Monday, August 22, 2016

The Con Season - by Adam Cesare - A new kind of immersive horror con

4 of 5 Stars  

Keith Lumbra is a filmmaker, if you can call titles like Teenage Cumsluts in Torturland film.  He's on his way back from a horror con where he was selling his wares when he gets pulled over by the cops, or at least he thinks they're cops.

Rory and Teeks are putting together a completely new form of con.  Where, instead of having fans line up to get their pictures taken with their favorite horror actors, a limited number of fans, who pay top dollar, would get to interact with a select group of B through D list celebrities at a camp where a slasher is taking them out one by one.

On the surface, it sounds like a really cool idea, but believe me, the talent has no idea what they're in for.

It was tough writing that synopsis without dropping spoilers left and right.  I've probably said to much as it is.

The writing in The Con Season is crisp and the pacing is excellent.  There was a brief disconnect for me between the story's opening and where things come together with the setting up of this new interactive, high-end, horror con, but in the end Adam Cesare delivers a uniquely original tale.

The Con Season is currently available for the Kindle.  If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read it at no additional charge.  Or, if you are an Amazon Prime member you can borrow it for FREE through the Kindle Owners Lending Library.

From his bio - Adam Cesare is a New Yorker who lives in Philadelphia.  His work has been featured in numerous magazines and anthologies.  He writes a monthly column about the intersection of horror fiction and film, called PAPER CUTS, for Cemetery Dance Online.  His previous books include Mercy House, Video Night, The Summer Job, and Tribesmen.

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