Have you heard (or read) the news? Anna Dressed in Blood is jumping in the bandwagon and is about to become a movie, too!
If you haven't heard of the book, here's a little something to help.
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
Yet she spares Cas's life.
I barely read the articles about the movie adaptation updates of Anna Dressed in Blood. But I know that Stephenie Meyer is one of the producers, and that the two lead actors were already chosen. (Click here if you want to read the actual entertainment news article.) Maddie Hasson (ABC Family's ‘Twisted”) and Cameron Monaghan (“Shameless,” “Gotham”) have been cast in the upcoming film from Fickle Fish Films.
I'm not entirely sure about how I feel at the moment. I read Anna Dressed in Blood back in 2012, and I really liked it. For someone who does not really tolerate horror-ish creepy stories, I honestly enjoyed reading about Anna and Cas. And it's not scary at all, although there are really some creepy parts in the story. It was one of my favorite reads in 2012. But I'm not sure if I really want it to become a movie, because these book-to-movie stuff sometimes ruins the story and the characters you love. And I really don't want to risk it.
The actors are also not sinking in my brain yet. I am still not feeling the Anna and Cas vibe with Maddie and Cameron. But that can be fixed in the movie (hopefully).
Anyway, have you read the books - Anna Dressed in Blood and the sequel, Girl of Nightmares?
What do you think of this news? Any thoughts on the cast?