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Rcane force that has terrorized her since her childhoodAs an escape from a world that has not always been kind film student Beverly Dreger takes comfort in spooky urban legends horror movies and monster ma. When I first picked up the books I was intrigued I usually read the traditional stories whether they are in first person of third person There is a story line to it that would lead you to climax at the end of the book But in the books by Josh Hancock they were written like a film documentary At least that is how I pictured it in my head as I was reading them You know those documentaries on The History Channel CNN etc You have the interviews the voice recordings pictures videos and such That is how you will see it in your mind when you are reading these books You have the voice of the characters you will see a vintage video of interviews from the eighties
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Gazines But when a string of bizarre murders draws her closer to the folkloric entity known as “the bogeyman” Beverly must unravel the mystery of her past and confront an ancient evilAn epistolary nove. Gutsy novel told entirely through police reports psychiatric interviews newspaper and tabloid articles radio plays letters horror essays and film scripts It tells the story of a film student's obsession with the John Carpenter film Halloween without giving too much away at a critical point in the story the protagonist writes a 20 page treatise on the film which is included in the book and how this obsession possibly led to a triple murder known as the Woodhurst Murders I had to read this carefully due to the uniue format but as a horror enthusiast I loved it It's like a love letter to Halloween Friday the 13th Texas Chainsaw Last House on the Left grindhouse films in general and many others Not an easy read if you're not into film scholarship but totally unconventional and original with plenty of gruesome seuences throughout Would love to read experimental horror like this Mermaids you're not into film scholarship but totally unconventional and original with plenty of gruesome seuences throughout Would love to read experimental horror like this

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The Girls of October tells the story of a young woman who develops a strange fascination with John Carpenter’s Halloween believing that somewhere within the 1978 horror classic lays the truth behind an a. This is the second book I've read this year of that sort of found footage genre a story told through newspaper articles stories written by children interview transcripts etc but I enjoyed this one than Sleeping Giants because I think Josh Hancock really mastered getting the tone and voice to sound different for different types of texts and authors I can tell how much the author loves classic horror movies and the type of character he wants to tell a story about here is also a type of character that I enjoy a lot so despite some minor issues people seem to love that treatise on Halloween but honestly that was my least favourite part felt a little too author voice and threw me out of the story a bit; also I think sometimes his female author voice fails him the part where Lisa takes the time to describe her own nipples twice during a near death experience was a bit much lmao I would recommend this book Sundri young woman who develops a strange fascination with John Carpenter’s Halloween believing that somewhere within the 1978 horror classic lays the truth behind an a. This is the second book I've read this Beastie Boys Book year of that sort of found footage genre a story told through newspaper articles stories written by children interview transcripts etc but I enjoyed this one than Sleeping Giants because I think Josh Hancock really mastered getting the tone and voice to sound different for different types of texts and authors I can tell how much the author loves classic horror movies and the type of character he wants to tell a story about here is also a type of character that I enjoy a lot so despite some minor issues people seem to love that treatise on Halloween but honestly that was my least favourite part felt a little too author voice and threw me out of the story a bit; also I think sometimes his female author voice fails him the part where Lisa takes the time to describe her own nipples twice during a near death experience was a bit much lmao I would recommend this book


10 thoughts on “The Girls of October

  1. says:

