Lee Daniels to Direct Paranormal Horror Flick ‘Demon House’
Lee Daniels is a director with a very specific (kinda nuts) vision, and his films are what some would refer to as an “acquired taste,” which means—at the very least—that he’s never going to deliver something boring. Which is why it’s pretty exciting that one of his next projects is a horror film. Yes, Lee Daniels of ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ and ‘The Paperboy’ fame is bringing us a paranormal horror film called ‘Demon House,’ which is based on the experiences endured by a real family, and which will hopefully be retitled ‘Lee Daniels’ Demon House.’
Deadline reports that Daniels will direct the project, although it’s unclear where this falls on his to-do list, as he’s also got the Richard Pryor biopic starring Mike Epps lined up. Hopefully he can fit this one in pretty quickly because after reading some of the details, the concept of Daniels directing this totally bonkers supernatural horror story kind of sounds more interesting right now than another biopic.
The film is based on the true story of Latoya Ammons and her family, who “claim to have been victims of a demonic possession that has spanned over two years and counting.” The Ammons family first made their claims earlier this year, although they say that their troubles began back in 2011, and since then, Latoya says she and her three children have been possessed by demons. Over the course of the last few years, the incidents have included swarms of flies around the porch in the winter, levitations, hearing voices, violent paranormal attacks, and her children attacking one another—among other documented incidents that seem to have no explanation.
And while all of this may sound like well-tread territory, Latoya has some further support for her claims, as the authorities have been out to investigate multiple times. The Department of Child Services failed to provide a psychological reason for the behavior of her children, nor has their been a sufficient medical or criminal explanation for the bizarre occurrences in her home. Health workers even witnessed one of Latoya’s children lifted into the air and thrown against the wall by an invisible force.
This is definitely one of the most intriguing paranormal cases in years, and should make for one seriously wacky Lee Daniels film—or a pretty nutty horror film, at any rate.