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Widow's Point

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“This is a bad place. I don't think people are meant to live here.”

Longtime residents of Harper's Cove believe that something is wrong with the Widow's Point Lighthouse. Some say it's cursed. Others claim it's haunted.

Originally built in 1838, three workers were killed during the lighthouse's construction, including one who mysteriously plunged to his death from the catwal
Hardcover, 156 pages
Published February 28th 2018 by Cemetery Dance
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Diane S ☔
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
In 1838 a lighthouse is erected overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Nova Scotia. During the construction three workers are killed. After that their are more deaths, unexplained disappearances and other strange occurences. Eventually the lighthouse is closed, a fence is erected, and people are warned to stay away. Until Thomas Livingston, an author, paranormal investigator talks the current owner into letting him stay for a weekend, locked in from the outside and with no means of communication.

Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
I was given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

This is my second time reading a Chizmar novella, the first being his partnership with Stephen King on Gwendy's Button Box and I loved that as well. This story is a partnership Richard did with his son, Billy.
At first I thought the format was going to bother me, done in the style of say, Blair Witch Project, told in transcribed video/audio recordings but then I realized that this was quite an effective way to tell a ghost/
Cody | codysbookshelf
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
As of late, I’ve become fascinated with video recordings of the explorations of abandoned places—psych hospitals, schools, shopping malls. There is a treasure trove of this type of thing on YouTube. (Dan Bell is my favorite, check him out!) Perhaps I am a little late to that particular party, but I have arrived all the same. Like most folks, I think the mystique of locations long forgotten is a powerful one, though I am too easily scared to explore such places in real life.

Widow’s Point, the up
samantha  (books-are-my-life20)
A creepy quick read, so first off i loved how it was set up like a documentary something i personality haven't seen much in Paranormal investigator books it was a good old-fashioned ghost story with a modern twist, it is very creepy not really scary, but it will leave you thinking.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: scares, novella
”The Widow's Point Lighthouse, located at the northeastern tip of Nova Scotia, was originally built in 1838 and has been the scene of dozens of mysterious deaths and unexplained disappearances over he past two centuries...

So many deaths and disappearances had occurred in and around the lighthouse over the years that eventually it would be closed and shuttered. Then after a particularly gruesome crime, a security fence was erected around the land-side of the property in 1988. But what's a fence
Jeremy Hepler
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun, quick, and entertaining haunted house/ghost story novella told in a found-footage format. Great for a rainy weekend day.
4.5 stars!

WIDOW'S POINT, co-written by Richard Chizmar and Billy Chizmar, is a supernatural story that centers on The Widow's Point Lighthouse, located in Harper's Cove, Nova Scotia. An author of books featuring allegedly "haunted locations", Thomas Livingston, has gotten permission to stay at this fenced-off, isolated area for the duration of a weekend. The area has a reputation for suicides, murders, and missing people--so much so that the owner eventually decided to close the lighthouse down
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
In a word, weak.
J.D. Barker
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A delicious spoon of pure, undiluted haunted housery to delight the horror purist.
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm a fan of found footage stories. Yes, I know the movies have been done to death, but I always enjoy them, and I'll probably continue to shell out money for them. I know what I like, and I don't care if it's derivative as long as I enjoy it.

I'm trying to remember if I've actually read a story or novel that was written in the found footage style, and I honestly don't think I have. I think it seems familiar because I've seen so many films, but this was my first time reading a story told in this
Vignesh Ashok Kumar
Rating - 9.5/10 (Excellent) - Spooky night to remember

Yesterday night was eerie marathon night for me. I wanted to watch an horror movie(probably Pet Cemetery) yesterday but thought the better of it and chose to read this one. I completed this novella within 5 hours and was completely flabbergasted and petrified by this piece of work. I could also feel the influence of Stephen King at works here. This takes the cake for the other-worldly exposition of the historical events and the events that
Димитър Цолов
Тънка книжка, която се чете буквално за няколко часа и не, не очаквайте някаква дълбочина на образите, морални прозрения и пр. интелектуални шитни - беше си хорър в най-дестилираната му форма, накефил ме максимално. Аз, казвал съм го поне хиляда и осем пъти, търся ГЛАВНО ЗАБАВЛЕНИЕ в четенето, а медицински буквари, с които да си правя гимнастика на пипето - има бол :)

Повествованието е решено като аудио- и видео дневник на писателя Томас Ливингстън, бестселър автор, изследовател на свръхестестве
Michael Hicks
I suspect I'm going to be the odd-man out on this one for a bit...

I'd been looking forward to Widow's Point for a while, having ordered the limited edition hardcover (which is beautiful, by the way), and then bought the Kindle edition for reading. I'm not disappointed in these purchases, mind you, but I also think I may have had my hopes raised a bit too high by all the advance praise. This particular book has a lot of love from so many other readers that I know, interact with, and trust, so thi
Glen Krisch
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, one-sitting roller coaster of a ghost story.
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the found footage narrative of this one would throw me off, (and it did at first), but as the story progressed, the more I became acclimated to it and the more it fit the story. As a matter of fact, I think it added a lot to the steadily building tension and overall creepy factor of this one.

