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
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