Midnight Horror Show by Ben Lathrop (audiobook) – narrated by Tee Quillin
“Spook shows, drive-ins, horror hosts & monster movies – Ben’s love for the genre shines through in this page-turner.”—Dr. Gangrene, Chiller Cinema, Dr. Gangrene’s Cinetarium
It’s end of October 1985 and the crumbling river town of Dubois, Iowa is shocked by the gruesome murder of one of the pillars of the community. Detective David Carlson has no motive, no evidence, and only one lead: the macabre local legend of “Boris Orlof,” a late night horror movie host who burned to death during a stage performance at the drive-in on Halloween night twenty years ago and the teenage loner obsessed with keeping his memory alive.
The body count is rising and the darkness that hangs over the town grows by the hour. Time is running out as Carlson desperately chases shadows into a nightmare world of living horrors.
On Halloween the drive-in re-opens at midnight for a show no one will ever forget.
“Midnight Horror Show takes you through the darkest recesses of horror nostalgia and video store lore into a fog-drenched gothic landscape of occult murders, mysterious creatures, and so much blood. Evokes Poe, Lovecraft, and Clive Barker in a compelling mystery that’s familiar while feeling thoroughly fresh. I couldn’t put the book down.”—Ben Rock, Video Palace, The Blair Witch Project