Ben Winter’s BEDBUGS getting adapted for the big screen by Ti West

BedBugs by Ben Winters came out last fall and we had the chance to read it before most(thanks Quirk Books). The tale is of a family that moves into what seems to be, the perfect new apartment. But we all know, things are never quite what they seem. Read on for the details about the adaptation.


Tango Pictures acquired the rights to the book which was published last fall.

Here is the publisher’s decription of Bedbugs:


FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker’s fee.

Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment.

Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it’s too good to pass up.

Big mistake. Susan soon discovers that her new home is crawling with bedbugs . . . or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single welt. An exterminator searches the property and turns up nothing. The landlady insists her building is clean. Susan fears she’s going mad—until a more sinister explanation presents itself: she may literally be confronting the bedbug problem from Hell.

As stated earlier, we had a chance to read BedBugs and it is a page turner that grabs you by the throat and holds on for dear life. Make sure you pick up a copy before it becomes hard to find.

Source: Deadline

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