High on the psychological scale with just the right amount of creep factor and eerieness. Demons specifically Satan scare the bejesus out of me (as a kid Rosemary’s Baby kept me up for weeks) so this novella made me a tad bit uneasy, sign of a good story. Lots of tension build up, ending was good. Great translation, short and spooky.
Couple of crude references used, my only negative. No doubt other words could have been substituted, I’m sure the harsh words were intentional adding shock and awe, the devil is expected to have a potty mouth after all.
A cozy old farm house for sale in the country? Sabine and Robert think they’ve won the jackpot, when they buy Kreuziger Farm at a reduced rate. But then strange things start to happen: Who is this Marie, with whom only their young son can communicate? Why are there swarms of flies buzzing about? Whose footsteps are those in the attic at night? In desperation, Sabine contacts the “Witch Archive,” a special department at the Ethnological Institute in Hamburg, specializing in the supernatural. But it’s too late. The evil has found its target, and it’s closing in for the kill
— PSYCHO THRILL is a series of horror novellas – from classic ghost story to psychological thriller and dark fantasy. Each of the novellas was first published in German and has now been published for the first time in English. Among the writers are popular German authors, as well as newcomers to the scene. Each story is self-contained.
Kindle Edition, 68 pages
Published October 3rd 2014 by Bastei Entertainment