Apeshit Paperback – 22 Oct 2008
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"The new gold standard in unstoppable fetus-fucking killfreakomania, Mellick's APESHIT both earns and transcends its awesome title. Genuine all-meat hardcore horror meets unadulterated Bizarro brainwarp strangeness. The results are beyond jaw-dropping, and fill me with pure, unforgivable joy."
-- JOHN SKIPP, New York Times Bestselling author and splatterpunk superstar
"Hilarious, insightful and absolutely over-the-fucking-top, Apeshit will appeal to both traditional slasher fans and readers who want something a bit heavier."
--BRIAN KEENE, author of The Rising
"An electrifying read, Apeshit successfully combines an exciting, blood-splattering slasher story with unexpected social commentary."
-- THE DREAM PEOPLE
"With undead necrophilia, monster-rape sodomy, abortion porn, more spilled guts than your average Fulci film, and so many more grotesqueries you'd need a notebook to remember them all, APESHIT just may be the extreme gorehound's dream come true."
-- THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW
"Apeshit begins with a typical dead teenager setup. Three cheerleaders and three football players head out to a cabin in the woods. Yawn. But, this is a Carlton Mellick book. Each of the characters is funny and scary in their own way, a far cry from the cannon fodder Freddy and Jason types usually encounter. There's Desdemona the punk cheerleader who wants to cover herself completely with tattoos, her former best friend Crystal who has an extremely disturbing fetish, dysfunctional Stephanie with her vagina dentata and horrible past and Rick and Kevin who are both with Desdemona, but would rather be with one another. The six are pitted against a horrific urban legend with crab claws and a particularly hideous mutation, and from there it all goes...well, look at the title. Gorehounds who like the scatology of South Park, the weirdness of Peter Jackson gore flicks and the confrontational brutality of Last House on the Left will all relish this loving homage to a genre that once looked this sick and exciting to Americans."
-- DOC FAUSTUS
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As a storyline this is book is best described as a dark erotic-horror comic minus pictures. It grabs hold of slasher-movie clichés quite unapologetically and boasts ,"Bet they didn't go this far..." and of course no film would go as far as this author quite unashamedly does, for what it's worth. It is quick and tongue-in-cheek, and will leave your head spinning with the visuals described in the penultimate scene...
This is cult literature. It makes the likes of King, Koontz, Little, Nicholson, and Herbert seem like a bunch of prissy pansies and their work more likened to Blyton or Dahl. It's the mark of an author that sees the moral line and ejaculates over it whilst taking pictures of himself and self-harming. This stuff is really bad or really good, and I'm still none the wiser as to which I conclude it is. It is original and nothing like you will have ever read before, so if that is not worth the money then you can shoot me in the head and use the bullet hole as you see fit...
Not so. This is where Mellick's twisted imagination turns everything on its head. The monster has little to do with this story. The teenagers are surprisingly three dimensional, each with problems and issues all their own. They are far from normal, but you feel for them because they are trapped by their situations. The monster lurking in the woods is kind of an afterthought. Now, when I say these kids have problems... well, you'll just have to read the book to realize what I'm talking about, won't you?
When I got Apesh** I thought it would be a traditional slasher story done Mellick style. I was expecting a roller coaster ride of thrills and kills with a bizarro twist. What I got was something a little different. And way better. Carlton Mellick isn't satisfied by just writing weird stuff. With a children's book on the way, Mellick's branching out, and with Apesh**, he has created something here utterly horrific and new. I hope to see more undefinable stuff in the future, because after all, that's what bizarro is all about. Read this book, it'll leave bloody chunks behind.
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Shockshit worth reading if you like gross splatter Evil Dead horrorshit that doesn't take itself too seriously...and works in an offbeat whacky kinda wayPublished 3 months ago by Dorian Gray
I thought the sexual prefferences of the characters were a bit too far fetched and the perverse side of each idiossincrasy ruined the rest of the book. Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2014 by Goncalo rocha