Friday, October 21, 2011

How to Survive a Horror Movie by Seth Grahame-Smith: Review by Fivezences

How to Survive a Horror Movie
By Seth Grahame-Smith
Published May 18th by Quirk Publishing
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

From ghosts, vampires, and zombies to serial killers, cannibalistic hillbillies, and haunted Japanese videocassettes, How to Survive a Horror Movie shows how to defeat every obstacle found in scary films. Readers will discover:

• How to Perform an Exorcism
• What to Do If You Did Something Last Summer
• How to Persuade the Skeptical Local Sheriff
• How to Vanquish a Murderous Doll
• How to Survive an Alien Invasion
• How to Tell If You’ve Been Dead Since the Beginning of the Movie

and much, much more. Complete with useful instructions, insane illustrations, and a list of 100 important films to study, How to Survive a Horror Movie is essential reading for prom queens, jocks, teenage babysitters, and anyone employed by a summer camp.

by Rhianna from Fivezenses of Reading

This is by far one of my most favorite sardonic horror books of all time! I mean who doesn't love a good guide on the horror genre!? I know I do!

This little book also packs a lot of punch with in the first few chapters. The artwork throughout the book is awesome and stands true to what is being described in each section of each chapter. I love chapter #2 the most, because it's called 'Slasher Survival School - Masks, Gloves, and Motels'. I feel that the second section called 'Surviving Summer Vacation', is the most fitting currently because it is summer. But also because who doesn't love those campy horror flicks where people go to cabins or take road trips or even sleep away camp plots and you just know how its going to turn out. But it makes you wanna go "hmm i wonder if I'm in one myself?". The good news is that this book lets you know, the bad news it if you are S.O.L. for you!

Haha, anyway, this book is a MUST OWN for horror fanatics, especially of the slasher genre of the 80's, because it has everything you love and more! Seriously, you won't regret owning this book!
Rhianna's rating:

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  1. Thanks for posting it but my name is spelt wrong. It's Rhiannon, just like how the song title is spelt in the Fleetwood Mac song.

  2. This sounds hilarious! I'll have to get a copy of this one. :)

  3. Sounds awesome...especially since I'm a security guard, so you know I'd be high on the going to die list :-P

    Jex @ Everything and Nothing

  4. This was so fun to read... I love reading about the slashers of the 80s...