#BlogTour | #BookReview | HOT SPLICES by Mike Watt @BlackthornTours

Thank you very much to Isobel @ Blackthorn Book Tours and Mike Watt for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.

Blurb:

HOT SPLICES features eight interwoven tales about the Film Addicts, the flicker freaks, the Cinephages – they devour film for the high, to connect to the art on the granular level…the bleeding perforations in their skin is just part of the game.

There are five forbidden films, when run together, can induce madness, or release the Dark Gods that created them, speaking through the psychopathic director.

There is a man on the run, with a lost movie that others would kill to obtain. He barely escaped with his life.

There is a tower, once housing for students, now a crumbling, rotting monument to film history, and the men and women who returned to the tower, to die watching their favorite films.

Beneath the tower, there lies something made of light and shadow. It does not love its worshipers…

If you do not love film…
If you do not wish to devour it as it devours you…
If all you seek from film is entertainment…

…This is not the book for you.

Review:

If you do not love film…
If you do not wish to devour it as it devours you…
If all you seek from film is entertainment…

…This is not the book for you.

We follow a group of film addicts as they live for film, be that old favourites, new or the obscure. Some take the obsessions further than others by flixing, placing a film cell in their mouths and absorbing the emulsion off it to heighten their experience and feel part of the show.

When banned films are discovered the addicts obviously want to see them. But with rumours of the films inciting violence and madness is this really a good idea?

I can honestly say I have NEVER read anything like this before, and I probably never will again.

I always thought of myself as a film fan, but these characters take this to a whole other level.  

Whilst initially I did find the story a little confusing due to the intersecting stories this book was written well, all of a sudden all of these little threads clicked into place and I flew through the rest of the pages.

This is a unique story that really should be made into a film. I just hope if it is, it does this brilliant book justice.

[K]

Author Bio:

Mike Watt is a writer, journalist and screenwriter. He has written for such publications as Fangoria, Film Threat, The Dark Side, the late Frederick Clarke’s Cinefantastique, Femme Fatales and served as editor for the RAK Media Group’s resurrection of Sirens of Cinema.

Through the production company, Happy Cloud Pictures, he has written and produced or directed the award-winning feature film The Resurrection Game, as well as Splatter Movie: The Director’s Cut, A Feast of Flesh, Demon Divas and the Lanes of Damnation and the award-winning Razor Days.

He is the author of the short fiction collection, Phobophobia, the novels The Resurrection Game and Suicide Machine, and from McFarland Publishing: Fervid Filmmaking: 66 Cult Pictures of Vision, Verve and No Self-Restraint. In 2014, he launched the acclaimed Movie Outlaw book series, focusing on “underseen cinema”. He is also the editor-in-chief of the bi-annual publication, Exploitation Nation.

Through Happy Cloud Media, LLC, he edits and publishes 42nd Street Pete’s Grindhouse Purgatory Magazine, as well as Pete’s autobiography, “A Whole Bag of Crazy”.

In 2017, he edited the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD novelization by John Russo, and the 40th Anniversary printing of Paul Schrader’s TAXI DRIVER screenplay, featuring a new interview with Robert De Niro, published in 2018 by Gauntlet Press. 

Links: www.happycloudpictures.net
www.happycloudpublishing.com
mikewatt.me

You can buy Hot Splices from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Amazon (AU)

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