Just in time for Halloween, Dan Padavona released Treman Mills, a slasher horror novelette in the spirit of vintage slasher and proto-slasher movies such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Maniac.
“Like many others, I grew up with the Universal monsters before graduating to the Hammer films,” said Padavona. “Everything changed the first time I saw Halloween. I was hooked. Over the next several years, I drank in the gory 1980s slasher horror craze, from Friday the 13th to Madman to Just Before Dawn.”
Padavona said he’d wanted to write a slasher horror story after concluding the Dark Vanishings series.
“Writing some sort of serial killer or slasher story was inevitable. Treman Mills has everything I want in a novelette – it’s concise, scary, and downright gory when it needs to be. I don’t know about you, but being trapped in dilapidated building after dark creeps me out.”
Will Treman Mills be Padavona’s only foray into slasher horror?
“I assure you this won’t be the last. My forthcoming novel, Crawlspace, will have a decided slasher vibe to it.”
From the back cover:
Hurrying to get home before dark, Rachel and Charlie take a shortcut through the dangerous section of Treman Mills, a town where five brutal, unsolved murders have occurred in the last year. When the Black Thorns gang catches them on the wrong side of town, Rachel and Charlie flee into an abandoned building.
But they are not alone in the darkness.
If you like your horror gory and bloody, Treman Mills is the story you’ve been waiting for.
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