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Please step inside the May December Multiplex!Check out any of our seventeen screens for tales that will titllate, tease, and terrify. Lesbian zombies? We got 'em! Along with vampires, werewolves, swamp creatures and a host of other nasty beasties. Inside, you will find the first B-Movie Horror Story written for geology junkies!* Yes, come in and enjoy the show. And the bePlease step inside the May December Multiplex!Check out any of our seventeen screens for tales that will titllate, tease, and terrify. Lesbian zombies? We got 'em! Along with vampires, werewolves, swamp creatures and a host of other nasty beasties. Inside, you will find the first B-Movie Horror Story written for geology junkies!* Yes, come in and enjoy the show. And the best part is...your ticket is good for every screen! No need to sneak from one theater to the is ALL included in the price of admission!Hurry and find your seat, the show will start as soon as you are ready!*We base this claim on nothing more than our own best guess. It has no basis in fact and may be an outright lie!This anthology contains A Golem in Ozone Park starring Jim Sylvestry,The Lure starring Chantal Boudreau,A Zinger Must Die starring David Perlmuter,The Pit starring Terry Alexander,The Spine-Tingling Tale of the Crystal Golem starring Tom Ribas,Just the Two of Us starring Anthony Bell,The Fish Boy starring Eric Dimbleby,And the Dark Growls Back starring Aaron Dries,Visitor starring Kelley Kombrinck,Frightening Cliches starring Bennie Newsome,Dead Planet starring Ryan Hillis,Hayride starring Joseph A Polega,Fish Out of Water starring Carl Barker,From Rebirth to Reburial starring M.W. Williamson,North starring MJ Wesolowski,Revenge of the Zombie Pussy Eater starring Craig Wallwork, andKeeping it Together starring DK Mok,...

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midnight movie creature feature Reviews

  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    2019-04-20 03:58

    An anthology of horror in which each story is framed as a film title, with the author as the star, “Midnight Movie Creature Feature” returns to us those monsters we feared so much at the movies as children, together with some legendary creatures such as the Golem, which has a centuries-old lineage from medieval European Jewish history. These are not flash fiction, either, but fully realized, characterized, and plotted stories. As an anthology, some readers might find all the stories intriguing; others, like this reviewer, might find some especially exciting. Either way, there’s material here to appeal to all, and the film framework is catchy and intriguing. This is not a quick-write, quick-edit and hit print anthology AT ALL. Everyone involved in this put in tremendous effort, and this anthology deserves wide consideration.I won’t list my specific favourites, because that’s only my individual tastes. But if you’re hunting for jaw-dropping, skin-crawling, looking-over-your-shoulder-to-see-the-monster kind of scary, check out “Midnight Movie Creature Feature.” And do leave the lights on.

  • Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews)
    2019-05-13 21:55

    This is an anthology of short stories with monsters as it's theme. These are designed to have a 1950's b-movie feel to them.These stories were great. There were one or two of the stories that I must admit I went 'Hmmmm?' but by and large they were pretty good with a couple of standout knockouts! The whole book had a cheesy b-movie feel to it but that was the point - and it's charm. I was almost sitting there with my giant bucket of popcorn as I read. There were 17 stories in all and each was just the right length to keep me occupied without being overlong. A great antho with a plethora of different monsters to keep the fussiest monster officianado happy!

