Kill Creek – Scott Thomas || Horror Book REVIEW

If you’re a horror fan, you’ve probably been seeing this book EVERYWHERE! Scott Thomas was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Debut Authors so everyone has their eye on this guy!

So obviously, I couldn’t ignore the hype and had to check it out.

Did this book live up to the hype? Let’s find out!

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At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, lies the Finch House. For years it has perched empty, abandoned, and overgrown–but soon the door will be opened for the first time in many decades. But something waits, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its new guests.
When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country’s most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won’t be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt soon becomes a fight for survival–the entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R ( gore, violence, language, sexual activity, intense imagery, TRIGGER WARNING – suicide, self-harm, domestic violence, alcoholism, the death of a family member )

LENGTH – 416 pages

PUBLISHER – Inkshares

PUBLICATION DATE – 10 / 31 / 17

SPOOK FACTOR – 4 / 5 SPOOKS


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The Stand – Stephen King || Book REVIEW (Stephen King read-through #5)

Man, this book was a freaking behemoth! I took me FOREVER to get through this one. Does that mean I didn’t like it? Not necessarily. With that being said, let’s jump into it!

Disclaimer – In my read through, I skipped the abridged version of The Stand. I had no interest in reading it, so I just went] to the Uncut version.

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This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R (intense scenes, gore, sex, language, violence, drug and alcohol use)

LENGTH – 1153 pages

PUBLISHER – Doubleday

PUBLICATION DATE – 5 / 1 / 1990

SCARE FACTOR – 2 / 5


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Until Dawn | Video Game REVIEW

I have owned Until Dawn and wanted to play it for awhile, but I was honestly too scared to play it. My final push was that my friend Regina @ BookishinBed recommended the game to.

Finally, I gathered my courage and started the game. So let’s chat about Until Dawn!

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Eight friends trapped together on a remote mountain retreat, and they aren’t alone.  Gripped by dread, with tensions running high, they must fight through their fear if they all hope to make through the night in one piece.

Play as each of the eight characters and experience fear like you never have before. Every decision you make in your terrifying search for answers could mean the difference between life and death, but for whom?  Your actions alone will decide who survives Until Dawn.

GENRE – Horror

DEVELOPER – Supermassive Games

PUBLISHER – Sony

RELEASE DATE – 8 / 25 / 2015

SCARE FACTOR – 3.5 / 5 (Jump scare central!!)

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Night Shift – Stephen King || Book REVIEW {REPOST} (Stephen King read-through #4)

This was originally posted 1 / 28 / 18! I am reposting all my original read-through reviews for continuity sake.

This is the first SK short story collection I’ve ever read and one of the only short story collections I’ve read. I was nervous because I didn’t really know what to expect. Did I enjoy it? Let’s find out!

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Never trust your heart to the New York Times bestselling master of suspense, Stephen King. Especially with an anthology that features the classic stories “Children of the Corn,” “The Lawnmower Man,” “Graveyard Shift,” “The Mangler,” and “Sometimes They Come Back”-which were all made into hit horror films.

“Unbearable suspense.” (Dallas Morning News)

From the depths of darkness, where hideous rats defend their empire, to dizzying heights, where a beautiful girl hangs by a hair above a hellish fate, this chilling collection of twenty short stories will plunge readers into the subterranean labyrinth of the most spine-tingling, eerie imagination of our time.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R (intense scenes, sex, gore, language)

LENGTH – 326 pages

PUBLISHED – 2 / 1978 by Doubleday

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The Shining – Stephen King || Book REVIEW {REPOST} (Stephen King read-through #3)

This was originally posted 1 / 21 / 18! I am reposting all my original read-through reviews for continuity sake.

The Shining was one of the first SK books I ever read! In fact, I was probably too young to read this book because I remembering it going right over my head. So when I revisited it, it was basically like a new experience. Did I understand it more this time? Let’s find out!

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Danny is only five years old, but he is a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of an old hotel, his visions grow out of control. Cut off by blizzards, the hotel seems to develop an evil force, and who are the mysterious guests in the supposedly empty hotel?

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R (gore, alcoholism, violence, language, sex, intense imagery)

LENGTH – 447 pages

PUBLISHED – 1 / 28 / 1977 by Doubleday

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‘Salem’s Lot – Stephen King|| Book REVIEW {REPOST} (Stephen King read-through #2)

This was originally posted on 1 / 13 / 18! I am reposting all my original read-through reviews for continuity sake.

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Thousands of miles away from the small township of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people, a man and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. They must return to ‘Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R ( sex, alcohol, language, gore, some intense scenes)

LENGTH – 439 pages

PUBLISHED – 10 / 17 / 1975 by Doubleday

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Carrie – Stephen King || Book REVIEW {REPOST} (Stephen King read-through #1)

This was originally posted 1 / 7 / 18! I am reposting all my original read-through reviews for continuity sake.

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Carrie knew she should not use the terrifying power she possessed… But one night at her senior prom, Carrie was scorned and humiliated just one time too many, and in a fit of uncontrollable fury she turned her clandestine game into a weapon of horror and destruction…

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R ; sex, intense situations, violence, language

LENGTH – 253 pages

PUBLISHED – 4 / 5 / 1974 by Doubleday

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