The film goes into production this fall. The Hurting Man follows the story of a police officer who tragically finds his family murdered after a failed 911 call and now must work to save their souls from a demonic boogieman haunting his childhood home.
"I wrote this script and kept it close to my chest," says Daywalt, "because this one was written from my own worst terrors, both as a parent of small children and also tapping into my own childhood fears of a hideously costumed boogieman. This one's going to scare the hell out of everyone. I promise. I can say that because it really scares me, and I'm letting my fear guide me on this one."
Says Fessenden, "There's a certain kind of genuinely terrifying old-school campfire scare that Daywalt gets right in his Fear Factory gems, and I can't wait to see him nail those chills in a long form film."
Daywalt, Fleischman,and Fessenden are not commenting on the cast yet but promise something wonderful is in store for horror fans as well as everyone else.
For more on The Hurting Man, check out the official Facebook page. For those not planning on sleeping tonight, take a gander at the film's first official poster!