Looking for a fun (and a bit scary) movie to watch with the family? If so, check out Nightbooks on Netflix! Starring Krysten Ritter, Winslow Fegley, and Lidya Jewett, we had the chance to talk to them about their roles in the film, their time on set, and of course some Nightbooks fun facts!
Nightbooks Fun Facts
- Nightbooks was filmed during the Fall in Toronto.
- Since this was filmed during Covid and because the kids have a set amount of time they can be on set, Krysten often did her scenes by herself or talking to a tennis ball.
- There are actually 2 cats that play Lenora, Trixie and Cleo. Trixie would jump on and under things while Cleo was the one you saw just sitting there.
- It only took 2 weeks to train the cats!
- In one of the scenes they are covered head to toe in goo. Although it was fun, after a while it would harden up so they kept spraying it with a water bottle to get it wet again.
- Krysten practiced her lines on her son. In fact, now he does an evil laugh with her.
- When Krysten would g back to her trailer and was around her son, she would wear regular clothes so that she wouldn’t scare him or throw off his routine. So, she would change back into her costume in the corner on set.
- Lydia kept the Skull sprayer and Winslow kept the backpack after filming the movie.
- They had to do the throw up scene in one take so that they wouldn’t have to get new clothes and redo hair and makeup. After filming that scene, they went and hugged the director to get him wet.
- Krysten loved playing the villain. She thought it was a “role of a lifetime”
- While Lydia isn’t a fan of scary movies, she will read scary books.
Nightbooks is now streaming on Netflix!
Alex (Winslow Fegley) is a creative boy with a strong passion for writing scary stories. But when he’s labeled weird and rejected for what he likes, he swears he’ll never write again. That’s when an evil witch (Krysten Ritter), captures him in her magical apartment in New York City and demands that he tell her a new tale every night if he wants to stay alive. Trapped inside with Lenore, the witch’s spiteful cat watching his every move, Alex meets Yasmin (Lidya Jewett), another young prisoner who has learned how to survive the witch’s wicked whims. With Yasmin’s help, Alex must learn to embrace what makes him unique — his love for scary stories — and rewrite his own destiny to break them free.