Satanic Panic: A Homage to 1980’s B-Movie Horror by Daniel P Coughlin
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB |3.2 Mb
Satanic Panic, a mass hysteria created in the nineteen-eighties, has returned to a small college town in the Midwest. Ritualistic murders and the presence of the occult have bled below the surface of the town in the form of icy accidents and other coincidences. And when three lifelong friends find themselves on the radar of a killer-and leader of a satanic cult-they must fight for what’s good without being seduced by the evil that possesses their campus.
“Long shadows stretched as the headlights elongated from the trees that lined the street. The vehicle approached. The intensity of the headlight warmed his frozen eyelids.
Turning in the direction of the vehicle, he attempted a smile, but his mouth and lips cracked. The closeness of the van—it had to be a van—startled him. Pulling beside him he saw that it was a black van.
The window rolled down and a face appeared from within. Then the sliding door creaked, twisted and eventually opened. The passenger door opened. His alertness heightened. He’d hardly noticed that his fist was frozen in place. But he could still move his fingers, barely, which was good.
“Trevor!” A voice called out.
“Eeeehaaa!” Trevor attempted to say “yes,” but his mouth, tongue, and vocal cords still didn’t permit. Truth told, he didn’t know if he was drunk anymore or if his brain had frozen.
He was complacent. Even though his house was close, he needed warmth. And he needed it right now. He hoped these people in the van would actualize his emergency state, drag him into the warm van, maybe drive him to the hospital, and rid him of the accumulating panic. His entire body rattled as if convulsing while he shook at the possibility of warmth. He didn’t even care who was calling his name, even though it would be nice to know who these people were.”