Camp Slasher – The Return of 80s Horror

Camp Slasher: 1980s Slasher Horror Returns

80s Slasher Horror


The golden age of slasher horror defined the late 1970s and early 1980s. Over just a few years, blockbusters like Halloween, Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and a dozens of knockoffs wowed audiences and repulsed critics. As the 80s came to a close, the slasher movie became cliché. Except for a handful of novels, few authors have dared tackle this controversial genre. Until now.

Bestselling author Dan Padavona’s Camp Slasher is a return to the glory days of 80s horror. And unlike the thinly scripted movies of yesteryear, the acclaimed author overlays the gore and jump scares with deep characters and heart-pounding tension. If you love Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, and Freddy Kreuger, you’ll feel right at home in Camp Slasher.

From the description:

A group of young counselors set out to rebuild Camp Black Bear. But a bloodthirsty killer stalks the woods. Now two counselors must survive the night in the forest. The killer is hunting them. He won’t stop until they are dead. And the nearest town is ten miles away.

Where is the sheriff who promised to keep them safe? Can the counselors evade the killer until help arrives?

More victims are found murdered in the woods. The vehicles are destroyed and the radio disabled. No escape.

Footsteps in the dark. The killer is coming.

What slasher horror lovers are saying about Camp Slasher:

“Loved this story. I couldn’t put it down. Read it all in one night scary night.”

“Think Jason Voorhees meets The Wrong Turn. Camp full of kids and I’m pretty sure you can guess what happens next. If you love slashers, I definitely recommend this read!”

“This author never disappoints! You’re always in for a great and scary time!”

“Description is spot on; reads like a classic slasher film.”

“If you like Wrong Turn, The Hills Have Eyes, or Friday the 13th, you will enjoy this book.”

“You can’t put a Dan Padavona book in your read next pile. You have to read it right away. Awesome horror storyteller.”

“. . . takes you back to classic, old school horror stories. It is graphic and gory and straight forward like the classics, yet somehow still has great character development and juicy interwoven subplots. We come to see there’s a dark side to many of the characters and come to realize all is not as it seems. At certain points, it gets hard to ascertain who the killer really is.”

“Summer camp…unsuspecting coed counselors…an in-over-his-head camp leader…and a deranged killer on the loose. Sounds like the PERFECT 80’s slasher film?! Well it’s ALSO the perfect read! What a fun novel! Padavona took a sacred genre head on and kicked it in its teeth! Fast-paced, heartfelt, gory and disrespectful until the very end! Highly recommended.”

“Just like watching a classic horror movie. I really enjoyed reading this.”

Are you ready to ride a time machine back to 1980 when horror ruled Hollywood?

Read Camp Slasher today!