Posts Tagged ‘Slasher’

Larry 2: The Squeequel by Adam Millard

August 26, 2017 - 7:31 pm No Comments

Larry 2: The Squeequel by Adam Millard

Published by Crowded Quarantine Publications on 31st October 2015

268 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

So, at the end of Larry, Amanda and Freddy had killed Larry and thought that was the end. However, Larry’s mom had other plans, brought back from the dead, Larry has one thing on his mind: Revenge and if the body count rises who is he to complain.

Amanda has now got a psychic link with Larry and Freddy is going along with the plan, thinking it will help get Amanda into bed. Realising Larry has come back from the dead and normal methods of killing him won’t work, they get the assistance of Sister Geoff a very unusual nun.

From the start, this book had me laughing and it took me longer to finish it, only because I was laughing so much, I had to share these scenes with my daughter. Sister Geoff was my favourite character by far, her take no prisoners attitude and her lifestyle was so not the norm. Her one liners usually at the expense of anyone that got in her way were comedy gold. The residents of Haddon were described in such detail, you can visualize each character. As it is a slasher book except the gory death scenes and as this is the sequel the scenes are in abundance, it is amazing how many ways you can die from an axe. The ending has left me intrigued and I can’t wait to read Larry 3D.

My warning from the 1st book still stands, this is a book you cannot read in public and with the amount of laughing I did, I would have had some right funny looks from others.

The Uninvited: Psychological Extreme Horror Book 1 by Mike Evans

September 26, 2016 - 6:50 pm No Comments

The Uninvited: Psychological Extreme Horror Book 1 by Mike Evans

Published 19th February 2016

214 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

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I came across this author when I purchased The Orphans series, but like a lot of books on my kindle I have not got around to reading them. So this was the 1st one I have read by this author, and I wanted to read a good slasher story, with this book you have definitely got one

From the moment you start reading, you are met with a menacing man in a mask with a fetish for sharp items, be it a machete or a knife, no one is safe when he is out to kill.  Isaac and Traci are very much in love and to celebrate their engagement, they decide to go on a camping trip. Joined by 4 unexpected guests they set off oblivious to what horrors they will face. Not wanting to give any spoilers I will leave the synopsis there.

First off I cannot believe that the majority of the story happened over 2 days.   From the moment Traci and Isaac was in the forest I felt that I was there watching the horrific scenes. The action is none stop and I found myself shouting at them to keep running and try to escape. The killing scenes were graphic but if you have watched any slasher films then you know what to expect. Although I was not fussed about Brandi and Tony, I really warmed to Traci, Isaac, Katy and Jack and I think this was the way the characters were introduced to us. They were just like you or me, down to earth and went away to just have fun. I must admit I had tears in my eyes when I was reading the funeral scene, it was so beautifully written and not what I expected when reading a slasher book. With the police get involved, the action moved up a gear, and I am still trying to work out how the killer managed to do some of the murders. From that moment each chapter was alternating days Saturday describing how the group try to escape and Sunday the Police search, surprisingly this was not at all confusing and just added more suspense to the story. The twists keep you guessing throughout and even when you know when the killer is, the author puts one more twist into the story leading it nicely to book 2.

If you like your slasher movies or just want a great exciting story, then this book is a must read. I have never liked camping and after reading this, my reason for not going have just been proven. A brilliant action packed book        

Larry by Adam Millard

September 18, 2016 - 8:56 pm No Comments

Larry by Adam Millard

Published by Crowded Quarantine Publication on 4th August 2014

242 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

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OMG what can I say about this book, I have never laughed so much whilst reading a horror book.

Larry ‘Pigface’ Travers loves his pig mask and his axe, he is your typical slasher that wields his axe at Camp Diamond Creek. In the late 70s he was a name that teenagers feared after hacking over 100 teenagers to death. Jump forward 30 years and he is back to scratch his killer itch. You can just imagine an old man hobbling around the camp killing teenagers, coughing and wheezing talking to his pig mask which after 30 years as decided to talk to him. If you watch slasher films then you know the #1 rule, ‘The Final girl does not get killed’, but does Larry stick to this golden rule.

There are plenty of comedy scenes in this book and one of my favourites is the scene with the Hillbilly at the petrol station. The one liner at the end of this scene was hysterical.

Joking aside this book is really well written and I read it in one sitting as I wanted to see how Larry could pull off more killings. The death scenes were gory and the description of each death was written in a way which made you feel as you were watching a slasher film. The story although following the guidelines of the classic slasher films was original and I would love to know where he got the idea of a pig mask.  

I am glad that Larry II is out as I want to know how Pigface can return, although I have my ideas. If you love horror or just want a laugh, then buy this book. WARNING read this book in the comfort of your own home as you may get funny looks from members of the public if you break out into fits of laughter whilst reading it