Beneath the Asylum
Jordan Grupe (@JordanGrupe)
Reviewed by Matt Adcock (@cleric20)
"In my dream, Marianne is looking at me with disbelief in her eyes.Her face is pale and full of shock. She reaches down and feels the cold steel blade where I've plunged into her belly, and tries to say 'why?' But all that comes out is blood."
This asylum is full of secrets. Some worse than others and Beneath the Asylum is a full-throttle horror ride into the darkness that wants to play with you…
Jordan is security guard at an infamous old mental hospital where he finds something unusual during his routine patrol of the basement tunnels: what sounds like a young girl crying. But that would be impossible…The crying comes from behind a padlocked door in an abandoned section of the hospital – and Jordan feels compelled to investigate - which might be the last mistake he ever makes…
The story that follows is a haunting tour-de-force of harrowing horror. Could the local legends about a secret network of tunnels hidden below the hospital be true? And if they are how could anyone be alive down there? And what are they eating? Each other? The patients? As the young girl mysteriously disappears but also still seem to follow him and play on his mind. It all starts to get creepily bizarre.
Grupe ratchet’s up the gut-wrenching grimness with fine style and shows that he’s a quality purveyor of fictional gruesomeness. The fact that he claims this isn’t entirely made up just adds to the fear factor. If you’re looking for some decent horror book yourself in for a night Beneath the Asylum – if you emerge from the maze of tunnels come morning you’ may well need the facilities of a mental hospital.
Recommended for fans of scary stories!!
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