‘The Strangers’ Director Bryan Bertino Seeing ‘This Man’

Wednesday, May 5 by

Have you seen this man? Well, people across the world have seen him randomly in their dreams and I don’t just mean ladies looking for a good time. Deadline reports that Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) is teaming up with Sam Raimi‘s Ghost House Pictures to bring this man’s story to the screen.

In This Man, the protagonist learns that he has been appearing in the nightmares of complete strangers. Ghost House has purchased the rights to www.thisman.org, a real website created by an Italian sociologist who has been tracking this real-life phenomenon. Insiders are referring to it as "a hair raising story that will be sure to delight horror fans.”

Also delighted? Inevitable leading man Todd Barry.


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  1. May 5, 2010 3:24 pm



  2. May 5, 2010 3:24 pm

    Franz Perrigo

    Whoa really? Too bad the guy who made “ThisMan” for his guerrilla marketing research can’t claim rights for this one, or else the whole “hoax” thing will be revealed. But at least he was able to prove what he wanted to know – possibly to find out if urban legends and hoaxes can be used to garner site traffic.

  3. May 5, 2010 3:24 pm

    Joana Leighmoore

    He’s not just a sociologist, mind you! Andrea Natella, the registrant and owner of the “ThisMan” webpage, is also an owner of an Italy-based advertising and marketing firm. He made the site to research about how can they use hoax and urban legends to gain internet traffic and stuff.

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