Review - Psycho Hose Beast From Outer Space by C.D. Gallant-King

By Carmen, 24 October 2020
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2020

Genre: Soft Horror


Newfoundland, Canada, 1992.

Gale Harbour hasn’t seen any excitement since the military abandoned the base there thirty years ago, unless you count the Tuesday night 2-for-1 video rentals at Jerry's Video Shack. So when a dead body turns up floating in the town water supply, all evidence seems to point to a boring accident.

Niall, Pius and Harper are dealing with pre-teen awkwardness in the last days of summer before the start of high school. The same night the body is found, the three of them witness unusual lights in the sky over the bay.

Is it a coincidence? Are the lights connected to the rapidly-increasing string of mysterious deaths? And what does the creepy old lady at the nursing home have to do with it?

There is an evil older than time hidden deep beneath the waters of the North Atlantic. It is hungry, and vengeful, and it has its sights set on Gale Harbour to begin its path of destruction. All that stands in its way are a group of kids who would rather be playing Street Fighter II...

About the Author:

Writer, gamer, pro-wrestling aficionado. Dad.

I claim to write stories, but really I just find them in The Closet, dust them off, add a few commas and send them out into the world.

Proudly Canadian, born and raised in Newfoundland, fine-tuned and educated in Toronto and currently residing in Ottawa with a beautiful wife, two wonderful children and various furry four-legged companions.

Connect with the Author:

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Author Website: C.D. Gallant-King Author Website

Buy the Book:

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My Take on the Book:

This book at times had a bit of a British or American feel to it – I enjoyed the Canadian setting descriptions. I feel that Pius finding out about his dad was an important moment. The adults believing the kids just seemed a little bit too convenient – a reader is usually used to adults not believing kids with out-of-the-ordinary things.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read – it definitely has October vibes – and is a good book for the spooky season. I got an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

It’s the first time that I’ve read a book by this author – and I’ll definitely be reading more books of his in the future.