With nearly 2 million subscribers, Chris Stuckmann is one of the most popular movie critics on YouTube, and one of his next videos will be a feature length horror movie of his own.
Announced by Deadline today, Stuckmann is on board to direct a horror movie titled Shelby Oaks for Paper Street Pictures (The Pale Door), a film he’ll also be writing the script for.
“The project will chart the story of a fictional mid-2000’s U.S. paranormal investigative team called The Paranormal Paranoids. Multiple found footage videos have surfaced online in recent months which have prompted horror and ARG (Alternate Reality Game) fans to speculate about the veracity of the case and the whereabouts of the investigators. One video uploaded last week appeared to show the abduction of one of the group, known as Riley.”
Aaron Koontz, Cameron Burns and Ashleigh Snead are producing for Paper Street.
Stuckmann said in a statement, “It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to finally get a film off the ground and when Aaron [Koontz] and I began discussing the potential of this story we immediately jumped at it. There is a reason so many of my fellow YouTubers are talking about this. Shelby Oaks is going to be something fresh yet deeply unnerving.”
Deadline also notes that Stuckmann has “multiple horror scripts in the works.”