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Charlize Theron, Barbara and Andy Muschietti to adapt the Final Girl Support Group for HBO Max

Andy Muschietti has become synonymous with horror thanks to his adaptation of It, by Stephen King. He and Barbara Muschietti, producer and sister, will serve as executive producers (via Comic Book), along with Charlize Theron, among others, of the television adaptation of the latest novel by Grady hendrix: The Final Girl Support Group (2021), in fact, the novel was just published on the 13th of this month. This project is being done for HBO Max. In fact, the author is also going to be an executive producer.

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Who does not know the name of Grady hendrixIt has to be said that in the world of literature it has also become synonymous with terror. He is known for being a novelist and also for being the co-author of the book Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and’ 80s Horror Fiction. . As its name indicates, this book is a study of the massive and unprecedented boom that this genre had in the publishing field during the two decades mentioned. It is also an art book that shows some of the most beautiful and bizarre covers that have graced a paperback. Needless to say, it is a must-read for horror fans who want to know more about the madness and genius that were published in that period that were not authored by Stephen King, but yes from authors like Lisa Tuttle, Elizabeth Engstrom, Michael McDowell and Ken greenhall, among many others.

For this reason, his fiction is also usually a tribute to that of these periods. For example, his novel My Best Friend’s Exorcism (2016) has a cover that pays homage to the VHS of eighties horror films, in addition to its plot is a combination of The Exorcist – 87% with Heathers – 80%. He left them so you can see what I mean:

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In the same way, The Final Girl Support Group (2021), as the title indicates, is a tribute to the slasher genre and its boom in the seventies, eighties and nineties. In fact, the novel is about a support group formed by the 6 survivors of the murderers who inspired several of the most famous films of the period. The novel is an exploration of the psychological aftermath of an experience like that while being a slasher novel. To check what we have been saying so far, here is the synopsis of the two novels.

Here you can read My Best Friend’s Exorcism;

The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an afternoon of swimming without clothes goes terribly wrong, Gretchen begins to act differently. She becomes moody. She becomes irritable. And bizarre events keep happening whenever she’s around. Abby’s investigations lead her to startling discoveries — and by the time the story reaches its terrifying conclusion, Abby and Gretchen’s fate will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to defeat the devil? ?

And here you can read the one from The Final Girl Support Group:

The women in the survivor support group have been in therapy together for decades – since one was attacked by a cannibal family in Texas, another by a maniac using a machete at summer camp, another by a returned older brother. to settle accounts on Halloween, another for a lunatic who supposedly entered his dreams. They are middle-aged survivors of the real-life crimes that slasher movies were inspired by. Some are addicts, some are in denial, and some have become motivational speakers. And now the survivors are dying one by one.

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