Thursday, February 9, 2023

There’s a chilling adaptation of this horror best-seller that’s unfairly gone unnoticed on Prime Video

Grady Hendrix One of the most acclaimed and best-selling horror authors of recent times. original, intense and awesome Simple, but accessible and direct at the same time, she has seen how her books such as ‘Book Club Guide to Killing Vampires’ or the brand new ‘Final Girls Support Group’ attract the attention of the public and critics while climbing the sales charts. In fact, we’ve already talked about her and the novels that inspired the film in a recent episode of ‘Paper Labyrinth’.

Though ‘my best friend‘ One of his first compositions, it also recently arrived on the Spanish market (in addition, with some absolutely delicious eighties video store vibes on the cover), and a few weeks ago the special adaptation that made him landed was commissioned for Prime Video on Amazon. It receives the same title and is directed by Damon Thomas, who comes from episodes of series such as ‘Dracula’, ‘Nightflyers’, ‘Penny Dreadful’ or ‘Killing Eve’.

The film takes us back to the eighties, with good winks and an aesthetic and musical setting: some high school students have been best friends since they were little. But one night when they try to spend the night at an abandoned cabin, something goes wrong: One of them completely changes mood, becomes much more aggressive and uncovers inexplicable phenomena. around it. He’s possessed, and there’s only one way to end these cases.

With a very unique balance (like the novel itself) between teen humor and manic terror, ‘The Exorcism of My Best Friend’ is a refreshing proposition that sits at the top of some current fashions (like, quite frankly, ‘The Stranger’). tries to reach. things’) to form a new proposition. It benefits from two brilliant protagonists (Elsie Fisher and Amiya Miller) and a producer, Christopher Landon, who has been intrigued by the most recent side of the genre like the ‘Paranormal Activity’ saga or ‘This Body Feels Like Death’. , A different horror movie for a fresh adaptation.

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