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It's prom night in the Demented States of America. A place where schools are built with secret passageways, rebellious teens get zippers installed in their mouths and genitals, and once a year, on that special night, one couple is slaughtered and the bits of their bodies are kept as souvenirs. But something's gone terribly wrong at Corundum High, where the secret killer is ...more
Paperback, 285 pages
Published July 15th 2010 by Deadite Press
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Robert Beveridge
Mar 29, 2012 Robert Beveridge rated it really liked it
Robert Devereaux, Slaughterhouse High (Deadite Press, 2010)

There is no way I can turn in an unbiased review of this book. I've been a BobDev fan for over twenty years now, ever since Dell's short-lived, unreasonably fantastic Abyss line released his first novel, Deadweight, in the nineties. At the time, it was the most extreme thing I'd ever read. (And it stayed that way for almost ten years, until I was hit with the double-barrelled attack of Matthew Stokoe's Cows and Charlee Jacob's Haunter in
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Charles
Jul 02, 2015 Charles rated it really liked it
It’s prom night in an alternate United States. Each year on this night, in high schools all over the country, the kings and queens are slaughtered and dismembered in a ritual sacrifice. Only something has gone wrong at Corundum High. In the small Midwestern school a killer — traditionally a teacher specially chosen for the role — ignores the rules and goes on a killing spree. Only a few know the identities of the designated killer and king and queen, and no one knows who stalks the secret ...more
David Agranoff
Dec 01, 2010 David Agranoff rated it liked it
Slaughterhouse high by Robert Devereaux
Deadite Press


For most people high school is a painful experience, I am Keenly aware of this not just because I endured it myself but my day job as a para-educator in a high school gives me a daily view. It is a hard gauntlet that seems impossible to survive. When you are facing the four years of daily education and social indoctrination getting out alive can feel like struggle to survive a slasher movie. And what about the cream of the crop? The prom queen
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Shadow Girl
Apr 07, 2015 Shadow Girl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Prom in the Demented States of America is an important event watched by the entire nation. The sacrifice of the young is a rite of spring, and an honor to their Lord. On prom night the chosen couple is slaughtered and bits of them are kept as souvenirs.
This year’s Designated Slasher at Corundum High is straying from tradition, and the bodies are starting to pile up. Once the students & faculty realize that everything about the night is going very VERY wrong – it might be to late for them all
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Leadie
Aug 04, 2015 Leadie rated it it was amazing
If you're into dark, gory horror that actually has a story behind it (or two or three) you will want to grab this one. But know that it is not for those who pass-out at the thought of blood. There will be a lot of it, and details of how the blood appeared.
it's an abstract version of the USA, now the Demented USA. I shouldn't have to say anymore than that. In addition to all this there is a lot of sex, violence, mixed relationships and more.
Devereaux has done it again.
Tanya
May 15, 2011 Tanya rated it liked it
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I found the first half of the book very confusing - too many people with weird names, didn't understand the society or culture. By the second half though it all made sense and I was able to enjoy the mystery, nuances and finale
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Robert Devereaux made his professional debut in Pulphouse magazine in the late 1980's, attended the 1990 Clarion West Writers Workshop, and soon placed stories in such major venues as Crank!, Weird Tales, and Dennis Etchison's anthology MetaHorror.

Two of his stories made the final ballot for the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards. Robert has a well-deserved reputation as an author who pushes eve
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