    What's up my spooky little ghouls? It's the Halloween season and I am in the mood to get scared I have gone horror crazy I've bought scary books and scary movies and tickets to Fall Activities I am the sucker that people market for when September rolls around Anyway I got this bad boy because it seemed scary and was on sale on the Kindle I'm also the sucker that people market for when they put things on saleI didn't have many expectations going into this book impulse buy lol so I was really surprised and ended up enjoying the format of the novel Told through news excerpts interviews film analysis and other written texts the story follows a young girl Beverly as she tries to battle the evil force that seems to ruin her life The editor of these writings included some of Beverly's juvenile short stories and later film analyses of horror films like Halloween and they became my favorite parts of the novel The film analyses were impactful as they conveyed Beverly's mind space during that time in her life and changed how I actually view the source material After reading this novel I rewatched John Carpenter's Halloween and looked for Beverly's reading of the film as well as the parallels between her story and Laurie's There is a compelling ambiguity that extends throughout the entire novel The reader like most of the characters are never entirely sure what is real and what is imagined is the bogeyman that haunts Beverly's life supernatural or is it just a reflection and punishment for her fascination with the macabre? This uestion makes the reading engaging and kept me flipping through the pages to figure out the truthI will say that the ending didn't feel as powerful as other parts of the novel Where the epistolary form succeeds in most parts the ending would be powerful if it was told directly through Beverly's voice That seems hard to do with the form but I think that's the main factor that I could put my finger on that held me back from giving the book a full 5 star reviewOverall I enjoyed the book and it encouraged me to watch some classic scary movies Win win Spooky spoopy


  2. says:

    This is the second book I've read this year of that sort of found footage genre a story told through newspaper articles stories written by children interview transcripts etc but I enjoyed this one than Sleeping Giants because I think Josh Hancock really mastered getting the tone and voice to sound different for different types of texts and authors I can tell how much the author loves classic horror movies and the type of character he wants to tell a story about here is also a type of character that I enjoy a lot so despite some minor issues people seem to love that treatise on Halloween but honestly that was my least favourite part felt a little too author voice and threw me out of the story a bit; also I think sometimes his female author voice fails him the part where Lisa takes the time to describe her own nipples twice during a near death experience was a bit much lmao I would recommend this book


  3. says:

    Well written and uniuely crafted The Girls of October is a chilling composition I jumped into the novel blindly and to say I became hooked is an understatement I’m grateful I didn’t start this before bed because I never would have slept through the night Almost immediately I was online fact checking because I couldn’t tell where fiction and nonfiction meshed The details are so finely interlaced that an unaware reader could easily have a ‘The War of the Worlds’ moment It is formatted as an epistolary; a fancy way of saying that if you were captivated by Bram Stoker’s Dracula or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein then this is going to be eually engrossing The story is likewise told through letters articles scripts etc think ‘literary pseudo documentary’ Each piece of this supernatural puzzle is assembled flawlessly across a diversity of voices and range of formats Whether it was a movie script or newspaper article I never felt thrown off because the jargon and writing was spot on While I was impressed by the techniue and the storyline was an eually enthralling ride the character of Beverly Dreger made this unforgettable The movie Halloween is a centralizing theme and obsession of Beverly’s Though I dimly remember the details of the film I have never forgotten the pure terror it inspired even 20 years after my first viewing Even today I would refuse to watch it without company or without all the lights on After reading The Girls of October I can easily say that the lead Beverly Dreger is as fascinating as Michael Myers ever was and for similar reason Beverly’s inner motivations and true personality are tantalizingly obscure Like a horror movie villain we only really see her through the fearful and wary eyes of others Beverly’s only voice arises from the plays and articles she has written and these are presented as “evidence” and drip of horrific foreboding She is an enigma an absence of character that drives the suspense and fear and left me rereading the novel to puzzle out the details I highly recommend this book Psychological horror fans will be elated and fans of other genres will enjoy as I did an author sure to be known for his innovative but carefully written approach Easily a 5 star experience


  4. says:

    I’ve read a number of epistolary novels such as Nick Bantock’s Griffin and Sabine series Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Stephen King’s CarrieFollowing this uniue style The Girls of October is the story of Beverly a young woman whose life has been forever changed by her mother Susan who has an obsession with something terrible Something evil and inescapable Something that tears her life and her family apartBeverly’s strange life is detailed in news articles police reports and interviews with people who know her including her father and former college roommates Her fascination with horror movies especially John Carpenter’s Halloween drive Beverly to become fully immersed in their harrowing tales Some of her own writing in the form of college essays and screenplays show how Beverly’s disturbed mind operate There are times she finds peace and happiness but these are short livedoctThis is one of the most detailed horror books I’ve ever read It is written in such a realistic manner with uotes from various textbooks and news sources it’s almost hard to believe it’s a work of fiction Carefully crafted each page draws in the reader like whispered secrets in one’s ear The characters are relate able and believable I was also thoroughly impressed with the amount of research Mr Hancock must have put into the writing of this bookI highly recommend this book for any horror fan Along with Beverly’s life story there is a great deal of insight into reading writing and watching horror especially 1978’s Halloween Though I’ve seen the movie a number of times I will never look at it in the same way; I feel as though I’ve been given a behind the scenes tour of what makes horror great and why As other reviewers have said I too had a hard time putting this book down


