After winning the Academy Award for 12 Years a Slave, creating critically acclaimed television series American Crime, and directing the incendiary documentary Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992, celebrated filmmaker John Ridley is heading into horror. Per the Blumhouse 2020 fan event, Ridley will be writing and directing an as-of-yet untitled paranormal horror film for the genre studio — based on a terrifying, timely true story.
The story was written up in a Saleah Blancaflor article called “Project Poltergeist,” and details the strange, haunted occurrences that took place in a 1960s New Jersey public housing project, and how they affected the family of young Ernie Rivers. Ridley will use the genre film to examine the systemic, real-world issues embedded within the paranormal activities. As he explained in a statement, “This is an incredible true-life narrative of a young man dealing with horrors – both paranormal and racially