Midnight Movie, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost stories
  • ISBN: 9780307717016



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Totally kitschy, totally gimmicky, and a real let-down in the last 10 pages or so but fuck if I didn't enjoy the ride.

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So, not really a horror novel. There's gore, zombies, violence, and weirdness, but at no time is the book scary. It's a funny book, cleverly written and fast paced. The characters are likable and sympathetic. The writing is very crisp, the dialogue snaps and crackles and flows very nicely. There is good imagery and some very vivid scenes. But understand, this is Tobe Hooper, so there is an over all weirdness to the book, and a style that is very much like his early film making. Don't expect this to be straight forward or strictly logical. It's meant to be weird, and it is.It did remind me of another book I really enjoyed; John Dies At The End, by David Wong. Same vibe, only Midnight Movie, quite frankly, is not as good.Tobe (Tobeeeee) Hoopster is likable as a character, and I imagine he had a great deal of fun writing himself as a character. You can feel him chuckling through the pages of the book. And that's what the book really has going for it: the obvious fun that was had writing it. I imagine Hooper and co-author Alan Goldsher had a blast, and that really comes through.If you're looking for a horror novel, keep looking. If you are a Tobe Hooper fan looking to spend a little time with him, then this is a good way to do it.