Welcome to Freakin Fridays, where I share my reviews of books that scare you, thrill you, and get those endorphins pumping.
Today’s treats are all about creatures that could exist and you hope don’t! Both of these are excellent and sure to satisfy all of you horror fans.
Nightmare From World’s End
by Robert J. Stava
How could I not read this book after seeing that fantastic cover?
I ate this up faster than the beasties could gobble up the poor saps who visited the waters of World’s End, the deepest part of the Hudson. Yes, there’s not one, but two creatures.
Stay out of the water, people. I love it when I actually shake my head and talk to a book. Without the idiots, the book wouldn’t be any fun though. And there’s plenty of people to chum the waters. From those that don’t know there’s something to fear, to those that don’t listen, to those that actually think they can catch or kill these terrors from the deep. It’s a bloody massacre as, one by one, they’re pulled under, dragged overboard, or gobbled up whole.
There’s some interesting character’s. I was hoping John and Sarah would make it. They’re good for each other and very likeable. Other characters add some intriguing twists too.
And the author’s use of anthropology and Indian myths adds mystery while still making the story very believable. Who knows what lurks below, in our deep, dark waters. No one can reach the depths, so who’s to say nothings down there.
I’m a fan of these types of movies. Watched hundreds of them. The plot never gets old. So, I had fun visualizing many of the scenarios that took place. A few of the movies I drew from were Beast, Tentacles, and Jurassic World.
If you like underwater terror and don’t mind it when the characters drop like flies, you’ll enjoy this one. It’s a fun read.
In the aftermath of a major hurricane, a massive antique crate washes up on the shore of Raadsel Point. It’s smuggled cargo from the wreck of the Edmund Wood, an unregistered transport returning from a very unusual expedition. . . a ship that went down in the deepest and most dangerous part of the Hudson known as ‘The World’s End’. The nightmare creature it contains is about to unleash havoc on the citizens of the sleepy river village of Wyvern Falls and inadvertently draw to it a predator thought extinct a millennia ago. It will come down to two people to figure out what both these creatures are and how to stop them: expat CID Detective John Easton and American Indian anthropologist Sarah Ramhorne. The two of them will have to unravel local Indian myths, outmaneuver a corrupt mayor, a failing Ancient Astronaut Theorist TV show and an overzealous Green Folk Festival if they are to stand any chance of saving the day.
by Leigh Clark
Good golly, this is one fast moving story. Ol’ Rex is gobbling up the characters so fast you barely have time to recover from one attack before it’s time for dessert.
You know that saying, “I don’t have to run fast, just faster than you?” Well, trust me, you better be fast, because this dino is clever, full of surprises, and HUNGRY!
There’s this scene where he’s playing with his food, which is one of those people that didn’t run as fast as someone else, that truly horrified me. And another scene where Rex is right there, the guy doesn’t see him, and the next minute, he’s dino food, snatched right up and devoured. Given, it’s a snow storm so it was kind of hard to see anything. If a dinosaur could smile, this big guy did.
I loved a whole bunch of the character’s. And there’s a really cool treat. Two dogs play big roles. One’s man’s best friend, and the others a killer on four legs. It’s really something when they finally meet.
I’m sure you’ve come across something similar to this plot before. Someone finds a viable dinosaur egg. They go to extreme measures to accelerate it’s growth. The rest is bloody carnage. People die. More die. And than an unlikely hero or two have to step up and take care of business. Trust me when I say this will still thrill you. And, hey, it’s a T-Rex! Gobble, gobble.
In an Antarctic research outpost, a group of scientists made a discovery. For the first time, modern man would come face-to-face with the ruler of the prehistoric world, the king of the dinosaurs–the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Blinded by scientific zeal, the researchers thought only of the importance of their find, the contribution to science. But soon they are forced to open their eyes to an inescapable fact–once revived, the specimen would need to feed.
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