Halloween night a med student named Hale gets a disturbing call
from his mother. He heads out to the old farmhouse with a group
of his fellow students to render aid. When they arrive there is
no sign of Hales mom but something is there waiting to pick
them off one by one. Stranded because of a snow storm they must
try to stay alive until morning while figuring out just what the
hell is snatching them up.
Theory is hands-down amazing, brilliant even. Easily one of
the best books Ive read in ages. I havent stopped
thinking about it since I finished. I must warn you, if youre
into spoon-fed horror with predictable outcomes and characters
then dont read this book. Im not going to say Im
an intellectual but I am well read and I had to focus all my attention
into the story. Hell I may not even be smart enough to write this
review with the acclaim it deserves.
Graham Jones Demon Theory is essentially the novelization
of a horror movie trilogy written as a literary film treatment
based on the notes of the fictitious Dr. Neider complete with
footnotes. Ahhh the footnotes. Footnotes of not just horror trivia
but info on hair bands, comic books and TV shows (Manimal!) as
well. I thought I knew a lot of pop culture but Dr. Jones left
me in the dust. I have to say however that the footnotes, while
fascinating, kept drawing me out of the story. Id recommend
reading the story with the footnotes, then rereading the story
alone. Id actually like to see a small companion book with
just the footnotes, they were that interesting. For example, where
else can you read facts that start at The Gate and end
at Apocalypse Now?
all the talk of literature and footnotes and writing styles some
of you may be wondering the most important question. Is it scary?
The answer to that my friends is a resounding Hell yes! With gargoyle-like
demons, the undead, moody atmosphere, chilling encounters, and
blood, guts, and body parts flying this book delivers enough terror
to satisfy any horror fan and it never lets up. Read it!
out of 10 dysfunctional families.