Glitterbomb #1 is brilliantly weird.
It’s part horror – part Hollywood parody. Except it’s not even parody, we get the feeling that this is just a straight up retelling of someone’s experiences. Without the soul sucking demon part, of course. The story revolves around struggling actress, Farrah, who balances her dreams of stardom with being single parent. She’s at her wits end until it’s all too much for her. It’s a story of redemption in the form of becoming a host for some kind of demon/monster. It starts off very calm and collected as she’s berated by her agent, until the violence erupts so unexpectedly that it’s a huge kick-start to the narrative.
Glitterbomb #1 uses In medias res (starting the story in the middle of the action) as a way of grasping the reader and not letting them go until they’re invested into the plot. And after that visceral beginning, it’s hard not to be. Farrah’s a downtrodden character that is given something horrifying, but it’s easy to see how it could get rid of all her problems. The plot itself is so acutely written that it blends horror and Hollywood almost seamlessly. We can’t wait to see how Farrah deals with this new side of her personality and her body.
The career side of the story feeds on Farrah’s insecurities and her vulnerability – and we don’t doubt that this monstrous possession might just feed back on Hollywood. Glitterbomb #1 is a brilliant horror story, and is completely unforgiving in it’s violence. And whilst the violence itself was unexpected, the most harrowing portion of the story is the beach scene. Her character is completely broken down and has nothing else to give. It hits the reader right where it hurts, in the feelings. If you’re looking for a dark tale of horror and Hollywood – Glitterbomb #1 might be the one for you.
A visceral horror tale that is completely unforgiving.
- Farrah's character
- Commentary on Hollywood