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Book Review: How to Survive a Horror Movie

Quirk Books sent me a digital copy of this oldie but goodie. This might be a new edition or paperback version? It has a publish date in September of 2019, and since I got a digital copy, I’m not sure whats up. I missed this one entirely (if it is the same edition marked 2012?) and am tickled that they have my taste in books pretty much pinned down. After reading this, I’m only like 70% sure that I’m not living in a horror movie. 🙂

Chapters include:

– How to Perform an Exorcism
– What to Do If You Did Something Last Summer
– How to Persuade the Skeptical Local Sheriff
– How to Vanquish a Murderous Doll
– How to Survive an Alien Invasion
– How to Tell If You’ve Been Dead Since the Beginning of the Movie

It’s so, so funny. I want to buy my own hard copy just to have it on my shelf. I didn’t realize that the author also wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which explains how he knows so much about the subject of horror movies.

For example:

What are the ten ways to determine if your house is haunted? (Do your faucets bleed? Does the house tell you to “get out”? Are you strangely compelled to murder your entire family with an ax every time you arrive home? If the answer is “yes” to all of these, chances are good your house is haunted) 

SGS goes over everything that would come up in a horror movie and there are even illustrations to guide the reader survival mode.

Its the perfect gift for the horror movie fan in your world.

By Jenny Naughton

JENNY NAUGHTON and her husband share their 1930's era Chicago home with four sons and a daughter. A voracious reader, Jen reviews books before their release for dozens of publishers on her page: Windy City Reader. Jen also blogs (on WordPress!) about classical, mostly secular, home education at Good Enough Homeschool.
In her spare time, she runs an online book club for teens and helps other home educating family match their kids with the perfect book for them.
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