- Title: Out of the Night
- Author: Patrick Whalen
- ISBN: 9780671679941
- Page: 310
- Format: Mass Market
The strangers came under cover of darkness and camped high on the hill just west of town Then the deaths began horrible savage, beyond comprehension one every night for five nights When two young boys disappeared, the enraged townsfolk of Ravina swept up the cemetery hill, a dark vengeful mass knowing neither pity nor remorse only the terrible need to shed bloodThe strangers came under cover of darkness and camped high on the hill just west of town Then the deaths began horrible savage, beyond comprehension one every night for five nights When two young boys disappeared, the enraged townsfolk of Ravina swept up the cemetery hill, a dark vengeful mass knowing neither pity nor remorse only the terrible need to shed blood for blood In their wake, they left six grim shadows hanging from a gnarled oak tree.A century later, the cemetery still stands atop the hill The mortuary is presided over by the Horrcove twins, wizened old men who rarely see the light of day And death has returned to Ravina, California A series of grotesque murders committed at night has the town in the grip of terror Only one man famed archeologist Martin Larchmont suspects the truth His convictions are looked upon as the ravings of a crazy old man, yet as the murders continue, only Larchmont can save the town He joins forces with Sheriff Henry Sutton, once a non believer, now driven by his own desire for revenge Together, they must fight against the consuming evil that threatens to engulf them all
Recent Comments "Out of the Night"
This was a perfectly serviceable "supernatural evil in small town" story, complete with your standard horror-fiction stereotypes who must band together to defeat it. I actually really enjoyed it up until the last few chapters, when it became a bit too over the top andwelllet's just say "silly."Here's the basic setup: A series of gruesome, inexplicable murders have been happening in the small California town of Ravina, mostly taking place in and around the local cemetery that's situated on top of [...]
Patrick Whalen, Out of the Night (Pocket, 1990)Much of the geographic detail of Patrick Whalen's novels makes it seem as if this guy lives in the same California everyone else does. Everything else makes it sound like he lives on another planet. If half the things in California happened that Patrick Whalen write about, the state would be deserted. (Some would contend that the election of Sonny Bono is scarier than anything Patrick Whalen has ever written about, though.)In this case, a public lyn [...]
This was definitely fun, light reading for finals week. It was also my first intro to Patrick Whalen. In a nutshell, Out of the Night is cheesier and more self-aware than a lot of the 80s horror I’ve read; by that, I mean the story doesn’t take itself seriously at all. It’s constantly one-upping itself and gets more ludicrous as it progresses. While this does show skill and smarts on the author’s part, it doesn’t necessarily mean the book is good; most of the characters are pretty card [...]
This was a great Book Love the way It keeps your interest straight through .
Very good book. The story like was a little slow to start, but ended well.
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