Justin Long Can See 'The Ten O'Clock People'

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Welcome back to the world of horror, Mr. Long — we've missed you.

The "Drag Me to Hell" star is preparing for a triumphant return to the creepy-crawly genre as he's in talks to join the cast of "The Ten O'Clock People," according to Deadline.

"The Ten O'Clock People" follows Brandon Pearson (Long) as he attempts to quit smoking and the previously hidden — and terrifying — aspect of reality that he uncovers as he tries to kick. The film is based on a short story by Stephen King that was originally published in the 1993 anthology, "Nightmares and Dreamscapes."

Tom Holland (the original "Fright Night," "Child's Play") is adapting and directing the film, returning to Stephen King for the first time since 1996's "Thinner." Holland also dallied with King in the television miniseries adaptation of "The Langoliers."

Besides "Drag Me to Hell," in which he played poor Alison Lohman's nice guy boyfriend, Long's other horror credits include Victor Salva's severely underrated freak show, "Jeepers Creepers," and its sequel. He'll next be seen opposite Seth Rogen in "For a Good Time, Call...," opening Aug. 31, and can currently be seen in the recurring role of Paul on Fox's "New Girl."

Production on "The Ten O'Clock People" will commence in New York on Sept. 10.