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text 2018-09-24 17:00
Wild Card Selection-Harry Adam Knight!
Slimer - John Brosnan,Phil Kettle,Harry Adam Knight
The Fungus - Leroy Kettle,John Brosnan,Harry Adam Knight

 

For the Wild Card option I'm choosing author Harry Adam Knight! 

He's the author of two books that don't seem to quite fit my categories. 

 

My first Harry Adam Knight book was SLIMER. 

I'm going to use that book to fill the 

Relics & Curiosities square. 

So, yay!

 

I have Knight's THE FUNGUS coming up soon. 

 

 

 

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review 2018-09-23 14:46
SLIMER by Harry Adam Knight
Slimer - John Brosnan,Phil Kettle,Harry Adam Knight

 

SLIMER is a perfect example of why I loved (and still love), horror from the 80's! It's fun, it's fast paced, unpredictable, imaginative, and did I mention it's FUN?

 

Three couples find themselves stranded in a life boat after the yacht they were on sank. After several days they come upon an abandoned oil rig, and are grateful to be on solid ground again. After they start looking around, their gratitude turns to confusion and eventually fear. Why are there scientific labs instead of oil production equipment? Where are all the people? Most importantly, why are they finding piles of clothing all over the place? Piles with undergarments and socks inside, almost as if the person vanished into thin air? You'll have to read this to find out!

 

I know that the title doesn't bring to mind great works of literature, but this book towers above most creature features, and unlike a lot of horror from that time period, it's actually pretty well written. I'm not looking for Shirley Jackson all the time, you know? Sometimes I want lots of action and in your face horror and both of those are found here in spades! I've been trying to think of movies or other books I can compare SLIMER with, and all I can come up with is The Thing. Instead of the arctic setting, we're on an isolated oil rig in the middle of the deep sea...but all the other main components are there. The growing fear, the confusion, and suspicion regarding your fellow man, all of it's here. And all of it spells F-U-N!

 

Valancourt Books' PAPERBACKS FROM HELL series is going to be a lot of fun if this is the kind of stuff they'll be putting out. I, for one, am going to be lined up for each new release like a shopper at midnight on Black Friday!

 

If you liked John Carpenter's The Thing, if you like creature features, and finally, (maybe especially), if you liked the best works that 80's horror had to offer, SLIMER is a MUST-HAVE for your home library. My highest recommendation!

 

Available on October 2nd, but up for pre-order now, here: SLIMER

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text 2018-09-21 14:30
#FridayReads 9.21.18
Slimer - John Brosnan,Phil Kettle,Harry Adam Knight
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream - Christopher Golden
Cockblock - Ramona Master,Roderick Hunt,Roderick Hunt

 

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review 2015-02-20 01:25
(Review) Trailer
Trailer - Edward Lorn

 

Another nightmare from the mind of Edward Lorn. The horror this time is twofold for our characters. The first is being stranded in the middle of a big snowstorm. The second is what else is in that storm with them. It's a nightmare for a woman and her son who have just escaped a horrific situation of their own. Short enough for a lunchtime but filled with intensity. If you are a fan of E, you will enjoy this story.

 

You will find this book on Amazon, here.

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