Ginger Nuts of Horror
Jack Bantry is mainly known as the man behind the wonderful DIY-flavored Splatterpunk Zine. He has recently begun to show himself as a writer as well, through a few short stories that have appeared in chapbooks. The Lucky Ones Died First is his first novella, put out by the fine folks at Deadite Press. It is a gore-oaked love letter to the glory days of 80's pulp, when a fast pace and lots of bloody action were all that mattered.
In and around the English town of Hambleton, people are dying. Not just dying but being ripped to pieces. Partially eaten. While a newspaper photographer and a woman who knows firsthand what is going on try to get to the bloody bottom of things, they discover that the thing they seek is large and furry and very angry, hungry and horny. They meet up with a local scientist/ex-Nazi bigfoot hunter to figure out a way to stop this creature before the whole of the town is torn to pieces.
Bantry writes simply and straight-forward. This is not a story that requires a light and delicate touch. This is a story told with fists and a terrified grip. It's violence and gallows humor and a little satire thrown in for flavor. It's fun with a capital F, written in blood on your front door.
The Lucky Ones Died First is available from Deadite Press.
“It’s like Jaws but with Bigfoot” - Shane McKenzie, author of Muerte Con Carne
Crushed heads, entrails, and piles of body parts are littering the woods surrounding the quaint English vacation town of Hambleton. A hungry cryptid is on the loose and is biting and tearing to pieces whoever and whatever it can catch. Now the residents must team up with a former-Nazi Bigfoot hunter to save themselves and their livelihood from this monstrous horror.
People must fight. Many of them will not live to see the next day…