A Night Worms Book Review: Kill Hill Carnage

Kill Hill Carnage was a wild, fun, gory ride of a horror book! I absolutely enjoyed myself the entire time – there was so much fun dialogue, tributes to good 80s campy horror, and the story was just all-in-all one that I thoroughly enjoyed. This story had some fun friendships and relationships – some come with quite the twist, too!

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Basic summary:

“These woods are dark and full of monsters…

In 1991, hell was unleashed upon Saint Christopher’s Summer Camp for Kids. The killers left behind piles of bodies and rivers of blood. Some say a family of inbred cannibals was responsible. A masked psychopath with a butcher’s knife is another popular theory. Some still believe a camp counselor lost his mind and went crazy on everyone with an axe. But there’s also the mysterious, derelict factory that sits nearby, atop Kill Hill. A place where urban legends are manufactured, the grotesque and bizarre.


Twenty-five years later, the factory on Kill Hill is still said to be operational, but no one can get near it. It’s safely guarded along with the secrets within. But there are a few loose strings and hitman Frank Harmon has been sent to tie them up. His kill list is short, but the night is long and full of unspeakable horrors. With the help of a few college students on an impromptu camping adventure, Frank must contain the mess at Kill Hill before it spreads to the neighboring towns. Before it infects the entire country. Before it invades the entire world. 


From the fantastical, high-octane mind of Tim Meyer, author of Sharkwater Beach and In the House of Mirrors, comes his most frightening tale yet! Summer camp this year is at your own risk.”

I could not believe how much gore there was – I mean, I love gore, and I love watching movies that have gore. There are very few books I have read that illustrate gore in such an incredible and fun way than this one! It’s around every corner! There were some characters I hated to see torn apart while I was rooting for the moment it would happen to others.

I really enjoyed Meyer’s ability to tell a story from the past and present and weave it together in such a way that it is not overwhelming or confusing. A lot of times authors get caught up in this entire “Past Meets Present” type of storytelling that they lose so much along the way and when the two stories collide the impact is not as meaningful. Not here!

This is an easy 5-star read for me and I am looking forward to reading more from Meyer in the future!! My thanks to Sinister Grin Publishing for providing the Nightworms with review copies of this book.

You can stay up to date with Tim Meyer at his blog site or on social media!

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