A short but still chilling trilogy of spooky tales. In the first a junkie breaks into the house of an elderly woman and gets way more than he bargained for. The story contains a series of flashbacks into the old woman's life that reveal a sinister past and ends in a way no one will ever see coming.
In the middle tale, two college students develop a mind control drug. After having a successful test run on a professor, they decide to go to a sorority party and introduce the drug to all the female guests. Of, course everything goes horribly wrong and a band of zombified sorority spirit squad sisters are set loose on an unsuspecting town.
In the final story a 12 year old boy is put to work in the family business immediately after the death of his mother but not before his drunkard father cremated all memories of his mother along with his toys and his tree house. The day before he turns 18, the by murders his father in the crematorium and stages it to look accidental. He takes over the family business until the furnace breaks down. While business was still good, he spent all his money to build a giant tree house. With no money to fix the furnace, he begins dumping bodies in the well on his property. Things quickly escalate into mayhem and cannibalism in a shocking finale that will leave you shaking.
Kirk Anderson continues to produce excellently written, exciting books and I'm very excited to see him expanding his genre into the world of horror.
Wonderful collection of three short horror stories, all with a unique twist. It is too seldom someone actually finds a unique way of presenting classical horror. Thank you, Kirk, for shining a new light on some of the classic ideas of the horror genre. Anyone whom is a fan of horror will appreciate these stories. They are written succinctly, without a lot of needless clutter to beef up the content, but descriptive enough to give you goosebumps.