  • Chantal Boudreau
    2019-04-26 22:57

    With this anthology, May December Publications offers a variety of monster tales that spans the spectrum of action, humour and horror, along with striking illustrations for each selection. It is interesting to see how many of the stories in the anthology involve themes of revenge and/or protective loved ones. I found something entertaining in each of the stories, even the ones that weren’t my favourites. It’s great to see an MDP anthology showcasing so many talented writers.A Golem in Ozone Park – I think this story really captured the old time movie feel. Silvestri has a very visual approach to his tale. You can easily picture a wide-eyed Abby standing in the rain with an air of urgency, or the golem looming over his creator as he got to his feet. I could almost imagine the sound of bad special effect thunder and cheesy music. Probably one of the most culturally colourful stories I’ve ever read in a horror anthology.A Zinger Must Die – I was a bit spoilt by this one, being a Haligonian myself, I could identify with the setting very easily. That being said, I felt as though I had stepped into the Twilight Zone with the introduction of cartoon characters, and I tend to “zone out” with any discussion of US politics, no reflection of Mr. Pelmuter’s tale-telling skills. There was an odd contrast of the complex language used to the nature of the tale – I would have expected a more simplistic language as a match with anything “toony”. There was also an interesting irony in how the Newfoundlanders, who can be sometimes larger-than-life, came across as more cartoony than the creatures themselves.The Pit – This is an action-packed tale with a battlefield feel to it, a hardened hunter vs a man with a bestial nature. It was a fun story.The Spine Tingling Tale of the Crystal Golem – I wasn’t sure how to take this story. It went from the classic campy intro, a la old cliff-hanger serials, to some cheesy dialogue (“honeybunches” and “love muffin”) with more modern camp, and all the characters having rock names, but I gathered that was all intentional for a spoof effect. It was amusing, but not really my type of horror humour.Just the Two of Us – I loved the imagery in this (seeing ovals like leeches and the way the sunshine is described while Brandon is meeting with his mom – great stuff) as well as the fluid writing style. Fish Boy – This story presents a monstrous case of people-watching that gets interesting once the discordant family dynamics are unleashed. Then the people-watching turns to something more shocking. I liked this because it was a horror tale with greater dimension.And the Dark Growls Back – I loved this story and its real-life monster. It was a veritable thrill-ride, with plenty of surprises. It sucked me in and didn’t let go, because in addition to the unusual beginning, action and excitement, there was so much detail (including some serious gore). The ending was fitting as well. This was my favourite story in the anthology.The Visitor – Another great read. It has a nice build up and good pacing. The characters are very realistic; one of the main ones is a sceptical curmudgeon and the other a bit blasé, although she proves caring in the long run.Frightening Cliches – This was the type of tongue-in-cheek dark humour I expect to find in a horror anthology. The story was an entertaining, high-spirited romp, with puns and jibes at the stereotypical middle-aged couple. There were a couple of MDP Easter eggs thrown in there for good measure.Dead Planet – This was a bit too “Flash Gordon” meets “Alien” for my tastes, but it did add variety to the anthology and the writing was technically good. There was plenty of action and some very scary moments. The Sci-Fi fan would likely enjoy this one.Hayride – A bestial killer is terrorizing a part of Michigan and the residents there are attempting to fight the fear, participating in Halloween events as they always have. A smooth read with a wild twist.Fish out of Water – This one had a steampunk/Jules Verne feel to it, with a hint of Lovecraft - a more intellectual horror. Once again, not my preferred version of the genre (although I did like the touch of Lovecraft), but it also added variety to the anthology and was certainly technically well-written.From Rebirth to Reburial – This was interesting and intriguing, sort of “noir”, but it seemed more like an intro to a novel than just a short. There was a lot going on, the characters were introduced but clearly had much more to them and I wanted more background than could conceivably fit in a short.North – The intro was a little heavy and metaphor-laden for me, but once I got past that, I really liked this story. Very original – a different spin on the usual bigfoot/yeti story.Revenge of the Zombie Pussy Eaters – To say this story was a little blue would be an understatement. It definitely had shock factor. It had laughable moments but it was a vulgar humour. I think I’d have to be in the right mood or have a couple of drinks in me to really enjoy this sort of levity, and I could easily see some people finding this story offensive (although I have thicker skin than that.).Keeping It Together – This story made me smile right away with the description of someone as a “friendly baguette” and by the second page into it I was laughing out loud. I’m a sucker for good zombie humour and, to me, this was by far the funniest story in the anthology.I think I agree with some of the other reviewers that this was the best MDP anthology yet. They assembled a great collection of quality stories with quite a menagerie of beasties.

