Devil's Creek, Todd Keisling

  • Das erste Drittel zumindest ist sehr solider und unterhaltsamer Occult Horror, der mir viel Vergnügen macht. Davon gibt es sowieso zu wenig Zeitgemäßes, finde ich. Ich hoffe allerdings, dass die Geschichte irgendwann eher Richtung Cosmic Horror/Weird Horror tendiert als Folk Horror. Noch ist das offen, ich werde es sehen ...

    Ist außerdem für This Is Horror 2020 nominiert.

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    "About fifteen miles west of Stauford, Kentucky lies Devil’s Creek. According to local legend, there used to be a church out there, home to the Lord’s Church of Holy Voices—a death cult where Jacob Masters preached the gospel of a nameless god.
    And like most legends, there’s truth buried among the roots and bones.
    In 1983, the church burned to the ground following a mass suicide. Among the survivors were Jacob’s six children and their grandparents, who banded together to defy their former minister. Dubbed the “Stauford Six,” these children grew up amid scrutiny and ridicule, but their infamy has faded over the last thirty years.
    Now their ordeal is all but forgotten, and Jacob Masters is nothing more than a scary story told around campfires.
    For Jack Tremly, one of the Six, memories of that fateful night have fueled a successful art career—and a lifetime of nightmares. When his grandmother Imogene dies, Jack returns to Stauford to settle her estate. What he finds waiting for him are secrets Imogene kept in his youth, secrets about his father and the church. Secrets that can no longer stay buried.
    The roots of Jacob’s buried god run deep, and within the heart of Devil’s Creek, something is beginning to stir…"

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    Publisher:Silver Shamrock Publishing
    Publication date:06/16/2020
    Sales rank:144,499
    Product dimensions:6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)



  • Ich bin jetzt im letzten Drittel und finde es wirklich stark. Mehr Stephen King als Lovecraft, mal schauen, was die Auflösung noch bringt. Wie gesagt, passiert nichts Neues, aber das Tempo und die Figuren sind einfach gekonnt gehandhabt, sodass man immer wissen möchte, was weiter passiert.