The Horror Film Killer
The Horror Film Killer
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What would you do if someone acted out—for real— the kill scenes from your student-made horror film?

That’s the dilemma facing high school seniors Cassie and Donovan. Best friends, aspiring filmmakers, and hopeful romantic partners, they set out to complete a feature-length horror film as a graduation project for their performing arts high school. Using actors and crew from among their classmates, they aim to finish the bulk of shooting over Spring Break. When several murders occur not far from their locations—each one recreating a specific “kill” scene from their script—they suddenly find themselves embroiled in a real-life horror movie neither of them bargained for.

Cassie’s police officer dad and his ex-girlfriend—a homicide detective Cassie once hoped would be her stepmom—allow the film shoot to continue because the killer has threatened to murder Donovan’s mother if they stop. Traps are set and arrests are made, but the killer—who might be a member of the cast or crew—is one step ahead of their every move.

Can Cassie and Donovan help the police unmask the psychopath before more people die?

Book Details


  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Cassie and Donovan are high school seniors, ambitious filmmakers, and most importantly best friends. They are co-directing a horror movie that pays tribute to the genre. Featuring kills from other iconic films, the friends are hopeful about bringing their vision to life. What happens when real murders occur based on scenes in their movie? Can they solve these crimes in time to prevent more murders?


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Cassie and her best friend Donovan have always dreamed of filming their horror own film. Maybe it's the fact that they both love horror movies or that they grew up in LA. Either way, they are both thrilled when they discover that they can make a horror short film as their graduation project based on some of their favorite horror movies. Cassie is excited after they film their first kill. Everything is going great, and with the whole class helping out, the film is looking awesome.
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