Lost in the Dark by John Langan

Overview
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Title: Lost in the Dark
Author: John Langan
In: Haunted Nights (Lisa Morton & Ellen Datlow)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Horror
Dates read: 30th December 2019
Pace: Slow
Format: Short story
Publisher: Blumhouse
Year: 2017
5th sentence, 74th page: One of the local papers speculated that the killings might be the work of a Manson-style cult.

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Synopsis

It was one of the best ever horror movies. But, when this author finds out the truth behind the story… well, it becomes much more horrifying.

Thoughts

My thoughts while reading Lost in the Dark. Late at night…

  • Based on a fake movie (I think)
  • First person POV, good foreshadowing feel
  • The story is beautifully built with tales of urban myth and horror
    • And their parallels to horror films
    • Not a horror person myself, so this is just assumed
  • I had to triple, quadruple check this wasn’t a movie
  • So realistic!
  • Love that the story creates a second story – a movie with synopsis on imdb
    • It’s not there, I checked
  • Got goosebumps just reading the damn movie description
  • Creepy
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