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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

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Genre: Horror

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My Review

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.

 5 Stars

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Synopsis

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.

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Carnivore

by Leigh Clark

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Genre: Horror

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My Review

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.

   5 Stars

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Synopsis

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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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 the monsters in the dark.

 ‘Nids

by Ray Garton

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Genre: Horror

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My Review

It’s funny that I love to read stories about spiders killing people when I have a huge phobia for them. Just thinking about spiders has my skin twitching, feeling them crawling all over me.

It appears that saying, “Because I can,” rings true in this story. Some people cook up something in a lab, never worrying about what could go wrong. Innocent people start dying, ripped apart.

You getting the picture? A genetically engineered experiment is loose. It’s huge. Crawls on more than six legs. And it’s so very hungry.

The plot never gets old for me. I love movies like this and the author gave me some good old fashioned scares.

It’s been said that there’s a spider within six feet of you at any given time. Creepy to think about, isn’t it?

 4 Stars

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Synopsis

Medical research? Genetic experiments? No one knows exactly what goes on inside the sprawling BioGenTech building on the edge of town. But after an enormous explosion at the facility, people in town start turning up dead…and in pieces.

Something is loose in Hope Valley. Something big…and fast…and hungry. It has a lot of legs, a nasty disposition and a big appetite. This is one spider you can’t step on.

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Another one from my huge TBR!

When The Tik-Tik Sings

by Doug Lamoreux

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Genre: Horror

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My Review

The author sets the tone early in the book. A quiet Iowa town and it’s residents go about life as usual. Then the singing begins. Tik tik. Tik tik. And hell comes calling.

Got to hand it to the author. He gave me a new monster. And it has a friend. They don’t waste any time wreaking havoc.  By the time you hear the singing, it’s already too late.

In the beginning, I could understand how some of the characters reacted. Later on, when they knew they were dealing with something otherworldly, I questioned their actions. While you have to suspend your belief in order to enjoy a good horror story, I do feel these characters should have got their acts together sooner.  But, what’s a good monster story without some sacrificial lambs.

You won’t hear me complaining about the monster. It was bizarre. And the ending. It was a crazy showdown.

   3 Stars

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Synopsis

In a sleepy historical Iowa town, on the banks of the Mississippi River, tourist season is in full swing, and the strangest serial killer the world has ever known is roaming at will.

It begins with a mysterious house explosion, a severely burned man, and an unidentified female body. More victims follow, each killed under the oddest circumstances, each bearing an identical but unidentified wound, each attack accompanied by the most eerie, musical ticking. When the lead homicide investigator goes missing, Police Sergeant Erin Vanderjagt is forced into the fray and into a personal hell she never imagined.

Who or what could be behind the bizarre deaths, and why is Erin’s boyfriend suddenly acting crazy? Why has her idyllic world suddenly fallen apart? And – as the murders continue – what can Erin do, where can she go, how can she fight the horror… When the Tik-Tik Sings?

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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 the monsters in the dark.

 Nightwalk 

Book #1

by D. Nathan Hilliard

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Genre: Horror / Science Fiction

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My Review

I like it when a story creeps up on me like this one did. Just another street in another suburban neighborhood in the good old US of A. Everyone knows everyone. Minds their own business. Kind of. And go their merry ways.

Until…it all goes sideways. Overnight, carnivorous plants that suck you empty like an arachnid and lure you in with their pulsing florescent colors come out of nowhere. God awful creatures straight out of nightmares prowl the streets, tracking you down and tearing you limb from limb.

This is all kinds of creepy. Throw together a dysfunctional family,  a bunch of people who don’t have a clue how to handle things, and some horrific monsters, and the words fly by. I read this straight through, enjoying every attack, every new monster, and the epic showdowns.

The ending was solid, yet mysterious, leaving things open enough to include more if the author chooses. Which I hope he does.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

New from the author of Dead Stop and Spiderstalk

Welcome to Coventry Woods, a tranquil, middle class neighborhood where trees turn the streets into shady tunnels, soccer moms jog on secluded paths, and backyard barbeques are weekend staples. It’s a quiet, urban example of the American dream. Here businessmen are neighbors with radio DJs, young doctors buy their first houses, and author Mark Garrett has been settling in with his lovely new wife and stepdaughter.

But tonight Mark’s new neighborhood is going to come with something he never bargained on.

The pits of hell have yawned wide and poured their contents into the midnight streets and homes of Coventry Woods. Everything has gone insane. Shots and screams ring out in the night, while death stalks the darkness in forms this earth has never before seen. Even worse, the only hope of escape is by foot.

Now Mark, along with his stepdaughter and his back-fence neighbor, must flee the neighborhood while attempting to help anybody they meet. And it won’t be easy. They will be walking a gauntlet of unearthly predators, as they strive toward a goal they aren’t even sure still exists…the outside world.

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Mark Of The Beast

Book #1

by Steve Wells

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Genre: Horror / Short Stories

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My Review

Out of the dark they come. Three beasts. One beyond naming. One by the name of Bigfoot. And the loupe garou. Those who they encounter pay a terrible price. Then, back to the dark they go.

All three of these are quick reads. All of them have a terrifying monster, or two. Many die. A few survive.

Each of these short stories has a fun twist. There’s even a bit of furry romance. Warning you though, most have a sticky ending. All’s fun until it isn’t.

Scary good.

  3 Stars

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Synopsis

An anthology of horror shorts with beasts of many forms.
MARK OF THE BEAST – Jessie has just picked up trailer park mother and are en route to the grandmother’s house when they hit a deer on a deserted highway. The accident totals her broken down Volkswagen Bug…but the two soon have bigger problems. The deer was being chased by something very large. A beast emerges from the shadows and soon sees the two women as an appetizer as they try to escape.
BIGFOOT CREEK – Cindy is the producer of a low budget reality show that specializes in cryptozoology. Both her and her crew journey to the woods where they discuss and look for the existence of Bigfoot. It is all done with a fake seriousness until they encounter a real beast at night that goes on a rampage, hunting them down one by one.
A RAINY DAY IN HELL – Robin was violated by a group of hayseeds in the Louisiana backwoods. The police are doing nothing so she solicits the services of a voodoo witch, the mysterious Madam Porcelain, in order to help her gain retribution. The witch summons a werewolf that Robin can use as a weapon to gain revenge.

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Are you going to watch Preacher? I sure am.

Fear The Walking Dead will wrap up its season and I’ll be good to go.

Wanted to share some trailers in case you missed them.

Enjoy!

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So what do you think? I think this is going to be a great series. Sure hope there’s lots of thrills and chills to keep me watching!

Got any shows you want to recommend for me? I’m always looking for new ones.

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