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Full Throttle
Full Throttle: Stories | Joe Hill
In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including In The Tall Grass, one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in Faun. A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in Late Returns. In By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain, two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the waters edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality . . . and other horrors that lurk in the waters shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in Throttle, co-written with Stephen King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.
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LeafingThroughLife
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It took me 2ish years but I finally finished this book of short stories. It didn‘t deserve to have taken me so long. I‘m just terrible at short stories. 🤷🏻‍♀️I enjoyed every story but one, and all are memorable. My favorites? Faun (big game hunting…mythical creatures?), Dark Carousel (animate carousel horses, anyone?), Late Returns (time traveling book mobile!), and You Are Released (in flight at the likely end of the world…so eerie).

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Booklover2
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Pickpick

Not being a super fan of short stories, with exception to Stephen King‘s. His son follows in his fathers footsteps with this wonderful horror anthology. Twelve unique tales honoring some of our greatest authors. Mail being my least favorite and In the tall, tall Grass, classic King, being my favorite.

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JessClark78
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Wasn‘t able to finish this one before the end of Oct. Read the first three stories.

Team Theme - 2 +30
Non Team Theme - 1 +5

+36 points #TeamHendrix #Scarathlon2021

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bibliobliss

From “Wolverton Station”

“Saunders had been all for peace and love in his twenties, and he liked to think he still was, but over the years he had also developed a hankering for the rusty-salt flavor of blood. It was, like coffee itself, an acquired taste.”

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #shortstories

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bibliobliss

From “Wolverton Station”

“When it came to producing a state of focus, quiet contentment, and inner peace, Zen meditation ran a very distant second to caffeine. Your average suburban white-bread Buddhists could manage without their daily yoga class, but take ‘em away from their coffee and they‘d be animals in no time…”

#currentlyreading #butfirstcoffee #bookblurbs

Leftcoastzen ☕️🧘🏼😄 10mo
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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #JoeHill #fullthrottle #bookbeast #bookstagram #Litsy #readwithme
What are you reading?😊

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WeAreLegion
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Mehso-so

A hit and miss short story collection. There are some good yarns and some duds. Still a very good writer, and worth picking up even if you don‘t read all the tales. ‘20th Century Ghosts‘ is a better collection from the same author.

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Eggbeater
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Pickpick

This is a perfect collection of dark horror/sci fi/fantasy stories. Some are quite gruesome and not for the squeamish (In the Tall Grass) and some are even quite poignant (Late Returns). I recommend the audio version because it is read by some of my favorite narrators including Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, and Kate Mulgrew.

TW: baby loss

Addison_Reads I read this last month and loved it. 💚 2y
MidnightBookGirl Loved this collection! 2y
Trashcanman Feeling depressed A.F 2y
Eggbeater @Trashcanman you want to email and tell me what's going on? 2y
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JessClark78
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1. The most recent collection I‘ve added to my TBR stacks.

2. Mad Hatters and March Hares - Ellen Datlow

3. I like both.

#SundayFunday

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Addison_Reads
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Pickpick

This review is for the story Late Returns in this collection.

First off, I loved the Dark Tower references Hill put in. 💚 Secondly, this is one of the best in this collection. A man driving a mobile library finds himself in interesting situations that involve overdue library books. This story is heartfelt, but it also has a spooky vibe.

#TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 @StayCurious

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DrLReads
Pickpick

A strong collection that is equal parts chilling, enthralling and at times, even moving.

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NatalieR
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Pickpick

Joe Hill continues to hold rank as a favorite author. This is a great collection of short stories. I read this on audio and loved the top notch narrators; Neil Gaiman, Kate Mulgrew, Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, and Ashleigh Cummings...to name a few. #MountTBR

Twainy This is exactly what I thought! I bought the hardcover for my bookshelf. I will probably go back and reread it also. 🖤 2y
KathyWheeler I hadn‘t planned on listening to the audio, but I may do so now. 2y
NatalieR @Twainy A hardcover for my shelf was a must too! 📚 2y
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NatalieR @KathyWheeler I hope you enjoy it! 🎧 2y
KathyWheeler @NatalieR I love Joe Hill, so I‘m sure I will. I usually read, not listen to, his books, but that list of narrators just sounds fantastic. 2y
NatalieR @KathyWheeler It is! Joe also narrates a couple of stories too!! 2y
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Jari-chan
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I really enjoyed the #CYOReadathon and hope that there'll be another round. I managed to reach my goals and even though I felt bad yesterday, I managed to read a little more than planned! 😄

