In an interview with our own Jeff Ewing, Hancock said the most important thing for him to do with this story was to build it into a recognizable reality, so naturally he back to Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” to see what tricks the filmmaker used, the story goes something like this:
“We [also] talked a lot about, for example, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, it’s an ordinary story. I mean ordinary in a wonderful way. It’s a seemingly normal world until she has Satan’s child, yes, but everything about it, the way it’s filmed, is so beautifully done that it’s just a little out of place at times. . A little too low. ‘Why are we so short?’ And it just creates an uncomfortable feeling that we’re trying to emulate. “
Basically, Hancock studied the pacing of that movie and tried to emulate that for this story. A nice slow build in a recognizable world will allow the horror elements to really strike a different punch than a more stylized and fast-paced horror story.
Harrigan’s phone was dropped today on Netflix, and if you want to read the original short story, it can be found in King’s “If It Bleeds,” along with three other chilling stories, two of which were purchased to become adaptations. “The Life of Chuck” is being developed by Darren Aronofsky, and “Rat” is being developed by Ben Stiller.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1040934/mr-harrigans-phone-director-tried-to-emulate-this-classic-horror-film-for-his-stephen-king-adaptation-exclusive/ His phone director Harrigan tried to emulate this classic horror movie to adapt his Stephen King [Exclusive]