[Review] – Halloween Fiend

By Jason Cavallaro

This is the first of what will be a 5-book series of reviews for Grindhouse Press (Thanks Grindhouse!).  You will just have to stay tuned to find out what the other 4 books are.
C.V. Hunt is a writer that should AT LEAST be on your radar if you’re into dark fiction.  She has published many books, but her breakout novel, Ritualistic Human Sacrifice simply must be experienced.  Even if you don’t like it (but you will), you won’t likely forget it.  Halloween Fiend is short, even by novella standards.  So, my review will match:  This is like Trick ‘r Treat meets Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery.  I can’t sum it up better than that, and if you’re one of those people that are waiting for an excuse to read Hunt’s work, this would be a good one to start with.  It’s engaging and suspenseful throughout, and the plot is simple but thought-provoking.  And the end…*shiver*
Now that I’m thinking about it, now would be a good time to start reading Grindhouse Press stuff if you haven’t started already.  Just from the sheer volume of books these guys release, (they have GOT to be the most prolific horror publisher) you will find something to like.  They published the Splatterpunk award-winning Full Brutal by Kristopher Triana last year, so don’t worry about quality.  This isn’t an ad for Grindhouse.  I just genuinely admire their commitment to this brand of top tier horror fiction.

Grade:  B

I received this book for review consideration.

Jason’s Contact information:
jcavallaro42@gmail.com
Twitter:  @pinheadspawn



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