I received this book for free from the publisher (Quirk Books) in exchange for an honest review.
This was such a fun read!
This book essentially makes fun of horror movies and all the cliches that come with them. For example, one of the things it says NOT to do is investigate strange things. The book explicitly states, “Investigation = mutilation” (pg. 36). Nothing good ever comes from checking something out. That’s just asking to be murdered.
The book also alludes to many famous horror movies, so horror enthusiasts will have fun catching them all.
The short forward/apology from Wes Craven was perfect. So on brand and a great way to kick of the book.
The illustrations and the list of movie recommendations were a nice touch as well.
The only critique I have is that I would have loved a concluding chapter to bring the book full circle. Or even a short paragraph stating something like, “Congratulations! If you’ve made it this far then you are one of the rare survivors of a horror movie…” I thought it was a missed opportunity and would have been the perfect place for one final joke about horror movies.
Overall, if you’re a fan of horror movies or just want a fun Halloween read, then read this book!