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  • Video Night
  • Adam Cesare
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  • 12 April 2020
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DOWNLOAD Video Night î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Suburban town It's The Breakfast Club meets The Night of the Creeps in this slime drenched '80s horror romp Hit that first chapter It’ll hook you and the next time you look up you’ll have swallowed the book It’ll be nesting inside you like a seed like an egg like an invasion Stephen Graham Jones author of Mongrels The momentum keeps building The stakes keep escalating The monsters just. Bottom line up frontyour enjoyment of Video Night is going to be at least partially predicated on how much you love the 80 s If you are a child of the 80 s or have just come to love it through other renditions in modern media then you ll find much to like here especially in the first half of the book Regardless of why you might appreciate it it s patently obvious that 80 s nostalgia is pretty high right now with Ready Player One and Stranger Things effortlessly taking us back to a time when synthpop and butt rock ruled the airwaves the women were women and so were the men and neon spandex was all the rage As a child of the 80 s I have a rather strong fondness for that time period as I remember growing up with the wonder of the original Star Wars movies and toys the portability of cassettes Walkman style and the power of hairspray So Video Night seemed right up my alleyAnd in the nostalgia sense it was This book is basically an 80 s straight to video movie in novel form and author Adam Cesare plumbs the big hair decade for all its worth The classic horror movies Check The fiddling with the tracking of the VCR Check The Trapper Keepers and the Jansports Check Virginia Slims Check There are numerous pop culture references in this book that brought me back to my youth while also bringing a smile on my face I was decidedly lower middle class growing up but honestly had no issue with my childhood I had a caring mom good friends and a decent school So for me the 80 s represents a simple and fun time which I have no problems revisiting in various forms of media nowadaysButnostalgia can only carry you so far and while this book has much to offer with 80 s references it can t uite reach those heights with the narrative Like I said it feels like a B movie in book format And you know what Maybe that s the vibe Adam Cesare was going for If so he succeeded admirably But the problem with that approach if that is the approach that was used is that it somewhat lessens the impact of the book No this isn t Jane Austen but it still could have had a bit narrative heft But do we want a book to be goodor do we want a book to be fun Ideally I d like both but if I had to settle for oneI guess I d choose fun MaybeLike all my reviews I will try to keep this one devoid of spoilers If it s not mentioned in the official book synopsis then I ll do my level best to avoid mentioning it here Don t think I m only bashing here One of the places that the book stands tall is with the main characters No they are not the most detailed protagonists to ever grace a novel s pages but Mr Cesare successfully pulls his characters from all walks of life throwing them together in a way that s believable and entertaining It s basically like a slight riff on The Breakfast Club with the nerd the troublemaker and the pretty girl next door readhead naturally Each character gets a little backstory that fits perfectly within the target decade Billy the earnest and awkward nerd is arguably the main character of Video Night and he reminds me a lot of me back in those days Skittish around girls slightly OCD and perpetually trying to play the peacekeeper Billy would hardly be anyone s choice for a hero Thankfully he s got his buddy Tom to look out for him Tom is the traditional 80 s bad boy leather jacket and a don t give a shit veneer coupled with an unhappy home life and a major chip on his shoulder But there may be a deeper side to him that even he isn t aware of Then we have Rachel Billy s neighborcrush who has the brains AND the beauty but who really just wants to fit in and be a little less perfect And when the chips are down during the alien shenanigans she may just be the one to carry the day instead of being the traditional damsel in distress Keep in mind that yes these are young protagonists and they tend to act as such And while I generally have a problem with teenagers save the day storylines in the context of Video Night it totally worksThere are plenty supporting characters who share the pages with our heroes including Officer Darl who becomes trapped in his own mind as the alien invasion goes into full swing Ironically he s one of the most engaging characters as he is basically a hero and a villain rolled into one character and his observations of the crazy crap doing down around him are generally amusing But the rest of the characters are hit or miss sometimes getting a bit of backstory and defined motivations sometimes not so much Most other characters are like in those classic horror movies just fodder for the creatures which is totally okAs for the creatures they are effective enough There s a bit of an AlienAliens vibe about when they emerge from their hosts which is suitably gruesome and fun In fact the plot of Video Night is a bit of Invasion of the Body