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Richard Laymon's The Beast House

Woah! Yes, that’s right. Woah! How else can one start a review of a Richard Laymon ‘Beast House’-based book, but with an exclamation. It probably should be an expletive, given Laymon’s predilection for all things excessive, but I’m feeling a little reserved at present, so a simple woah will suffice. So, where to proceed to next, expletives aside, with this review of The Beast House, sequel to the bloody, over-the-top murder and shock-fest cult pulp-horror book The Cellar? I guess…

The Cellar is the first of Richard Laymon’s Beast House series of books, comprising this novel, The Beast House, The Midnight Tour and the novella Friday Night at the Beast House. It’s not just the first book in this series, but was the first novel that Laymon ever had published, and showed us a glimpse of what would be in store from this great horror novelist. It’s a short, punchy, yet quite brutal novel, but one that doesn’t lack depth…