Teri-Louise Kelly’s foray into supernatural fantasy cum black humour is a deviation many had long expected. The dark side of this genre and gender bending author has long been known. But here, in A Double Pass to Aberration we witness Kelly toying playfully with vampires and zombies in alternative ways.
In the first tale, The Mortician’s Kiss, Kelly adheres to the traditional Stoker formula of old houses, disease, wily cannibal doctors and blood-sucking countesses but throws in lesbianism as inducement.
In the second, Standing on a Bridge with Richey Edwards, Kelly leaps into the present, the present of council estate tedium, pop culture and ridiculousness; juxtaposing the reincarnation of the Manic Street Preacher’s suicided lead singer with bathtub existence and life on the dole.
Both different, both enchanting, Kelly’s mind warp continues to expand along a bent curvature.
Try her and see for yourself, push the door, begin, after all, the first step is not the hardest, the last is.
Double Pass to Aberration, A
Publication date: 16/02/2018
Satiric vampire and zombie horror with a gender-bending twist.
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