Snatchers mixed with Aliens with John Hughes overtones and a dash of late night Cinemax naughtiness thrown in for good measure The aliens are led by a ueen and we do get some time in her headspace but while she is vicious and dangerous we never get much insight into her motivations or how the invasion started in the first place Much like the 80 s elements it so freely resurrects Video Night is very much a character driven affair with the plot coming in second It is outrageous style over measured substance Most of the time is spent with the characters interacting with each other so the narrative doesn t spend as much time with the details as I would have liked And this is where I struggle since I know it s channeling the cheap vibe but I still wanted a little definition and impact with my story The body horror elements are there but the sense of dread and confusion regarding an alien invasion is significantly lacking This isn t a scary tale so much as a gruesome one and I think the book would have been better served with a healthy serving of dread However if blood and gore is your thing Video Night than has you covered You can practically feel the viscera under your fingers as you turn the pages If you were expecting a lot of raunchiness you may come away unsatisfied pun intended There s uite a bit of softcore sexiness going on but nothing truly audacious or sleazy Sadly like the sleaze the humor is all over the place There are times when the funnies hitand times when they miss by a mile Some people might say that the 80 s are funny enough by themselves and maybe in a sitcom that would be true But in written word we need than just casual references and old slang sayings and Video Night didn t always hit the markLook if you are reading this book for a slice of 80 s cheese then you won t come away disappointed It has that in spades It s got the body horror the casual sexuality and the petty domestic problems that practically define 80 s horror tales Reading this book makes me want to watch some of the old classics or less than classics They Live The Thing Critters and Return of the Living Dead I m sure they don t hold up over time but I have such fond memories of those movies and many others that I don t really care if they ve aged poorly And this book does recapture some of that 80 s nostalgia for sure so I have to give it kudos for that But the writing just wasn t as on point as I would have liked and while I was entertained I didn t LOVE the bookBut that said if you have a hankering for a fun 80 s tale with a straight to video feel you could certainly do worse than Video Night3 out of 5 teased and neon colored stars Ayodhya up you’ll have swallowed the book It’ll be nesting inside you like a seed like an egg like an invasion Stephen Graham Jones author of Mongrels The momentum keeps building The stakes keep escalating The monsters just. Bottom line May God Bless You Dear up frontyour enjoyment of Video Night is going to be at least partially predicated on how much you love the 80 s If you are a child of the 80 s or have just come to love it through other renditions in modern media then you ll find much to like here especially in the first half of the book Regardless of why you might appreciate it it s patently obvious that 80 s nostalgia is pretty high right now with Ready Player One and Stranger Things effortlessly taking The Sun that Rose from the Earth us back to a time when synthpop and butt rock ruled the airwaves the women were women and so were the men and neon spandex was all the rage As a child of the 80 s I have a rather strong fondness for that time period as I remember growing Sonetos del Amor Oscuro ; Divan del Tamarit up with the wonder of the original Star Wars movies and toys the portability of cassettes Walkman style and the power of hairspray So Video Night seemed right Cómo viajar sin ver up my alleyAnd in the nostalgia sense it was This book is basically an 80 s straight to video movie in novel form and author Adam Cesare plumbs the big hair decade for all its worth The classic horror movies Check The fiddling with the tracking of the VCR Check The Trapper Keepers and the Jansports Check Virginia Slims Check There are numerous pop culture references in this book that brought me back to my youth while also bringing a smile on my face I was decidedly lower middle class growing Three Merchants of Bombay up but honestly had no issue with my childhood I had a caring mom good friends and a decent school So for me the 80 s represents a simple and fun time which I have no problems revisiting in various forms of media nowadaysButnostalgia can only carry you so far and while this book has much to offer with 80 s references it can t Python of Pura Malai and Other Stories used is that it somewhat lessens the impact of the book No this isn t Jane Austen but it still could have had a bit narrative heft But do we want a book to be goodor do we want a book to be fun Ideally I d like both but if I had to settle for oneI guess I d choose fun MaybeLike all my reviews I will try to keep this one devoid of spoilers If it s not mentioned in the official book synopsis then I ll do my level best to avoid mentioning it here Don t think I m only bashing here One of the places that the book stands tall is with the main characters No they are not the most detailed protagonists to ever grace a novel s pages but Mr Cesare successfully pulls his characters from all walks of life throwing them together