Review: “Proboscis” by Laird Barron

2 of 5 stars.

An unreliable narrator leads to an unfathomable plot in this short tale of off-screen drugs and suggested horror.

A has-been actor goes on a bounty-hunting trip upto British Colombia with a couple goons–1 happens to be his brother-in-law. After bagging the “most wanted”, the trio had back into the US tripping on drugs and paranoia. Televisions and videos and possibly cell phones start to act weird. Or its just the drugs.

Then something indecipherable happens to raise the paranoia factor. . .

This tale appears in Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters edited by John Langan and Paul Tremblay after originally appearing in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. I’d previously read and reviewed this author’s “(Little Miss) Queen of Darkness” and “Mysterium Tremendum”.
[Check out my other reviews here.]


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