A24’s The Backrooms: what we know so far

The Backrooms started as an internet urban legend – and now it's destined for true cult status as an A24 feature film.

A24 films’ newest muse is a 17-year–old YouTuber. Yes, you read that right – the studio behind some of the most-talked about films of the last decade (Midsommar, Hereditary, Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Whale) has acquired the film rights to viral internet sensation ‘The Backrooms’, created by high-schooler Kane Parsons.

It seems A24 is continuing to broaden their horror slate, having also just acquired Australian film Talk to Me after its premiere at Sundance.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports