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Criminal brothers Ray and Eric Kuttner pulled off what they thought was a seemingly simple score, until Ray’s innocent wife, Rachel, was brutally murdered in retaliation. Hell-bent on revenge, the brothers delivered their own merciless payback.

Three years later, something sheds new light on Rachel’s murder and it requires the brothers to drive across Texas to Oklahoma on
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Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published December 1st 2018 by Grindhouse Press
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Red Lace Reviews
Estranged siblings Ray and Eric Kuttner find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere. With a painful past hanging over their heads, and vengeance to dish out, they struggle with their brotherly relationship whilst being forced to protect themselves against an insane clan of flesh eaters. Being hunted down like animals was not the plan; they were to be the hunters. The only thing they can do is try to turn things around, and guns will undoubtedly help.

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Becca
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A huge thank you to Matt Kurtz for sending me a copy of Kinfolk in exchange for an honest review!

Quick note! As what can be expected in a horror novel, there are quite a few of the common horror novel triggers in Kinfolk (i.e. gore, death, etc.); however, I would like to mention a certain trigger warning: rape. It occurs in the very first chapter of Kinfolk & it definitely made me cringe. If this is something that really bothers you, please keep it in mind when considering to pick up this bo
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Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews
Publisher: Grindhouse Press
Published: December 1, 2018
Pages: 204


Kinfolk is one of those rare books that fits all my horror tastes. This book delves into what I love so much about horror. You've got your deranged rednecks, backwoods, dirt roads, and some not so great protagonists. I love it when authors write complex protagonists. You know the characters I'm talking about. The ones that aren't superheroes. The not so great people that just so happen to be a little bit better than the antagonist(s
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Diamond
You're probably familiar with the story, city people driving through the countryside end up taking a detour on the backroads, an accident leaves them stranded with no cell phone service, and find themselves crossing paths with a family of backwoods cannibals. Kinfolk hits all the notes and features the tropes, but this isn't about a group of college kids looking for a party that get picked off in a variety of gruesome ways, this is about a pair of armed and dangerous criminals out for revenge. B ...more
Tracy Robinson
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5!

Recently, I have begun seeking out more and more titles from Grindhouse Press. They offer a diverse range of horror and dark fiction that pushes me to expand the boundaries of the types of horror fiction I enjoy.

Kinfolk, by Matt Kurtz is no exception. When I saw the synopsis mention a pair of brothers that “get stranded along a hunting ground patrolled by a family looking for fresh meat to feed their hunger for flesh”, I HAD TO READ IT. Backwoods gory cannibalism? Yes, please. This does pu
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John Bender
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
2019.

This short novel hits my personal sweet spots-- hints of 70s exploitation, with wild rednecks, blasts of gore, the all-time quest for revenge.

I don't want it to get lost in the shuffle. I purposely delayed reviewing it until 2019, because I want to give it a push into the New Year.

I haven't read any Matt Kurtz before, but I'm intrigued. He writes clean and simple, and has a good eye for action and planning scenes. I guess it's no surprise that he used to be a filmmaker!

Oh, and Precious. 😉 r
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Horror DNA
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tony-jones
There is absolutely no point reading a book by a publisher called “Grindhouse Press” and then moan about it being too bloodthirsty. Let’s just say when it comes to Matt Kurtz’s Kinfolk, the reader truly gets what is on the label of the tin, in large gore-filled quantities. Yes, this is an extremely violent book, however, it is also very skillfully written and I never truly got the feeling it is overtly gratuitous. Having said that, it will certainly be too much for some palates, so you have been ...more
Matt
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy crap!!! Want to be stressed out and reading as frantic as you can? Are you okay with gallons of blood and super intense action? Want to see a mix of From Dusk to Dawn and Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Then grab your sawed off shotgun, your brother and a need for revenge and get on this!

I'll have a bigger review for Gingernuts of Horror, but know that I loved this book.
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Matt Kurtz has had over fifty short stories published in anthologies from such publishers as Blood Bound Books, Comet Press, Necrotic Tissue Magazine, Evil Jester Press, Apokrupha, and Strangehouse Books. In addition, he has a two volume collection of short stories entitled MONKEY'S BOX OF HORRORS and MONKEY'S BUCKET OF HORRORS.

His first novel KINFOLK, a horror/action-thriller, was released by Gri
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