Todd Curry wants nothing more than to spend Christmas with his son. But when a brutal snowstorm cancels his flight from Chicago to Des Moines, Todd and a few other stranded passengers decide to rent a Jeep and make the trip on their own. During the drive, they pick up a man wandering through... show more
Todd Curry wants nothing more than to spend Christmas with his son. But when a brutal snowstorm cancels his flight from Chicago to Des Moines, Todd and a few other stranded passengers decide to rent a Jeep and make the trip on their own. During the drive, they pick up a man wandering through the snow, who claims to be searching for his lost daughter. He is disoriented and his story seems peculiar. Strangest of all are the mysterious slashes cut into the back of the man’s coat, straight down to the flesh… When they arrive at the nearest town, it appears deserted. Windows dark, car abandoned, fired burning unattended. But Todd and the rest of the travelers soon learn the town is far from deserted, and that they are being watched…
Format: Mass Market
Publish date: March 1st 2010
Publisher: Leisure Books
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
My favourite type of horror story is what I like to call "survival horror". That is, the type of tale where a group of characters become trapped somewhere and get picked off one by one by an initially unknown but powerful assailant. As their numbers dwindle, panic and desperation set in, the assaila...
After their flight is cancelled due to a severe snowstorm, several stranded passengers decide to rent a Jeep and drive to their final destination. Along the way they pick up a man wandering in the snow who, claims that his daughter is lost in the storm. His story just doesn't add up-and what are th...
efficient and unremarkable. interesting monsters, but overall: eh.
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