The slasher subgenre may be on theatrical sabbatical, but that’s not stopping author Matt Serafini (Feral) from keeping masked madmen alive and dangerous. Horror fans looking for a little stalk and slash this summer will want to get their hands on Under the Blade, which is out now!
This one comes to us courtesy of the wonderfully warped minds at Severed Press, true purveyors of quality horror fiction. You can grab Under the Blade in both paperback and ebook formats on Amazon.
Those who want the experience of walking into a bookstore and purchasing a copy will have to wait a while longer, as Under the Blade is exclusive with Amazon until late summer.
Serafini’s second novel is inspired by the slasher movie subgenre of the 1980s. As such, readers will find familiar elements (a masked maniac, small town secrets, horny teens) arranged in a story that goes beyond the expected trajectory.
From the back cover:
When she returns, so does the horrorâ€¦
At seventeen, Melanie Holden was the sole survivor of Cyrus Hoytâ€™s killing spree at Camp Forest Grove. Now in her forties, she has bottomed out personally and professionally, still haunted by the undying memories of that madman. A publishing deal lures her back to the place where her misfortunes began and trouble starts anew, first with a string of escalating harassments and, soon, much worse.
When Melanie joins forces with Forest Groveâ€™s new police chief, they get more than they bargained for as they discover that Cyrus Hoyt is only just the beginning. That the townâ€™s past is actually much bloodier than they couldâ€™ve imagined.
And now that it has Melanie back, it doesnâ€™t want her to leave.
Scott Lowell Jackson designed the fantastic cover art, seeking to invoke nostalgic memories of the VHS era while giving the book a more contemporary design.
This release makes us proud of our own MattFini, and we hope that some of you will venture into the woods around Forest Grove to try to survive Cyrus Hoyt!
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