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Family Night

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  337 ratings  ·  52 reviews
In 2010, one of the most grisly discoveries in Texas history was made. Numerous body parts and human remains were found on an abandoned farm near San Antonio. Very little information was made public, until now. Eddie Mason is a family man. But his is not your typical family. With a wife at home who belittles and ridicules him at every turn, he has sought other means of sat ...more
Kindle Edition, 115 pages
Published December 16th 2013 by Tim Miller Publishing
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Angel Gelique
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Grilling human meat photo: human meat meat.jpg

No, that's not my opinion...but for Eddie "The Mask" Mason, good meat should not be wasted. He's gotten used to feasting on his human victims. And it's not just him. It's become a family affair. He's trained his teen-aged daughter and five-year-old son to assist with his kills. The family that preys together, stays together. But what happens when Eddie sets his sight on an ambitious, young female detective? Will he be biting off more than he can chew?

I've been wanting to read this book for a
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Tim Miller and I can assure you it won't be the last.

Family Night is about 'The Mask' and his twisted family values... without spoiling the story, it is doubtful that The Mask is going to get an award for Father of the Year...

As someone who has consumed a lot of sick literature, I wasn't really expecting this to be able to shock me. But it did. Within the first few pages I was hooked and disgusted at the same time. I literally couldn't put this book down an
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My god this book was AMAZING! I highly highly recommened it
Stephanie Barnes
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Horror fans
Recommended to Stephanie by: Author
Real Horror

Family Night is a true horror story. It takes place in Texas and is a story about the Mason family. Eddie Mason is married to a nagging wife who belittles him at every turn. He is out of a job & out of his mind. The children, 14 yet old Brani and 5 year old Jeffrey, understand that their mother is unkind. When she isn't badgering Eddie she is after the kids. Eddie forms a ritual with his children, bonding with them. The three of them hunt, torture and slowly kill their victims. Then s
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Erin by: Kat Stark and the headless Ned
Detective Julie Castillo is investigating the horrific murder of waitress Carla when she gets a bit too close to the killers and pays the price.

Your reaction to this one is really going to depend on what you want from your horror - this is very straightforward extreme horror with a bit of an interest twist that saved it from regular torture porn horror. If you enjoy movies like the "Hostel" series or the later "Saw" movies you'll likely enjoy this (a.k.a. be prepared for lots of gore). That sai
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Family Night will take you on a horrific rollercoaster. It was so grisly I simply couldn't put this book down and blasted through the 115 pages in one sitting. It has shot to my most horrific and sadistic read list. Those of you that are squeamish or have nightmares after reading horrors, this is NOT for you. But those that love horror and I mean REAL HORROR; buy it now and dont stop reading.

Tim has produced a real evil character; Eddie a normal every day weedy guy to you and I, who is continua
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EXTREME gore and horror fans
All in the family takes on a whole new meaning in Tim Miller's Family Night. I felt like a fly on the wall watching the events with no way to help or ever turn away. His description of the gruesome torture had me wanting to scream stop and just kill them already. This twisted tale of Eddie and his children will have you looking at the so called normal families in a whole new light. What makes Family Night so fascinating and scary is the reality that there are people out there who could be taking ...more
Lisa Sandberg
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a sick and twisted and truly horrific book. I loved it! I will be reading more from Tim Miller.

Eddie, aka The Mask, involves his children in some gruesome torture and killings. Yep, a barrel full of fun for this family, and I believe they truly enjoyed what they were doing. The victims, not so much fun for them.

If you like gore, blood, guts, torture, and death, then this is the book for you. I couldn't put this book down and wouldn't have if I hadn't had to drive home, sleep, and work.

Jun 22, 2020 rated it did not like it

Most disgusting, sick, pathetic gore horror I ever read. I completely destroyed my whole time while reading it. Total disgrace...

A psychopath family wearing mask they hunt their victim and kill them the most torturous way ever possible. They kill them and eat them and these sick activities make them happy too. The prime psychopathic beast got his wife, son and daughter as all of them are in these sick business. When a waitress missed from the side detective Julie come in th
Michelle Hofacker
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a graphic tale that grabs you by the throat on page two and does not let go. I absolutely loved it! There were constant moments of unexpected delays of terror, worthy of classic thrillers. This insane family tormented doing gruesomely bizarre and cringable things like you or I would act when just feeding our pet. No big deal, ugh... Between the nail biting moments, the creepy actions, the disturbing behaviors of the children involved, this book had some of the most unexpected twists and ...more
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was the first Tim Miller book/story that I had read. I have his others, but haven't read them yet. I like horror stories and Tim knows horror. His main character in this book is one sick f**k!! He is really deranged and has a twisted idea as to what is ok for children!! I really did not see some of what happened coming. It takes a special kind of person to come up with the medieval, deranged things that Tim did. :) I can't wait to read the rest of his stuff. **WARNING - Tim's stuff is not f ...more
Randi Palmer
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you like blood and gore then this book is for you! Occasionally I take time off from reading my HEA romances to read a book that will blow my mind and make me think about how life really isn't always about love and flowers, but how there is so much horror in the world. Tim captures that beautifully with this story of a family that kills together. It's so bloody and so sick that I couldn't put it down. I read it in one sitting. So lock your doors and turn on all the lights in your house and pr ...more
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Family Night will take you on a terrifying ride from beginning to end! Once I started reading I couldn't put it down! Tim Miller has taken you into the twisted mind of "The Mask" and you'll never be the same. If you're a fan of horror then this book is for you. ...more
Miranda Johnson mahoney
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
Why isn't this a movie???? That is my real question!! ...more
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great read from Tim Miller!!! I could not put this down and loved EVERY SECOND of this story!! It was dark and gory...another creep fest from Tim Miller!!

