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Owlsfane: a quiet, quaint Vermont village...a doorway into a winter wonderland of pristine ski trails, pine-scented woods, and peace. A place where city pressures evaporate under crystalline skies. For Sandy Horne, it was an innocent destination. A place where she and David could share a week of adventure and love. Then she was thrust through a doorway in time...plunged int Owlsfane: a quiet, quaint Vermont village...a doorway into a winter wonderland of pristine ski trails, pine-scented woods, and peace. A place where city pressures evaporate under crystalline skies. For Sandy Horne, it was an innocent destination. A place where she and David could share a week of adventure and love. Then she was thrust through a doorway in time...plunged into a world of dark, ultimate terror...claimed mind, body, and soul by...The Owlsfane Horror!


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Owlsfane: a quiet, quaint Vermont village...a doorway into a winter wonderland of pristine ski trails, pine-scented woods, and peace. A place where city pressures evaporate under crystalline skies. For Sandy Horne, it was an innocent destination. A place where she and David could share a week of adventure and love. Then she was thrust through a doorway in time...plunged int Owlsfane: a quiet, quaint Vermont village...a doorway into a winter wonderland of pristine ski trails, pine-scented woods, and peace. A place where city pressures evaporate under crystalline skies. For Sandy Horne, it was an innocent destination. A place where she and David could share a week of adventure and love. Then she was thrust through a doorway in time...plunged into a world of dark, ultimate terror...claimed mind, body, and soul by...The Owlsfane Horror!

30 review for The Owlsfane Horror

  1. 5 out of 5

    Emily Crow

    Due to my love of hokey B-grade horror stories, combined with my fondness for reading books that are obscure and almost forgotten (and usually there's a reason for that), when I came across a description of this book, I immediately thought, "I have to read this! I know it will probably be awful but then I can pretend I sought it out as a public service, to warn other readers from the perils of my mistake." And thanks to the Internet, for a dollar plus shipping, I managed to get a copy from a nov Due to my love of hokey B-grade horror stories, combined with my fondness for reading books that are obscure and almost forgotten (and usually there's a reason for that), when I came across a description of this book, I immediately thought, "I have to read this! I know it will probably be awful but then I can pretend I sought it out as a public service, to warn other readers from the perils of my mistake." And thanks to the Internet, for a dollar plus shipping, I managed to get a copy from a novelty shop in North Carolina, which included a peppermint with my package. (In case anyone is wondering, I did not eat the peppermint.) Maybe I should talk about the book now, but I find myself too bored horrified to want to discuss it. But here goes...a bland young couple from the big city, David and Sandy, go to a ski house in the fictitious town of Owlsfane, Vermont, for a week of winter fun. Their first night there, the owner of the house tells a ghost story about the old mansion next door. Apparently the man who built it, Eben Wallford, accidentally buried his daughter, Suzanne, alive, and was so wracked with guilt that he has been unable to pass over. Instead, he decides to use Sandy as a conduit for bringing Suzanne back from the grave. Honestly, this could have been a good tale, in a hokey, B-grade horror sort of way, but it was suffocated by the the weight of all the superfluous characters, repetitive and/or unnecessary details, and the sheer length of the book, which outlasted its welcome by at least 100 pages. Not only are there a lot of characters, but they all love to talk amongst themselves. There's a whole chapter where David's ex-girlfriend shows up, tells him she still has the hots for him, and then leaves because he says he loves Sandy. I'm not sure what that was supposed to accomplish--to show us that all of David's girlfriends are boring? There's a scene of Sandy being hypnotized that could have been good, but the author had to hypnotize her two additional times, when once would have packed more of a wallop. Stuff like that kept bogging the story down to a two-star read. On a more positive note, the writing itself is fine, for the most part, and the first half of the book was actually not bad at all. Not to mention, it was a real blast from the past reading about the bygone era of 1981, when people went to discos, ate fondue, and let young children play outside unsupervised at all hours of the day and night in subzero temperatures. I kept waiting for someone to pop some music in their 8-track player, but alas, that never happened. Final impressions: Scary? No. Don't be fooled by the title, there's no "horror" here. Characters? Meh. Sex and violence? Barely PG. The squeamish can read without fear. Readable? Just barely. Worth a dollar plus shipping? Sure, why not?

  2. 4 out of 5

    Grady Hendrix

    Great cover, but lame book about skiers with skin conditions.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cody | CodysBookshelf

    DNF @ Page 100 or thereabouts. A boringly written novel in which little happens — at least to the point at which I gave up. I don’t care to trudge through another 400 pages with characters I don’t care about. Haunted house novels are either really good or really poor . . . this falls into the latter category. The Stephen King references made me wonder why I wasn’t reading better horror. The only thing this rightfully obscure book has going for it is its wicked cool cover art.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Phil

    While the cover blurb announced this as the next best thing since the Exorcist and Sybil, I have to differ. This is basically a grade B haunted house/ghost story set in a ski town in Vermont. Decently written, a little too much drama and the ending was rather abrupt.

  5. 5 out of 5

    The rockabilly werewolf from Mars

    The Owlsfane Daytime Soap Opera With Mild Supernatural Elements would be a more accurate title. Truly one of the most boring horror novels I've ever read. Like everyone else who has had the misfortune of reading this book, I was lured in by the cover, which is pretty much the only thing that this has going for it. The Owlsfane Daytime Soap Opera With Mild Supernatural Elements would be a more accurate title. Truly one of the most boring horror novels I've ever read. Like everyone else who has had the misfortune of reading this book, I was lured in by the cover, which is pretty much the only thing that this has going for it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jammi Cumber

    not a very exciting book, not much goes on. I have read a different book by this author, and it was great! Took me 2 months to read this, i just couldn't get into it. not a very exciting book, not much goes on. I have read a different book by this author, and it was great! Took me 2 months to read this, i just couldn't get into it.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tara Losacano

    3.5⭐

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Noble

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amy Evans

  10. 5 out of 5

    Arin

  11. 5 out of 5

    Christopher

  12. 5 out of 5

    Greg

  13. 4 out of 5

    Melki

  14. 4 out of 5

    Albert

  15. 4 out of 5

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  16. 4 out of 5

    RobinbFoulk

  17. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

  18. 4 out of 5

    Chris

  19. 4 out of 5

    Angie

  20. 4 out of 5

    Glenna

  21. 4 out of 5

    Misty

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jeane

  23. 5 out of 5

    Scott Brook

  24. 5 out of 5

    Tricia

  25. 4 out of 5

    Purplelion

  26. 4 out of 5

    Eric

  27. 5 out of 5

    Priscilla Del Gesso

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tina

  29. 5 out of 5

    Keri Pair

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Demello

    Great ghost story!

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