Apeshit is Mellick's love letter to the great and terrible B-horror movie genre. Six trendy teenagers (three cheerleaders and three football players) go to an isolated cabin in the mountains for a weekend of drinking, partying, and crazy sex, only to find themselves in the middle of a life and death struggle against a horribly mutated psychotic freak that just won't stay dead. Mellick parodies this horror cliché and twists it into something deeper and stranger. It is the literary equivalent of a grindhouse film. It is a splatter punk's wet dream. It is perhaps one of the most fucked up books ever written.
If you are a fan of Takashi Miike, Evil Dead, early Peter Jackson, or Eurotrash horror, then you must read this book.
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Carlton Mellick III's sickest book to date is a delicious treat for gorehounds and B movies buffs, but stay away if you're weak stomached or cursed with good taste. Apeshit is cinematic and strongly written, exercising Mellick's talent for terse narration to first draw us into the world of the book, then slowly reveal just how weird that world is. Ultimately we're presented with a book with the gore and fetishism of Ichi the Killer and the gore and humor of Cabin Fever. This is a darkly hilarious work and I'd recommend it for bizarro enthusiasts, Mellick fans, and newcomers with a penchant for truly sick tales.