Top Five Halloween Reads with which to Fend off Clown Attacks
Written by Anthony J. Rapino
Clowns. They're everywhere, and they're eating all of your Halloween candy. A recent poll conducted by the Institute for Circus and Klown-related Events (I.C.K.E.) has found that 83% of United States citizens between the ages of 15 and 65 believe that they will be attacked by a clown this Halloween season.That number is up from a mere 33% last year. Raising even more concerns, the consensus among many high-ranking government officials is that the recent clown sightings will culminate this Halloween night in a mass-orgy of candy theft, silly string detonations, and pie attacks.
In this new and uncertain world of face-painting and rubber noses, we horror-loving readers of the world have at least one weapon in our arsenal that's readily available at a moment's notice. Of course, I speak of books.What follows is a list of my Halloween favorites that are both page-turners and neck-breakers.
HorrorTalk would like to thank Anthony for giving us the tools and courage to face these murderous clowns! His latest novel, Greetings from Moon Hill, is out soon, and you can order your own copy by clicking one fo the links below!
Anthony J. Rapino is a horror writer and sculptor. He's also a teacher, and somehow that makes more sense than it should. He spends his days among people and things that demand shaping: Words, clay, or minds, it amounts to the same job. Though the minds are a hard sell, you can find his fiction and sculptures online. Discover more at AnthonyJRapino.com or his Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.
Greetings from Mood Hill, Synopsis:
BREATHE DEEP OF THE NIGHT.
Greetings from Moon Hill is a collection of darkly bizarre horror stories culled from the deranged mind of Anthony J. Rapino, author of Soundtrack to the End of the World.
Somewhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania, nestled between the forests and foothills of the Poconos, you'll find the forgotten town of Moon Hill. It's a surreal place of arcane magic and natural wonder, where a hint of autumn lingers in the air, the leaves are always turning, and the shadows grow long no matter the time of day.
You might say Moon Hill is special, an eerie pocket of Americana frozen in time, filled with eccentric characters and deathly secrets that transcend reality. And like most small towns, it also has a dark side.
This book is a roadmap to the lost town's terrifying mysteries. Wander through the brush of Moon Hill State Forest and explore its otherworldly flora in "From Your Body They Rise." Bear witness to the interdimensional war raging above Old Road in the novella, "Reality Engineers." Conjure autumnal spirits with Handy Weber in "Halloween on the Hill," sample the peculiar glowing ale brewed by Slow Ewan in "Struck by Golden Lightning," and pay your respects with blood at the old Whistler place in "Just Once More, Little Sister."
As you explore Moon Hill's darkened corners, you will discover a town built upon a foundation of nightmares, proving once again that Anthony J. Rapino is not only a master storyteller, but also a dark architect of the imagination.
Welcome to Moon Hill. Your definition of weird is about to change.