Monsterland, a new horror novel by Michael Okon, arrives just in time with pumpkins, falling leaves, and dark ominous nights to usher in the 2017 Halloween season. This futuristic horror story incorporates a nightmarish tale of an alternate reality in which populations of zombies, werewolves and vampire- human abominations transformed by viral contaminants are sequestered into a theme park. Unlike Disneyland, this new theme park features authentic and dangerous exhibits with an underlying fear of danger that is real. Not only does the reader find himself immersed into a monster theme park- there is also a social message addressing the issues of equality and autonomy. The nightmarish creatures are not simply animals- but also portrayed as sick and suffering human beings. Not only that, the risk of contamination and of contracting the same horrific contagion that infects the living exhibit is an ever present fear.
This is among the best horror stories I have recently read and in my opinion, his works belong right up there with the modern great of horror writing, Stephen King. Anyone who enjoys well written, fast paced, complex horror stories with authentic detail should read this book.
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