Stay indoors after dusk
Under no circumstances do Outsiders find out what happens here and
Leave a nightly offering of flesh and blood for Halloween
Not the All Hallows Eve you’re thinking of but, an offering to the entity that torments this small community on a nightly basis that it’s citizens call “Halloween”.
Members in the small town of Strang live a lonely and isolated life. Houses remain on the market for long periods of time or have been abandoned a ...more
This horror novella would be a good story to read on Halloween Eve. The narrative was quite slow paced, building to a good climax with a creepy monster. Trigger warnings for anyone who is sensitive to harm to animals.
. . . Only a sadist would intentionally inflict the dreadful things we lived through every day onto innocent people."
A . . . creature . . . they call "Halloween" comes t ...more
Every night is Halloween in the small creepy town of Strang. Doesn't that sound like fun?
Nope! Not where the HALLOWEEN FIEND lurks. All remaining 100 residents, except the embittered Barry, know to abide by the strict curfew, keep their traps shut if a visitor comes to town, and most importantly never, ever, forget to leave out a treat!
"Barry, Barry, how much does your life b...more
At just over 100 pages Halloween Fiend demands the reader’s attention. It starts off in a way that lets you know that something is seriously screwed up in Strang ...more
Halloween roams the streets of Strang in the dark of night. Don’t look at it. Don’t let it see you. And whatever you do DO NOT forget to leave Halloween it’s nightly treat. Especially around its favorite holiday.
Barry Johnson may be stuck in a Kafkaesque looping nightmare of a life. He may also be the only one in Strang that can save town from the torment of Halloween.
I like C.V. Hunt’s work. ...more
The end felt a bit disconnected and I would have liked more explanation for character motivations. Left me with a few unanswered questions, but on the whole I loved this personification of Halloween!
In the small town of Strang there are many abandoned houses, no children and a monster named Halloween that roams the streets at night.
All of the locals know to leave out a sacrifice each night or face terrible consequences.
Barry, however, seems to catch the monster's attention and is in for a surprise when the town's annual fall fest begins.
A good story to read the night before Halloween. This short story is easy to read in one sitting with a creepy, mysterious monste ...more
And out went the lights.
Then one of the little pumpkins
disappeared from sight."
Super fun start to the Halloween season with this novella from (Yay!) female horror author C.V. Hunt. This had all the usual Halloween tropes - small town mystery, socially dysfunctional MC, creepy Halloween monster, even a buxom waitress. A great way to begin the October fright fest.
Perhaps less use of the word 'asinine' though, give your editor's butt a good kicking C.V. ...more
Halloween Fiend is the latest release from CV Hunt, and I've been looking forward to reading this one once it got closer to Halloween. I liked this idea of this book, but I had a tough time connecting with the story and characters.
This is a very slow build, especially for a novella, and I just didn't have much interest by the time things finally started happening. I've read a couple other CV Hunt books & enjoyed th ...more
In this new novella, Hunt makes Halloween come to life for the slowly dying town of Strang. (That’s right, “strange” without the “e.”) Halloween is a monster who visits everyone’s house each night and if you have ...more
The author does such a great job of taking something as simple as the concept of Halloween, and makes it dark and ominous and pretty damn scary! It’s a super short and fast read (103 pages) but the author was really good at building up the suspense and mystery of this creature that is Halloween and creeps readers the f*ck out! It’s a twisted take on the holiday taking place in a small town and by the end of the story, you start to realize that Halloween wasn’t t ...more
Despite the title, the story isn't an in-your-face story designed for seasonal reading. This monster story will hold up whatever time of year your read it. ...more
Our narrator, Barry Johnson, leads us into this frightening folk tale that is C.V. Hunt's 'Halloween Fiend'. While this story is just over a hundred pages, and is even broken ...more
The residents of Strang are hiding a dark secret. For as long as the townspeople can remember, they've been haunted by the terrifying presence of Halloween, an otherworldly entity that demands nightly sacrifices be left on every doorstep. But leaving it cats and guinea pigs can only sate it's hunger for so long. Every Hallows Eve, it demands a human sacrifice. And the town, u ...more
What if Halloween were a living entity? In the small town of Strang, trick-or-treat has a much darker meaning. This short novel was marvelous, very atmospheric and the characters tug you right into their little world. I definitely recommend this, especially as a Halloween Read!
Well, Halloween is here!
The town of Strang is mostly abandoned but still has a small population. Every October, Halloween stalks the streets nightly and to keep it happy, the townsfolk leave small animals as treats.
For Barry, this year's a little different, he's much too curious not to stare out the window. And then the carnival comes around the same time as th ...more
I've been a fan of CV Hunts for years now. Even though I haven't read everything she has put out, I've not read a bad book from her yet, and expect that I never will. Her voice ...more