The Devil and My Daughter
By Josh Hancock
Genre: Supernatural thriller, Horror, Mystery
1944: In the heavy pillars of smoke that rise from the crematoriums at Auschwitz, Nazi soldiers hope to catch a glimpse of Moloch, the pagan god of child sacrifice, to whom the Third Reich owes so much of its vile success…
1977: A teenage boy writes a heavy metal song about an ancient evil spirit, unaware that the grisly lyrics will unleash a terrifying figurehead from the bowels of history…
1987: College students and best friends Debra and Charlene are determined to make a demonic possession movie more frightening than The Omen and more gruesome than The Exorcist. But when they hire a rock band to pen the film’s “satanic soundtrack,” the young filmmakers are confronted with a supernatural entity determined to plunge Charlene into a world of impossible terror and human sacrifice…an entity with the burning-coal eyes of a demon and the razor-sharp horns of a bull…
Written as a collection of essays, news articles, interviews, scripts, and film scholarship, The Devil and My Daughter tells a horrific story of the occult, Satanic possession, and ritual murder.
Josh Hancock is a teacher and author. His first novel, The Girls of October, was selected as one of the top ten horror novels of 2015 by Horror Novel Reviews and garnered enthusiastic reviews from Rue Morgue Magazine,Horrorcabin.com, Gorestruly.com, Nightmarish Conjurings, and We Are Indie Horror. His second novel, entitled The Devil and My Daughter, was inspired by several cult horror films, including Amando de Ossorio’s underground classic, Demon Witch Child.
We start The Devil and My Daughter with a forward written by John Tanner. He tells us about his father being a police officer and an event that showed him there were angels and if there are angels there are demons too. Josh goes on to say how his brother was involved in a shooting on the force and eventually was affected by a demon called Moloch. From this point we are taken on a journey through newspaper articles, a letter from school, scripts, and other documents.
I really liked this story. The blurb about the book caught my attention and how the different parts were given had my curiosity peaked. I will admit that as I was reading the different articles I would wonder what this had to do with the whole story but the further along you read the more the pieces start falling into place.
If you are looking for a great story about demon possession look no further. This would be a great addition to any horror fans shelves.
I received The Devil and My Daughter for free from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.