The Backrooms, an Internet Creepypasta series on Youtube, is set to receive a feature-film makeover from A24, courtesy of a story from IndieWire. If you are, like me, a fan of short horror films on Youtube, then it’s more than likely you’ve uncovered The Backrooms, a brilliantly eerie series of horror shorts uploaded by Kane Parsons, who goes by the moniker, Kane Pixels.
The Creepypasta concept has now been picked up by A24, with 17-year-old Parsons attached to direct the project during his summer holidays from high school. Parsons will work with A24, Chernin Entertainment, 21 Laps Entertainment, and Atomic Monster to bring the feature-length iteration to life. Attached to these companies include Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Dan Levine, James Wan, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, and Alayna Glasthal.
Robert Patino, known for his work on DMZ, will write and serve as an executive producer on the film. Production details have yet to be confirmed. The Backrooms (Found Footage), which runs for only nine minutes, was directed and uploaded to Youtube in 2022 by Parsons and became a viral phenomenon.
The short film follows an unseen cameraperson exploring endless empty rooms and corridors. Occasionally, the footage picks up a gangly, stick-figured entity producing horn-like sounds. Watch the footage at the link below. Keep the volume low and the lights on.
There’s now an entire series of Backrooms shorts on Parson’s channel which create, for want of a better word, a Backrooms cinematic universe. At the time of writing, the short has been viewed more than 45 million times on Youtube.