Thank you @Sace for organizing and hosting! ❤

Buechersuechtling Lucky you – and well done. 😄 I for my part fell asleep for about 4 hours yesterday afternoon 💤 – so I kind of spoiled it for myself. But that‘s okay. Tends to happen when listening to audiobooks. 🤷🏽‍♀️😂 2y
Sace Oh there's definitely going to be another round 😁 2y
Sace @Buechersuechtling I was napattacked on Saturday. Do... Two hours of not reading. 2y
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Jari-chan @Sace That's great to hear! Already looking forward to it :) (edited) 2y
Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling Sundays are for napping! And reading. And then napping again 😁 2y
Buechersuechtling @Sace Cool, I just saw it … Already thinking about my aims … Thanks for initialling. 😚 2y
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LeafingThroughLife
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Now it‘s time for a splash of Riesling and a short story. 😀 #readathon #deweysreadathon #deweyapril

Sweettartlaura I loved this collection 🥰 2y
LeafingThroughLife @Sweettartlaura I‘m enjoying it a lot. The stories really read fast. My first Joe Hill but definitely not my last! 2y
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Joshsandaker
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Pickpick

Not sure what to say, another solid collection. ‘Late Returns‘ and ‘Faun‘ are two particular standouts...‘By the Silver Waters of Lake Champlain‘ is another good one (and how great is that title?). If you like short stories, especially dark ones, then you‘ll dig this.

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rajithr
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Only stories I liked were In the tall grass, which is definitely better than the movie (no pun!), and Dark Carousel.
Which ones did you like?

Joshsandaker Loved ‘Late Returns‘. 2y
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bibliobliss
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"All he saw was the tattoo, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR. A good thought, and how often did you get a chance to give someone exactly what he wanted?"

-- From "Throttle" by Joe Hill and Stephen King

#recentlyread #shortstories #JoeHill #StephenKing #collections #fiction #bookquotes

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mollyrotondo
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Out of the 14 books read this month, 7 were towards #MarchUnshelfing and I am pretty proud I read so many books on my shelf! Thank you @Clwojick for hosting this challenge!

Clwojick Yay 🙃 Way to go! You crushed it. 🔥🔥 2y
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mollyrotondo
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So I‘ve finished out the weekend at a little over 13 hours of reading. I finished Joe Hill‘s Full Throttle and loved it! I also finished The Familiar Dark but did not love it. And I made progress in Adnan‘s Story. I cannot wait to continue recording my time throughout the rest of the week #24B4MONDAY

Andrew65 Well done on a great time. 👏👏👏🙌 Good luck with the rest of the week. 2y
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bibliobliss

• Reading the first story, "Throttle," by Hill and his Dad and it feels like a scene from Mad Max. It's gritty, grisly and awesome •

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mollyrotondo
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Absolutely loved this collection of short stories. They were written so extremely well. They were scary and unsettling and just what a good horror short story collection should be. Really recommend. I also loved his Introduction and the things he said about his father. This was my pick for #readwithmrbook #litsyauthor and another book towards #marchunshelfing

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Pickpick

I've been having a hard time finding the right book the last couple of weeks; it's hard for me to concentrate on print right now. But this audiobook was fantastic and just what I needed for lots of audio knitting so I could keep reading and keep my hands busy! I loved so many of the stories, especially "Dark Carousel," "Faun," "Late Returns," and especially "All I Care About is You."

BarbaraTheBibliophage I really liked a lot of these stories. Have also found audiobooks easier right now. 2y
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LeafingThroughLife
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🐭🦁❤️📚

TheAromaofBooks That is a fantastic quote! 2y
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mollyrotondo
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“‘And you‘re not an envoy from the Lord? You‘re not an angel?‘
‘Nope. Just a librarian.‘
‘Ah, well,‘ she said. ‘That‘s close enough for me.‘”

From “Late Returns,” Full Throttle by Joe Hill

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mollyrotondo
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1. Stephen King, and his son, Joe Hill, too!
2. I am definitely a night owl
3. Can I say both, together? Chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered caramels with sea salt on top 😋

#whichonewednesday

diovival Yes to sea salt caramels! Yummm 😋 2y
mollyrotondo @diovival I wish I could get my hands on some now! 2y
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LeafingThroughLife
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I finished my first book of the #StayHome24in48 this morning and now I face the trial of picking out what to read next. Sometimes it‘s nice to read a short story or two while I transition between full length books, so I broke out Full Throttle. I haven‘t gotten to the first story yet, but I read a review somewhere that said something like “just the introduction is worth the price of admission.” They were right. #24in48

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Jolynne
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Pickpick

Weird (in a good way) and entertaining. There is a variety of topics in this collection of short stories, my favorite being Late Returns.

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uwak
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Pickpick

decided to rate each individual story in this collection for funsies. overall this was a super fun read and I'm eager to read Hill's other works in the future. in the tall grass was delightfully creepy and I was surprised 2 of my other favorites ended up being the non-horror stories (late returns and all I care about is you). also fyi, the ebook has a formatting issue with the devil on the staircase story.

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uwak
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welp, turns out I can't attend my next book club meeting because of another event I'm attending on the same weekend. time to work on the tbr and my libby list.

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TrishB
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My lovely Valentines pressies from hubby ❤️ and I did actually remember to buy something for him!

