Westfield’s ‘Watcher’ house to be subject of Netflix movie

December 07, 2018 - 3:44 pm

WESTFIELD, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A New Jersey home that rose to fame for being targeted by a stalker will be the subject of a Netflix film.

The 'Watcher' house made headlines in 2014, after it was bought by Derek and Maria Broaddus. Before the couple moved their family into the home, which sits on Boulevard in Westfield, they were harassed by an anonymous letter writer who made frequent references to their three children.

Do you need to fill the house with the young blood I requested? Better for me. Was your old house too small for the growing family? Or was it greed to bring me your children? Once I know their names I will call to them and draw them too [sic] me.” the stalker wrote.

The Broaddus' sought police help, but the letters continued. Attempts to sell the home, or raze it to build a new structure on the property failed, and the family eventually settled on renting it out to recoup some of their losses, Deadline reports.

Henry Joost and Airel Schulman, of Paranormal Activity 3 and 4 will direct, and Eric Newman and Bruan Unkeless have been tapped to produce. Newman has previously worked on the Netflix series Narcos, and Unkeless produced 'I Tonya' the Tonya Harding biopic.