Creepy Crawls is a ghoulish and ghastly terror-touring travel guide to the most dreadfully Horror-ed of destinations! From Tobe Hooper’s 1974 drive-in classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to the real-life Baltimore haunts of Edgar Allan Poe to the macabre features of Paris, France, Creepy Crawls offers morbidly offbeat locations for horror aficionados and travel buffs alike. Author Leon Marcelo lurks with you amongst the foulest of frightfully fiendish horror sites, and offers the name and address of each destination, horror trivia and curiosities, photographs, travel tips, all in an entertainingly ghoulish narrative that is in the jugular vein of beloved horror-host Elvira and the classic horror comic book icon The Crypt Keeper .
|Publisher:||Santa Monica Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.78(d)|
About the Author
Leon Marcelo has been a horror fiend since first reading Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” at the tender age of thirteen. His writing has been featured in Deep Red, Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Chiller Theatre, Ultra Violent, Horror Biz, Carpe Noctem, Morbid Curiosity, and Virus (Germany). He is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where his work concentrates on composition and rhetoric and, of corpse, horror in literature and film.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a horror fan and Monster Kid, I had high hopes for this book. Almost any guide to Horror movie and/or literature sites would be a welcome addition to my library. I also must admit I have read and admired Famoue Monsters of Filmland magazine since the mid 1960s. Forrest J Ackerman (Uncle Forry or 4-E) is the patron saint of Monster Kids. Unfortunately, Leon Marcello attempted to imitate Uncle Forry's distinct pun-infested writing style. After about 10 pages the book went from moderately amusing to somewhat annoying to completely unreadable. The locales he visited are, for the most part, worthy of inclusion even if presented in a rather haphazard manner. The distraction of wading through faux-Forry language adds to the disorganized feel of this book. Had I read through some of this book in my Local B&N, I probably would have never purchased it. However, I ordered it online. Thank you Barnes and Noble for such a good returns policy.
This book was very disappointing. There was very little information about each of the places. The author was very repititive. This book was more like a boring travel trip with a man and his wife. I would never recommend this book.