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3.58  ·  Rating details ·  783 ratings  ·  192 reviews
It’s a local legend. No one is sure if this “Camp Slaughter” place is real or not. But a group of college kids renting out a cabin deep in the woods of Pennsylvania will soon realize the truth. They’ll realize the danger, too. Or rather, the cannibal out in the woods will bring the danger to them…
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published August 27th 2019
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Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy, horror
4.5 Stars
Camp Slaughter is Serious Nightmare Fuel!


This was easily the scariest horror story that I have read in quite a while. As a piece of realistic horror, the situations were so terrifying because they felt entirely possible. The prologue alone was incredibly intense. I started reading this book at night, in the dark, which might have been a mistake because I got legitimately anxious. Beyond that first scene, there were several more creepy and downright disturbing moments throughout the rest
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Sadie Hartmann
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: night-worms
“Slasher” is a recognizable and popular genre of horror films but it is also a hotbed of activity this year in horror fiction. I read three slasher books so far in 2019 and while I used to think all slashers were created equal, CAMP SLAUGHTER convinced me that some slashers rise above the stereotypes.

Typically, Slasher books have a large cast of underdeveloped characters in order for the “psycho killer” to have plenty of people to hunt, maim and kill. I’ve also found that slasher fiction isn’t t
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Octavia (ReadsWithDogs)
Camp Slaughter was everything I could ever want in a slasher book!

Intense as fuck gory scenes with references to Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Check!
Cabin in the rural backwoods? Check!
Cannibal killer? Check!
Comic relief throughout? Check!

I hear there might be a sequel...
Katie (never.ending.reading.list)
Oh man this was bad.

I was looking forward to reading this one because I love slasher horror films and this is exactly what it was. But this was just not a good story.
The killer was a joke and a ripoff of famous horror movie villains, absolutely zero creativity there.
I get that the author was trying to give background and depth to the many characters so the reader would feel something when they were killed but it was just too many different story lines and I did not care at all about any of them.
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Marie
This was an intense read!

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A small backstory:

A cabin out in the woods named Camp Slaughter has been known for bad things happening out there with murders and disappearances. Some friends decide to go out there to investigate as they want to see if the rumors are true. In the meantime, two paranormal investigators also want to check out the place as they think it might be haunted.

Unbeknownst to all of them is that a crazed cannibal maniac lives out in the woods and he uses the cabin as his hom
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Jordaline Vulva
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like gore and fucked up shit, this is for you my friend. So many good death scenes. Ugh I love it.
Jordan Anderson
I wasn’t very kind to Sergio Gomez’s The Visitor. You can read my review of it if you feel so inclined but basically it was a huge disappointment for a variety of reasons. I say that because I didn’t have any plans to read another Gomez book, however since I accidentally downloaded Camp Slaughter and since this one was an actual full length novel and not a 70 page short story, I figured I’d give the guy one more shot.

And I really shouldn’t have.

Camp Slaughter is a total mess. Its badly written,
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Karla Kay
Straight up Campy Slasher!
I grew up watching all the best slasher films and reading great campy horror. It's exactly what I was hoping for when I purchased this book after reading the synopsis. Excellent detail, gruesome bloody scenes, murder and mayhem, and just so much more. Also, the fact that it has an open ending , which means sequel? YES PLEASE!!
I savored it like slow sipping a delicious cup of coffee with cream!
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Evelyn Medina
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOOOOOOOOOOW!!!
This was such a wild ride! I went into this book hoping it would get me out of my reading slump and it did not disappoint! The author held nothing back when it came to the gore and the kills, at one point I actually caught myself saying “OH MY GOD!” I absolutely LOVED the fact that this story played out like a slasher and I honestly felt like I was watching a movie. The author paced out the suspense so well and did a wonderful job of keeping me at the edge of my seat! I was never
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Cheryl
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a bit hit and miss for me. For the most part it was good, I really liked the story, it was suitably scary and gory with some really good horror ideas, not necessarily all completely original; it reminded me of a few different horror films shmushed together, but it worked so I was happy. There were plenty of horrible goings on, and a couple of nice slow realisations for the reader which is just as horrific as a shock when it dawns on you what is happening.

I wasn’t a big fan of the writin
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Alex | | findingmontauk1
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Camp Slaughter is just the book I needed to satisfy my pre-fall craving thirst for slasher horror. It's got a few different layers that come together to tell a great story: 1) some teens are going for one last celebration in the secluded woods 2) a pair of documentary filmmakers who specialize in mystery, occult, and supernatural 3) a cannibalistic killer with heart. All of these factors are what I loved so much about Camp Slaughter.

From the opening prologue I was HOOKED (and not like meat-hook
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Farrah
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is exactly as advertised..... a gory, campy slasher story. My first time reading this author and if he does write a sequel I'll be sure to check it out! ...more
Ashley Daviau
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an absolutely AMAZING homage to 80s slasher films. I fell instantly in love with it from the very first word and my love only grew stronger as the story progressed. Gomez knows how to write one HELLUVA horror novel! This book made me laugh one minute and gasp in disgust and horror the next and I really could not have loved it more. I legitimately felt like I was reading Friday the 13th in book form and it was GLORIOUS. From start to finish it is just pure campy 80s slasher horror excellence ...more
Laura Pop-Badiu
Mar 02, 2020 rated it liked it
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Ian
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
The meating: "I'm having some college students over for dinner...mmm...tasty, tasty, all that beautiful...fear!"

