My last review was of Shani Struther’s Eve: A Christmas Ghost Story. Kill Creek by Scott Thomas is another haunted house tale, yet very very different. While Eve is a cosy by the fire mystery, Kill Creek by Scott Thomas is a monster of a horror fest.
Four authors of types of horror are asked to spend Halloween night at a supposedly haunted house as part of a social media/big brother type event. It’s when they go home the horror begins as the house insidiously gets into their heads.
I give this book a 5/5. The characters might be cliches in the terms of horror writers profiles. I mean I could certainly link them to real life horror writers. They were certainly well developed and I cared for them and their outcome. There may have been some lost routes along the way but when the author gets into the nitty gritty, it gets gory and ghostly. I don’t think you ever understand completely the origin of the horror in Kill Creek (and I may suspect it’s a premise that has been used before but I can’t quite put my finger on it). It is a good solid well written horror with everything I ask for: gore, ghosts and great characters. I found some of the descriptive writing really drew me in and although I found myself wondering how some of the characters managed to keep moving, it’s no more than any horror movie. In fact, this should be a horror movie. Please make it!