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BOOK REVIEW: DEVOLUTION by Max Brooks- The Horror Hypothesis

BOOK REVIEW: DEVOLUTION by Max Brooks- The Horror Hypothesis

DEVOLUTION by Max Brooks

Review by The Horror Hypothesis


“They all want to live ‘in harmony with nature’ before some of them realize, too late, that nature is anything but harmonious” -Max Brooks 


I've been mired in a prolonged reading slump over the past few months.  Besides ARC’s and the occasional short story, most of my pleasure reads have fallen completely flat.  I know I'm far from alone in this slump - this year has kicked most of us into some form...


10 Tips for Starting a Vintage Horror Collection, By The Horror Hypothesis

10 Tips for Starting a Vintage Horror Collection, By The Horror Hypothesis

10 Tips for Starting a Vintage Horror Collection, By The Horror Hypothesis   


I’ll admit it, I have a problem.  


My name is Donnie and I am a vintage horror bibliomaniac.  


The outrageous covers, provocative titles, and wide range of cheesy, but often thought provoking stories.  A few years back I found myself drawn into this dark world. Quickly, I spiraled into making routine trips to bookstores all over the country just to satisfy my urge to find the next horribly awesome title for my...


Casting Call: The Institute, by The Horror Hypothesis

Casting Call: The Institute, by The Horror Hypothesis

In “Casting Call”, I play the role of a casting agent for hypothetical adaptations of Horror novels.
With the recent debut of HBO’s awesome new mini-series, THE OUTSIDER, I figured I would
start by trying my hand at casting a potential adaptation of King’s most recent novel, THE INSTITUTE. If you haven’t read the novel yet but want to get a quick background on the story, you can check out the side-by-side review of this novel that I did with Sadie right here.
So, here’s how I would cast this:

Note: Every single character isn’t featured in this article. I attempted...


BOOK REVIEW: Donnie's Review of Joe R. Lansdale's THE DRIVE IN

BOOK REVIEW: Donnie's Review of Joe R. Lansdale's THE DRIVE IN

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...


Side By Side Review: Donnie, Andrew, Tav on IMAGINARY FRIEND by Stephen Chbosky

Side By Side Review: Donnie, Andrew, Tav on IMAGINARY FRIEND by Stephen Chbosky

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...