Day 26 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Jay Anson

Amityville Horror. I think the movie (the many versions), were more terrifying than the book itself. I read the book, all of it, and sat there thinking to myself, why, in the movies, was it more terrifying? Is it because they just exaggerated a little more for box office ratings? Was there something I may have missed?

Anyways, the reason why I put the book in here, is even though the book was really not that interesting, it inspired so many different adaptations in film. I mean, my mind plays tricks on me all the time, that is why I cannot sleep with the lights off on purpose. My mind is really overactive. So, of course, the movies will raise my blood pressure, and scare me a bit (yes, I do believe in ghosts, as I have been attacked before). But, the book really felt like a campfire scary story.

I may be wrong. It may have scared you, and if it has, AWESOME!!!

What is your favorite media on the story? Book or film. If film, which one?

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Book Review: Lilith’s Puppet by Richard D. Le Tourneau

What can I say? Exorcisms, witches, and demons . . . Oh my!!!

Synopsis

The year is 1810, five children stumble upon an ancient, terrifying secret that will affect the rest of their lives. While playing near an old oak at the edge of the forest, Henry, Howard, Rachel, Phillip, and Thalia come across an age-old artefact that will unleash an an unimaginable evil that will follow them to adulthood.

Mr. Le Tourneau gave me the opportunity to read this horror gem, and I absolutely loved it. I could not put it down.

It starts off in the early 1800s, Europe. Childhood friends go out into the forbidden forest. One of the main characters, Thalia, finds a necklace from a murdered, naked woman. She feels like it was calling to her. So what does she do? She, of course, takes it. That is when things start to change.

The demon that possesses her? Lilith. Lilith takes over a child’s body, and is just plain creepy. Her friends see that something is not right with her, they find out the neighbor that moved in, is one who has grown up performing exorcisms.

She succeeds in the exorcism, and later retires, and makes sure her granddaughter, Ada, does not continue on the same path.

Fast forward, they are all married, and the problem follows. I will just leave it there.

If you like gore, and not easily put off by sensitive manners such as rape, and others, this is the book for you. Eating of humans, the mating of two demons to make a super demon, yada yada yada, you have the perfect book to add to your bookshelves.

I give Richard Le Tourneau 5/5 for the story, and it is awesome gore and setting.

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