Balibee146 Fab.... Looking forward to hearing what you think about both of these 👍❤️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Wonderful gifts! 📚💓 2y
Tanisha_A 💘 2y
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Cindyelizavaz Best gifts to receive! 2y
julesG Perfect! 2y
squirrelbrain Well done you for remembering! 🤣😘 Lovely gifts! 2y
batsy Wonderful 😍 2y
TrishB @squirrelbrain I‘m not very good at the romantic stuff!! 2y
squirrelbrain I‘m not bad but my husband is much better! (I got him some Lego 😁) 2y
LeahBergen Lovely! And I bought my husband a nose hair trimmer one year for Valentine‘s. 😂 2y
TrishB @squirrelbrain 😁 bought hubby vinyl, which he loves like I love books and they‘re never ending too!! 2y
TrishB @LeahBergen 😂😂 love it. 2y
Reggie Are you gonna read the Hill? It‘s short stories. I‘m psyched if you are!!! What a great guy! 2y
TrishB @Reggie I‘ll read them because it is Joe and I think he‘s great too 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts Brilliant ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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bibliobliss
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⬆️⬆️ Hope to dive in soon; I miss Joe Hill

#upnext #bestlaidplans #stories #shortstories #JoeHill #horror #fiction #TBR

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Sweettartlaura
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Oooh, I‘m so excited to see people are keeping #24in48 alive this weekend, even without official hosts or prizes ♥️🙌🏻📚
I was planning on it, & I see I won‘t be alone.

I‘m aiming to have Full Throttle finished (that should work), and though my stack is small in number, it is large in page count with these two doorstops. I‘ll probably finish my current poetry read, & a graphic novel or two as well.

Happy reading!!!

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DarcysMom
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#audible

Ericalambbrown Oh, I need to check this out! I‘m new to Joe Hill, but I like him so far. And I love both Gaiman and Wheaton as narrators! 2y
DarcysMom @Ericalambbrown This was my first Joe Hill book! It definitely won't be my last. 2y
Reggie My favorite was the coin operated friend robot story. 2y
DarcysMom @Reggie Oh, that was a good one! 2y
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candc320
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Pickpick

Joe Hill has become one of my fav authors and his short story collections are a great way to get smaller examples of his talent. My favorites from this collection: Wolverton Station, Faun, Late Returns, Twittering from the Circus of the Dead, and You Are Released. I liked his collection Strange Weather just a smidge more but this is still great! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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DarcysMom
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Sweettartlaura
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Oooof 😦
From Late Returns

Taking my time with this collection - 1 a day. And I‘m loving it 🥰

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DarcysMom
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DarcysMom
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JoScho Oh my fave was the carousel one! 2y
DarcysMom @JoScho I just finished that one! It was creepy good. 😁 2y
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Zombmom
Pickpick

Just finished this collection of short stories from my favorite author, Joe Hill. My favorites are Faun and Mums.

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Twainy
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Pickpick

🎧 Finishing a bunch of books! Book mojo is back! What a collection of amazing narrators! Stories? 1 stinker, 3 ok & the rest 4-5 stars. Best story was written with his dad, narrated by Wil Wheaton & is worth the price of the book. A time traveling bookmobile gives those nearing the end a chance to read future books. Joe Hill name drops himself into the story 😁 This is a great compilation with 9 very good to excellent stories. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/3

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abookishbutterfly
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If you are anywhere near Palmyra, NY today, you need to get to The Dog Eared Book before they close at 6 so you can take advantage of their buy one, get one free sale. Christmas books & other select books and bookish items are included in the sale!

I was excited to see these two wishlist books were still available & still can‘t believe that I got them both for the price of one! I‘m looking forward to reading them! Have you read either of these?

EmilyM Barnes and Noble had the Alice Hoffman for 50 percent off, and I snagged it! 2y
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ericarobynreads
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Pickpick

Full Throttle by Joe Hill is an interesting collection of short stories that range from heartfelt to pure terror.

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/book-review-full-throttle-by-joe-hill/ #shortstories #horror

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ericarobynreads
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🖤🤩💀

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Rjcteacher
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Pickpick

Strong and creepy stories that play with classic short stories and twist them. Always entertaining.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Sunday mornings with Joe.

Reagan I loved Dark Carousel. 3y
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TamTracy
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Pickpick

This is actually my first book of short stories I‘ve read. I‘m not usually a big fan but I love Joe Hill and I really enjoyed the stories in this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie Omg the one about the robot best friend!!!😲 3y
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Skeebies05
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Pickpick

Short stories are tough me. A bit jarring to be catapulted into a new time and place and characters. I liked this one overall. My favorite was Faun.

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Branwen
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love these!!! 3y
Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too! I'm kind of addicted to them! 🍬😁 3y
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C.Perone
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Just a little #spooktober thought for ya

The Master
mwahahahaha