Paul Tremblay: "Horror Movie: A Novel" (IN PERSON)


Thu Jun 13 2024 at 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm


American Writers Museum | Chicago, IL

Bestselling author Paul Tremblay (The Cabin at the End of the World) discusses his chilling new thriller Horror Movie: A Novel at the AWM.
About this Event

National bestseller Paul Tremblay visits the AWM to discuss his highly anticipated summer blockbuster Horror Movie: A Novel, a chilling twist on the "cursed film" genre from the author of The Pallbearers Club, A Head Full of Ghosts, and The Cabin at the End of the World. Tremblay's latest is an obsessive, psychologically chilling, and suspenseful feat of storytelling genius that builds inexorably to an unforgettable, mind-bending conclusion. Tremblay's conversation partner for the evening is Chicago-based author Gus Moreno. Books will be available for purchase and Tremblay will sign them following the program.

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More about Horror Movie:

In June 1993, a group of young guerilla filmmakers spent four weeks making Horror Movie, a notorious, disturbing, art-house horror flick.

The weird part? Only three of the film’s scenes were ever released to the public, but Horror Movie has nevertheless grown a rabid fanbase. Three decades later, Hollywood is pushing for a big budget reboot.

The man who played "The Thin Kid" is the only surviving cast member. He remembers all too well the secrets buried within the original screenplay, the bizarre events of the filming, and the dangerous crossed lines on set that resulted in tragedy. As memories flood back in, the boundaries between reality and film, past and present start to blur. But he’s going to help remake the film, even if it means navigating a world of cynical producers, egomaniacal directors, and surreal fan conventions—demons of the past be damned.

But at what cost?

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Praise for Horror Movie:

"Macabrely funny and incredibly smart, Horror Movie cements Tremblay's place as a master of horror. It encapsulates the unease of right now—a runaway culture of self-reference with bloody hands. It's everything a horror novel ought to be: lean, mean, and genuinely scary." Sarah Langan, author of Good Neighbors and A Better World

"A profound, heart-wrenching, terrifyingly honest novel that’s also a cinematic page-turner. Horror Movie zooms in on creation and consumption, integrity and ego, admiration and obsession, and how the desperate search for connection through art can be beautiful, or disastrous. This book is a gift and a curse." Rachel Harrison, nationally bestselling author of Black Sheep

"Horror Movie is not only a haunting, unsettling, and utterly absorbing novel—it is also a twisted manifesto for art and the parts of ourselves we shed in order to create it. It messed with my head and I loved every minute of it." Clémence Michallon, internationally bestselling author of The Quiet Tenant

"Spooky, heavily atmospheric, and loaded with dread, Horror Movie digs deep into the feeling horror gives us to examine how art imitates life and the disturbing result when life imitates art. Tremblay’s best work yet." Craig DiLouie, author of How to Make a Horror Movie and Survive

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PAUL TREMBLAY has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and Massachusetts Book awards and is the nationally bestselling author of The Beast You Are, The Pallbearers Club, Survivor Song, Growing Things and Other Stories, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, A Head Full of Ghosts, and the crime novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland. His novel The Cabin at the End of the World was adapted into the Universal Pictures film Knock at the Cabin. He lives outside Boston with his family.

GUS MORENO is the author of This Thing Between Us, a "Best Book Of 2021" pick by NPR and the New York Public Library. His stories have appeared in the Southwest Review, Aurealis, Pseudopod, and the Burnt Tongues anthology, among others. He lives in the suburbs with his wife and two dogs, but never think that he's not from Chicago."


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American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor, Chicago, United States

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