In this podcast Paul Tremblay talks about his latest novel A Head Full of Ghosts, classic horror and The Exorcist.
About Paul Tremblay
Paul Tremblay is the author of A Head Full of Ghosts, The Little Sleep, No Sleep till Wonderland, Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye, and Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly (co-written with Stephen Graham Jones). He is also the author of the short story collection In the Mean Time, has co-edited four anthologies and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Shirley Jackson Awards.
- [02:40] Paul’s start and career to date
- [06:54] Writing horror and teaching Math: Math VS English department rivalries
- [09:49] Focus Features optioned A Head Full of Ghosts
- [15:00] References within A Head Full of Ghosts
- [17:00] Revisiting classic horror
- [18:30] Earliest horror memory
- [23:10] The Exorcist
- [30:34] The original of A Head Full of Ghosts
- [33:30] Ambiguity: possession or mental illness?
- [40:52] Research for A Head Full of Ghosts
- [41:50] Favourite exorcism movies
- [44:40] Groupthink, algorithms on Google, Facebook and other platforms
- [50:03] Planning A Head Full of Ghosts vs The Little Sleep
- [52:45] Next book
- [55:00] Feelings surrounding the release of A Head Full of Ghosts
- [57:55] Paul Tremblay live readings
Music interlude ‘Under The Robe’ by Amen.
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