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As reported by Variety, Orion pictures has acquired a “sought-after” script for a festive new slasher, 10-31. Genre giant Eli Roth will produce, and he already has some high praise for the script.

“Very rarely do you get a script that grabs you by the throat, holds you until the last page, and gives you nightmares after,” Roth said. “I don’t want to reveal too much, but this is one of the best, scariest premises for a horror film that I have read in years.”

Roth went on to say that slasher films are his favorite subgenre of horror, and that this script has “all the ingredients of a new classic”.

He continues, “We are very excited to make this film with Orion, who we have a long relationship with, and who understand what it takes to make a no holds barred scary movie.”

According to Variety, 10-31 follows a young woman who takes her niece and nephew trick-or-treating and discovers a note inside a candy wrapper that says there’s a killer loose on her block.

The script was written by Peter Gamble (Trenches) and Ian Shorr (Trenches, Splinter), based on a story by Laurie Ashbourne and screen story by Kathy Charles.

10-31 will be produced by Roth and Roger Birnbaum’s Arts District Entertainment with John Zaozirny’s Bellevue Productions. On behalf of Arts District Entertainment, Michael Besman will serve as executive producer.

While we don’t have any further details on the 10-31, you can click here to read our review of Haunt, another Eli Roth produced project. And you can check out the trailer here.