Grady Hendrix’s upcoming novel The Final Girl Support Group isn’t slated for release until July 13th, 2021, but a series adaptation is already in the works! Annapurna has acquired the rights to the novel, with Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain (co-creators of The Fix) on board to pen the adaptation.
Both a homage to and a subversion of iconic slasher films, The Final Girl Support Group offers a fresh take on the beloved horror sub-genre, while also capturing the cultural zeitgeist around true crime stories. The women in the Final Girl Support Group have been in therapy together for decades—ever since one was attacked by a cannibal family in Texas, by a machete-wielding maniac at summer camp, by an older brother who returned to settle scores on Halloween, by a lunatic who allegedly entered their dreams. These are the middle-aged survivors of the real-life crimes the slasher movies are based on. Some of them are addicts, some are in denial, and some have become motivational speakers. And now the final girls are mysteriously dying, one by one.
Grady Hendrix is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter whose works include My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Horrorstör, We Sold Our Souls, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, and Paperbacks from Hell. He also wrote the superb horror films Satanic Panic and Mohawk, along with Ted Geoghegan.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)