  • Nicole Storey
    2019-04-21 19:50

    Usually with anthologies, the stories are hit or miss, and this one is no exception. There were some stories I loved, some I didn’t care for, and some I thought were just plain ridiculous. However, the book was a good read with more positive aspects than negatives. MDP brought together some very talented writers and the book showcases work that is reminiscent of those old horror movies I used to watch as a kid.A Golem in Ozone Park - Author Jim Sylvestry: I have to say this was not one of my favorites. It had the feeling of those corny-type “scary” movies that they used to make fun of on Mystery Science Theater. I did enjoy the authors descriptions in this story, though. I think it could have used more horror. The story lagged in places and I had trouble giving it my full attention.The Lure – Author Chantal Boudreau: This story held my attention the entire time. There were some disturbing aspects I didn’t care for, like Walter using the puppy as bait, but I was very satisfied with the ending! Great read!A Zinger Must Die – Author David Perlmuter: I didn’t care for this story at all. The mixture of cartoon characters and politics was a bit ridiculous for me. Also, the characters he used weren’t even original. They were taken from a show on Nickelodeon.The Pit – Author Terry Alexander: I really liked this story! It is a classic hunter versus hunted with an unusual twist. When I think of old movie monsters, werewolves are one of the first to come to mind. This story was a winner!The Spine Tingling Tale of the Crystal Golem – Author Tom Ribas: I couldn’t get interested in this story. It started out fairly strong, but fell in the middle and never picked itself back up. The dialog was poorly written and, although I can take campy horror stories, there has to be horror in them somewhere. This was not scary at all.Just the Two of Us – Author Anthony Bell: This story was okay – not great, but not bad, either. I really liked the fact that the bully gets what he deserves in the end. The descriptions were very vivid and the story never lagged.The Fish Boy – Author Eric Dimbleby: This one was interesting because it included a story within a story. You see the family, which is definitely not fashioned after the Brady Bunch, and you see things from the perspective of Fish Boy. A multi-faceted tale with a great moral.And the Dark Growls Back – Author Aaron Dries: LOVE! It is classic horror at its best. It also reminds us that not every monster is fictional!The Visitor – Author Kelley Kombrinck: This story was another favorite of mine. I liked the author’s descriptions and well-defined characters. The story was a tad drawn out and could have used more “horror” scenes, but a good tale over all.Frightening Cliches – Author Bennie Newsome: I just don’t find swamp creatures that terrifying. However, the main character and his wife were excellent! I loved the ending!!!Dead Planet – Author Ryan Hillis: I’m usually not a sci-fi fan, but throw in some zombies and I’m good to go! I loved how the author put a new spin on a classic. It’s Dawn of the Dead meets Aliens!Hayride – Author Joseph A. Polega: Any story that can throw me a curve ball and knock me on my butt is a good one in my book! Expect the unexpected!Fish Out of Water – Author Carl Barker: Any fan of the movie Leviathan and other marine-biology-based spooky movies will love this short! The first part of the story was excellent, but I thought it should have ended differently.From Rebirth to Reburial – Author M.W. Williamson: The fact that I had to go back and refresh my memory on what this story was about should tell you something. I couldn’t get into it. It was boring and confusing. I had trouble determining which character was speaking . Yawn…North – Author MJ Wesolowski: The story grabbed me with frozen fingers at the beginning and never let go! A thrilling tale!Revenge of the Zombie —– Eaters – Author Craig Wallwork: The fact that title is so disgusting that I can’t even type the whole thing out or Amazon won’t let me post it speaks volumes. I did not like this story at all. I don’t mind zombie tales (I usually love them), but when an author tries to mix horror and erotica? (I can’t even come up with a name for what he tried to mix it with…”grungy crudeness?”) it just becomes embarrassing.Keeping it Together – Author DK Mok: This was the last story in the book and I was so hoping for a big finish. Unfortunately, I didn’t get it. There was too much going on in this tale and I didn’t understand the ending at all.If you like short stories, give this book a chance! I’m not a huge fan of anthologies, but this one definitely had more going for it than others I have read. Most of the shorts were well-written – some could easily be made into full-length novels. Overall, MDP has a winner with these horror tales!

  • Georgina Morales
    2019-04-18 21:39

    First I have a confession to make: I'm not a b-movie fan. In fact, I hate b-movies. I find them silly to the point of ridiculousness. I just don't find appealing movies that you watch in a theater full of people yelling and laughing at the screen. My kind of horror is the sort that robs you of your breath and makes you jump out of the seat at the slightest provocation.Guess what? This anthology won me over. I still hate b-movies, but these stories had me yelling at the characters on the pages more than once and my heart skipped a few beats (fine, lots). So I guess this should be good enough a commendation, right? Still, I will go through the details of what makes Midnight Movie Creature Feature so good and, as always, I will choose the three stories that I enjoyed the most to specifically review. Hope you enjoy.And the Dark Growls Back by Aaron Dries: This was the first story that truly grabbed me. It starts with a bang, we know something bad happened and our heroes are, firstly not so much heroes, but most importantly, their on the run. The pace of the story never slows down and the characters are appealing and well fleshed out. I won't ruin it for you but this story is quite different from the rest of the pack, which truly works for the best because it becomes like a final twist that I thought was brilliant.From Rebirth to Reburial by M. W. Williamson: This is one of those stories that got me yelling "hell, yeah!" by the end. I was so pumped up! It might just be my eagerness to see more of the main character, but I think there's hope for a series out of Williamson's tale. And I'd be the first one in line to get the whole lot. The story is scary, twisted, and very human at its core. The pace fluctuates between ups and downs that play havoc with our hearts, and the backstory hints at a very complex character that we understand, though we are just scratching at the surface. Kudos to Williamson for crafting a simple monster story that, in the end, is much more than the sum of its parts.North by M. J. Wesolowski: Now, as far as crafted tales go, I'd say North is the one that outshines the rest because of how quiet it is. It could very well held its own among the likes of T. W. Wright and Charles L. Grant, and if you add to the mix the fact that there is a monster at the core of the story, it is quite an accomplishment. The story develops slowly, building suspense as it goes and leaving you unable to breath until the whole thing ends and you are horrified by the final realization. The images described are beautiful, Wesolowski does an amazing job at letting us experience the isolation of the environment and uses it to its maximum potential, digging for the deep rooted need for societal secureness and fear of darkness inside us all. My absolute favorite of the whole.All in all Midnight Movie Creature Feature is a very interesting read that won't let you feeling cheated out of your money. I did find a couple of stories that didn't resonate with me, one that I actually hated, but I'd say the anthology as a whole was well worth the hours I took out of my family time to read it. Look out for more of the authors and TW Brown, the editor of this anthology, who does an amazing job at selecting the stories and editing them. While it might sound as a given, these days finding not one typo and a good editorial job is less common that it should be. And gratefully acknowledged.If you love the genre, get your copy and stock on the popcorn; if you don't, give it a try. You might find yourself stuffing your mouth with candy out of pure joy.

