With some very big names attached this Suburban Hell adaptation has the potential to be a very fun hit. Horror comedy is a genre that doesn’t always get a lot of love but Maureen Kilmer does a great job blending humor with creepiness that will be a delight when brought to the screen.
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This page was updated: 8/7/23
About The Book:
A Chicago cul-de-sac is about to get a new neighbor…of the demonic kind.
Amy Foster considers herself lucky. After she left the city and moved to the suburbs, she found her place quickly with neighbors Liz, Jess, and Melissa, snarking together from the outskirts of the PTA crowd. One night during their monthly wine get-together, the crew concoct a plan for a clubhouse She Shed in Liz’s backyard—a space for just them, no spouses or kids allowed.
But the night after they christen the She Shed, things start to feel . . . off. They didn’t expect Liz’s little home-improvement project to release a demonic force that turns their quiet enclave into something out of a nightmare. And that’s before the homeowners’ association gets wind of it.
Even the calmest moms can’t justify the strange burn marks, self-moving dolls, and horrible smells surrounding their possessed friend, Liz. Together, Amy, Jess, and Melissa must fight the evil spirit to save Liz and the neighborhood . . . before the suburbs go completely to hell.
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Current Production Status:
This project is still in the early stages of development.
Suburban Hell Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first published in August 2022 and was author Maureen Kilmer’s debut novel.
In January 2023 it was announced that the rights for a feature adaptation had been purchased in a joint bid including Paul Feig & Sam Raimi. It was also revealed that Joanna Calo had been brought on to write the script. (It is unknown if the script was finished before the WGA went on strike in May)
Who Owns The Rights:
A joint bid between Legendary Entertainment (Dune), Feigco Entertainment (A Simple Favor), and Ghost House (Evil Dead) acquired the rights for a feature adaptation on the book.
Who Is Attached:
As of Summer 2023 there have been no casting announcements or names attached to the film.
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With the project still in the very early stages of development there are currently no known filming locations yet.
There is currently no estimated release timeframe made public as of Summer 2023 for when this movie will come to our screens.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This project has not been featured on Alison in Libraryland before.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
This book was Maureen Kilmer’s debut novel so there are no other works to be adapted yet.
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