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Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Horror Film Killer by Michael J. Bowler - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE HORROR FILM KILLER by Michael J. Bowler Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE HORROR FILM KILLER

Author: Michael J. Bowler

Pub. Date: October 26, 2021

Publisher: Michael J. Bowler Publishing

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 184

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD

Pre-Order The eBook now for 99 cents!

What would you do if someone acted out—for real— the kill scenes from your student-made horror film?

That’s the dilemma facing high school seniors Cassie and Donovan. Best friends, aspiring filmmakers, and hopeful romantic partners, they set out to complete a feature-length horror film as a graduation project for their performing arts high school. Using actors and crew from among their classmates, they aim to finish the bulk of shooting over Spring Break. When several murders occur not far from their locations—each one recreating a specific “kill” scene from their script—they suddenly find themselves embroiled in a real-life horror movie neither of them bargained for.

Cassie’s police officer dad and his ex-girlfriend—a homicide detective Cassie once hoped would be her stepmom—allow the film shoot to continue because the killer has threatened to murder Donovan’s mother if they stop. Traps are set and arrests are made, but the killer—who might be a member of the cast or crew—is one step ahead of their every move.

Can Cassie and Donovan help the police unmask the psychopath before more people die? 

 

MY REVIEW
The Horror Film Killer is a fun little book that brings the horror movie genre to life (or death, in this case). As a fan of horror, I was curious to see how this book would play out. I wasn't disappointed. A little surprised, though. I had my suspicions, but I also didn't think I'd be right. 
The story follows two high school teens as they make a horror film for their graduation project at their performing arts high school. Cassie and Donovan are co-directing a horror movie that plays homage to the genre. Featuring kills from other iconic films, the duo are excited to bring their vision to life. But when actual murders based on scenes from their film start happening, the two have to try and uncover the killer before it's too late. 
As I mentioned above, this book was a fun read. It's easy to get sucked in, and I found myself entertained by the story. It was kind of like horror movie inception. The student film was about people making a horror film while paying homage to horror films. I loved it.
The reveal was a little surprising, although I did have my suspicions. It was nice to see I was on the right track.
With likeable characters, an engaging plot, and a quick, easy pace, The Horror Film Killer will delight fans of the genre. Definitely check it out.
4.5 stars!

About Michael J. Bowler: 

Michael J. Bowler is an award-winning author who grew up in Northern California. He majored in English/Theatre at Santa Clara University, earned a master’s in film production from Loyola Marymount University, a teaching credential in English from LMU, and a master’s in Special Education from Cal State University Dominguez Hills. Michael taught high school in Hawthorne, California for many years, both in general education and students with disabilities. When Michael is not writing you can find him volunteering as a youth mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, volunteering within the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles, or caring for his newly adopted son. He is a passionate advocate for the fair treatment of children and teens in California, and hopes his books can show young people they are not alone in their struggles.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a signed finished copy of THE HORROR FILM KILLER, US Only.

3 winners will win an eBook of THE HORROR FILM KILLER, International.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/18/2021

Writer of Wrongs

Excerpt

10/18/2021

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

10/19/2021

Living in a Bookworld

Guest Post

10/19/2021

BookHounds YA

Guest Post

10/19/2021

@bookstagramofmine

Review

10/20/2021

Lily Luchesi's Blog

Review

10/21/2021

Jazzy Book Reviews

Review

10/21/2021

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

10/22/2021

My Fictional Oasis

Review

10/22/2021

Wonder Struck

Review

Week Two:

10/25/2021

@moonlight_rendezvous

Review

10/25/2021

@more.books.yes.please

Review

10/26/2021

The Phantom Paragrapher

Review

10/26/2021

A Court of Coffee and Books

Review

10/27/2021

popthebutterfly reads

Review

10/27/2021

Simply Daniel Radcliffe

Review

10/28/2021

Lexijava_Bookish

Review

10/28/2021

@coffeebooksandmascara

Review

10/29/2021

Midnightbooklover

Review

10/29/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt


2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much, Jasmine, for reading and reviewing my book, and for the beautiful post. Take care!

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