Review : A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R. L. Stine

“Oh, what fools these actors be!
it was a horror movie that turned into real horror: Three young actors lost their lives while the cameras rolled. Production stopped, and people proclaimed the movie was cursed.
Now, sixty years later, new actors are venturing onto the haunted set. In a desperate attempt to revive their failing studio, Claire’s dad has green-lit a remake of Mayhem Manor, and Claire and her friends are dying to be involved. At first, Claire laughs at Jake’s talk of ghosts and curses. He’s been too busy crushing on her best friend, Delia, or making out with that slut, Annalee, to notice that she’s practically been throwing herself at him. What does he know anyway? This is her big chance to be a star!
But then, Claire runs into a creepy little man named Benny Puckerman, and gets her hands on a real love potion! Unfortunately, the course of true love never did run smooth…”

okay… What the hell did i just read?
I love horror and i think we do have some great YA horror novel out there.
but A Midsummer Night’s Scream in not one of them.
First, i have to say that the more i was reading, the more i asked myself if this was a joke or if this was an actual serious horror book because it was so, so, SO bad. The story is simply stupid and it didn’t make any sense to me. Most of it just sounds pretty unrealistic to me. I would have been okay with this awful setting if the story was actually good…but nop. it’s bad. Part One is a book version of a very, very bad horror movie… part two is so dull i was about to give up… part tree is a ridiculous mess…and the ending is one of the worst thing i have ever read.
that is not all, want to now who’s the bad guy? a small and hairy men who has a thing for potions……. i can’t even deal with this, gosh it was awful!
Oh and the charcters didn’t help at all! they are all stupid and empty. Douchebags, sluts, judgmental actors, crazy movie directors, we have them all! there is so many clichΓ©s in those characters, it’s kinda sad really! The main girl, Claire, is frustrating, i just wanted to punch her in the face, i hated her and everything she did. Why does she keep using those potions?! WHY would she do that to the guy she likes? she’s terrible. I didn’t care about any of the characters.
we also get romance, some very childish and unnecessary romance. It didn’t add anything to the plot, it would have been so much better if they had cut off that part. i really didn’t care about Claire wanting her best friend to love her.

one word to describe this book : Bad.

A Midsummer Night’s Scream : 1.5/5


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