THE DRIVE-IN: Review by The Horror Hypothesis
“I suppose, ultimately, this will read like a diseased version of those stupid essays you’re asked to write in school each fall after summer break. You know, ‘How I Spent My Summer Vacation.’” - Joe R. Lansdale
I love going to the movies. The entire experience is sacred. The popcorn. The candy. The soda. The lights dimming upon the start of the trailers. Abandoning reality for 90 odd minutes in a dark room crowded with strangers...
IMAGINARY FRIEND: Review by The Horror Hypothesis
When I heard that Stephen Chbosky was moving into the horror genre nearly 20 years after gracing the world with the flawless coming of age novel, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, I was thrilled. I absolutely love when writers branch out and explore different genres and I had a strong feeling that Chbosky’s foray into horror would be successful due to the literary chops he flashed throughout TPOBAW. However, I am sad to say that at the end of this novel I was left feeling heavy disappointment. The first...
THE INSTITUTE Review by The Horror Hypothesis
“Luke guessed you could get used to anything, it was a horrible idea.” -Stephen King
“No one who fully grasped the Institute's work could regard it as monstrous” -Stephen King
Throughout his prolific career as an author, Stephen King has proven that he can deftly handle the horrors of institutionalization (RITA HAYWORTH AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) and the complicated social dynamics of children (IT, THE BODY). In his most recent novel, THE INSTITUTE, he blends...
The Night Worms Review Team loves to come together around a book. SAVAGES by Greg F. Gifune was a happy accident. I shared Matt's photo of SAVAGES to our group chat with a "Hey, this cover, huh?? Wow!"
And then Matt talked about how this was one of his favorite books and before you know it, we're all buying it and agreeing to read and review it as a big group.
So here we are! It's about that time. ~Sadie Hartmann
What is a Night Worms Book Party? Basically, the Night Worms Review Team is made up of some very creative individuals so every Book Party will probably look different but for Hunter Shea's book SLASH, here's what it looked like:
- The whole team got a physical ARC
- We all posted on social media when we got it (exposure)
- We organized a weekend to post it in our feed (exposure)
- Mother Horror interviewed Hunter Shea (read it here)
- A postcard of the cover/synopsis was included in our package
- Today is our "One Line Review" post!