What is Nightbooks about?

NIGHTBOOKS. WINSLOW FEGLEY as ALEX, LIDYA JEWETT as YASMIN in NIGHTBOOKS. Cr. CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS/NETFLIX © 2021
NIGHTBOOKS. WINSLOW FEGLEY as ALEX, LIDYA JEWETT as YASMIN in NIGHTBOOKS. Cr. CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS/NETFLIX © 2021 /
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Nightbooks, a Netflix original movie based on the book by J.A. White, has made its land on the streamer. It’s the platform’s first new offering for kids this Halloween season, and it’s a horror fantasy that’ll have your older ones at the edge of their seats.

The adventure follows Alex Mosher, a young writer whose specialty is horror. He loves frightful and terrifying things to the point of obsession. It’s why the kid’s room and his clothing is kitted out with memorabilia from his favorite thrilling stories.

His talent, however, is about to be used against him as he finds himself trapped in a witch’s dwellings. Natacha loves scary stories which should come as no surprise as she loves to do some scaring over her own. Under penalty of death, or worse, she holds Alex hostage in her apartment and forces him to tell her one new horror story a night.

Alex, who has a mother and father who love him dearly, isn’t willing to sit back and do the witch’s bidding. He wants to find a way out though his companion, Yasmin, doesn’t believe there is one. She’s been trapped for longer than he has, and she’s lost hope that she’ll ever see her family again.

Pragmatic and focused on what the situation is rather than what she’d like it to be, Yasmin keeps her head on straight and out of the clouds. Her friendship with Alex, however, will test her resolve to accept her fate as his determination and kindness begin to make her hope.

Nightbooks is a horror movie that includes friendship and embracing what’s unique about yourself in its thematic elements. It’s a delightful start to the holiday season for the PG audience.

Nightbooks synopsis

The official synopsis via Netflix:

"When Alex (Winslow Fegley), a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by an evil witch (Krysten Ritter) in her magical apartment, and must tell a scary story every night to stay alive, he teams up with another prisoner, Yasmin (Lidya Jewett), to find a way to escape."

Watch the trailer for Nightbooks below:

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Nightbooks is available to stream now on Netflix.