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Basketball Players Stay in Haunted Hotel in Upcoming Horror Film Based on True Events

Basketball Players Stay in Haunted Hotel in Upcoming Horror Film Based on True Events

by Jessica Gomez on February 02nd, 2019 | |

Heavyweight producer Brian Grazer is stepping back into the horror genre for an interesting concept – a film about a haunted hotel, based on a real hotel in Oklahoma where NBA players have experienced paranormal activity. The film is currently unnamed.

Variety reported that NBA star Kyrie Irving is set to star and executive produce. The film will be based on the Skirvin Hotel, where several NBA teams have stayed and experienced strange occurrences that they attribute to the hotel being haunted. “Having had my own interesting experiences at the Skirvin Hotel, I connected with this idea immediately,” said Irving.

In 2010, the New York Knicks blamed their loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on restless nights due to ghostly activity. In 2016, the Miami Heat’s Justise Winslow and Tyler Johnson were so scared of the hotel that they ditched their suites and opted to bunk together; Winslow even reports seeing his bathroom doorknob turning on its own.

The Skirvin was built in 1911 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Legend has it that a woman named Effie became pregnant in the 30s during an affair with the owner of the hotel, and she was locked in a room in the hotel to keep the scandal a secret, even after she gave birth; she supposedly jumped from the 10th floor with the baby in her arms.

The film will provide a mixture of horror, humor, and social commentary.

Grazer has several upcoming projects, including a television series based on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. As more information becomes available on this film, we’ll keep you updated.



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