Imagine for a moment, You’ve recently purchased the home of your dreams, a picturesque abode nestled away from the bustle of the nearby metropolis. You’ve found peace, the $1.3 million dollar investment in your home was worth its amount. However, your very state of being, your fabric of stability is about to be challenged.
An entity, mysterious, ominous, lurks just outside the safety of your home. You’re completely unaware of its presence, that is until you begin to receive eerie letters in your mailbox. The correspondence, brings chills and shatters any sense of tranquility you’ve had. You’re terrorized by deranged excerpts from the mind of “The Watcher”. You and the safety of your family is in peril. The comments read;
“Have they found what is in the walls yet? In time they will. I am pleased to know your names and the names now of the young blood you have brought to me,”
States one letter from “The Watcher”, and the next..
“Will the young bloods play in the basement? Who has the rooms facing the street? I’ll know as soon as you move in. It will help me to know who is in which bedroom then I can plan better.
and the next…
“All the windows and door in allow me to watch you and track you as you move through the house..”
If you’ve surmised this scenario to be a plot of an upcoming horror or thriller, you’re partially correct. In fact the story would translate perfectly to the big screen or perhaps as a television series. Well, the aforementioned story did occur in the town of Westfield, New Jersey. Victims of the ordeal were The Broaddus family, and the mysterious stalker was cleverly dubbed by the media as “The Watcher”. The headline grabbed national attention early to mid 2015.
It wasn’t long before the nonfiction thriller “The Watcher” inspired creative minds to market the story. Earlier this week (ending the 5th of September 2015) Deadline reports that Alex Cary, who previously worked as executive producer on “Homeland” and Aaron Kaplan, producer of “Secrets & Lies” and “The Mysteries Of Laura” have sold the “The Watcher ” project to NBC, a deal that was bought preemptively by the channel.
Alex Cary penned the ” The Watcher”, drawing from preexisting material of actual real life events. The project is described as a psychological thriller and the synopsis reads as follows;
A young couple and their two children who move into their dream home in a small town, only to be terrorized by anonymous letters and sinister threats, and trapped in the web of a dangerous mystery.
Will the made for television adaptation of “The Watcher” be a nail biting Thriller? A Terrifying tale of Horror? Will It have a much sinister outcome than the real life counterpart? That remains to be seen, stay tuned to decaymag.com for more information on “The Watcher” as it develops.