Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: The Basement by Chad P. Brown @chadbrown72

The Basement

Summary: On a dare from her best friends, Heather goes inside the town's haunted house, where Frank Blackwell killed his wife and then hung himself in the basement. But while in the house, Heather is confronted by a ghost from her past, her mother who died accidentally one year ago. Now, Heather must not only escape from the evil lurking inside the house, but from the demons of her own past.

Review: A quick little horror story. I liked that it started like so many ghost stories written before, then takes off down a road not expected. I think what is most scary is what we ourselves project from our own experiences and our own horrific past. This story encapsulates that premise. A young girl enters a house of horrors looking for what is there and learns that it is otherwise empty except for her personal demons that follow her in and she has no choice but to face them. 
What really got me was the expected ending and then the unexpected twist to it. The author shows real creativity and innovation. Read it.