Kevin Bacon wants '6 Miranda Drive' to be a psychological terror.

The 55-year-old actor has been cast in the forthcoming film which tells the story of a family who bring home a supernatural force when they return from a trip to the Grand Canyon, and he is hoping it'll join the classic horrors which had ''deep emotional backdrops''.

He told '''Miranda Drive' is a movie that's emotional. I read it and thought, if this came to me and it wasn't a horror movie but a low-budget drama, I would think about doing it anyway.

''It's a really interesting story the perfect American family that is kind of falling apart. To me it's like a really scary 'Ordinary People'. The greats are 'The Shining', 'Rosemary's Baby', 'Don't Look Now', 'The Exorcist' - those movies were not really slashers, they were about psychological terror and had very deep emotional backdrops. If we do our best, '6 Miranda Drive' can be that kind of a movie.''

Bacon is rumoured to star alongside Radha Mitchell in the movie which will be helmed by 'Rogue' director Greg McLean.

Jason Blum's Blumhouse banner and Matt Kaplan from Chapter One Films are producing, while Robyn Marshall from Chapter One will co-produce.