Stunned by the sudden deaths of his wife and mother, comic artist Kendall Coffin moves to LA for film work, using his inheritance to buy the bizarro futuristic Hollywood home of famous director Frank Wallanda—who was notorious for his wild parties.
Legendary filmmaker Darryl Wyrick would spin in his grave if he knew the types of movies his studio now makes. He may yet. Wyrick was cryogenically frozen and waits for technology to revive him.
Kendall’s work for Wyrick Studios draws him into a netherworld of twisted sexual fantasies . . . and the house itself seems to come alive. Radios turn themselves on. Screams in the night.
And what is the significance of the theater with its proscenium of ancient temple stones?
Kendall meets Ronnie, the girl of his dreams, who works for Wyrick World, the amusement park, playing Illeana the Illusionist. Ronnie knows a few tricks of her own.
As a serial killer stalks the young and vulnerable, Ronnie convinces Kendall to hold a séance, and Kendall’s Hollywood dream house turns into a nightmare as deaths pile up and a monstrous specter stalks the land.
There’s a difference between curses and hauntings.
Curses can be broken.
Brighton Falls is like any other safe, ho-hum town in America with a bad baseball team, clean sidewalks, and nosy neighbors. That all changes, however, when a pet is brutally killed and other animals begin to go missing, one by one.
Then Artie, the dog of middle-schooler Tommy Watson, suddenly falls gravely ill. Tommy’s search to help his beloved animal friend unravels an evil, small-town secret that goes back centuries and binds everyone together.
Neighborhood savior Carl Crocker pledges to bring the guilty party to justice. But what does the despised recluse Old Man Rooney know about Crocker that no one else does?
With a community on edge and time running out, it’s up to Tommy—and his dog—to finally put to rest what no one else can . . . and make the hardest decision of his life. It will test both his courage and love.
Jason Savio’s first novel blends horror with heart into a coming-of-age story that shows how far people will go to prevent the inevitable, the ways we deal with grief, and the importance of friendship when all seems lost.