Doorbells at Dusk: Rusty Husk by Evans Light

He only wanted it all to end.

To get into the Halloween spirit, I'll be reading (and dissecting) the Halloween-themed anthology Doorbells at Dusk. My thanks goes to Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi and Corpus Press.

(Book Buy Link: Amazon)


~𝓡𝓾𝓼𝓽𝔂 𝓗𝓾𝓼𝓴

Synopsis: Rusty Husk prides himself in his scarecrows every Halloween, but his very last proves to have dire and deadly consequences.

Rusty Husk was one of those thought provoking pieces; something that took a simple concept and twisted it into a freak show. It painted the picture of normalcy – of a simple man with a simple tradition – yet it efficiently depicted a sense of wrongness. I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading, and I appreciated the mystery surrounding the Farmer, as whilst vaguely knowing his reasoning, he barely said two words. That, in particular, made a huge impact; it sure gets tedious when a villain destroys their image by gloating or, in general, being overly talkative.

Although, to be fair, calling him a villain doesn’t feel right under the circumstances!

Rating: 🎃🎃🎃🎃


Evans Light Evans Light is a writer of horror and suspense, and is the author of Screamscapes: Tales of Terror, Arboreatum, Don’t Need No Water and more. He is co-creator of the Bad Apples Halloween anthology series and Dead Roses: Five Dark Tales of Twisted Love. Evans lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, surrounded by thousands of vintage horror paperbacks, and is the proud father of fine sons and the lucky husband of a beautiful wife.

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