in a way that s believable and entertaining It s basically like a slight riff on The Breakfast Club with the nerd the troublemaker and the pretty girl next door readhead naturally Each character gets a little backstory that fits perfectly within the target decade Billy the earnest and awkward nerd is arguably the main character of Video Night and he reminds me a lot of me back in those days Skittish around girls slightly OCD and perpetually trying to play the peacekeeper Billy would hardly be anyone s choice for a hero Thankfully he s got his buddy Tom to look out for him Tom is the traditional 80 s bad boy leather jacket and a don t give a shit veneer coupled with an SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance unhappy home life and a major chip on his shoulder But there may be a deeper side to him that even he isn t aware of Then we have Rachel Billy s neighborcrush who has the brains AND the beauty but who really just wants to fit in and be a little less perfect And when the chips are down during the alien shenanigans she may just be the one to carry the day instead of being the traditional damsel in distress Keep in mind that yes these are young protagonists and they tend to act as such And while I generally have a problem with teenagers save the day storylines in the context of Video Night it totally worksThere are plenty supporting characters who share the pages with our heroes including Officer Darl who becomes trapped in his own mind as the alien invasion goes into full swing Ironically he s one of the most engaging characters as he is basically a hero and a villain rolled into one character and his observations of the crazy crap doing down around him are generally amusing But the rest of the characters are hit or miss sometimes getting a bit of backstory and defined motivations sometimes not so much Most other characters are like in those classic horror movies just fodder for the creatures which is totally okAs for the creatures they are effective enough There s a bit of an AlienAliens vibe about when they emerge from their hosts which is suitably gruesome and fun In fact the plot of Video Night is a bit of Invasion of the Body Snatchers mixed with Aliens with John Hughes overtones and a dash of late night Cinemax naughtiness thrown in for good measure The aliens are led by a The Malavikagnimitram of Kalidasa With the Commentary of Katayavema Various Readings Introduction Translation into English and Critical Explanatory notes ueen and we do get some time in her headspace but while she is vicious and dangerous we never get much insight into her motivations or how the invasion started in the first place Much like the 80 s elements it so freely resurrects Video Night is very much a character driven affair with the plot coming in second It is outrageous style over measured substance Most of the time is spent with the characters interacting with each other so the narrative doesn t spend as much time with the details as I would have liked And this is where I struggle since I know it s channeling the cheap vibe but I still wanted a little definition and impact with my story The body horror elements are there but the sense of dread and confusion regarding an alien invasion is significantly lacking This isn t a scary tale so much as a gruesome one and I think the book would have been better served with a healthy serving of dread However if blood and gore is your thing Video Night than has you covered You can practically feel the viscera Tocarnos la cara under your fingers as you turn the pages If you were expecting a lot of raunchiness you may come away Ensayos bonsai unsatisfied pun intended There s Sessiz Ev uite a bit of softcore sexiness going on but nothing truly audacious or sleazy Sadly like the sleaze the humor is all over the place There are times when the funnies hitand times when they miss by a mile Some people might say that the 80 s are funny enough by themselves and maybe in a sitcom that would be true But in written word we need than just casual references and old slang sayings and Video Night didn t always hit the markLook if you are reading this book for a slice of 80 s cheese then you won t come away disappointed It has that in spades It s got the body horror the casual sexuality and the petty domestic problems that practically define 80 s horror tales Reading this book makes me want to watch some of the old classics or less than classics They Live The Thing Critters and Return of the Living Dead I m sure they don t hold Un Fichaje Inesperado ¡Gol #8 up over time but I have such fond memories of those movies and many others that I don t really care if they ve aged poorly And this book does recapture some of that 80 s nostalgia for sure so I have to give it kudos for that But the writing just wasn t as on point as I would have liked and while I was entertained I didn t LOVE the bookBut that said if you have a hankering for a fun 80 s tale with a straight to video feel you could certainly do worse than Video Night3 out of 5 teased and neon colored stars

