Video Night

Video Night

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by Adam Cesare
     
 

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Who knows more about fighting a monster invasion than a group of teenage horror fans?

Billy Rile is smart, adept at Nintendo and has a killer Hi-Fi setup. Life is good. But he has no idea that an alien life form has infected his town, a creature that overtakes and transforms its host.

It could be inside anyone: a classmate, a

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Overview

Who knows more about fighting a monster invasion than a group of teenage horror fans?

Billy Rile is smart, adept at Nintendo and has a killer Hi-Fi setup. Life is good. But he has no idea that an alien life form has infected his town, a creature that overtakes and transforms its host.

It could be inside anyone: a classmate, a pizza-delivery man, even the girl next door. When Billy’s weekly movie night is crashed by this otherworldly menace, he and his best friend and their dates will have to summon their courage and call upon all their horror-movie knowledge if they’re going to make it through Video Night alive.

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Publishers Weekly
Horror movie journalist Cesare (Tribesmen) has crafted the literary equivalent of the ’80s schlock horror flicks his protagonists love so much. In 1988, Billy Rile and Tom Mathers are best friends about to be torn apart by high school graduation and differing expectations; Billy plans to go to college, which his parents will pay for, while Tom’s best-case future is working in his uncle’s liquor store. The only thing holding them together is their shared love of cheap horror films. When their Long Island hometown is targeted for takeover by mysterious xenomorphlike creatures, they and Rachel Krieger, the sister of one of the first victims, use their knowledge of clichéd horror tropes to fight back. While Cesare nods to deeper ideas about body horror and class conflict, the plot careens along from set piece to set piece without paying much attention to its underpinnings. (Jan.)
From the Publisher
“The best new writer I've read in years."
—Nate Kenyon, author of Bloodstone

Tribesmen is a gory and clever homage to those Italian cannibal flicks that we all love so dearly, but without the real-life animal cruelty! Highly recommended.”
—Jeff Strand, author of Pressure

"Sometimes everything goes wrong, in the best possible way. Think Snuff and Cannibal Holocaust meeting at a midnight movie. And then give one of them a camera, the other a knife."—Stephen Graham Jones, author of The Ones That Got Away, on Tribesmen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619211780
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
450,521
File size:
1 MB

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