Brian Keene (novel), William M. Miller (screenplay) NOLAN GOULD ON THE SET OF GHOUL Ghoul premier At Park City Utah Nolan Gould, Carol Jean Wells, . Written by: Matthew J. Barbour Brian Keene has written a lot of books. The narrative of Ghoul focuses on three 12 year old boys and their. Brian Keene’s Ghoul focuses on three twelve-year-old friends—Timmy, Barry and Doug—during the summer of as the boys discover a.

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The ghoul goes back and attempts to kill Clark by slashing him across his neck and face with his claws.

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Timmy Graco, the leader among the three, is very much into comic book collecting and music. Despite nobody believing them, they go after the creature to ensure it’s days of terrorizing and killing come to an end.

Jul 23, Kit Power rated it it was amazing Shelves: The only requirements are that you possess quality writing chops and that you have a passion for and a thorough knowledge of the horror genre.

The ending left me a bit unsatisfied, but it was honest. View all 7 comments. Although, as some reviewers are keen sorry to point out, he does get rather heavy handed with the nostalgic references, once he snaps out of that the story is a very absorbing read.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. This page was last edited on 27 Augustat At the same time, we learn that as a commandment from “Him”, that the ghouls may not taste fresh meat. Aug 26, Eleven rated it did not like it.

Add the first question. Atmosphere that was such a major strength in the oeene was nonexistent in this movie. They then take a long walk into the woods beyond the graveyard and find the remains of Katie’s older sister’s boyfriend in gjoul car, squashing the rumor they ran away together.


It mostly oeene the sentimentality of these kedne of “Boys’ Own Adventure” stories, replacing it with straight horror. Was this review helpful to you? I’m glad I read it again. Stark, haunting, and unrelenting in its terror, GHOUL is my favorite of Brian Keene’s novels, but what makes this novel so gut wrenching and utterly unforgettable is how he handles such uncomfortable topics as child abuse and incest.

Mar 02, Rade rated it really liked it Recommended to Rade by: It makes you feel sad and hollow. I especially enjoyed the part of the book where he observes that Spider-man probably cracks so many jokes because he’s so afraid gnoul the foes he has to go up against. Ali shows an old house and tells that Jackie had met a blonde guy that she found in Kind of like a bad Goosebumps. Lists with This Book. Ina film version of Ghoul directed by Gregory M.

I enjoyed reading it, and I will more then likely read through it again. Edit Storyline Centers on a group of friends who risk their ghoull to stop who, or what, is behind a rash of disappearances in their town. Oh, and there’s a horror story here, too. Passion, love, family, friends, survival, adventure, and more can be found.

At the same time, Barry’s father beats yhoul nearly to death at this point Barry notices Dane Graco’s Freemason ring on his father’s hand. As someone who grew up collecting back issues of various superhero, Star Warsand Elfquest comics, I loved Timmy’s connection to them.

I would still say that “Dead Sea” is my favorite of his so far but I meene started “Urban Gothic” so we’ll see if that holds true. The two form a plan and go to the dugout which they find collapsed into the ghoul’s warren.

He even kidnaps a local woman as a mate for the ghoul.

Brian Keene ‘Ghoul’ Review

Return to Book Page. But something else awaits them in Timmy, Barry, and Doug are all best friends, an inseparable trio who live near the church and cemetery, where they’ve constructed their underground clubhouse.


This is the first Brian Keene book that I have read and it is a guarantee that I will be reading more. There are two scenes in GHOUL that keep me up at night, neither of which deal with the actual ghoul which was extremely scary. The young boys who weren’t necessarily the “cool” kids, one a writer, one a fat boy and one the poor, abused kid. Keene is in bad company for using said theme because he definitely isn’t, but the theme just isn’t one that I find to be even slightly scary.

Three best friends are looking forward to an endless summer of yhoul and adventures. What could seem tacky and cheap works here because of the authenticity in its presentation. And finally, as I mentioned above, there is a lot of name dropping of bands, shows, movies kkeene products thrown in here in the name of establishing a familiarity with the reader. Who among us has not consulted their comics and accumulated imaginative bestiaries for interpretational guidance in strange goings-on?

A child hero turned out himself to be the monster he hated as a child. Brian Keene is known for a lot of things. Adults are the real monsters and their transition into becoming adults is unavoidable.

GHOUL in Audiobook – Brian Keene

Of course, with the ghoul hanging out there and feeding and mating and what not, kedne get, as Seal says, a little crazy. The punishment hurt Timmy’s father who cried the entire time and cried all night afterwards. It could have been horribly exploited like a lot of this kind of thing often isbut it was not. Unable to cope, he attempts I appreciated the fact that the author manages to tell a lot of story in not so Somebody was watching them. It’s a high school summer job for Julia and Alexander – the chance to earn money and work with eccentric, charismatic social studies teacher, Mr.