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DOWNLOAD Video Night î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Keep getting worse and worse the catastrophic mayhem juicy and hopeless Best of all the writing moves like a greased torpedo compulsively readable as it rockets through your brain Fangoria If you put together the gore action monsters and sense of excitement that made '80s horror movies so great you'll only have about half of what makes Video Night a must read tome for horror fans Horrortalk. VIDEO NIGHT by Adam Cesare is a novel that those of us with fond memories of growing up in the 80 s will be able to identify with From the old VHS horror movies to the video night between friends now adding their girlfriends to the mix which changes things on that mental level this book was one that I couldn t help but loveAdd to this nostalgia an alien invasion that of course those with an obsession for old horror movies will be the only ones even partially prepared for and you have a fun filled creature romp sure to evoke memories of childhood movie marathonsAs one of Cesare s earlier novels his first written I believe he mentioned I was very impressed with how well this one worked Of course I ve always had a soft spot for the 80 s style books and movies so this was no real surprise to me Adam Cesare is an author I ve read uite a bit from lately and I highly encourage other horror lovers to check out his novelsHighly recommended The Strain us with fond memories of growing Nos trajeron los barcos up in the 80 s will be able to identify with From the old VHS horror movies to the video night between friends now adding their girlfriends to the mix which changes things on that mental level this book was one that I couldn t help but loveAdd to this nostalgia an alien invasion that of course those with an obsession for old horror movies will be the only ones even partially prepared for and you have a fun filled creature romp sure to evoke memories of childhood movie marathonsAs one of Cesare s earlier novels his first written I believe he mentioned I was very impressed with how well this one worked Of course I ve always had a soft spot for the 80 s style books and movies so this was no real surprise to me Adam Cesare is an author I ve read Maria dos Canos Serrados uite a bit from lately and I highly encourage other horror lovers to check out his novelsHighly recommended

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DOWNLOAD Video Night î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Who better to repel a body snatching alien invasion than a group of teenage horror nerds Billy and Tom are best friends but each knows that at the end of the school year they'll be moving in different directions But why not go out with a bang and throw one last video night They can invite some girls over order a pizza then maybe try and fight the alien infection that's taken hold over their. VIDEO NIGHT is a perfect example of a creature feature combined with a small town and 80 s nostalgia For fans of this type of horror it would be difficult for you to find a better book than this Billy and his best friend have a standing date once a week to watch a video almost always a horror movie Their video store is small and space is limited so they ve seen every horror movie available over and over again But this week VIDEO NIGHT is not going to go as planned Both boys have dates and not all of them will survive In fact most of the town won t survive Will Billy himself make it through You ll have to read this to find outI love all kinds of horror dark fiction and even some fantasy but I have a special place in my heart for both the 80 s and for creature features so this book was perfect for me It only took me so long to read it because friends of mine I m looking at you Kimberly and Andi gifted me a gorgeous signedlimited edition and I didn t want to crack the spine I had some high expectations going in and I m happy to report that this book lived up to each and every one of them I listened to the audio and Matt Godfrey did a great job of narrating as always I admit that I wondered how his calm manner would work in a book that was so fast paced and gory but I needn t have worried He brought it all home with a certain style that I enjoyedIf you like creature features and 80 s nostalgia or if you grew up during that time there is no book out there better suited to you than VIDEO NIGHTBONUS If you re a member of the Horror Aficionados group at Goodreads come join us during the month of April when Adam Cesare himself is participating in a group read of this book He ll be available for your uestions and comments It s free to join and all you need is a copy of the book which you can get in all formats here Thanks to Matt Godfrey the narrator for the free audio of this book in exchange for my honest review This is it La belle au bois dormant up to each and every one of them I listened to the audio and Matt Godfrey did a great job of narrating as always I admit that I wondered how his calm manner would work in a book that was so fast paced and gory but I needn t have worried He brought it all home with a certain style that I enjoyedIf you like creature features and 80 s nostalgia or if you grew No Breaking My Heart Barefoot William Beach #5 up during that time there is no book out there better suited to you than VIDEO NIGHTBONUS If you re a member of the Horror Aficionados group at Goodreads come join A Biography of Innovations us during the month of April when Adam Cesare himself is participating in a group read of this book He ll be available for your Ni arte ni parte uestions and comments It s free to join and all you need is a copy of the book which you can get in all formats here Thanks to Matt Godfrey the narrator for the free audio of this book in exchange for my honest review This is it