  5. says:

    When I first picked up the books I was intrigued I usually read the traditional stories whether they are in first person of third person There is a story line to it that would lead you to climax at the end of the book But in the books by Josh Hancock they were written like a film documentary At least that is how I pictured it in my head as I was reading them You know those documentaries on The History Channel CNN etc You have the interviews the voice recordings pictures videos and such That is how you will see it in your mind when you are reading these books You have the voice of the characters you will see a vintage video of interviews from the eighties
I recommend these books to anyone who love the independent horror Future filmmakers future authors readers current authors Anyone who is looking for a different way to write or to give that different perspective to readers and viewers It is different it is exciting and I guarantee you that you will not be able to put these books down


  6. says:

    The last novel that creeped me out enough to sleep with a light on was House of Leaves That was 17 years ago I may have a weaker disposition in my 30's but I'm still just as much of a horror hound and this book raised my hackles Like HoL it's found footage for the brain Unlike HoL it's earnest and uncomplicated Major bonus Hancock's 23 page treatise of Halloween


  7. says:

    A modern day horror masterpiece Ever fan of horror movies books horror of any kind will love this definitive story of the bogeyman


  8. says:

    35 4A really engrossing and enigmatic horror novel from local author Josh Hancock Told in an epistolary format full of news articles book excerpts film essays and even screenplays and film treatments it unfolds the story of Beverly Dreger a horror film aficionado haunted by an abusive past and a strong emotional connection to the film Halloween Hancock cleverly weaves the classic horror film into his fictional narrative of the bogeyman given flesh exploring many of the same ideas that Wes Craven did in New Nightmare that of the subconscious given form from sheer willpower Throughout Hancock takes on the many different voices of the novel with an able hand replicating the tone of college essays tv interviews tabloids and police interrogations believably and with a surprising amount of restraint Overall the novel is uite sedate and understated skewing on the side of creeping dread rather than outright horror I found that this worked very well however giving the events a sense of realism that made the implied supernatural events slide easily into the narrative It's not perfect some historical details are fudged and I felt that Hancock's constant horror references came off a little too self aggrandizing showing off his clearly vast horror knowledge sometimes to the detriment of the story But overall this is an intriguing skillfully told horror debut one that I would highly recommend to fans of horror films and the power that they hold over the shared unconscious


  9. says:

    Gutsy novel told entirely through police reports psychiatric interviews newspaper and tabloid articles radio plays letters horror essays and film scripts It tells the story of a film student's obsession with the John Carpenter film Halloween without giving too much away at a critical point in the story the protagonist writes a 20 page treatise on the film which is included in the book and how this obsession possibly led to a triple murder known as the Woodhurst Murders I had to read this carefully due to the uniue format but as a horror enthusiast I loved it It's like a love letter to Halloween Friday the 13th Texas Chainsaw Last House on the Left grindhouse films in general and many others Not an easy read if you're not into film scholarship but totally unconventional and original with plenty of gruesome seuences throughout Would love to read experimental horror like this


  10. says:

    I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads The idea of this book appealed to me as having much potential However when I opened the book I was met by random dialog after dialog of what seemed like interviews of some kind The Dialog had very little introductions if any so the whole book took on a chaotic tone of random people talking about random times and random encounters with this girl or simply horror movies The small blurts of actual story were just not enough to keep my attention I wanted meat of the story to shine through not the fictional research and interviews but the actual story is what was missing If you like to read plays you may enjoy this book but to call it a novel is a bit of a stretch It is on the lines of a random and chaotic screenplay manuscript than a novel