Blake Lively’s New Psychological Thriller, ‘We Used To Live Here’, Sounds So Terrifying

The Netflix project is based on a viral Reddit thread.

Blake Lively is no stranger to a psychological thriller, having had standout roles in A Simple Favour and All I See Is You, but her latest project sounds even more terrifying than those combined. 

The actress has signed on to star in Netflix’s We Used To Live Herea psychological thriller novella by Marcus Kliewer, which is set to be produced through her B for Effort company. 

Based on a piece of work published as part of Reddit’s No Sleep feature, Kliewer’s novella follows a homeowner who gets a knock at her door while her partner is at work. “It’s a husband, wife and kids. They are peculiar, and the man says he once lived in the house and wanted to take a look around,” its official description reads, per Deadline. “The homeowner is just getting used to the old house herself, and things get progressively weirder as a snowstorm strands the visitors as they just won’t leave. The homeowner can’t get rid of them, and winds up sorry she ever opened the door as events progress.” 

The premise is truly frightening and is sure to leave even the most daring of horror enthusiasts on the edge of their seat. 

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It’s not the first time a project from Reddit’s No Sleep section has been sold to Netflix, with the streaming giant previously purchasing Matt Query’s My Wife & I Bought a Ranch, which Query’s brother, Harrison Query, is adapting for the big screen. 

The production also won’t be Lively’s only thriller in the coming year, having signed on to Netflix’s adaptation of Lady Killera story based on the Dark Horse Comic series. 

Written by Joëlle Jones, the story follows Jodie Schuller, a 1950s housewife who, when she’s not caring for her husband and children, works as a trained assassin. 

We don’t know much about the film yet, so stay tuned for more information as they drop. And if you’re so inclined, you can read Kliewer’s novella here

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