A number of disappearances in a sleepy town in the North East of England have led the locals to believe there is a monster lurking in an abandoned barn on the edge of town. Despite the rumours, Osmo and his family are searching for their missing dog near the farmland. His wife goes into the spa that occupies the farmland, but she’s been gone a long time…...
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flesh harvest Reviews
This is the story of a creepy old barn. The barn has been the stuff of local folklore for a long time. Tales are told of something sinister in the barn, something that yearns for human flesh, and a spate of grisly murders would attest to that. The Momente family have had a call that their missing dog has been seen near the barn. Will they find their dog, and will they make it out alive or will they join the many before them.......?This was a high octane, high energy gorefest. It was, quite simply, fab. I loved the idea, and the twist at the end sort of left the door open for more, or an expansion of this novella. The characters were solid, and although there were only a few of them, they carried the story well. The pace belted along, and I was swept up in the story until the end. I totally recommend this as a quick read, that packs a lot of punch!
Flesh Harvest is the fastest moving gory novella I've read in a long time! Setting is in a creepy barn that has been the topic of "Don't go in there" for a very long time. Old, isolated barns will scare you to death as well as the living scarecrows around the barn. Something awful lives in that barn--and it is waiting for you.......DON'T GO IN THERE! This could be an X-Files story.
This was my first Jacob Rayne read and as per the star rating I've settled on, I found it to be somewhere between just okay and liking it. The main strength of the story was the idea at its core. Mild spoiler ahead: (view spoiler)[What if a vampire-type type of creature was able to telepathically control people who were more susceptible to his mental pushes? What carnage might they cause? (hide spoiler)] Good stuff. Count me in.However where Flesh Harvest starts to fall down is in its execution. Mainly in how fast everything occurs. Seriously, this breezes in at about 70 pages (with the last 10 or so of the listed page count dedicated to an excerpt from another Rayne story), yet so much happens it could have been 200 pages long. As such, Rayne has to cut corners, and in doing so, his characters do not act like relatable human beings. For example, (view spoiler)[ the mother character is killed and when relating this to his children, the father simply tells them "You mother didn't make it" and no-one reacts in any way! Later, a police officer busts a criminally insane person out of an asylum with a shot gun, based purely on two discussions they had. Because he looked him in the eyes and knew he was telling the truth?! Huh?? (hide spoiler)] There are numerous examples of this type of jump from point A to point G, bypassing necessary character beats in between, and it threw me out of the story time and again. The fact that everyone seems to know something is funky out at the farm and people are disappearing left, right and centre, yet not one police officer thinks we should at least do a drive by, also seemed very convenient.The writing is fine; the editing pretty darn good for an independent release. Rayne is clearly an author who cares about his craft. So here's hoping that as he develops his skills he is able to pause, take a breath, and tell his tales at the pace they require.2.5 Ten Foot High Spurts of Blood for Flesh Harvest.
Join the Rayne of TerrorThe novella begins with Osmo and his family searching for their lost dog. The dog has been seen on the abandoned farm near the haunted barn. The family approaches the fancy spa on the property. Osmo thinks the dog is doomed and they should leave the poor canine to his fate. His family disagrees.Jacob Rayne's novella Flesh Harvest, part of the Rayne of Terror series, packs a horrific punch for such a short work. The reader's stomach clenches, eyes widen, and throat catches: "Don't go in there!"
When Osmo his wife Grace along with their son Graham and daughter Marie went looking for the missing family dog they had no idea the horrors that awaited them at the farm.Jacob Rayne delivers a chilling tale that will leave you terrified of barns for the rest of your life.This was a fantastic horror story with a supernatural creature that sets my heart to pounding just writing about it.Bravo Jacob Rayne!
While I enjoyed the fast pace in this one, beginning right from the start, I found myself a little confused in a couple of spots. Some things just didn't seem to come together quite as easily as I think it was supposed to. I still enjoyed the story, however, so if you want something quick and fun, I would still recommend this one. I'll try more by Jacob.
Creepy and fast-paced, I was pulled in from the start. The ending was also good. Certainly one of the better short stories I have read.