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Two titans of modern horror-Brian Keene and Bryan Smith-team up for the terrifying crossover sequel to both Keene’s URBAN GOTHIC and Smith’s THE FREAKSHOW.

The Westgate Galleria Mall was once a sprawling, shining monument to American consumerism and suburban growth. Now, it is a crumbling reminder of how both have fallen-an architectural ghost, haunting the outskirts of society. That makes it the perfect filming location for a YouTube channel devoted to the exploration of abandoned places. But the mall isn’t as empty as it seems and the residents have sinister obscene plans for them. Now, with the daylight still hours away, both the hunters and the hunted will fight to stay alive…and desperately try to make it home.

SUBURBAN GOTHIC by Brian Keene and Bryan Smith-Home is where is the severed heart is…

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Suburban Gothic by Brian Keene and Bryan Smith from Deadite Press

Suburban Gothic is a stand alone story as well as a sequel to both Urban Gothic by Brian Keene and The Freakshow by Bryan Smith. With its location taken place in a dystopian mall, this novel conjoins both unruly bizarre captors and their desolate prey. With immoral characters such as Captain Rat, Tusk-Face and Doctor Midnight, this “Hills Have Eyes” on steroids packs an extreme punch.

The duo of Keene & Smith bring their “A Game” to this inbred carnival of carnage. It was exciting to experience what these two heavyweights of horror had in store for their readership. The unusual characters inhabiting the walls of the subterranean mall are the true celebrities of this grotesque work of fiction. Their creepiness allows the reader to bypass any unnecessary fat and focus directly on the central rotted meat of the story. Nonetheless, be prepared to encounter a variety of abominations and exploitations of every sinister kind. Not for the easily offended.

What we have here is a nasty novel cookie consisting of two outer Brian/Bryan shells with a creamy bloody filling. Published by Deadite Press, this grab bag of disemboweling, decapitation and fetal twin rage take all the necessary risks to present an enjoyable vile experience. Basic rule to survive a Keene/Smith novel…never, ever, under any circumstance go near an abandoned mall. A five star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Horror Bookworm Recommendation.

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