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The Flaherty Brothers Traveling Carnivale and Freakshow has come to the quiet town of Pleasant Hills, Tennessee. But this is no ordinary sideshow and these are not the usual "freaks" on display. As the unsuspecting townsfolk gather for an evening of strange spectacle, the slaughter is set to begin...

©2012 Bryan Smith (P)2021 Fireside Horror

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"The Freakshow is one of the most fun reads I've had in a long time." (Dread Central)

"The Freakshow is a sure bet to cement Bryan Smith's position in the forefront of the bold and shocking writers producing exceptional books within the horror genre." (Horror World)

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  • 13-04-2021

Extreme horror paints a bloody picture

For fans of movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Dead Alive, this book brings together extreme gore and mind-bending absurdity in an entertaining ride. An exploitation film in book form, filled with the most vile characters and horrible, violent abuse that brings to mind splatter cinema from an earlier era.

Dean Gallagher as the narrator brings each character alive and enriches the text with nuance and energy. Dean masters the pace and ratchets up the tension and horror with every chapter. Each character is distinct and expertly portrayed.

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  • Tod M. Clark
  • 23-03-2021

THE FREAKSHOW

THE FREAKSHOW was originally published several years ago and thanks to Fireside Horror I had the opportunity to revisit this early book by Bryan Smith via audiobook. THE FREAKSHOW is a strange, extreme horror ride that is not your typical traveling freaks.

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  • Kaz Whymark
  • 24-04-2021

KAZ 😃 Bedford 🇬🇧 Ok 📖

I enjoyed the story even though it's kinda out there & some stuff is really gory definitely wayyy to much graphic sex for my liking but won't knock the book for that it's more SciFi than horror but still has some good character's & plenty of FREAK'S 🤣 like the creepy ring master I'd give it 2&a half ⭐ out of 5 prefer my horror stories to scare me 😂 Still worth a credit though Try Ron Ripley or Scare St 😃

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