How To Survive a Horror Movie

  • by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by Johnny Heller
  • 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Seth Grahame-Smith delivers the definitive, essential guide to making it through a horror movie in one piece. As hilarious as it is useful (if you’re trapped in a scary flick, that is), How to Survive a Horror Movie covers all the bases. Trapped in a haunted house? Check. Stalked by an evil doll? Check. Wandering aimlessly through the remains of the old world as a plague of zombies sweeps over the planet? Check. Grahame-Smith's delightfully gruesome guide is just the thing for horror buffs and anyone who has ever watched a scary movie.

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Entertaining. What I expected

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Nope, he has it covered.


Was How To Survive a Horror Movie worth the listening time?

Yes, I didn't listen to it as I would a normal audiobook. I would listen to a chapter or two a morning as my day was getting started for some amusement. Then, when it was easier to focus my attention or listen in longer chunks of time I would switch to whatever else I was listening to for more serious "reading". I bought it during a sale on audible and am happy I did. However, I would not spend a whole credit on it. But since the question is "is it worth the listening time", I will say yes. Just understand what kind of book it is first, though, or you may be disappointed.


Any additional comments?

The book was a fun listen overall. I thought it was narrated very well. I often found myself chuckling at one thing or another. At other times I felt like the author was reaching a bit to be humorous and stretch the length of the book.Do not go into this book thinking there is an actual story. It is written in the format of any other kind of survival manual only I am even less likely of needing this one than my zombie apocalypse survival manual (wouldn't have thought that possible). So, it could be a bit tedious to listen to for long periods at a time.

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- Wil

Short but hilarious!

If I watch a horror movie, I want to be scared--not startled. One of my biggest pet peeves is a horror movie that confuses the two. Worse yet is one that can't even startle me because they practically hold up a warning sign right before the startling thing happens. Example: Somebody says, "We'll be safe here." right before the "scary thing" comes bursting into the scene.

This book points out those warning signs so that you can tell whether or not you are in a horror movie and, if so, how to thwart the screenwriters and save yourself. I think it's a riot!

Some of the chapter titles are even funnier than the text. I think my favorite chapter title was, "What to Do if There are Children in Your Corn." At times like those, I could practically "see" the narrator moving his tongue into his cheek to keep from laughing, himself.

Highly recommended if you need a few hours of "the best medicine."
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- DCinMI

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books