The story of The Mask and his family is one that I will not forget for a long time...and hopefully one day the right people will find this story and adapt it for the silver screen.

I highly recommend this book to any horror fans out there. This book does not disappoint and will leave you with one question...What happens to Little Jeffer
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
All in the family.

Family Night, that title says it all. If you're already a fan of Tim Miller's, then you know what you're in for.

Cannibalism, psychopath, serial killer(s)... The Mask.

I will never look at one of those mask the same way. I might turn around and walk the other way during Halloween, if one comes into my sight.

He'll show them, teach them and let them kill. He's a proud father. But will this victim he had to have, be the ending to it all?

I feel like Family Night was a tamer book tha
Elizabeth Robbins
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When your dad is a psycho who likes to kill and eat the "long pig", and your mom has no idea... When Daddy Dearest is also teaching the KIDS the finer points of cannibalism... You might be reading a Tim Miller book. Sick, dark, twisted, and depraved? Oh yes, all that and more! This book will make you want to lock your doors and hide under the bed, seriously! If I had to compare it to some of his other books, I'd say that Family Night was more gruesome, yet less scary. The scariest part for me wa ...more
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader

I have to commend Tim Miller on being an extremely sick, twisted mother-f'er!!! When writing, I bet he tries to imagine the most deranged, disgusting thing humans could possibly do to one another. I'll never understand how or why the atrocities he describes end up being so entertaining to people like myself?!?!

FAMILY NIGHT is an incredibly imaginative, psychotic tale that crosses all boundaries of appropriateness! Unlike anything else I've read, this gruesome yet addicting story had me hook
Lisa Szpara
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Horrifyingly gory and hard to put down

Horrifyingly gory and hard to put down

TIm MIller held nothing back. The more I read, although pretty graphic in nature, I could not stop reading. I finished the book in an hour's time.
if you are up for a gruesome thriller and you are NOT squeamish "Family Night" will be a quick read.

I can't help but wonder if a sequel is in the making? The ending truly leaves you questioning that notion.
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Are you a fan of gore, torture porn, sick and twisted s--t? If so then Family Night is for you. I enjoy getting grossed out by disturbing, graphic torture films, but very few books have made me cringe. Family Night is one of those few! I had never heard of Tim Miller before however I'm glad I discovered this book! It's a short read, a little over an hour, but definitely worth it! ...more
Kristin Dutt
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I do believe Tim Miller is going to become my new go to horror author...WOW! I loved this. Lots of craziness with a lot of just straight up horror. This isn't for the faint of heart but it's fast paced until the end and then your pissed it's over and want more.

This story just rocked all the way around. If you did a good horror every now pick this one up!
I thought family night was when you sat around and played board games in your living room with your dorky ass family . . . DAMN! I was wrong.
Michelle Liner
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Miller does not disappoint his fans with this one.
April Taylor
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Family Night was my first Tim Miller book, and it lead me to read everything else he has written. Fantastically gory, deeply sickening, with a fabulous ending.
Lil' Wench
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
gruesomely awesome!

This story had me captivated beginning to end. I am always searching for good horror novels and this by far is one of the best!
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome. Extremely wicked! I finished it in a day! I would recommend it definitely.
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, own, suspense, thriller
What a fantastic story! This is what horror is all about. I devoured this novel, letting the creepiness and the terror move in and reside within me until the final pages.

So, what’s for dinner has a different take in this novel as some of the characters wonder who is for dinner? When a waitress goes missing, Detective Julie Castillo goes to work piecing together what occurred just before the disappearance. Meanwhile, Eddie is teaching his children the way of the Mask while Eddie’s wife nags in t
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Now that, was fucked up. Fucked up. The most gruesome book I've read.

Great respect that Miller didn't let the characters live happily ever after. The ending was tragic, yet fitting.

I would give it five stars, but I kinda feel like a bad person for enjoying it so much...
Trudy Thomson
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Couldn't stop reading despitr it being seriously gory ...more
Doris Kissack
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The prologue alone gets you hooked. Ok I would read several pages and put it down. I'd wait and pick it up again and procede with this process to the last page. So gripping of a story you must read to the end to find out what the end result is. Wow what an ending! It goes to show you that inner strength can move mountains. ...more
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Tim Miller is a horror author with over 60 books in print. His books have been published in the German, Polish and Russian languages.

He lives in Texas which provides him lots of scary locations and ideas to pass on to his readers. His trusty sidekick, a chihuahua named Sancho sits by his side and supervises his writing activities.

You can find him at his website at

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