Stripped to the essentials, crystalized characters and electric plot. What a novella.
Sense of horror: ★★
Some stories just have that "it" factor, you know?
Goddess of Filth is one of those. A group of young women get together one night. They host a seance of sorts, inviting the "old gods" to join them.
One of them does, and it possesses one of the young women. She writhes on the ground, totally unknown, and from that night on another being walks within her skin, showing itself with its caiman eyes (crocodile relative) and its odd ways.
And when the young women/demonic hybrid starts to showcase disturbing trends of femininity and agency mixed with revengeful actions against those with deepest sins...
Yeah. Things are about to get interesting.
Goddess of Filth was a very unique novella with a simple pitch: Girl gets possessed.
But then, with its bare-bones writing style mixed with a blend of the macabre and the mundane, this novella shone. I found myself gripped, wanting to know what would happen and how it would go down.
Super unique. Looking forward to exploring more from this author and more short horror from Creature Publishing.
Amy Imogene Reads
Just someone looking for her own door into Wonderland.