How To Survive A Horror Movie - Seth Grahame-Smith2020-03-06 #books #reviews #movies #horror #seth grahame-smith #stars:2 #books:2020 #published:2007
GoodReads Summary: From ghosts, vampires, and zombies to serial killers, cannibalistic hillbillies, and haunted Japanese videocassettes, How to Survive a Horror Movie shows how to defeat every obstacle found in scary films.
Honestly, I'm not sure who this book is targeted at.
At first, I thought it would examine all the clichés on horror movies that made the hero survive everything till the end. But the narration style sometimes puts you as just someone living in the same world, sometimes it puts you as the protagonist, sometimes you can engineer your way around every problem, sometimes you have to force the screenwriter to do something (so you don't actually do whatever you need to do, you force someone else to make you do something), sometimes you force the "movie" to move faster without the screenwriter support... It is a huge hodgepodge of ways, and no consistency between them.
To be fair, I'm not a fan of horror movies (the book came from a Humble Bundle pack) so I may appear a bit hard on the author, but still...