretty damn cool. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for updates. Congrats, man! This is great news! 😀

  2. It looks so amazing! Congratulations! I’m sure other people won’t make my mistake of deciding to watch a horror movie trailer with a sleeping baby on my lap without first checking my phone’s volume ’cause whoops.

  3. That’s spectacular. (spooktacular?) Alyson Hannigan always brings me joy! And now you are Alyson Hannigan. My heart!

    I hope the little flash in the trailer is true and I’ll be able to catch it in Toronto next month. Congrats.

  4. Wow congrats to you all this looks amazing!!!Also so excited that my daughter was cast in this this movie we can’t wait to see it!!

  5. Fucking hilarious. I rememebr reading this thread in real time as you wacky dudes wrote it. Can’t wait to see the flick! Also, what’s the President of Hollywood smell like?

  6. This looks like fun, and I hope we’ll get to see the whole film outside of the festival.

    I am curious if y’all are considering giving the “Haunted Hotel” thread a similar treatment; as a spiritual successor, perhaps. I mean, a direct sequel might not be around for several years, after all. Or are you holding off to see how this one is received?

    I’m also mostly joking about a second film. Kinda.

  7. I just can’t! I was there when you had that crazy conversation and it was a blast but now Alyson Hannigan is YOU. Look, I knew you were a cool dude, but seriously, what is your life now? Pleeeeeease let us know if/when it’s available to buy. This, I HAVE to see!

  8. Got our tickets for Toronto After Dark film fest the day they were announced. Just saw that it sold out and they’ve added a second screening. Cool stuff. Again, congrats.

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