The Neighbors by Griffin Hayes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Neighbors by Griffin Hayes
“The Neighbors” is somewhat of a departure for this author, as it involves elements of science fiction, but it is also horror (and horrifying). The novella possesses that implacability of evil which is so important to me in horror, that Juggernaut-ish intensity in which the evil rolls toward and over the characters, unavoidable and persistent.
Novelist Paul is suffering the writer’s block of the century, as well as loss of his family. He hopes a small town will trigger something in his subconscious to re-inspire him, or at least will bring him some semblance of peace. What small town life instead brings is “monsters” who can duplicate DNA and who in their natural state are terrifying. Paul will have to team up with clever fourteen-year-old Kevin to calculate how to stop their “invasion.”
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