RED EYES CAPTURES SPIRIT OF OLD GRADE B HORROR MOVIESReviewed by Michael Levitt/Lamp Lighter Post(U.S.A)Red Eyes and the Human Horror Story(2015)Author: James D. PatalonPublisher: Outskirts PressCategory: Horror/ FictionPaperback/361 PagesMoreRED EYES CAPTURES SPIRIT OF OLD GRADE B HORROR MOVIESReviewed by Michael Levitt/Lamp Lighter Post(U.S.A)Red Eyes and the Human Horror Story(2015)Author: James D. PatalonPublisher: Outskirts PressCategory: Horror/ FictionPaperback/361 PagesAvailable at online retailers: Amazon,Barnes and Noble,Outskirts Press,and other online book retailersDo you remember those campy,deliriously tongue in cheek horror films from the 1980s??!
Well if you enjoyed those type of movies,as I did growing up,then this new horror/fiction novel,Red Eyes and the Human Horror Story,by new author,James D. Patalon,just might be the book you might want to read! Michael Meyers, Jason Voorhees and Freddie Kruger were the slash em up movie monsters that reigned in a new kind of terror that thrilled and chilled theater going audiences throughout the 1980s and 1990s,and now a new horror monster,Red Eyes is reintroducing that familiar scare,shock in Patalons new horror/ fiction novel!
Not to mention the creative twists and turns that propel a reader to continue turning the pages. Granted this new novel throws out all the familiar ingredients that one comes to expect in this type of novel settings. However,the author definitely has a unique writing style that sets these all so familiar ideas apart from those horror,spook films from years ago,while still retaining the key elements that made those pictures so incredibly enduring.
His book makes an indelible impression and brings even the simplistic,small insignificant characters a three dimensional existence!The story begins by using the rising 2014 scare of ebola as its narrative and we are at first introduced to the small fictional,Midwest town called Lamp Lighter(no pun intended). Here a strange story and the monster,Red Eyes set the premise of the story about to unfold. Just as we settle into what we believe to be the average workings of an all to similar horror story setting,the author plugs in some unobvious clues and in a sudden,cranked up speed as the new chapters are opened,we the reader find ourselves thrown deliberately off the beaten track into a fright fest of unique,spiral twisting plot devices we are surely surprised to discover has taken a road never traveled and it increases our natural curiosity to find out what this story is really all about!Patalon doesnt fail to tie all of his loose ends,but in order to put the pieces together you as the reader are compelled to move onto the following chapters in order to see where the author is going with his story.
His hero,Donovan Grey and the heroin,Sheila Bryant take their time in arriving so that the story has the chance to deliver its curving road of shock,delusive points of natural,feeling terror. Once the true heroes are established we begin looking through their point of perspectives while still all the while seeing through the other characters so essential in this strange but compelling story being told! The fictional character Grey who is a loose interpretation of the author is a hero who is not flawless,he is someone we as the reader can easily identify with,he has a conscious and we are invited to look at everything happening through his mindset.
It is through his mindset that we discover that the story has been created!Then just when you start to think the story is concluding,Patalon introduces the second part! Now the story is brought into a futuristic society and the demon Red Eyes we thought was destroyed is back and more sinister than he had been in the first part of the novel! Donovan Grey and his now forever soulmate,Sheila Bryant after both have committed suicide in the first part of the story are reunited and in the employ of God and his righteous soldiers,while Red Eyes is totally recreated,partnered with Satan and is now this new worlds antichrist!