A few days ago, Amazon Prime Video released the first look for its upcoming horror flick, My Best Friend's Exorcism. And while the movie reminds us so much of the 2009 movie, Jennifer's Body, it also gives us a glimpse of nostalgia similar to the likes of Stranger Things and Seoul Vibe.
If you're curious to watch this film, here's what you need to know about it:
My Best Friend's Exorcism Release Date
Along with the first official trailer for My Best Friend's Exorcism, Amazon Prime Video revealed the release date of the film. And the good news is that you don't have to wait too long for the movie to come out.
In fact, My Best Friend's Exorcism will be released on the streaming platform on Friday, September 30th.
My Best Friend's Exorcism Story: What Is It About?
The movie was inspired by a 2016 novel written by Grady Hendrix. This is the author's second novel, which he described as "Beaches meets The Exorcist."
Its official synopsis reads:
"The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?"
The movie adaptation is directed by Damon Thomas with a script written by Jenna Lamia. Christopher Landon and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein are credited as producers in the film.
As explained by Hendrix in an interview with Scifi Pulse:
"In terms of inspiration for My Best Friend's Exorcism it's a case of getting the title first and then figuring out the rest later, Roger Corman-style. In so many exorcism books and movies, it's basically the story of some old guys tying a young girl to her bed and yelling at her for hours. The demoniac (possessed person) doesn't matter. In The Exorcist we don't know much about Regan because she's irrelevant to that story, instead it's about the demon testing the priest's faith, using the demoniac as a vessel."
"So I wanted to focus on the experience of the demoniac. Then, I had to deal with the fact that faith is central to exorcism stories, but I don't think religious faith is as powerful now as it was in the past, so I had to find something that people would believe in just as strongly, and the obvious answer was their friends. My friends in high school saved my life, more than once, and that age is when friendships are at their strongest, so that meant it had to be set in high school and the high school experience I know best is the one from the Eighties. So the story really came together in a series of logical steps once I thought it through."
My Best Friend's Exorcism Cast: Who's in It?
My Best Friend's Exorcism stars the following actors:
- Elsie Fisher (as Abby)
- Amiah Miller (as Gretchen)
- Cathy Ang (as Glee)
- Rachel Ogechi Kanu (as Margaret)
- Chris Lowell
- Nathan Anderson
- Clayton Johnson
- Ashley LeConte Campbell
Where to Watch My Best Friend's Exorcism Trailer
Amazon Prime Video has released the official trailer of My Best Friend's Exorcism. It's giving off a lot of 80s vibe, which is what the theme of the movie is. It makes it pretty interesting, yet scary at the same time.
You can watch it here: