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The Beasthouse puremassacre

The Beasthouse. 1986.

Author Gorman Hardy is hot on the trail of another bestseller and if half what’s said about Malcasa Point is true, he’s bound to make a killing. Petite and pretty Tyler and sexy Nora visit Malcasa full of expectation. But Malcasa Point is a place of pain, bestiality and death in The Beast House. (Amazon)

Just finished The Beasthouse this afternoon. Having completed The Cellar two days ago, the story of Malcasa Point and the legend of Beasthouse is still fresh in my memory, burned into my neurons permanently. I breezed through the book rather quickly hoping for more bloody carnage along the way but was a little disappointed to find that Beasthouse was a little tame compared to The Cellar. I thoroughly enjoyed the read though; the characters and their various relationships grew on me and I found myself emotionally invested in their struggles (weird I know, I usually just want most people to meet a horrible end in the most bloody and disgusting way possible). I especially despised the shock author Gorman Hardy, what a complete sleazeball a#$hole, I truly wanted him to die! Anyway while Beasthouse was a less brutal (I thought so) entry in the series, it was nonetheless an entertaining read and shed some more light on the sick and perverse legends surrounding Malcasa Point and that terrible house. I will be jumping right to the third book in the series….The Midnight Tour. The Beasthouse @ Amazon.

Next Up: Nightmares

The Cellar

The Cellar, Richard Laymon. 1980.

Donna, the book’s protagonist, goes on the run with her daughter Sandy when she learns that her ex-husband, who molested Sandy for years, has been released from prison. After a car accident leaves them stranded in the small California coastal town of Malcasa Point, Donna and Sandy cross paths with Judge, a mercenary hired to track down and kill the murderous creature that supposedly haunts a local tourist attraction, the Beast House. Judge’s employer, Larry, is an elderly man who had a traumatic encounter with the Beast as a child.

Just finished reading The Cellar and I loved it. There is some difficult subject matter contained in the book that some readers will find offensive. Numerous scenes of graphic horror violence and sexual sadism blend together nicely creating a great horror/monster read. I breezed through the 309 page novel in about 7 hours reaching The Cellar’s haunting climax. As this is the first book in the Beasthouse series I am looking forward to reading the rest in short order. Laymon is a Twisted Genius. The Cellar @ Amazon

Next Up: Sleep