Monday, August 22, 2011

Playback: Light and Shadow (Short Story) - Elizabeth Massie

In this terrifying original novella, Bram Stoker Award–winning author Elizabeth Massie provides a chilling prequel to the forthcoming horror movie  Playback, starring Christian Slater, Alessandra Torresani, and Toby Hemingway, in which a group of high-school students accidentally awakens an evil that possesses its victims through video.

But the dark curse dates back to turn-of-the-century New York, and begins with a grudge surrounding the birth of film itself. While fooling around with the movie camera invented by his murdered grandfather, a rich young playboy is overcome with bloodlust—and sets out to kill one of history’s most beloved figures.

In Playback: Light and Shadow, heads snap and cameras roll, giving a whole new meaning to the term “slasher film.” - (Amazon)

Elizabeth Massie's short story will definitely have the readers anticipating the release of the movie Playback starring Christian Slater. The writing style of this author is very descriptive and terrifying.. I wish this short story was longer (no pun intended)..  You will never be able to look at a video camera the same way after reading this short story.

4 out of 5 stars

Trailer from the upcoming movie...

Available for download on Kindle for $.99 - Click Here To Purchase

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. Thank you Random House Publishing Group for giving Book Referees the opportunity to review this book.


  1. Oh this sounds scary. I have to read this short story! $.99 is a great deal!

  2. The hotel scene had me holding my mouth.. like wth.. LOL



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