A young girl is drawn to a mysterious town in a nocturnal sleepwalk, a frightened woman searches for an explanation to her neighbor's terror, only to get caught in a web of unspeakable evil....
|Title||:||Satan's Love Child|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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Satan's Love Child Reviews
Porn.That's what you're thinking, right?Or erotica at the very least. Well, let me tell you, SATAN'S LOVE CHILD, while not without its kinks, is a far cry from devil porn. In fact, it's probably nothing like you imagine. Personally, I was hoping for campy fun. 80s cheese hammed to the max. I'd heard about it from the back pages of another Star paperback entitled CHAINSAW TERROR, after all. You can imagine my surprise, then, when this turned out to be a well-written, character-focused and chilling horror story. Main story has the small town of Riveredge fall foul of some mysterious and brutal slayings. All eyes are on the local hippies, this being the 70s and all. But something isn't right and newspaper gal Marcia Creighton knows it. But the deeper she digs, the more she wishes she'd left well alone...Okay, it's no ROSEMARY'S BABY. But it's close. The paranoia is there, main character Marcia's plight quite similar to that of the protagnoist in Ira Levin's infamous novel: Marcia sees the supernatural where others see only the natural. And we, as the readers, have no idea whether she is on the level, or whether she's two points short of a pentegram. The fact that she named her dog Lucifer should be a clue. And the fact that her daughter is a creepy little she-goth called Melody doesn't help her case either. Maybe that's why husband Ken is playing away from home. Or maybe his infidelity has more to do with next door neighbour Nora, a big fan of astrology and other occultic tom-foolery...Written in 1977, SATAN'S LOVE CHILD is Satanic Panic at its most derivative, and I love it. The writing's solid. Kinda Robert Bloch-ish. The kinky sex is take-it-or-leave-it - none of it's integral to the storyline, and it doesn't overstay its welcome or hijack the novel. This is definitely a creep-out horror tale first and foremost.Great stuff.
Hippie cultists try to rescue fourth dimensional witches from their exile and wind up precipitating the end of the world, cross-species incest, zombies, and general mayhem. A much better grasp of character and plot than one would expect from a publisher most famous for books like High School Orgy Society.
The title and cover illustration promise a dripping slice of seventies trash horror, which is just what I was in the mood for ... and yes, SATAN'S LOVE CHILD is certainly that, but it's also a whole lot more. For a start, it's really well written. Even the instances of porn (present and correct, as required) manage to go over the top without straying into silliness. Quite an achievement. His characters are entertainingly horrible and haplessly self-serving, and the story itself is wonderfully suggestive of evils greater even than the requisite summoning of Satan. There are echoes of THE OMEN and of ROSEMARY'S BABY here, but McNaughton manages to inject some originality, moving this out of the cash-in (or rip-off) category to establish his own niche, which he further explores in SATAN'S SEDUCTRESS and SATAN'S MISTRESS, both of which I shall definitely be reading.
One of the worst books I've ever read, yet I couldn't put it down! What a great read!!! Probably the only book I've ever read in one sitting! Yep, this should become a modern day classic!!!!
How could I possibly give this book the same rating I gave THE ACCURSED? Well, there are limitations to the star system, and this book was great for what it was. The author was assigned to write a rip-off of THE OMEN, and was thrilled to get the opportunity, but was disappointed that it had to include gratuitous sex, and furious when he was told to put in dirty words -- which he did with a vengeance (lots of uses of the c-word). This novel was later reissued as GEMINI RISING, with the sex toned down. Nonetheless, it's a well-written story that kept me guessing to the end, and the plot was worthy of a longer novel, which was not what the author was directed to write. The sex scenes are pretty amusing, as well.
Very saucy - not as frightening as Rosemary's Baby which is chilling... but very similar. Lots of rampant sex... sex... more sex... and sex... which means that *of course* it is my biography! (Thanks Heath)
Yes there's sex and violence and sexual violence and Lovecraftian horror, but it's also a well crafted portrait of a disintegrating marriage. Odd book.