Burning Bulb Publishing published this horror tale April 5, 2015, and I wanted to bring it to the attention of my creeptastic readstars! Read on for the deets:
The Girls of October tells the story of a young woman who develops a strange fascination with John Carpenter’s Halloween, believing that somewhere within the 1978 horror classic lays the truth behind an arcane force that has terrorized her since her childhood.
As an escape from a world that has not always been kind, film student Beverly Dreger takes comfort in spooky urban legends, horror movies, and monster magazines. But when a string of bizarre murders draws her closer to the folkloric entity known as “the bogeyman,” Beverly must unravel the mystery of her past and confront an ancient evil.
An epistolary novel, The Girls of October collects fictional primary sources—newspaper articles, film criticism, screenplays, short stories, interviews, police reports, and more—to tell a chilling story of psychosis, family secrets, and murder.
Some Exciting Blurbs:
“The ‘Blair Witch Project’ of books…a superb novel.” — David Royce, www.horrorcabin.com
“…unique storytelling paired with compelling story lines, unanticipated twists, and fascinating characters makes THE GIRLS OF OCTOBER my favorite read this year.” — www.gorestruly.com
“Simply incredible… Hancock delivers ‘the bogeyman’ in an unforgettable way that horror fans are sure to enjoy.” — Gary Lee Vincent, author of DARKENED HILLS
“A wild ride! Just when you thought you knew where it was going, it takes you to another level.” — Solon Tsangaras, Author, DETOUR TO ARMAGEDDON
“Josh Hancock’s novel reads like a true-crime book inspired by the John Carpenter film Halloween. I was completely sucked into this incredibly realistic horror story.” — Zakary McGaha, Author, SEA OF MEDIUM-TO-HIGH-PITCHED-NOISES
Josh Hancock is a teacher and author. His first novel, The Girls of October, is inspired by his love of all things horror–especially John Carpenter’s Halloween, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. To unlock all of the mysteries within The Girls of October, please visit thegirlsofoctober.tumblr.com.
Do you love a little horror? Have you read this book (the author sent me the PDF so I will be!)? Like the sound of it? Share your thoughts before you go.