• Horror Book Review

    Horrorstör

    Warnings: Violence, Gore, Torture, Death My Thoughts Retail work has to be one of the most thankless and draining jobs out there, the term ‘retail hell’ is the common description for what it’s like to work retail for a mega corporation. Many of us have worked soul-sucking retail jobs at some point, but Horrorstör makes the hell of working in retail literal. “No eyes, no mouth, no nose, no humanity; their individuality rubbed out.” I could identify with the sarcastic and apathetic Amy, a character type often seen in stories about retail work. She feels trapped in an endless loop with no hope of ever climbing up the corporate ladder…

  • Horror Book Review

    The Lodge

    Warnings: Violence, Gore, Animal Death My Thoughts I need to preface this review by stating that from looking at the cover and reading the blurb, that I had expected this to be a spooky supernatural thriller with a serious tone. What the book delivered was far from that: campy Christmas horror and vengeful furniture. The set-up was pretty good, a mysterious death occurs in a forboding-looking hunting lodge filled to the brim with disgusting trophies and animal furniture. I’m glad that I could be eased away from my expectation of a serious book from the earliest chapters. The protagonist was a seemingly bumbling constable that doesn’t seem all that fit…