“I gave my life away. And what’s left inside hurts me, most of the time.” ~ Gary Hack
I learned some important rules about porn from William Tea, and there’s one rule that stands out here – Rule 34: ‘If it exists, there’s porn of it.’
Gary Hack was a well known, and respected director – at one time.
But, after diving head-first into the world that surrounds the adult film industry, he found that he wasn’t strong enough to break the surface and swim back home.
These days Gary just wades through his existence with opiate-dulled senses, and he lurks among the Night Things with hopeless abandon. His film career now consists of directing underground fetish / exploitation videos. A dark piece of monster porn that he directed has gained the attention of Mr. Johnny Stücke – an entirely new kind of monster. One that inspires fear in the hearts of men, and Night Things.
Johnny Stücke knows that The Night Things are going to start climbing out of the shadows, and they’ll soon be making their way up the financial food chain. When there is money being made, there’s money to be spent… Johnny sees what the future holds for monster porn, so he’s hiring infamous director Gary Hack to create the greatest fringe-fetish video of all time.
‘I made this place and filled it with all these monsters…’
Hoo-Doo County is a fictional high mountain county horror author Jonathan Moon uses often as a setting for his dark and beautiful stories. Containing both new stories and rewritten classics from Mr. Moon this is the first collection of shorts in the series. This set includes the stories The Full Moon Express, Roadside Crosses, Witch Hunt Sunrise, and Parched. Also, includes a small chapter about the stories from Mr. Moon himself.
I’ve gotten used to visiting fictional towns like Walker’s Woods, and Castle Rock, but I wasn’t prepared to enter Hoo-Doo County. In the synopsis, the author says “I made this place and filled it with all these monsters…”, and I knew it was a place I had to visit.
The four tales in this anthology are The Full Moon Express, Witch Hunt Sunrise, Roadside Crosses, and Parched. Werewolves, witches, ghosts, vampires all lurk in Hoo-Doo County – and they’re waiting for you to come and visit.
As soon as I finished, I immediately dove into Hoo-Doo County Horrors Volume 2, (review to come). I just found out that there is a Volume 3 ready and waiting for me, and I’ve been due for another vacation…
Meet the Bentley brothers; Milo, a troubled young man who slaughters women at the behest of his cruel older brother, Spencer. Their already complicated lives slip into a spiral of madness when Milo is attacked by a werewolf during a routine body disposal. While Milo is unsure what is happening to him, Spencer finds he prefers the company of the wolf, and does everything he can to keep Milo from discovering the truth. The truth, however, is a complication all its own, with or without the beast.
The family that preys together stays together, in this wild take on the werewolf mythology.
Tonia has her favorite monsters, and it shows in her writing.
We all know that I love Tonia‘s zombies – just check out any of my reviews/discussions,*¹ but, I haven’t talked about her furry side before. Her werewolves have a certain charm about them, a … je ne sais quoi. I read HOUSE RULES on her blog, and fell in love with a grumpy & fuzzy Horace as he traded insults with Larry the vampire over drinks in a bar. I immediately downloaded Triple Shot of Werewolves & (pardon the pun) devoured it that night.
*¹(I don’t pad my reviews just cuz authors are my buddies or I think someone is cool, haha! Those reasons may lead me to picking up someone’s work, but not to give a false review.)
Devouring Milo is not like her other stories though. It’s darker, grittier, and more violent. (Yay!) We start off with a serial killer story. Two brutal & depraved brothers – Milo & Spencer – whose favorite hobby is inflicting pain on the women they think are deserving. So, what happens when these human monsters encounter a werewolf in the woods? A serial-were? Were-killer? Serial-wolf! Yeah! That sounds cool.
This would be a great story with just these details, but…Tonia can’t be satisfied with being merely great. She has to knock it up a notch – BAM! (Sorry, but a cooking show reference right here just made me laugh!) You get no hints or spoilers from me, though! Go download Devouring Milo now, then come back and talk about it!!
One last thing… Dear Tonia, I’m curious about how your sister sees Milo & Spence. One day, I’d love to hear the original idea!! xxoo =^.^=