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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Review: The Boy In The Woods by Scott Thomas

The Boy In The Woods 
by Scott Thomas

Thank you to Inkshares and Night Worms for this gifted copy.

Publisher: Inkshares
Publish Date: October 31, 2020
Kindle Edition
90 Pages
Genre: Horror

A disfigured boy must fight back when his camp counselors turn into blood-thirsty killers.

My Review:

Summer Camps seemed always equal parts fun and frightening. As someone who has been reading horror since I was a teeny little thing, I could put a scary tinge to just about anything.... and especially so to camp scenarios... and the more horror stories I hear/read about these camps, the happier I get that I never attended one. Thomas, who brought us Kill Creek and Violet, now brings us this novella about Camp Cottonwood, and let's just say it has helped to nudge the equal parts of fun and frightening to the more frightening scale.

Kids are mean, annoying, spirited, blunt, resilient and malleable. Eddie is bullied because of a disfigured face so staying another night at Camp because his parents couldn't make it to pick him up on time isn't the ideal scenario, but at least most of the kids are gone... right? Thomas does a great job of putting us inside Eddie's head and bringing us to the summer camp atmosphere. Which, quite frankly, is always fun to read because you knoooooow some shit is going to go down... and it certainly does here.

I won't go into too much detail as this novella only spans 90 pages, but I'll certainly remain phantom itchy for a while and wonder about that ending. 😉 With Cabin Fever vibes and damp forest smells, let Thomas transport you back to young summer nights and be extra careful when that sun goes down. Can someone please scratch my back for me?


1 comment:

  1. Eep!! You definitely caught my interest with this one!! I need to pick this up!