A TERRIFYING short film featuring a demon appearing from an Animal Crossing game has inspired movie directors to make a feature length version.
The six minute horror movie can be watched on YouTube and was shot by director Julian Terry during a quarantine.
Terry’s film is called ‘Don’t Peak’ and although it features a Nintendo Switch, it’s not actually affiliated with Nintendo.
According to Deadline, producer Timur Bekmambetov wants to turn the popular YouTube video into a full movie.
Bekmambetov is known for producing horror films like Unfriended and he directed Night Watch and Day Watch.
Terry recently commented underneath the YouTube video: “DON’T PEEK is officially becoming a FEATURE FILM with yours truly in the DIRECTOR’S CHAIR!
“Timur Bekmambetov will be producing it!! I’m so excited to start filming! Keep up to date on insta: @JulianMovies”.
He also responded to a commenter who was concerned about the legal implications of using Animal Crossing and a Nintendo Switch in the full length film.
Terry said: “It’s not an Animal Crossing feature. We know we can’t legally get away with that.
“The story is actually something else entirely and taps into the nostalgia of video games. I can’t wait for you all to see it.”
In Don’t Peek we see a girl playing Animal Crossing on a Nintendo Switch in a dark bedroom.
She soon learns that the character on her screen can control lights in her room but things turn sinister when a ‘monster’ in the shadows of the game asks “Will you let me out?”.
It soon turns out the monster is also in her room leading to a rather terrifying jumpscare moment.
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