Creakers

April 21, 2013 - 12:55 pm 4 Comments

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Creakers
Author: Paul Kane
Publisher: Spectral Press
Page count/size: 29pp
Release Date: April 2013
Reviewer: Theresa Derwin

In the latest Spectral Chapbook by prolific author Paul Kane, following the death of his Mother, Ray moves back to her house to renovate it and sell it on, so he moves into the building to start work on it. He brings along his sleeping bag and equipment to stay there during the restoration period. As an experienced house re-builder, Ray knows that those old places that make noises in the night are called Creakers, so he expects some noise during the night, but not this much. The noises and the things crawling over him at night are not normal. The reader can feel his growing tension and fear as the noises and creaks in the house grow and grow.
The story falls into that nice tradition of anthropomorphic horror, in which objects take on human personification and become the objects of horror, bringing back painful memories of his home, his childhood and his Mom.
Filled with squirmy uncomfortable imagery, this is cheap as chips chills! Give it a go.
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4 Responses to “Creakers”

  1. Andy Angel Says:

    This sounds like a must read!

  2. Theresa Derwin Says:

    It is indeed. And short and er sweet

  3. simonmarshalljones Says:

    Andy: I still have a few copies left, should you want one… =)

    Theresa: thanks for the great review… =)

  4. Reviews and news – 22:04:2103 | Spectral Press Says:

    […] To start the week off, here’s a new, short review of Paul Kane’s Spectral chapbook Creakers – this one is from Theresa Derwin and has been posted to her Terror Tree blog. You can read what Theresa thought of it here. […]

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