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Breed - review - Chase Novak

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HIGH CAMP Praised as a modern-day Rosemary's Baby , this novel about blood-thirsty parents is less scary than advertised

Breed

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
publisher:
Mulholland Books
genre:
Horror

We gave it a B

Scott Spencer’s pseudonymous foray into the horror genre starts like a typical novel about marriage. The Twisdens, a wealthy Manhattan couple, desperately want kids. After a battery of expensive fertility treatments, they resort to a highly suspect procedure that results in twins. The side effects are gruesome: The once presentable Twisdens sprout fur and develop bloodlust — for their own children. Breed is being touted as a modern-day Rosemary’s Baby, but Spencer — author of Endless Love and Waking the Dead — delivers the camp better than he does the scares. B

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