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Grady Hendrix’s “HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE” is becoming a film from Sam Raimi et al.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | News


The best-selling book’s evil puppet is on its way to the screen.

Variety reports that Legendary Entertainment has won a bidding war for the movie rights to HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE, the latest hit novel from author Grady Hendrix (MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM, THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP). Hendrix will script the adaptation, and produce with Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures and Adam Goldworm’s Aperture Entertainment. James Ashcroft, the New Zealand filmmaker who won acclaim for COMING HOME IN THE DARK, will direct. The book synopsis: “Louise’s parents have passed away, and she’s returning to the small Southern town where she grew up to get their house ready to sell. It means she’ll have to spend time with her younger brother–and their old grudges make that a terrifying prospect. But childhood hurts pale in comparison to the dangers posed by what still lives inside the house.”

Hendrix talks about HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE in the video below.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).