Shows like STRANGER THINGS have made it more than acceptable to return to the lime light of the 80's. While that may not be a favorable time for all it still overwhelms with drive-in nostalgia. Be prepared for a slew of 80's related horror blasted across your screens for the next few years. Amazon Prime is up next with its latest film from Damon Thomas MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM.
MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM is directed by Damon Thomas (“Killing Eve,” “Penny Dreadful”) and written by Jenna Lamia (“Good Girls,” “Awkward.”) from the book by Grady Hendrix (Satanic Panic). The film stars Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade, Despicable Me), Amiah Miller (The Water Man, War for the Planet of the Apes), Cathy Ang ("And Just Like That...", Over the Moon), Rachel Ogechi Kanu (Cheer for Your Life), and Christopher Lowell (“GLOW,” Promising Young Woman).
Surviving the teenage years isn’t easy, especially when you’re possessed by a demon. It’s 1988, and best friends Abby (Elsie Fisher) and Gretchen (Amiah Miller) are navigating boys, pop culture and a paranormal force clinging to Gretchen like a pair of neon legwarmers. With assistance from overly-confident mall exorcist Christian Lemon (Christopher Lowell), Abby is determined to compel the demon back to the pits of hell — if it doesn’t kill Gretchen first. At turns horrifying and hilarious, My Best Friend’s Exorcism pays homage to 1980s pop-culture with a totally timeless tale of terror and true friendship. Based on Grady Hendrix’s bestselling novel.