Title :Scream All Night
Author: Derek Milman
Genre: Ya,Contemporary, Horror
Rating: 4 Stars
Dario Heyward knows one thing: He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens
of cult classic B-horror movies. It’s been three years since Dario’s even seen the place, after getting legally emancipated from his father, the infamous director
of Moldavia’s creature features.
But then Dario’s brother invites him home to a mysterious ceremony involving his father and a tribute to his first film—The Curse of the Mummy’s Tongue. Dario swears
his homecoming will be a one-time visit. A way for him to get closure on his past—and reunite with Hayley, his first love and costar of Zombie Children of the Harvest
Sun, a production fraught with real-life tragedy—and say good-bye for good. But the unthinkable happens—Dario gets sucked back into the twisted world of Moldavia and
the horrors, both real and imagined, he’s left there.
With only months to rescue the sinking studio and everyone who has built their lives there, Dario must confront the demons of his past—and the uncertainties of his
future. But can he escape the place that’s haunted him his whole life?
ARC provided by edelwiess in exchange for an honest review.
Trigger warnings for mental illness and child abuse.
SCREAM ALL NIGHT is a coming of age story about a boy who has to face his childhood demons and return to his home. I was first drawn to this book because I love horror movies. This book’s main setting is a a movie studio that makes horror movies. What I
wasn’t expecting was the abuse that Dario suffers as a child and the mental illness representation. This book is an interesting and quick read.
This is one of the most unique Ya book I’ve ever read! Dario Heyward is a teen boy living in a group home after legally emancipating himself from his family. His father, the famous mastermind behind a horror movie production company Moldavia Studios,he leaves the entire studio to Dario in his will. He is given six months to make a profit or he is to sell to another studio. Oren, Dario’s older brother has an idea for a movie but it is not well thought out, the crew dose not want to continue with his film.
This book gave me a lot of Rocky Horror feelings, with the cult following of the studios B-horror movies.Derek does an amazing job setting the atmosphere of the
castle! I loved Dario as a character,he was clever and cares about his family and friends. He struggles with coming to terms with his childhood trauma,and his relationship with his brother. Oren, is such a different character, hes quirky and he struggles to put his thoughts together. I loved reading about him,he was a bit problematic but he works on repairing his relationship with Dario.
This book is released on July 24th, This would be the perfect book is to read during a cold October night!