Sunday 1 March 2015

REVIEW: Iain Rob Wright - B is for Bogeywoman ( A-Z of Horror )

Genre: Horror
Publisher: SalGad Publishing Group
Publication Date: 11th Feb 2015
Pages: 17


This is part two in Iain Rob Wrights new A to Z of horror series.

Dean is twelve years old. He has been invited to stay over at his new friend Wendell’s house. Wendell has just recently moved to the area from Germany. He lives with his Dad, his Mum having died a while back. He seems to have everything, including a huge four poster bed in the middle of his bedroom. As they settle down to sleep after a busy night, Dean discovers the true meaning of the saying, “Don’t look under the bed”.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Iain Rob Wright could write the packaging for a packet of toilet roll and make it enjoyable! In this latest in his series of shorts we have a simple tale about a sleepover. It may be a simple topic. It may be a seemingly impossible task to write something creepy about a sleepover in a twenty page short story. Mr Wright does it with ease, again.
This is old school horror. It reads like an episode of the Twilight Zone. Dean sees, hears and feels things that scare the absolute bejesus out of him while, apparently, no one around him can see, feel or hear the same things. It’s psychological horror for Dean which turns to physical pain and suffering in a horrific way.

When you come to the end of this story you will have a smile on your face. The closing scene makes you go “Ahhhhhhh light bulb moment” and while it explains things and settles your nerves again, it doesn’t take away from the horror side of things.

If you like old horror films that make you jump when something appears from out of nowhere and ones that you would scream “it’s behind you” at your telly, this is for you. It’s one to fill a half hour lunch break or a perfect filler between bigger books if you want something not too taxing. Above all, it’s Iain Rob Wright.

General rating:

★★★★★ Absolutely loved it and it comes highly recommended.

Horror rating:

★★★★★ I need a change of pants.

You can buy B is for Bogeywoman (A-Z of Horror) here:

Book Synopsis:

Dean is staying overnight at his rich friend’s house, looking forward to a weekend of fun. Wendell has everything, you see, including a giant four-poster bed in the centre of his bedroom. Big enough to hide under.

While ahead there may be fun and games aplenty, one thing is for sure.

Whatever you do, DON’T LOOK UNDER THE BED.

Iain Rob Wright is one of the UK's most successful horror and suspense writers, with novels including the critically acclaimed, THE FINAL WINTER; the disturbing bestseller, ASBO; and the wicked screamfest, THE HOUSEMATES.

His work is currently being adapted for graphic novels, audio books, and foreign audiences. He is an active member of the Horror Writer Association and a massive animal lover.

You can see more about Iain at his website.

Iain's author page is here.

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