Carmen Maria Machado's Her Body And Other Parties Adaptation Snatched Up by FX

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Hold on to the green ribbons ’round your necks ladies, because the Her Body and Other Parties show is moving forward at FX.

Author Carmen Maria Machado confirmed the news in a tweet. The book adaptation is being written by Gina Welch, who previously wrote for Feud: Bette and Joan and The Terror. The FX deal was reportedly the finale to a “competitive situation.”


This is stellar news considering FX’s interests. HBO and Showtime aren’t exactly risk-takers when it comes to horror, and I didn’t want this adaptation to get buried on a service like Amazon or Netflix. Considering FX is home to Atlanta (which basically turned into a gothic horror miniseries last year with the episode “Teddy Perkins”) and the best true crime drama of the year American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Machado’s chilling horror collection will definitely get the shine and gore it deserves at the network.

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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Ginger Is A Construct

I am such a masochist that I want to check this out for bedtime reading despite the fact that I’m an insomniac scaredy-cat. Reading the Jezebel scary stories have me so on edge that last night after I brushed my teeth I heard a scratching sound from the wall and nearly leapt out of my skin. It was the radiator turning on. Then my dumbass self-sabotaging brain was like “well now that you’re awake from adrenaline let’s start reading Salem’s Lot.”