Publication date: March 13th 2018
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Young Adult
High School Can Be a Real Killer
Break a mirror
Walk under a ladder
Step on a crack
Innocent childhood superstitions …
But someone at the secluded Trask Academy of Performing Arts is taking things one deadly step further when the campus is rocked with the deaths of some of its star students.
Layna Curtis, a talented, popular senior, soon realizes that the seemingly random, accidental deaths of her friends aren’t random—or accidents—at all. Someone has taken the childhood games too far, using the idea of superstitions to dispose of their classmates. As Layna tries to convince people of her theory, she uncovers the terrifying notion that each escalating, gruesome murder leads closer to its final victim: her.
Will Layna’s opening night also be her final bow?
I pretty much wish I could see Jinxed as a movie sometimes in the future!
I am a huge fan of horror movies, the great ones and even the crappy cheesy ones as long as there is something to them, then I am all for it. Jinxed as you now know is a horror book.
It did take me a while to get into it, but once I did and I think that happened after chapter 2 I was hooked! When I think about it now it was a cool mashup of Scream meets I Know What You Did Last Summer, at least that is where my brain went as I was reading. Considering I was a huge fan of both of these 2 movie franchises, then you know I had a huge smile on my face as I was reading.
It’s funny, as I was reading I could really see it running in my head in live video. Does this ever happen to you?
So to give you more info, the story is pretty much centered about Layna who is a high school senior about to graduate. Her friends start vanishing/dying and things take a really bad turn for a lot of people!
I am not saying another word, as I am too worried of handing over spoilers and where would we be?
What you need to know is that the book was really nicely written, I liked that the baddie was not all that mighty and perfect in his evil, he does stumble a bit and that we get twists that nearly made my heart stop.
There are things I saw coming, but for me this is not disappointing it is more of an “Ah ha… I knew it!” and then I go all gloaty (is that even a word?) with myself.
Jinxed was truly entertaining, nicely written with good flow and pace. I loved the surprises and twists and really that ending left me handing to my bed! Is there going to be a sequel in the spirit of I Still Know What You Did Last Summer? I mean that ending, I need to know… the suspense is killing me!!!
Don’t do this to me, this girl likes closure!
But if there is a follow up, I can live with waiting…
Ok back to Jinxed! If you love like me your scary movies then you are going to love this book! I finished it in one go and I am really curious to read more from Thommy! You know that means that I am going to be very highly recommending it!
I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Thommy graduated from UCLA and launched his career co-writing the story for the Warner Bros. animated hit SCOOBY-DOO IN WHERE’S MY MUMMY? He followed that with co-writing the concept and additional material for CHILL OUT, SCOOBY-DOO!
His career then took a thrilling turn when he wrote and produced several definitive genre film retrospectives for television and home entertainment: SCREAM: THE INSIDE STORY, NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY, MORE BRAINS! A RETURN TO THE LIVING DEAD and HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13th.
He was also a staff writer on Hulu’s daily web series “The Morning After,” a smart, witty, pop culture program aimed at getting viewers up-to-date on the latest entertainment news and celebrity interviews.
Thommy also produced the critically acclaimed feature THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH, an insightful relationship drama starring Lea Thompson and John Shea. He also produced DREAMWORLD, a quirky, romantic dramedy.
He co-wrote and produced ANIMAL for Chiller Films and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films. The project debuted in iTunes’ top ten horror films (reaching #1) and became the network’s highest-rated original movie.
Continuing his passion for uncovering the stories behind the story, he went on to produce CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13th, which is the most comprehensive look at the popular film franchise.
As an author Thommy crafted a limited-edition coffee table book detailing the making and legacy of Wes Craven’s 1984 classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. A trade version distributed by Simon & Schuster reached number one in Amazon.com’s Movie History & Criticism category. He also has a deal with Vesuvian Media to write a YA thriller trilogy with the first book due out spring 2017.
He produced and made his feature directorial debut with THE ID, an independent psychological drama/thriller. Filmmaker Magazine stated it was “a deeply unsettling thriller that’s as moving as it is frightening…with skillful, provocative direction that has echoes of early Polanski.”
Most recently, Thommy wrote the screenplay for CineTel Films’ supernatural horror film TRUTH OR DARE. He is also directing, writing and producing a documentary with Clive Barker’s Seraphim Films in addition to developing other film and television properties with the company.
As an author, he is currently writing another book that definitively details the history, making and legacy of another fan-favorite genre film from the 1980s.
A member of the Producers Guild of America, Thommy continues to develop unique, compelling and provocative projects across multiple genres for film, television, publishing, and home entertainment through his company Hutson Ranch Media.
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