You can never go back… not that Ray Johnson wants to.
But when his mother passes away, he’s forced to return to get the family home ready for sale. Once there, he finds memories – some good, some bad – but something else: strange noises, in particular an odd creaking sound; strange phenomena he can’t explain; things he must face before he can move on. Things he must face in order to survive…
You can never Go? Sorry Paul, but when the quality of Spectral Press's chapbooks remains this high, then I will always go back for more. I can't believe that this is the ninth installment of this chapbook series. I can still remember the evening when I first read the debut issue of this brilliant series.
Creakers continues in the fine tradition of quiet unsettling horror, that Spectral Press excels in. Paul kane does an excellent job in updating the classic tropes of a haunted house and unresolved family issues, into a creepy, and unsetting claustrophobic tale.
Sharing a common ancestry with Poe's Tell Tale Heart, Creakers takes a simple concept of a noise in a house, and twists to a nerve shattering sound. We have all been in a house that creaks, and this chapbook plays on this brilliantly to create a story that runs its chilly fingers down your spine.
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