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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Review: The Haunted Halls

The Haunted Halls The Haunted Halls by Glenn Rolfe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review: THE HAUNTED HALLS by Glenn Rolfe

Indie author Glenn Rolfe continues to demonstrate his flair for unusual horror: horror tales that extend beyond the well-trodden traditional tropes. In THE HAUNTED HALLS, he explores new territory with prose that is nearly poetic in its lyrical imagery and sense appeal. I can almost hear a poetry recitation, or song lyrics.

THE HAUNTED HALLS juggles a plethora of characters, including multiple protagonists and many secondary and "extras," as well as multiple time sequences. With all the gore, violence, frights, and sensuality, I can readily visualize this as an exciting indie horror film.

I also marveled at the character of the antagonist: the main "haunt" of the Bruton Inn" of Hollis Oaks, Maine. If this young lady had dedicated her talents to more acceptable pursuits, she could be a corporate CEO, or maybe have discovered a cure for cancer. Instead, she is a juggernaut, an unstoppable force of evil, both in life, and after death.

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