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This 80s-Infused Horror Novel Is About To Become A Movie

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New York Times best-selling author Grady Hendrix has made quite the career researching and writing horror. Best known for his 2014 novel Horrorstör, a haunted house story set in an Ikea-esque store, his 2016 cult-hit My Best Friend's Exorcism is equally as brilliant and is soon to be made into a movie.Described as an «unholy hybrid» between Beaches — the 1988 Garry Marshall comedy-drama about two polar opposite best friends — and William Friedkin's 1973 cult classic The Exorcist, My Best Friend's Exorcism is set during the 1980s satanic panic and follows best friends Abby Rivers and Gretchen Lang.

Both high school sophomores, Abby and Gretchen have been best friends ever since Abby's 10th birthday, when Gretchen was the only person in attendance and they bonded over roller skating, pop music, and E.T.5 Best Movies About Demonic PossessionAbby and Gretchen do everything together, and frequently express their love for each other with the phrase «dearly but not queerly.» At school, they share the same classes and other friends, Margaret and Glee.

One evening during summer break, the girls are at Margaret's lake house when they decide to try LSD together. Nothing happens at first, but then Gretchen disappears and things go downhill from there.

Returning from the woods battered and bruised hours later, Gretchen is traumatised — and so is Abby. What happened to her best friend, and why is she being so weird?As the days go by, Gretchen's behavior becomes even stranger.

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