Fresh from the box office success of the latest Stephen King adaptation It, director Sean Carter (Keep Watching) has signed on to bring another of the author’s tale to the big screen in Suffer the Little Children, a short story from Nightmares & Dreamscapes.
“The Stephen King aesthetic has been imprinted into my psyche since I was a teenager, and Suffer the Little Children fits right into that classic King paradigm: a tragically flawed lead character put into a shockingly unimaginable scenario,” said Carter. “It’s a tiny peek into a mythology that I can’t wait to expand into a full-length movie.”
A supernatural thriller, Suffer the Little Children “centers on a recently divorced first-grade schoolteacher who notices some “unsettling” traits in the children in her class: flashes of a bizarre texture lurking underneath their skin and a chilling, conspiratorial secrecy to the way they play together. And now, people in her new town are dying mysteriously. Is this all just paranoia, or is something more disturbing happening to the children in this town?”