An author gets locked in a haunted lighthouse to record events and write a book about his experiences over a period of three days. Easy peazy. Well, maybe not. If it was, I guess it would have made
Alex findingmontauk1
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Widow’s Point is a unique horror story written by Richard Chizmar and Billy Chizmar. It chronicles a critically acclaimed supernatural author who wants to spend a weekend locked inside a lighthouse with quite a past. Residents of the nearby town would swear the Widow’s Point Lighthouse is cursed or haunted. Strange occurrences are associated with it: mysterious deaths, potential suicides, unexplained accidents, and disappearances. It has been almost thirty years since anyone has set foot inside ...more
It took me much longer than usual to read this short book. This was because:
a) I didn't have much reading time, and
b) My eyes were struggling to read as they were constantly rolling.

Bearing in mind this was written in 2018, I found the events quite clichéd, predictable and -well, my eyes just kept rolling. I'm not saying it was terrible (I did finish it after all & I found the format original) but most people have given this a high rating, so I must be missing something....
Mar 22, 2018 marked it as own-tbr  ·  review of another edition
Kindle version on sale for $1.99 @ Amazon today.
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Local residents of Harper's Cove, believe that the Widow's Point Lighthouse, is haunted. The lighthouse was built in 1838. During the construction of the lighthouse, three workers were killed. In the next two decades, many strange, and unexplainable things would happen. There were murders, strange accidents, and some people just vanished into thin air. The lighthouse was finally boarded up in 1988. There was a large fence put around the lighthouse, to keep curious people out. Thomas Livingston, ...more
Иван Величков
От едно известно време насам все повече се убеждавам, че новелата е идеалния формат за история на ужаса. Достатъчно голяма, за да те обсеби и достатъчно кратка, за да я прочетеш на един път. „Прокълнатият фар” на баща и син Чизмър само затвърждава тази ми позиция.
Произведението е кратко, наситено и доста зъбато, а формата му представена предимно в аудио файлове и го прави перфектно за радиопиеса. Ако някой се заеме, направо ще изкърти ефира.
Сюжетът е „класически” – изследовател на паранормалното
William Richardson
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent horror story set in a deserted light house on the coast of Nova Scotia and of the Author Thomas Livingston has received permission to spend a weekend locked up in it to see if it's haunted.

Strange thins have happen inside the lighthouse and around it, and there is some strange things happening to Thomas. The strangest thing happens on the Monday the owner come to let him out.

Great short read I recommend it to anyone who likes to be spooked.
Сибин Майналовски
Красота...!!! Приказно. Кинематографично. Написано е с видимо удоволствие и се чете на един дъх. За пръв път не изпитвам желание да гледам филм по него — толкова цветно е разказана историята, че все едно се разигра пред очите ми. Жалко, че е толкова кратко :( Искам продължение! 😍
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just... wow. I was given an advanced review copy from the guys over at Cemetery Dance (the best publisher in the business).

Widow's Point was the best book that I read in 2017. And seeing as I read 104 books in 2017, that's saying a lot. This is classic horror, folks. I read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. I've not had a book put me on the edge of my seat in a long time. Widow's Point will walk you to the edge and then shove your ass off. I was already a huge fan of Richard Chizma
Art the Turtle of Amazing Girth
A ghost story in a lighthouse? Give me more!

Tales of a mind breaking while isolated? Give me more!

There is now way at all I could sleep facing a black empty hole going down into stairs, nu-unh!

This is scary, dark, telling of mental issues, and leaves readers wanting more, oh so much more!!
The Grim Reader
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review soon.
Коста  Сивов
Приятна и увлекателна новела, която се чете много бързо. Илюстрациите също допринасят много за качествата на изданието.
Brandy Humphrey
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading anything by both Richard or Billy Chizmar and I am blown away. You all know the drill by now when it comes to my reviews; I will not give you a full blown summary of this novella, for that you need to order the book.. and believe me, you're going to want to do that as soon as possible. Within the first ten or so pages of this book I was pulled in and wanting to know more about the history of Widow's Point lighthouse. This tale is accounted by the main character thr ...more
Kevin Lucia
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WIDOW'S POINT, by Richard and Billy Chizmar, is an engrossing, chilling, atmospheric read. It's a wonderful epistolary novella which demands to be read in one sitting, a superb addition to a long tradition. This is not to be missed!
Draven Ames
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Widow's Point is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat ghost story. Billy and Richard take you through one man's psychological torment as he locks himself inside a lighthouse with a tragic, horrific, evil past. Accidents while building the lighthouse were mysterious. Murders happened on the grounds. A family has been slaughtered within the walls. Ships have broken upon its shores and children have gone missing. Some have even gone mad. Satanic rituals and strange carvings have been reported. Legends, ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A genuinely creepy outing that succeeds admirably in spite of the presence of (but not necessarily reliance upon) abundant trappings and tropes. And I do mean abundance. Let's see...we have a haunted lighthouse, vengeful ghosts, dark and stormy nights, creepy singing children, bloody floating carpentry tools, disembodied voices, '2 nights locked in a legendary Haunt for a publicity stunt', found footage, mysteriously rotting food, eldritch powers stirring in the depths, and a narrator whose narr ...more
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