Skinner

Skinner

David Bernstein / Sep 23, 2019

Skinner For six close friends a weekend away turns deadly when their vehicle skids off the road and crashes in a remote part of the Adirondack Mountains In the direct path of a blizzard they are hurt cold

  • Title: Skinner
  • Author: David Bernstein
  • ISBN: 9781940544786
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • For six close friends, a weekend away turns deadly when their vehicle skids off the road and crashes in a remote part of the Adirondack Mountains.In the direct path of a blizzard, they are hurt, cold and scared, wondering if they ll make it through the night But the group s luck seemingly changes when they take refuge in a small cabin.Their plan is simple wait for the stFor six close friends, a weekend away turns deadly when their vehicle skids off the road and crashes in a remote part of the Adirondack Mountains.In the direct path of a blizzard, they are hurt, cold and scared, wondering if they ll make it through the night But the group s luck seemingly changes when they take refuge in a small cabin.Their plan is simple wait for the storm to pass But there is something else out there that has its own plans for them.Invade Reveal secrets Invoke madness Make enemies out of friends Create chaos And shed blood The perfect horror novel Cat After Dark Reviews Fast paced, cinematic, and excellent Horror fans gather around, it s time for another chilling tale from David Bernstein Keith Deininger, author of Within and Ghosts of Eden A harrowing, brutal thriller, SKINNER is Bernstein at his best Peter Giglio, author of SHADOWSHIFT

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    1. When I read the blurb for this book I was hoping for some of this:It didn't happen.A group of six young people head off on an adventure during a snowstorm. You know snowstorms are dangerous don't you?On the way up the mountain they of course are about to run out of gas. So they stop at a creepy gas station.He couldn't believe he'd forgotten to fill up when they were on the thruway, but no one else said anything either. That's when he saw the run-down gas station. The scene oozed 1980's horror fl [...]


    2. Six friends run off the road in a blizzard in the middle of nowhere. Will they survive long enough to reach civilization with a supernatural menace wanting them dead?I got this from Netgalley.Fine literature is all well and good but sometimes you just want some gory good fun. Skinner is just such fun.Skinner reads like an homage to B-movies, horror movies in particular. Bickering 20-somethings in a remote setting, beset by supernatural forces? What's not to like?While I had a feeling how the boo [...]


    3. 3.5 stars! This novella was a lot of fun!Picture it as a B-grade movie-one of the Friday the 13th movies, maybe. You don't spend a lot of time getting to know the characters because you know what's going to happen to them in the end. Perhaps, you'll let yourself get attached to one of them, if you think that might be the one that survives. The villain in this book was pretty cool and I would be interested in learning more about his backstory, his store, and his powers. If you go into this with t [...]


    4. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“There had to be others involved. A sick family of Texas Chainsaw-like wannabes. Some backwoods family of cannibals.”^^^Yeah, you would think a story about six friends going on a trip together through the mountains and having their car break down would have some of that, right?????This was obviously a case of me assuming the book was going to go in one direction and it going another, so take my review with a grain of salt. I just can’t help myself. [...]


    5. Skinner is a supernatural overcoming the monster horror story from David Bernstein. A simple premise with three couples on their way to a cabin retreat, they attempt to drive over a mountain during an inexplicable storm. First filling up with gas at a rather creepy 'last fuel stop', they encounter an old man surrounded by and wearing wolf pelts.Going up the mountain the snow worsens and they narrowly avoid running over, yep, the old man from the gas station, by plummeting down the side of the mo [...]


    6. I don't think I've ever given a book one star. Sometimes I feel like I'm fairly generous with my reviews and if I'm able to actually finish a book that means that there's something there that kept me reading until the end. And I've enjoyed all of the DarkFuse titles I've read so far to some extent. But this one stretched the limits for me and there was really not much there to like.It involves a group of old friends and their ladies as they make the usual trip to a mountain bungalow for a nice w [...]


    7. Six friends are heading to a cottage for a weekend's retreat, when an unexpected snowstorm leaves them stranded near a mountainous terrain. A stroke of "luck" lands them near an uninhabited cabin that they are able to take refuge in.Unfortunately, NOTHING is what it seems to be in this nightmarish landscape. For this area is ruled by Skinner--the old one--and everyone within its boundaries are but a pawn in his hunting game The only chance they may have for survival is by putting aside their dif [...]


