“Friday the 13th meets Visitor Q.”Apeshit is Mellick’s love letter to the great and terrible B-horror movie genre. Six trendy teenagers (three cheerleaders and three football players) go to an isolated cabin in the mountains for a weekend of drinking, partying, and crazy sex, only to find... show more
“Friday the 13th meets Visitor Q.”Apeshit is Mellick’s love letter to the great and terrible B-horror movie genre. Six trendy teenagers (three cheerleaders and three football players) go to an isolated cabin in the mountains for a weekend of drinking, partying, and crazy sex, only to find themselves in the middle of a life and death struggle against a horribly mutated psychotic freak that just won’t stay dead. Mellick parodies this horror cliché and twists it into something deeper and stranger. It is the literary equivalent of a grindhouse film. It is a splatterpunk’s wet dream. It is perhaps one of the most fucked up books ever written. If you are a fan of Takashi Miike, Evil Dead, or Eurotrash horror then you must read this book.
Publish date: October 22nd 2008
Publisher: Avant Punk Books/Eraserhead Press
Pages no: 196
Edition language: English
Carlton Mellick III may not be my favourite writer, but he sure is intelligent. I know this because in his Author's note which prefaces Apeshit he defends against the obvious accusation that the book is shocking for the sake of being shocking by saying this couldn't be further from the truth. Instea...
What the fuck can I say about Apeshit, well pretty often, almost as easy as the flip of a coin, the story went from flat-out batshit crazy to head shaking incredulous wonder. We have six college kids taking off for a break to a country retreat, one of the kids grandfather has died and left him the...
All of them are mutilated. They have had limbs severed and sewn back on. They have missing pieces of meat. They are deformed and mangled, like living road kill.hands down, this is the most fucked up thing I've ever read in my entire life. admittedly, I'm kind of new to this whole world of bizarro fi...
A parody of slasher sterotypes. imho it's not as weird or as deep as I expected.
The back cover describes Apeshit as "perhaps one of the most f*cked up books ever written." That's an apt description. This is either the most revolting, graphic, offensive piece of splatterpunk horror I've ever read, or the most brilliant, original, insightful piece of satire upon the genre ever wr...