NY! Go to the devil with “MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM” launch partyBooks/Art/Culture,News Michael Gingold
A multimedia celebration of Satan is on tap for later this spring in New York City, all in the name of Grady Hendrix’s upcoming book MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM. Read on for the full details.
Coming from Quirk Books May 17, MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM is Hendrix’s follow-up to his much-praised evil-Ikea novel HORRORSTÖR. The synopsis goes like this: “Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., rollerskating parties and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act…different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, Abby realizes there’s only one possible explanation: Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her. And Abby is not about to let anyone or anything come between her and her best friend. With help from some unlikely allies, Abby embarks on a quest to save Gretchen. But is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?”
On Saturday, May 21, Manhattan’s Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Avenue) will host a launch party for MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM. According to the venue’s PR, “The party kicks off with a secret screening of a rare Satanic Panic movie, followed by a party with an open bar where you can get your book signed and drink your demons away. All tickets will be $25, which includes admission to the film, a hardcover copy of MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM, and admission to the party. Hail Satan!” The exact time will be announced soon at Anthology’s website. Hendrix will also be promoting the book at this weekend’s C2E2 Comic & Entertainment Expo in Chicago, taking part in a “From Book to Screen” panel on Friday (HORRORSTÖR is becoming a TV series at Fox) and signing advance copies of EXORCISM at the Quirk Books booth on Saturday.