Yes, you read the post title correctly. Cannibal Nuns From Outer Space is a B-Movie in book format. Confused? I was a little at first when I received the email from Mr. Bradshaw explaining the format of his book.
Here’s the snippet of that email explaining it: Being digital, the Kindle version is done like you’re in the cinema watching it on the big screen. The physical books are done like a DVD, so you have bonus material which you wouldn’t obviously get from watching it ‘live’ so to speak.
Once I began reading, I completely understood his intentions and was delighted with the opening trailers. That’s right. Opening trailers. Pretty clever if you ask me. Then the main feature began as you would expect when sitting in a comfy seat at the theatre.
As I read, I was instantly whisked away to a dark and stormy night. The scene is of an exorcism filled with slapstick and droll remarks. Yes, it’s a B-Movie alright where I can clearly see Brits trying their best to remain calm. The only thing that was missing was a musical score from Les Baxter.
With the tone set, the journey becomes more bizarre and delightful while maintaining that sense of dramatic terror as I’ve seen and talked about so many times with the likes of Vincent Price movies. I was astounded by the intricacies of the characters and their motivations that with every word and paragraph and page, I felt like I was watching a film.
The settings were just as elaborately displayed to me as the actors coming in and out of focus. Even the creatures were vivid in my mind as they would have been had I been watching The Fly or The Creature From The Black Lagoon.
And like so many B-Movies, just when you think it’s over, it a takes a quick breath and rushes forward again with a whammy of an added twist. When I came to the last word of the book, I couldn’t help but grin. Once again, it wasn’t done tickling my fancy, the next pages were the ending credits with the list of characters and the actors who portrayed them; I wonder if those are real people.
Cannibal Nuns From Outer Space is a book you don’t want to miss. I’m curious about the physical copy’s extras. I mean, how much more delight could I possibly handle from Mr. Bradshaw?
5 out of 5 Stars, well written, sir, well written.
About Cannibal Nuns From Outer Space:
With an encyclopaedic knowledge of cake, and exclusive access to the church’s stockpile of holy weapons, the Order of the Crimson Rosary are on the frontline in the eternal war between good and evil. Whether it’s repelling demonic possession, judging the authenticity of supposed miracles or having the final say on the colour of bunting at church fetes, the organisation’s members sacrifice their own freedom to keep the world safe.
Father Flynn, the top operative in the UK, has been responsible for a number of recent high profile gaffs. Given an ultimatum, he must choose between returning to his old job of preserving the last microfiche machine in the church’s library, or submit himself for rehabilitation.
Yet evil doesn’t take a ticket and wait in line, as the dreaded cannibal nuns from outer space land to begin their annual harvest. Can Flynn get himself sober enough to repel their evil machinations? Or will another idyllic British village become the nun’s latest buffet?
One thing’s for certain, to beat them, Father Flynn is going to have to kick the habit.
A Little About Duncan P. Bradshaw:
Since 2014, Duncan P. Bradshaw has been quite merrily teabagging the boundaries between genre fiction. Having gone through an early period of writing about the undead and other random thoughts, he has now entered his GoreCom phase, having settled on his style; a mix of horror, comedy and bizarro.
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