Apparently, this book already has film rights optioned by Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures. I can definitely see why. This book is begging to be turned into a movie.
Let me set the scene a bit for you. The cast of characters:
– Jack Munson and Milena Fonseca, the FBI duo
– Baby, the young prostitute at The Beaver Palace
– The Red Mohawk, psycho killer
– Silvio Mellencamp, owner of The Beaver Palace
– The police of B Movie Hell
– The women at The Beaver Palace
– Various other citizens of B Movie Hell
Remember Billy Bob Thornton from Oliver Stone’s movie, U Turn
Well, he would fit right in the town of B Movie Hell. This guy would also probably live there.
And the police? Well, they’re pretty much like these guys from Pulp Fiction.
It’s a real special kind of place.
I don’t want to give too much away because you just have to read it and find out for yourself. It’s that good. But it centers around a serial killer wearing a mask and the people trying to stop him. Throw in an ex-porn producer who bought out the town, his “escort service,” and the townsfolk who do whatever he says – or else.
I loved all the 80s movie and music references. This was just a hilarious read and I found myself smiling a lot in general at the over-the-top shenanigans and humor. It’s part slasher horror movie, part 80s mashup, and part Quentin Tarantino.
The only criticism I have is the British spellings and occasional phrasing was a bit distracting with the redneck setting. I would have (personally) Americanized the spelling and edited a few bits of dialogue only because of how extremely low class and unintelligent the people in B Movie Hell were. But it didn’t take anything away from my enjoyment of the book. I pretty much thought it was brilliant.
Review also at Goodreads.
I received a copy of this from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!! I love it when you score a gem like this from Netgalley.