Zombie Apocalypse: The Chad Halverson Series now has its own page

Bryan Cassiday’s shocking zombie boxed set Zombie Apocalypse:  The Chad Halverson Series now has its own Web page.  The novel is fiction, the horror is real.  Fast and furious zombie action.  Check it out.

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Force of Impact only 99 cents on 9/22/17

What better way to celebrate Fall than with an unputdownable thriller?  On 9/22/17 Bryan Cassiday’s new thriller Force of Impact is only 99 cents on Kindle.

A private detective hired by a disturbed horror writer to find out what happened to his wife becomes ensnared in a diabolical conspiracy involving a secretive Hollywood club that caters to movers and shakers who prefer to wear masks and remain anonymous.

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The new thriller Force of Impact is now available on Amazon

Bryan Cassiday’s new breakneck thriller Force of Impact is now available for purchase on Kindle.

Hired to find a disturbed horror writer’s missing wife, PI Ethan Carr becomes ensnared in a nightmarish conspiracy involving wealthy members of a secretive Hollywood club, which requires all members to remain anonymous.

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Force of Impact is almost here

In only three more days, Bryan Cassiday’s breakneck thriller Force of Impact will be available on Kindle.  If you can’t wait that long, you can preorder now.

A horror writer’s life spirals into a nightmare when he hires a private detective to investigate his girlfriend’s death in Force of Impact.

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Raw is hard to digest

The French horror film Raw is a well-crafted movie, but I didn’t find it scary.  It made me nauseous in parts, but I never felt scared.  It was interesting to watch, mostly because of the actress Garance Marillier, who is quite intriguing.  She always seems to dominate the screen.  If you’re looking for scares, I wouldn’t suggest this film.  It’s more of a coming-of-age story with disgusting scenes in it.  As such, it is well done.

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American Horror Story: Cult, Episode 1

This season is off to a good start.  Even though the show has politics in it, it’s not about the politics, it’s about the horror.  Political events serve as a backdrop to the horror of a bloodthirsty cult menacing a small town in Michigan and, in particular, a woman, Ally, who lives there with her lesbian lover and their child.  The show’s depiction of a cult evokes the Manson family’s slaughter of Sharon Tate and her friends in a Benedict Canyon mansion at 10050 Cielo Drive, which her husband Roman Polanski was renting from music talent manager Rudolph Altobelli, on a hot August night during the Summer of Love in 1969.

Absurdly and ludicrously, everybody goes crazy in Michigan after Trump beats Hillary in the presidential election, none more so than Ally, the Hillary supporter, and Kai, the Trump supporter.  Ally lives in constant terror and slips in and out of psychosis. Meanwhile, Kai goes bonkers, paints his face with Cheetos, and assembles a cult of murderers, which is when the killer clowns appear and massacre a family, and the horror begins.

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Twin Peaks: The Return Finale–a world of horror [spoiler alert]

This eerie episode ends with a woman’s scream.  It pretty much starts with a woman’s scream when Agent Cooper is in the red room in an alternate reality where a woman approaches him and then, screaming, is yanked into oblivion.  It’s also in the red room where the one-armed man asks Cooper, “Is it the past or is it the future?”

Everyone’s isolation is made clear in this episode, where Cooper and Diane make love like zombies. They’re both so alienated they don’t even know each other’s name, even though they’re making love.  Diane deserts Cooper during the night and leaves a note for him calling him Richard, though his name is Dale, and calling herself Linda, even though she’s Diane.

This is an episode about alienation and angst, an episode depicting the world as a horrifying place that elicits screams of terror at something we can’t see, where individuals are condemned to live in the solitude of their own bodies even when they are coupling.  It is a world where paranoid people bound by horror drive laconically through the night watching endless ribbons of highway unspooling through the windshield, suspecting that the car behind them is following them.  But is it really the end?

Hopefully, it will return next year.

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Free Preview of Force of Impact on Sept. 4, Labor Day

Bryan Cassiday’s preview of his new thriller Force of Impact will be available FREE on Kindle Monday, September 4, Labor Day.

A horror author’s life plunges into a nightmare worse than he could imagine.

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Strangers on a Train–the movie vs. the novel

Patricia Highsmith’s novel Strangers on a Train, from which Alfred Hitchcock adapted the movie of the same name, is much grimmer than the movie version. The screenwriter changed the ending to sanitize the story to allow for a typical fluffy Hollywood happy ending. The novel is obsessed with Guy’s emotional state and his internal conflicts toward the end, whereas the movie is more concerned with his external conflict versus the maniac Bruno and his desperate attempts to elude Bruno’s diabolical trap. If you haven’t read the book and you’ve seen the movie, you’re in for a surprise when you read it.

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Force of Impact is now available for preorder

Bryan Cassiday’s taut conspiracy thriller Force of Impact is now available for preorder on Kindle.

Struggling horror novelist Bart Dillinger doesn’t accept the official police report that says his girlfriend actress Jackie Merced committed suicide by shooting herself while driving off a cliff. He hires PI Ethan Carr to find out how she really died. Carr discovers secrets Dillinger didn’t know about her which reveal she was more complicated than even he knew. Carr also discovers she belonged to a clandestine club of masked members in Hollywood who like to play games. These members include politicians and other movers and shakers. And the games they like to play are deadly.

 

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