Publisher: Grindhouse Press
Publication Date: October 13, 2018
Grindhouse Press published some great books this year, and Bryan Smith's KILL FOR SATAN! is one of them. Without a doubt, it's a delicious read indeed. KILL FOR SATAN! is a pleasure pool of blood, guts, and sex juices. Bryan Smith writes lyrical prose that gets my horror heart pumping.
Smith paints an eerie picture of an uncanny town with a sinister cult. They hold a satanic mass deep in the woods on the outskirts of town. A bloody sacrifice leads to a midnight mass orgy. Micah is all about some Sindie Midnight, so he joins the cult and attends the mass with her. He winds up banging his old math teacher and the priestess in a fierce orgy.
Another midnight mass is held the night before Halloween, but this time Satan is present. He commands the congregants to kill all the virgins on Halloween. As Halloween begins, so does the all-day horror movie marathon hosted by Count Victor von Gravemore on Channel 39. That's when all hell breaks loose and the blood-letting begins. KILL FOR SATAN! is reminiscent of the 80s, but it has a vicious vibe all its own.
The story is short and to the point. There's not much depth to the characters, but the author makes up for it with brutal savagery and devilry. The plot is quick. The writing is excellent. I think Bryan Smith had as much fun writing this story as I did reading it. This is my first time reading Smith, but it won't be my last. KILL FOR SATAN! is another homerun from Grindhouse Press.