Most people think Halloween should be called a holiday, but for some it could be a reminder of a tragedy. On that night, the lives of three boys changed forever.
Welcome to one of the September 26th stops on the blog tour for Old Bag of Tricks by Kevin J. Cyr with Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more reviews and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
Old Bag of Tricks
by Kevin J. Cyr
Published 29 April 2022
Genre: Horror Comic (Graphic Novel)
Page Count: 132
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Most people think Halloween should be called a holiday, but for some it could be a reminder of a tragedy. On that night, the lives of three boys changed forever. Making the decision to go to that one last house proved to be a terrible mistake. Her appearance seems weak and frail, but she’s nobody’s granny—not by a long shot! Psychotic and delusional from lack of taking her much-needed medication, she finally gives closure to that town’s past with their missing children. Being a victim of rape as a young girl, living in a very abusive family home, and learning of her pregnancy were things that she could never make peace with and put behind her. Living as a hermit with her son and never seeing the light of day, she slowly slips into insanity. Those three boys never saw her coming. Who would ever suspect that this sweet old lady was a serial killer? Strong as a ox and limber as a cat, she has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. Enticing the kids inside with all her candy and spiked homemade cupcakes was easy. Out of these three boys, only one makes it out alive to tell the tale.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to Old Bag of Tricks by Kevin J. Cyr as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you for the opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
Confession time: When I signed up for this blog tour, my brain read “horror comic” and for some reason processed “horror comedy” not “horror graphic novel.” I allocated time for screenreader listening to a 132-page novella while doing idle tasks, not time for appreciating the very necessarily visual activity of working through a 132-page graphic novel, so I regret that I wasn’t able to linger on every panel that caught my attention.
This is a dark, twisted, unique serial killer story centred around an old lady (an old bag, you might say) and her “bag of tricks.” I really must emphasize dark, though. There’s no comic relief in here. If you like dark horror, this one has a lot to offer and it’s not quite like anything I’ve ever read before, though it gave me similar vibes to Vampire: The Masquerade villain stories at points.
The artwork is stunning! The style is absolutely perfect for the tone of the story and I really wish I had allocated myself a lot more time to give this the attention it deserved.
About the Author
I just love drawing horror graphic novels as a pastime and a hobby. I’ve always been
fascinated about film and the making of movies. When I create a book it’s like making my
Kevin J. Cyr will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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