The website “Birthday Murders” is viral marketing for the horror film by Nicolas Cage

Long legsthe latest horror project from The Blackcloak's Daughter (also known as February), I am the pretty thing that lives in the houseAnd Gretel & Hansel Director Osgood Perkins, arrives on July 12And our friends at Bloody Disgusting have heard that a strange, coded letter printed in the Seattle Times last Friday “at the request of Longlegs” directs readers to a viral marketing website called, which promotes the crimes of the serial killer character from the Nicolas Cage film (Dream scenario).

On the homepage of the website we learn: “For nearly three decades, this Satan-worshipping psychopath terrorized families across the Pacific Northwest. A bloody trail of bodies here in the great state of Oregon testifies to the depraved cruelty of this unique serial killer. With over three dozen victims known to us, LONGLEGS is one of the most prolific mass murderers to ever grace this region, and his gruesome deeds are the stuff of nightmares. At first, all of the killings appeared to be simple murder-suicides: the work of ordinary men who suddenly went berserk and slaughtered their wives and children. But a series of eerie coded messages left at the crime scenes indicate that someone—or something—is influencing these gruesome crimes. The cryptic letters are signed by someone who calls himself… LONGLEGS.“Readers are asked to check the site again next Monday, June 24th.

The site's Victims page provides information on the many murders committed in Longlegs' name. At the bottom of the page is a download link for a zip file that requires some detective work to open and decrypt. I don't have the time or inclination to do such things, so I just look at posts from people who have made the effort on Reddit.

Cage plays the lead role in Long legs next to Maika Monroe (It follows), Alicia Witt (Urban legend) and Blair Underwood (Agents of SHIELD). The story that Perkins invented for the film is said to be “in the style of classic Hollywood psychological thrillers.” Monroe takes on the role of FBI agent Lee Harker, a gifted new recruit tasked with the cold case of an elusive serial killer. As the case takes complex turns and evidence of the occult comes to light, Harker discovers a personal connection to the merciless killer and must race against time to stop him before he claims the lives of another innocent family.

Cage has said (in conversation with John Carpenter) that the film is about “a character who hears voices. It's kind of like a possessed Geppetto who makes these puppets.” Production took place in Vancouver, Canada. Cage produces Long legs about his company Saturn Films, which recently had success with The unbearable burden of enormous talent And Pig. Additional producers include Dan Kagan, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Dave Caplan and Chris Ferguson. Jason Cloth and Fred Berger of Automatik serve as executive producers along with John Friedberg of Black Bear.

In addition to directing the films mentioned above in this article, Perkins directed an episode of the recent revival of Twilight Zone – The Hidden World. He also worked on the scripts for the thriller distancethe detective The night comes coldand the horror film The girl in the photos.

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