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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  17 reviews
In the 80's a supernatural killer known as Agent Orange terrorized the United States. No matter how many times he was killed, he kept coming back to spread death and mayhem. With no other choice, the government walled off the small town, woods, and lake that Agent Orange used as his hunting ground. This seemed to contain the killer and his killing sprees ended.

Or so the po
Paperback, 242 pages
Published December 1st 2015 by Deadite Press
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Seasoned horror fans are going to love this and wish that at some point this will be made into a film. All the elements are here, and in Agent Orange we have one hell of a killer. They've tapped into something unique and interesting here, but let's be honest and admit that Reincarnage may not be everyone's cup of tea. This is one for true horror fans who cut their teeth on slashers like Halloween, and even Friday The 13th, but it's not a book that rehashes the past. It's adds to the legacy and b ...more
Matthew Vaughn
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, horror
I really enjoyed this, I found it to be one of those 'couldn't put it down' kinda reads. It did end with some unanswered questions, but that happens. The kills were cool, nothing as graphic as Harding's Genital Grinder though. ...more
Feb 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
Reincarnage is one of those novels in which it is so indebted to movies that it is easier to discuss with comparisons from the silver screen than from the written page. It reads like a super tribute to the 80s slasher films, the ones with an unkillable serial killer terrorizing an unsuspecting populace. There is another nod of the head to those films, I am not even sure they have a name for it, in which a dystopic power throws a group of people into a seemingly inescapable situation where they a ...more
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been a fan of horror, and particularly Slashers, for as long as I can remember. And for an equally long period of time I have found that there are precious few novels catered to such a love. I bought this book for one of my brothers, on a whim, for Christmas last year and I decided to take it and read it for myself. I am beyond glad that I did.

The set up here is pretty classic Meta-Slasher material. 12 people wind up in the walled off area of Morgan Falls and find themselves being hunted
Russell Holbrook
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
As a slasher fan, I totally enjoyed this book. It moves fast and mean and has lots of inventive kills. I like the premise, the story, and the characters. I've heard a rumor that there is a sequel on the way, so I'm definitely looking forward to that! Check this out if you like your machetes coated in blood! ...more
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
For reasons hard to pinpoint, slasher horror may be the most popular film genre to lack a thriving literary equivalent. Sure, there are some authors that will spring to the minds of the most hardcore horror fans, but none that would qualify as household names. Small horror presses have been a godsend to those with niche tastes, but there just aren’t many writers working with the traditional slasher set-up. The fact still remains that there’s a thirsty community of slasher fans eager for reading ...more
Damion Postlewaight
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was like...made me wanna almost be there, almost. Need more from this guy.
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great Slasher

A top of the line slasher with the 80s checklist you would expect and a little background on the town that will comes as a surprise. I really want a sequel and a prequel lol.
Dylan Derby
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
As far as splatter punk style books go, this book is totally awesome. Its just one big hunt with an immortal killer. Very fun read, good characters for the most part and some really solid kills. Also this is a very fast read that still feels like you are getting your time and money's worth from it. ...more
Horror Underground
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing

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What if Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers were real? What would happen if year after year, a group of people were slaughtered by a masked serial killer who is reincarnated just to inflict more death and mayhem? How would society handle an unstoppable, unkillable serial killer? In Reincarnage, authors Ryan Harding and Jason Taverner seek to answer those questions and more… and holy shit do they deliver.

In the 1980s, Agent Orange, a former Vietnam veteran unleas
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awesome, original take on the slasher genre!
Amanda Kool
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A terrific gore-fest of 80's horror tropes - with a terrific, unique twist. ...more
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun and fast book that read like a movie. A group of people wake up in a hotel, not knowing how they got there only to find they are potential fodder for Agent Orange, a serial killer who won't stay dead. To satisfy his bloodlust, the government apparently dumps people into the walled off area and let's them fight for their lives - a sort of involuntary Survivor meets Jason.

Each chapter is told from a different character's perspective. The characters are believable, and the story prov
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
An attention grabbing meta-concept for old school slasher fans, but one which remains frustratingly unexplored (in fact, raising more questions than it is prepared to answer) and which makes very little impact on the plot, which is just a standard stalk-and-slash effort, albeit with creative kills, a well-imagined environment, and an attempt to characterise the victims (though each viewpoint character sounds much like any other, and I suspect they all sound much like the writers - and the casual ...more
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Great concept. I really hope they write a sequel!
M. Dixon
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was some awesome shit! Take your best 70's and 80's slasher flicks and crank them up to 11. The only thing I have to say: I want more!

Brad Tierney
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Agent Orange was awesome and the kills were memorable! Plenty of gore and action-packed combat.
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Ryan Harding is the author of Genital Grinder, the co-author of Header 3 with Edward Lee and Reincarnage with Jason Taverner, the co-author with Edward Lee, Jack Ketchum, Brian Keene, Shane McKenzie, Bryan Smith, Wrath James White, JF Gonzalez, and Nate Southard of Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road (both from Deadite Press), as well as co-author of Partners in Chyme with Edward Lee. His work has appear ...more

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