For those of us who lived through the 80s, the fun times with pop culture were sometimes marred by episodes of satanic panic. Would you be surprised to hear that some people actually thought so Dungeons and Dragons and Metallica were portals to the occult? Prime Video’s upcoming horror comedy, The exorcism of my best friend, takes us back to those gloriously wacky days. But Gretchen Lang’s possession is all too real, and the demon inside her continues to gain more and more control over her body.
The trailer doesn’t do much to establish the long friendship between Gretchen Lang and Abbey Rivers. But we see the incident that caused Gretchen to become possessed. The teenage girls made the very bad decision to investigate an abandoned building where a satanic ritual took place. It’s all fun and games until they run into something really evil. And although Abby doesn’t realize it at first, her friend’s soul is at stake.
It’s actually quite insidious the way the demon in Gretchen implies that it’s Abby’s fault for abandoning her. At this point, Gretchen’s behavior could be mistaken for simple anger. But when said demon starts spitting out the pea soup, then it’s time to call in an expert. Unfortunately for Abby, she and her chosen exorcist are in over their heads.
Elsie Fisher stars in the film as Abby, with Amiah Miller as Gretchen, Kathy Ang as Glee and Rachel Ogechi Kanu as Margaret.
Directed by Damon Thomas The exorcism of my best friend from a screenplay by Jenna Lamia, which is based on the original novel by Grady Hendricks. Prime Video will premiere the film on September 30.