I am pleased to say that I found this horror story to be both really engaging and very enjoyable, being written in a fun 'what you read, is what you get' format that left you just wanting to discover more, more, more. Although the basic storyline has been well worn over the years, the story still contained lots of action, some interesting characters, a good plot and plenty of blood fl
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Dustin
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
I wanted to love this book. Cabin in the woods horror is one of my favorite genres. The overall story was fine but in the end it felt like a mashup up a few classic slasher films without any new ideas.

The characters were flat, think Scooby Doo, complete with a stereotypical dreadlocked, tie-dyed weed dealer. At first I thought the author was leaning into the tropes to give us something new and exciting but it never paid off. I found myself adding elements to the story to keep it interesting (I
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Mylene
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Killer Slasher!

This was fun! If you are a fan of Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Friday The Thirteenth, this book is for you. There isn’t a great deal of depth to the story and the characters are a bit one dimensional. However, it’s a quick read and I can see this author getting better with time. Sergio definitely has the reader fly through the pages.
Melissa
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Are you an 80s slasher/horror fan?
If you are than this book is for you!
With lots of blood and just the right amount of gore, not to mention the predictable teens all partying at a remote cabin in the woods and a crazed cannibal on the loose.
I really enjoyed this one ☝️
John Lynch
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve mentioned this before, and I’ll say it again. I’m a huge fan of the slasher sub-genre. I’ve read quite a few of them recently, and I’m happy to say that Camp Slaughter by Sergio Gomez is another outstanding addition.

With his latest novel, Gomez spins a few story threads together to make up an intriguing, blood filled yarn that you won’t want to put down. Young adults make their way to the most secluded cabin in Pennsylvania for a weekend of fun. A pair of YouTube documentarians search the a
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Amanda (spooky.octopus.reads) Turner
I feel like I just ran for my life right out of an 80s-style slasher movie. Oh my goreness!!!! This was such an amazing, keep you up at night, read. You need to run to get this now!

I got lots of Texas Chainsaw Massacre vibes from this one, with some Friday the 13th and Mexican culture thrown in...just enough to add more layers to the story.

Seriously there was everything I’d want in a good slasher....a cannibal killer who actually has a few redeeming qualities (very few, but still a couple), a v
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gema (hem-a)
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read Camp Slaughter in two solid evenings, because I so immersed into what has happening. A couple of college young adults take a camping trip to kick off the summer. Soon they find out why it's called "Camp Slaughter", when they encounter a cannibal who is making campers disappear. Camp Slaughter gave me all the slasher vibes I needed during this season. It is one of the best horror and gruesome books I have read yet. I enjoyed how the author developed each character nicely. Because at the begi ...more
Ms BookAholic
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Camp Slaughter is an excellent horror book! Gomez did such an amazing job writing this book. It's hard to come by a decent horror read until now. The way he writes makes you feel you're right inside the story. I'm a huge fan of true crime and many of those books had left me shaken. But now, nothing can compare to Camp Slaughter! It left me terrified. It's full of gore and murder. I think Stephen King would be impressed with this horror. ...more
Kelsey
Nov 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Pretty good slasher book!! Lots of blood and gore! Almost all of this was unbelievable lol, but in a good way. Totally tons of "There is no way that would happen", or "there is no way that wouldn't work" moments. But overall, a decent scary read! ...more
☣Lynn☣
4.5 stars

This is probably one of the best cannibal/slasher books I have ever read to date.

Looking forward to reading more from this author. Especially a sequel to this!! So bloody fucking good!
J.D.
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Summary

A secluded cabin in the woods sounds like the perfect getaway. No neighbors, no phone signals and no hustle and bustle of the city. It's the perfect place to unwind and relax.
The only problem is this campground is home to a crazy cannibal, giving it the nickname Camp Slaughter.

Personal Opinion

This book felt like a mashup of Friday the 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre that I couldn't get enough of. I managed to finish this one off pretty quickly as I am a big slasher fan.
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RivetingReads
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
What a fun campy slasher novel! It really read like a movie and there was some awesome gore. I had such a fun time while reading it.
Melissa (honeybee.reads)
What the heck did I just read ! @sergiopgomez you are such a fantastic writer. From page one I was hooked. This was exactly the type of gory, disturbing, creepy and down right wrong novel I needed in my life.

The writing was so atmospheric, everytime I picked up the book I could imagine the woods, the cabins, the camp and I loved every second of it. The gore in this book is well portrayed, this should be a horror movie. The fear felt by the characters was so easy to feel yourself, there were no
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Hector
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
GREAT READ!! Worth it
Monica (crazy_4_books)
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars, reviews
If you have seen any slasher film made in the last three decades, you'll guess everything that happens in this predictable slasher horror book. Like some of the worst slasher films made recently, "Camp Slaughter" puts on page all the stereotyped characters that are usually present in mediocre slasher films: The typical heroine dealing with a past traumatic experience (Sidney Prescott everybody?) that you know from the start she's gonna make it and probably defeat the killer; the killer that slay ...more
Cameron Chaney
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, adult, horror
3.5 stars. Full video review to come!
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Born in Mexico. Raised in the 'States. I live in Philadelphia with my family, which includes 3 cats. I enjoy writing novels that evoke thrills, fears, and any strong emotions out of my readers. I'm an avid reader, a martial artist, and a Nintendo fanboy.

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