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Sadie & John's Side By Side Review of CAMP SLAUGHTER by Sergio Gomez

Sadie & John's Side By Side Review of CAMP SLAUGHTER by Sergio Gomez

Sadie's Review:

“Slasher” is a recognizable and popular genre of horror films but it is also a hotbed of activity this year in horror fiction. I read three slasher books so far in 2019 and while I used to think all slashers were created equal, CAMP SLAUGHTER convinced me that some slashers rise above the stereotypes.

Typically, Slasher books have a large cast of underdeveloped characters in order for the “psycho killer” to have plenty of people to hunt, maim and kill. I’ve also found that slasher fiction isn’t too concerned with plot,...


Mindi's Review of THE REDDENING by Adam Nevill

Mindi's Review of THE REDDENING by Adam Nevill

So guess who is going to be reading a lot more from Adam Nevill?

 

I want to start by talking about the actual book because the presentation means a lot to me. Of course, that jacket art is amazing, but I always remove the dust jackets when I read a book, and the cover underneath is a brilliant red with a pleasant grainy feel. My copy was sent straight from the author, and he included a bookmark with the title on it and a very cool inscription in...


Beth & Tav's Side by Side Review of THE TOLL by Cherie Priest

Beth & Tav's Side by Side Review of THE TOLL by Cherie Priest

Beth's Review

“The Toll” by Cherie Priest is southern gothic horror at its finest. I have high expectations when it comes to gothic horror. Like Gothic architecture, gothic horror must give a sense of impending doom. Your imagination must work overtime, filling every shadowy crevice with unspeakable menaces. Gothic horror is less about full out face to face encounters with boogeymen -although Priest was successful in doing that too- and more about creating a foreboding atmosphere and sense of unease. Creating such an oppressive atmosphere requires more than just festooning a couple of live oaks with...


Cassie's Review of LITTLE PARANOIAS by Sonora Taylor

Cassie's Review of LITTLE PARANOIAS by Sonora Taylor

Title: Little Paranoias: Stories
Author: Sonora Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Page Count: 141 pages
Rating:  5 / 5 ✨✨✨✨✨

 

“These little paranoias / Are what drive my day-to-day.”

 

This was my first book by Sonora Taylor, although I was familiar with her and know her already through social media. Sometimes knowing authors before reading their work can be...


Side by Side Review from Kallie & Matt of UNDER THE BLADE by Matt Serafini

Side by Side Review from Kallie & Matt of UNDER THE BLADE by Matt Serafini

Kallie's Review:

It has been 25 years since Cyrus Hoyt claimed the lives of all of Melanie Hoyt’s friends at Camp Forest Grove. It has been 25 years since she claimed the final girl title and supposedly claimed Cyrus Hoyt’s life. When a friend suggests that she head back to that camp to write a book about her experiences, she puts on a brave face and does just that. Melanie returns to the small town to uncover the mystery of Cyrus Hoyt. But how much will the...