    8. 3.5*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Six friends set off for a weekend away, en route to their destination they get caught in a snowstorm, when something causes them to crash their car they have to find a way to get off the mountain to safety. One of the party is badly injured and they are relieved to find an abandoned cabin to take refuge in while they wait for morning. Unfortunately they are not alone on the mountain; something is wa [...]


    9. Although I haven't read all of Bernstein's work, I believe you could turn any one of his novels into a kickass horror movie. SKINNER is no exception, although keep in mind that the book is always better than the movie. ;)I was lucky enough to have a chance to read this one early and I really enjoyed. it.


    10. This one was just ok for me. Skinner “the old one” reminded me of a cross between the wolf man, Rumpelstiltskin and Buffalo Bill and his back story had a very fairy tale vibe to it. (Maybe that’s how it was supposed to come across, but it didn’t fit with the kids trapped in the cabin theme) There were some interesting concepts here, but they were not fully realized and it didn’t feel like the story had a sense of what it was trying to be.*As a member of the DarkFuse NetGalley Readers G [...]


    11. Review copyThe last time I reviewed a David Bernstein book, Toxic Behemoth, I commented "NO ONE IS SAFE IN A DAVID BERNSTEIN BOOK." That is certainly true in his latest novel from Darkfuse, Skinner.From the opening words"The sky was mean-looking, ominous and dark, like a crinkled piece of carbon paper. There hadn't been a storm in the forecast. Golf-ball-sized snowflakes were coming down as if a pillow fight were taking place in the heavens above."In other words, "It was a dark and stormy night. [...]


    12. 3.5 stars. I will start out by saying that this book wasn't my cup of tea. This book was made to be cliche, from the creepy gas station attendant to the stereotypical cast of characters. By all rights, I should have enjoyed this and perhaps I just wasn't in the right frame of mind. Six kids head for a cabin in the middle of a snowstorm and get into an accident. Something is out there and it's out to get them. Adding a supernatural aspect to this made it slightly less predictable than same recycl [...]


    13. On paper, David Bernstein's Skinner is everything I look for in a horror novella. A group of characters - in this case, three couples - get attacked by something evil and monstrous that does not plan pleasant or uplifting things for them. Said group battle to stay alive and the enjoyment comes from picking who is going to be picked off next, and who - if anyone - is going to survive.In execution, however, David Bernstein's Skinner takes a hell of a long time to get going, feels far longer than i [...]


    14. A copy of Skinner was sent to Confessions of a Reviewer by the author David Bernstein via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is said review. This book is published by DarkFuse.My only other experience of David Bernstein was reading the rather excellent Jackpot in which he collaborated with some other fine authors, Cesare / Rufty / McKenzie. I was hoping Skinner would be along the same sort of style. I wasn’t let down. You can see my review of Jackpot here.A group of six friends a [...]


    15. This was the fourth book by David I have read and the first one that was just okay. The book starts out with a group of six friends. Jeff, Aria, Mark, Spencer, Sara and Rob. Taking a Jeep up into the mountains to a Bungalow for the weekend. Snowing they stop at this run down gas station. The old man at the station was wearing fur pelts, had yellow teeth and look like ninety years old. He told them a storm was coming. After leaving going down the road with the snow coming down a old man with anim [...]


    16. Oh wow I happily Received this from DarkFuse publishing for an honest review.   If ever a book needs to be made in to a Film It's this! It's got all the marking's Literally.I enjoyed this Just for it's plot. It was on track. Is it wrong I loved the villain? I adored him and all his creepy little names. He was sort of like the lone wolf in the forest I liked that. All in all a really good read! 


    17. I have a bit of a soft-spot for horror set in snowy climes, so I was very curious to see what David Bernstein would have in store for readers in SKINNER. For the most part, I was pretty pleased.The opening chapters hit all the right notes for me, satisfying expectations for a story of this type, but also offering up some intriguing differences. The group stops at a creepy old gas station along the mountain route to a cabin in the woods, and encounter the creepy old gas station attendant - pretty [...]


