Deadline first reported the news a few weeks back that Don’t Let Go creator Jacob Aaron Estes enlisted his wife and kids for a new horror thriller, He’s Watching, which now has a date.
XYZ Films’ feature, which is written and directed by Estes, features Estes’ musician wife Gretchen Lieberum and their children, Iris Serena Estes and Lucas Steel Estes, will be landing on VOD next Thursday, July 21.
“Starting off as a project to stave off the boredom of lockdown, He’s Watching was filmed during the height of COVID-19 and quickly turned into a fully-fledged horror film.
“When the happy-go-lucky siblings are left alone while their parents recover from an illness, a series of playful pranks they play on each other escalate when they start receiving unsettling images and videos on their phones. As the incoming messages become increasingly nightmarish, Iris and Lucas realize something sinister has taken root in their home.”
Estes is best known for directing 2019’s Don’t Let Go, which starred David Oyelowo as a homicide detective who receives a phone call from his dead niece following a tragic accident. Past Estes features include 2011’s The Details and 2004’s Mean Creek, noted the site.