Any upcoming Grady Hendrix book-to-screen adaptation

The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Paperbacks from hellA non-fiction book that explores the history of horror fiction from the 70s and 80s, Grady Hendrix is ​​obsessed with all things spooky and scary, and this spills over not only into his insanely fun fiction books, but also his forays into screenwriting.


Hendrix has written many horror stories, including the bestsellers horror disorderabout a haunted IKEA-esque store, and The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Killing Vampiresdescribed as Steel Magnolias meetsDracula. He wears his cinematic inspirations on his sleeve with My best friend’s exorcism and The latest support group for girls — the cover of the first even resembles a VHS tape from the 80s – and now his books are about to become movies (and series) themselves. Like the general public, it seems that major studios can’t get enough of the author, leading many Hendrix book-to-screen adaptations to be green-lighted to be enjoyed as soon as possible at the end of the month. From horror disorder until Bad Astronautshere is a list of them all.

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horror disorder is a horror comedy novel about an IKEA-esque store called ORSK in Cleveland, Ohio that seems to be haunted. Every day ORSK employees come to work to find the furniture store with big boxes. To investigate the case, five young employees sign up to work a night shift and soon encounter strange paranormal activity.

Described by critics as laughably funny, inventive and disarming, the book was originally conceived as a Fox (then AMC) TV series executive produced by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Josh Schwartz. However, that plan fell through, and now horror disorder being made into a movie by New Republic Pictures. Hendrix will write the screenplay himself. Little else is known.

Described as an “unholy hybrid” between Beaches and the exorcist, My best friend’s exorcism Set during the satanic panic of the 1980s, it follows high school students Abby Rivers and Gretchen Lang whose friendship is threatened by a demonic force. After a wild night of drugs, Gretchen goes missing, and when she returns, she isn’t herself; she is evil and Abby must do everything she can to bring back old Gretchen.

Fans of this brilliant campy book will be delighted to hear this My best friend’s exorcism, the film, is coming to Amazon Prime very soon (September 30). Directed by Damon Thomas from a screenplay by Jenna Lamia, the horror comedy starring Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller appears to be a faithful and fun adaptation.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Killing Vampires is a New York Times bestseller about a group of like-minded Southern housewives who run a true crime book club. The women are bored with their mundane existence and get more excitement than they expected when the handsome and mysterious James Harris, who may or may not be a vampire, comes to town.

This 90s supernatural thriller is also being developed by Amazon Studios, but adapted into a TV series. Patrick Moran’s PKM Productions owns the television rights to the book, and Hendrix will executive produce alongside Brett Cohen of Quirk Books (the publishers of Guide to the Southern Book Club). Casting announcements and the like are yet to be made.

Inspired by slasher movies and the latest girl trope, The last support group for girls follows a group of ‘real-life’ final girls, each with their own horror story and outspoken personality, who go into therapy together. When a fellow member is found murdered, the women find themselves in danger again. Who hunts them? Main character Lynette Tarkington thinks she knows.

The last support group for girls was destined for the screen, and HBO Max agrees and develops the limited series adaptation of the book. According to Deadlinethe project will be brought to viewers by Denver & Delilah Films of actress Charlize Theron, It filmmakers Andy and Barbara Muschietti’s Double Dream, and Adam Goldworm’s Aperture Entertainment. Hendrix will executive produce the series. Again, not much else is known so far.

Hendrix’s most recent book, Bad Astronauts, takes a detour from horror to dive deep into sci-fi. Set in the fictional town of Melville, South Carolina, it follows an astronaut trapped on the abandoned International Space Station and left to be forgotten by all but his cousin, Walter Reddie. Walter, an unemployed astronaut, knows a thing or two about rockets and isn’t about to let his relative die in space.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Kinetic Content has acquired the rights to Bad Astronauts and will develop the sci-fi novella into a TV series with Aperture Entertainment. Hendrix will be running the series alongside Aperture Entertainment founder Adam Goldworm, who, if you recall, also produces The last support group for girls amendment. Since this is a new announcement, it may take a while before we see it Bad Astronauts come to the screen.

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