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"Write for your life."
  • TV-PG
  • 2021
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.8  (10,435)
  • 65

Nightbooks is a 2021 American fantasy horror film directed by David Yarovesky and written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. The film stars Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett, and Krysten Ritter. The story follows a young boy named Alex (Winslow Fegley) who is obsessed with all things scary and horror. He spends most of his time writing his own scary stories, but one night he is kidnapped and taken to a strange apartment by a witch named Natacha (Krysten Ritter). Alex meets another captive, a girl named Yasmin (Lidya Jewett), and the two form an unlikely friendship as they try to find a way to escape Natacha's clutches.

Natacha forces Alex to write a scary story every night, and if he fails, she threatens to turn him into a mouse like she did with all her previous captives. As the days go by, Alex realizes that Natacha is much more powerful than he thought and that Yasmin may be the key to their escape.

Throughout the movie, Alex's love for horror and writing is put to the test as he tries to come up with the scariest stories possible to please Natacha. He also learns to overcome his fears and use his wit and creativity to help himself and Yasmin escape.

The film is visually stunning, with dark and eerie cinematography that perfectly captures the creepy atmosphere of the apartment. The special effects are also impressive, with Natacha's magical spells and transformations bringing an extra layer of terror to the story.

What sets Nightbooks apart from other horror films is its focus on friendship and the power of storytelling. The unlikely bond between Alex and Yasmin serves as the heart of the film, and it's heartwarming to see them support each other and come up with creative solutions to their problems.

Krysten Ritter delivers a chilling performance as Natacha, the witch who holds Alex and Yasmin captive. Her character is both menacing and fascinating, and her backstory adds depth to the story.

Overall, Nightbooks is a delightful and spooky film that will appeal to horror fans of all ages. It's a reminder that even in the darkest of situations, friendship and storytelling can be a powerful tool for survival.

Nightbooks is a 2021 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 65.

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