All posts tagged: stories of possession

Write On, Wednesday: Paul Tremblay on his post-modern, secular take on exorcisms, peanut M&Ms, New England, being a ‘card-carrying scared-y cat’ & A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS

By Leslie Lindsay  For one New England family, their world is about to turn into a nightmare. At first blush, A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS (June 2, 2015) appears to be a chilling psychological drama, but emerges a modern horror after a descent into madness. But just who is among the mentally unstable? Playing fast and loose with the supernatural, religion, and psychological storytelling, this dark, gothic narrative will surly capture the imaginations of many this hallowed month. I’m thrilled to have Paul with us today. Leslie Lindsay: Thanks for popping by, Paul. I read A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS in about two days…I got an early inkling that things weren’t quite right and wanted to get to the bottom of it. Was that your intention all along—a sort of horror-mystery? What inspired the story? Paul Tremblay: No problem. Thanks for letting me clutter up your online space. Back in February of 2013 I was doing research for a different novel and I stumbled across some very cool essays on the movie The Exorcist, and …