by KT Pinto
Scary Tales of Scariness
by Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano
Fortress Publishing, Inc., 246 pp.
It’s great when you are an author with a huge publishing company that can get your books reviewed and get the word out there about your talent and creativity.
This review column is for the other authors and their work: the ones who write for small publishing companies and need to network and promote themselves. Their novels may not be hot off the presses, but many are worth adding to your book collection.
There are some horror novels out there that are serious, dark and scary. That look into the inner workings of man and the evil inside as they fight their inner demons.
This is not one of those novels.
Scary Tales of Scariness is a collection of stories about a pair of drunken reprobates who find themselves face-to-face with some of the best B-horror movie monsters ever! Werewolves, zombies, vampires, ghosts, la chupacabra, and ten other horror staples torment our heroes as they stumble their way through fifteen different hilarious tales of insanely hysterical horror.
The two main characters—whose names and visages are those of the authors—have this great back and forth conversational style that takes the reader quickly through a roller coaster of bantering, insults, action and insanity that leaves you happily breathless (and sometimes a little giggly) at the end of each story.
But be forewarned: you will be craving a few pitchers of beer by the time you reach the end of the book (“The 64 oz kind; Not the wussy 48 oz kind.”)!