  • David Watson
    2019-04-23 03:31

    If your a hard core horror fan then you should be familiar with the books of May December publications. May December has put some great horror anthologies together that any fan of the genre can appreciate. A good example of this is an anthology called Midnight Creature Feature. In the introduction the editor, TW Brown dedicates this book to anyone who stayed up late to watch scary movies after their parents went to bed. This book manages to take you back to a time when you we're a kid and you couldn't wait for the monster to appear on screen in a horror movie.Every story in this book has some kind of monster in it, including zombies, werewolves, golems, aliens, demons and swamp monsters. Some of the stories are funny, some are scary and some are a little bit of both. A couple of stories here could easily fit into the science fiction and action genres as well, proving that there is a little bit of everything in this anthology.One of my favorites in this book is The Lure by Chantal Boudreau. This one is a fishing tale where a man has a vendetta against a fish. The problem is the fish is 10 feet long with teeth the size of daggers and has powers that make it a very hard fish to catch. What makes this story great is the use of imagery and how it makes you feel sorry for the man trying to catch the fish even though he's a monster himself.I also loved the story The Pit by Terry Alexander. The monster in this story is a werewolf and its being hunted by a man who is hoping to get his kidnapped daughter back. I liked this one because it was an action story with a lot of gore thrown in. I also liked the two main characters and how their personalities we're described in the story.My two favorite stories we're comedy with a little horror mixed in. The Spine Tingling Tale of the Crystal Golem by Tom Ribas is a funny story about a monster made of crystals reeking havoc on a small town. This story makes the point that its not easy being a soulless killing machine. My other favorite was Frightening Cliche's by Bernie Newsome. This one follows a horror author and his wife as they try to escape from an army of swamp monsters. What makes this story fun is the interaction between husband and wife.Another great thing about this book is before each story there is a movie poster and the art for all of them is excellent. I mainly loved this book because it reminded me of why I fell in love with the horror genre as a kid. When I watched a horror movie I wanted to be shocked, scared and hopefully get a few laughs. I also wanted to see a monster terrorizing its victims. Midnight Creature Feature delivers the scares and the laughs and is a book that every horror fan should read.

  • Stargirl
    2019-05-12 19:44

    This was a really impressive collection, which like so many anthologies is hit or miss -- but unlike a lot of anthologies, is far better than it is worse.Standouts are Gollem in Ozone Park- which is very colorful, and And The Dark Growls Back - which is worth buying the book for alone. It's so well-written and suspenseful. Dries is quickly becoming a favorite author and if you haven't read his novel House of Sighs you should. I should also add that the illustrations are amazing and really capture the book's pulp origins.Highly recommended. It's all a lot of fun.Enjoy!

  • T.W. Brown
    2019-04-26 21:46

    This is every quirky b-movie you ever stayed up late to watch. You might read some of the stories and think that the guys from MST3K should be making commentary.That is not to say that all the stories are tongue-in-cheek...some of them are straight horror. And what makes them really pop is their variety (that and the vintage movie poster preceding each one).This book gives you your money's worth with 17 stories and enough to love that, even if every single story isn't your cup of tea, chances are the next one will be.

  • Juliemae
    2019-04-24 02:38

    Couldn't finish it. Seemed like high schoolers wrote some of these stories.

  • Eric Dimbleby
    2019-05-04 20:43

  • James Silvestri
    2019-05-17 00:47

  • Craig Wallwork
    2019-05-12 02:01