All posts tagged: The Exorcist

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 …

Read On, Wednesday! Summer’s Best thru History

By Leslie Lindsay If you’ve done any shopping of late, you may be thinking summer is over.  The back-t0-school supplies are shiny and new in the aisles of your favorite stores, fall fashion icons are slowly filling the store windows–backpacks, boots, and blazers.  Yet in your mind, there’s still a good month to six weeks of summer left. I couldn’t agree more! If you’re heading out to beach or the cottage “up north” you might like to snag a book to take along.  And who am I to blame you?! Inspired by a recent article in Time magazine, I stumbled upon a listing of the “ultimate summer reads” dating back to 1970.  I’ll attempt to fill in some of the years Time left out (the side bar skips several years between 1970 and present).  I’m gonna pick some dates that are significant to me, in one way or another…I’ll let you determine how they may be significant! Here goes: 1970:  LOVE STORY by Erich Segal.  A Harvard Law student and Radcliffe girl fall in love and move to New York.  Sadness ensues.  1971:  THE …