A while back, a creepy pasta about a caver named Ted swept the internet, and continues to intrigue new readers to this day. Occasionally I go on creepy pasta binges, and this is one of the finest ones I've ever read so I was very interested to hear about this.
New Films International has slated Living Dark: The Story of Ted the Caver, a film based on the popular Ted the Caver story for a January 17th release, and to be honest, I can't believe that this is the first I'm hearing about it.
The synopsis, according New Films' site reads as follows: "Based on the popular "Ted the Caver" Internet urban legend, The Living Dark tells the story of two estranged brothers, reunited for their father's funeral. Attempting reconciliation, the brothers stumble upon the sealed entrance to a nearby cave, where they are slowly forced to confront the true, nightmarish cause of their father's death."
From the trailer it seems like maybe the film takes place before the events of Ted the Caver? It's hard to tell but it doesn't seem to be the same events.
The film's site goes on to say that Living Dark is a film much more in "the tradition of classic Hollywood horror movies", and cites The Exorcist, Jaws and Rosemary's Baby as examples, with "emphasis on story instead of buckets of blood and gore".
That sounds reassuring, as we can clearly see in the trailer that we will be seeing whatever was in the cave that Ted painstakingly describes in his online journal. The true fear and terror of the creepy pasta is not knowing what the hell is actually going on in the cave, so there are already rumblings on Reddit about seeing the "creature".
Either way, you can see the trailer below. If you have not read the creepy pasta, head HERE, clear out an hour or two and dig in, it's worth it! And as always, sound off in the comments. Keep it spooky.
- Rg Lovecraft