Four bored juvenile delinquents break into a house on Halloween in order to play a trick on the owner, only to find themselves the prey of a depraved serial killer.
Can they survive a night of unspeakable horror and escape a madman's terrible judgment?
Would you listen to Judgment Night again? Why?
Yes. Fifteen minutes in, this narration grabs you and doesn't let you go.
What other book might you compare Judgment Night to and why?
Holloween. Like Halloween, this composition twists and turns.
Which scene was your favorite?
Pony's manipulationg of the devil.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The shutters coming down is particularly un-nerving.
Any additional comments?
This piece is very well written and the narration is stellar. Nancy Collins and Bill Kates team up to give the listener some top notch horror.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. A very effective story. One of the best horror stories I've read in the past couple of years.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Judgment Night?
Opening the crate.
What about Bill Kates’s performance did you like?
If you could take any character from Judgment Night out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Any additional comments?
It’s been my opinion that horror is one of the hardest genres to create an effective and original story in during this day and age of vampires, zombies, and psycho killers. To be honest, I’ve been basically burned out with these storylines for the past couple of years. I want goose bumps when I hear a horror story. And boy did I get them with this tale…in spades.
JUDGEMENT NIGHT by Nancy Collins starts out with the setup for your run of the mill horror movie. Four teenagers from the wrong side of the tracks enter into an old mansion, intent on vandalizing the place and causing general mayhem in the place. You, the reader, know exactly where this story is going. That is until the kids find a human-size crate with air holes drilled into it.
And then they open it…
Without giving away any spoilers, things immediately go south for the boys and the suspense is ramped up significantly…unrelenting to the end.
There’s a lot more I’d love to say about the story, except it would go into spoiler territory. I’ll just say this…
The title, in my mind, has a double meaning.
I highly recommend JUDGEMENT NIGHT. It’s one of the best horror stories I’ve heard in the past couple of years.
Just keep the nightlight on when you go to bed after listening to this tale of terror.
This little jewel is perfect for one sitting, my preferred seat being in the car. It is a wonderfully creepy little tale!