Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Top Ten Tuesday Stay Out Of The Woods

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/top-ten-tuesday/

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I'm not keen on the topic for this week so I'm going my own way horror selection with the theme Stay Out Of The Woods!

1) Jeff Strand-The Haunted Forest Tour
The forest is full of all kinds of beasts and monsters and for the first time on Halloween, a tour will go into the very heart of it to let people witness what is there. But the power goes out and the beasts are hungry and the people are running...This is the kind of tour I'd love to go on until SHTF! Fast paced with a ton of monsters and victims!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34339545-the-haunted-forest-tour

2) Jack Ketchum-Off Season
A break at an isolated cabin in the woods seems ideal for these friends until a tribe of cannibals attack the house one night and the survivors are forced to flee into the forest. This is very brutal and gory violence, frequent cannibalism and rape, so not for the sensitive reader.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/179734.Off_Season

3) Jack Kilborn-Afraid
A group of evil super soldiers arrive in a small town to search for a man they want, but start to torture and massacre every citizen they encounter. With a roadblock stopping them leaving, the people have to survive and hide in the woods. Fast paced brutal horror with killers bringing terror to a rural town, and lots of tension filled moments.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5122520-afraid 

4) Jon Athan-Cannibal Creek
After a weird encounter with a hitchhiker, a quiet camping area looks perfect until two families are targeted by the hungry cannibals that live in the woods. This had the good mixture of tension, action and characters that you want to yell at for their stupidity! A good classic horror b-movie tale.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35825120-cannibal-creek 

5) Hunter Shea-Swamp Monster Massacre
A hostage taking goes wrong when the stolen swamp boat kills a young Sasquatch. As the tour group trek through the forest, the rest of the Sasquatch family start hunting them down. This was my first by the author and I loved it! The Sasquatches were deadly and look out for unexpected flying reptiles!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16004542-swamp-monster-massacre

6) Eric S Brown-Bigfoot War
Several small rural towns divided by mountains and forests come under attack from tribes of Sasquatches who are tired of humans entering their territory. This series is utter carnage from start to finish so better not get attached to the characters! Later books feature zombies.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8308089-bigfoot-war

7) Jack Kilborn-Trapped
Troubled kids and their mentors are on an island camping holiday before parting ways and campfire tales of cannibals hiding in the woods soon turn out to be true. Fast paced horror with torture and cannibalism, and humans who are just as evil as the cannibals.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7487212-trapped

8) Richard Laymon-Dark Mountain
Two families go on a mountain camping trip and one is raped by a feral man, whose mother then puts a far reaching curse on the entire group that could kill them all. Now the family need to avoid dying and lift the curse. Classic horror that gets straight into the story. One of the first of his I read and still one of the best.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1122006.Dark_Mountain

9) Jon Athan-Camp Blaze
A summer camp for kids and teenagers has a killer on the loose, but even uncovering the identity of the stalker is not going to stop the carnage to come. This starts as classic Friday 13th territory and then goes completely mad! Lots of deaths and tense action.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34129538-camp-blaze

10) Carrie Ryan-The Forest of Hands and Teeth 
A young girl in a religious run compound becomes curious if there is anything beyond the fences other than the zombies that are being kept out. Slower paced with zombie scenes and religious themes.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3432478-the-forest-of-hands-and-teeth

20 comments:

  1. Great theme. I don't like the woods very much. Too many creepy crawlies. We went on a short hike a few years back with our pups then. I looked down and saw a snake and the only reason I didn't freak is because I knew the dogs would pick up on it and they might go after it and get hurt. That was my last time in the woods.

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    1. I doubt I'd be wandering into any deep dark woods after all the horror stuff I've been reading! I think I'm more worried about rapists than snakes as you rarely see adders over here...but I'm so glad you and the pups escaped that drama!

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  2. Who knew there were so many hungry cannibals in the woods? I spend a lot of time in the woods, so I’m glad I haven’t run into any of them. These books sound kind of awesome.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Yeah it is a common horror theme isn't it! I'm surprised anyone wants to go camping with plots like this everywhere!

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  3. Great twist on the topic. I need to start thinking out of the prompts which haven't been working for me. I think I need to read all of these! The woods can be so isolating and creepy. We met up with a bear on the trail during our last hike and then hightailed it out of there in a hurry.

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    1. I'm glad to say that bears aren't an issue here! I would not want to meet one of those, that's for sure! I've got such an active imagination that I usually stay out of creepy woods...

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    1. It was fun! I'm not keen on some of the upcoming topics so there will quite a few of these horror and apocalypse themes!

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  5. Hi there!! I was looking for a way to contact you, but I just nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Please don't feel like it's a must, but participate if you feel like it :)

    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you very much! I'll pop over and check out the questions tomorrow. Hopefully I can post next week.

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  6. I'm curious about The Haunted Forest Tour. It's always fun to read about them but I don't go walking in them anymore. Seen too many movies and read too many books. LOL

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    1. I really enjoyed it. Lots of monsters!

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  7. Ha love this! The woods ARE dangerous after all. :) Especially in books, good grief! Between the cannibals and sasquatches one needs to just stay home!

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    1. I think the rural life might be too scary for me with the books I read!

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  8. I fully support doing your own topic when the one given is not of interest!

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    1. Better that than not being able to take part!

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  9. I got lost in the woods for several hours when I was a kid. They were about to launch a full out search party for me and my cousin when we finally found our way home. I am glad I hadn't read any of these books before that day!

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    1. That sounds so horrible! I'd find that damn scary now. I did manage to get lost in Edinburgh Zoo on a school trip though...

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  10. I've heard some of the things said about Ketchum's Off Season, and I have to say I'm kind of curious, but I have a feeling the book might to be too much for me :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I had to read it when I heard that they had finally released the copy as the author wrote it, rather than the edited previous release. More gore and terror!

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