The best premise for a horror movie is unique, but once heard, it’s surpising nobody has ever tried it before. In my opinion, that’s what Brandon Bestenheider and Allen Bey did with their spec script Grim Night. The premise: “Grim Night takes place once a year, where Grim Reapers come to Earth to collect souls.” I didn’t fully comprehend until I saw the eerie promo trailer that producers Bryan Bertino, Adrienne Biddle, and Marc Platt put together to spark interest it from the studios. It worked on me, fully tapping into my fear of the personification of death. More importantly, it worked on the studios. After a bidding war, Universal landed Grim Night with a deal in the high-six figure range (against seven figures). Watch the million dollar trailer after the jump.