Matt Molgaard, official cool guy and horror extraordinaire, recently released his double-shot short story collection, Say No To Drugs. Both stories are cautionary tales about how doing drugs can do some terrible things to you.
Matt, a man who was once in the clutches of both alcohol and drugs, as he explained on his extremely popular website Horror Novel Reviews, decided to pay it forward in a way and try to help keep kids off of drugs by giving them this book.
He was kind enough to hand out a few free copies with the promise of a review, regardless of the review itself, and I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one of those copies. So, here’s my review of a book written by a guy who writes book reviews. I feel like I’m in a weird alternate reality of books and reviews and authors. It happens all the time.
From his site about the book:
A double feature told in the tradition of vintage drive-in tales, Say No to Drugs serves as a reminder that some clichés are worth paying heed. In The Pot, the first of two tales, terror turns green, while Blue – the double feature’s second tale – should encourage hard drug users to think twice before mixing fatal cocktails.
Ray Waltz just wanted to get high as he ushered dreaded high school years into a deep crevice designed to bury life’s strangest of moments; never to be revisited again. But Jimmy Hanniger, local weed-man with the strongest herb in town held different designs for Ray and his future.
If only Ray had just said no.
In Blue a confused young man must decipher the visual riddles surrounding him. Why are the walls a sudden and mesmerizing blue? Why is there a body sprawled across the floor. And just what is that forcing its way through an ocean of turmoil, bound for dry land; bound for murderous actions?
Find out in longtime entertainment journalist, Matt Molgaard’s debut double feature, crafted with the intent of pleasing those who favor the whacky, absurd grindhouse style of yesteryear.