Grady Hendrix’s popular novel, My Best Friend’s Exorcism has been adapted for television over at Amazon Prime. The novel takes place in the 1980s and is backlit by that neon-lit, mall-filled world. Everything from the music to the personalities is 100 percent the 1980s.
The synopsis for My Best Friend’s Exorcism went like this:
Surviving the teenage years isn’t easy, especially when you’re possessed by a demon. It’s 1988, and best friends Abby (Elsie Fisher) and Gretchen (Amiah Miller) are navigating boys, pop culture and a paranormal force clinging to Gretchen like a pair of neon legwarmers. With assistance from overly-confident mall exorcist Christian Lemon (Christopher Lowell), Abby is determined to compel the demon back to the pits of hell — if it doesn’t kill Gretchen first. At turns horrifying and hilarious, My Best Friend’s Exorcism pays homage to 1980s pop-culture with a totally timeless tale of terror and true friendship.
The film stars Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade, Despicable Me), Amiah Miller (The Water Man, War for the Planet of the Apes), Cathy Ang (“And Just Like That…”, Over the Moon), Rachel Ogechi Kanu (Cheer for Your Life), and Christopher Lowell (“GLOW,” Promising Young Woman).
My Best Friend’s Exorcism is coming to Amazon Prime beginning September 30.