    18. Skinner is a pure pulp novel with a few little twists of originality that prevent it from being a total pastiche of other classic horror stories. What we have here is a "cabin in the woods" type story which obviously hearkens back to Evil Dead, with some Texas Chainsaw Massacre elements thrown in for flavor.I really enjoyed the story of the villain and what he (it?) was trying to accomplish. There is fun action and buckets of blood and grue to satisfy the gorehound. What I didn't connect with wa [...]


    19. Review: SKINNER by David BernsteinWhen I want a serious frightening, I can turn to David Bernstein. I had just completed a Cthulhu anthology when I commenced SKINNER and fortuitously, discovered an entity not of this earth. Evil in human terms, yes; but in its nonplanetary viewpoint, acting natural. As I've reiterated repeatedly, the best horror must be founded in implacability. There must be no possibility of permanent escape. To that end, I give you--SKINNER. [I'll never look at wolves in the [...]


    20. Review from: horrorunderground/2015/06/Since starting this site, I have been fortunate in receiving some tremendous horror novels to review. One of which was Jackpot written by David Bernstein, Kristopher Rufty, Shane McKenzie, and Adam Cesare. It is easily one of my all-time favorite horror novels. It packs a punch of humor, shock and horror that I haven’t seen in a while. Needless to say, I was dying to review more from these authors.I recently received a copy of Skinner, an upcoming novel b [...]


    21. David Bernstein's no-frills scare-the-hell-out-of-you horror novel Skinner reads like a tribute to all those "group of people caught in a cabin during a snowstorm with the monster from hell" flicks. Except this one scared me more than most of those movies. This is one of those times having a formula didn't bother me because Bernstein knows when to ditch the formula. Just when I thought I knew what the next move would be he throws a surprise. It was like visiting an old predictable friend that le [...]


    22. A couple of friends on their way to spend the weekend together, a creepy gas station on their way, a car accident that leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere in the deep winter, an evil force out for blood Sounds familiar? Yep, that's what I thought as well, and for the most time of the book I couldn't shake the feeling I've already read a book or watched a movie about the story going on here. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a rerun of a well-tried plot every time, as long as it has some uniq [...]


    23. *** I received a review copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review *** A group of young 20-somethings are on a road trip when they hit some stormy weather in a snow squall. Things take a turn for the worse when they get into a car crash. Although they all seem to be mostly okay, one of them, Sara, isn't so lucky. She's knocked out and has a possible broken leg. They find a cabin in the woods and take shelter there. It doesn't take them long to figure out that there are wol [...]


    24. I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.I have read a lot of David Bernstein's work over the last couple of years and have enjoyed watching his writing mature from his earlier offerings. This new book continues his upward curve. Reminiscent of an 80's B-flick, we have the typical group of young adults on an weekend away. Initially, I felt that half of the group were completely unnecessary. They were all pretty unlikeable, with no obvious endearing qualities. [...]


    25. Grimm's fairy tales meets GremlinsSix friends head up into the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York for a fun weekend at a bosses mountain cottage.They are caught in the middle of an unexpected blizzard and things go downhill quickly from there.The six protagonists of the story are twenty-somethings with their minds on work, betrayals, and themselves. The antagonist fits right in with what you'd find in a Grade B horror flick. It is too unbelievable and the storyline is rather jumbled.And th [...]


    26. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel.Reading Skinner was like reading an 80's horror movie. It's fast paced, fun and full of cheese (of the best kind). The story line was a lot of fun. I loved the descriptions of the storm and the mountain. The scary parts were gruesome and horrifying. It also gives you characters that you can both love and love to hate. I loved Rob and Aria most and I couldn't wait for something [...]


    27. Book Review originally published here: iheartreading/reviews/A group of six heads out during a snowstorm, and ends up in the path of a blizzard. They take refuge in a small cabin, but something out there, in the storm, wants to hurt them. The plot seems reminiscent of just about every other horror movie out there, but it does have original elements. However, the villain wasn’t really terrifying, there was a lack of creepiness overall, and it just didn’t feel scary enough for me.


    28. A fun and scary horror novelFor a full review, please go to examiner/review/skinne and follow me on Twitter @josenher



    29. ***Review Copy***Read this book in a few hours it was entertaining. Very gory, slightly unbelievable and fast paced. Overall a good scary read.


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