The carnival is in town...
What was supposed to be an evening of fun and laughter for JD Cole and the other students of Whitebridge High turns into a never-ending night of terror. Trapped inside the Castle of Horrors by the demonic Proprietor, good friends and bitter rivals must band together to make it through the maze of torturous attractions, where fictional monsters come to life, eager to feast on human flesh. Vampires, zombies, werewolves, and aliens lurk around every corner as JD and his friends struggle from one room to the next, fighting for their sanity, fighting to survive, fighting to escape ... The Carnival of Fear.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
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Pick a fear, your worst fear. Is it vampires? Warewolves? Zombies? How about dealing with Hell? The Carnival of Fear has a fun house that promises to be the biggest and best scare you have ever had! Come on in...if you dare.... A small New York town is abuzz with excitement this Halloween. A carnival has set up shop overnight and the citizens are ready for some Halloween thrills and chills. No one is immune to the pull of having the pants scared off of them on this holiday, it's a tradition...it's your right...and you're going to have fun, even if it kills you. And, in this carnival, you may just want to die. As in any high school, you run into the jocks, the nerds, the stoners, and the artsy kids. None of them hang out together, but they all have seen each other, picked on each other, and crushed on each other. None of these groups planned on spending any time with any of the "other" groups. That just isn't how things are done. They never knew that in the span of less than an hour, these groups will have suffered what seems an eternity together. As midnight approaches, several kids from each of these groups enter into the Castle of Horrors with the Proprietor silently watching on. Once you enter, the kids learn, you cannot leave until you have visited every room in the castle. Every nightmare imaginable lays in wait inside the castle. The kids will enter eagerly anticipating a good scare. Soon after they will be running for the exit, screaming for their lives. Can they really survive all the Proprietor has in store for them? Carnival of Fear has something for everyone's horror taste. There is blood, gore, dismemberment, and a special fear for just about everyone. I loved this book because it took me back to the good old days of horror. We see all of our favorite horror style characters in this book, and it kept me wanting to keep entering the next room, even though I knew I wouldn't be able to turn my bedroom light off for a while. The book is written in parts, and each part is from the view point of one of the teenagers trapped inside the castle. This really helps you bond with each of the characters, and you being to even like the characters you really thought would be the perfect person to be decapitated. All of these kids learn to work together and get past their differences if any of them are to survive. Unfortunately, some of them do not learn this lesson quickly enough. This book is not for the squeamish. There are certain scenes that are quite brutal if you have a vivid imagination. There are several times I was quite grateful I had chosen to read during the daytime. Otherwise, I would have NOT been sleeping for a while! I give this book 5 stars, and will definitely be picking this up again to make sure that there was nothing I missed! No tickets necessary for this carnival, but I guarantee one Hell of a ride.