Sunday 1 March 2015

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

Genre: Horror
Publisher: SalGad Publishing Group
Publication Date: 15th Dec 2014
Pages: 22


This is part one of, oh I don’t know, maybe twenty six short stories in Iain Rob Wrights new A to Z of horror series.

It’s Isaac’s sixteenth birthday. His parents have gone out for the evening to allow him to have a party in his house with his friends. Problem is Isaac and his friends are seen as dorks and only a few people turn up. When they realise that the lemonade has alcohol in it more kids arrive to spice things up. Isaac has no idea how the alcohol got into the lemonade. He also has no idea why he seems to have the power to will things to happen. Evil things. Evil things that give him an instant sense of power. Evil things that he doesn’t want to stop doing.

This is a short story. That’s the disappointing bit. The other bit is the fact that it’s superb. Absolutely bloody brilliant! This is what Iain Rob Wright does best. Takes a subject and in the shortest space of time has you absolutely hooked on it and mesmerized by everything that is happening in it.

The main character, Isaac starts out as a timid, self-conscious young boy and by the end of things has turned into evil personified. Not giving details on what he does – you need to read it yourself to find out – but rest assured he soon realises he has the potential and the power to do whatever he wants in the most horrific of ways. It has horror. It has more horror. It has some evil horror. It has you gasping and cringing at anything Isaac says he wants to happen…….cause you know it will.

You will read this story in half an hour. You will think about it for a lot lot longer than that. If you enjoy it as much as me, you will be hoping and praying that Iain Rob Wright has plans to write us more of Isaac.

General rating:

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

Horror Rating:

★★★★★ I need a change of pants.

You can buy A is for Antichrist here:


Book Synopsis:


A boy’s sixteenth birthday is a special occasion. It’s a time where he becomes a man. It’s a time that brings many changes.

But Isaac’s sixteenth birthday brings him more changes than most. He is not quite himself and suddenly his friends don’t seem so much like friends anymore. By the end of the party, Isaac will not just change from a boy into a man, but into something else entirely.


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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