I requested this because my new-found horror guru Edward really dug it. Since he’s a writer and I’m an idiot, I’m going to go ahead and assume he saw something in this story that my pea-sized-brain was unable to comprehend.
Bloodeye is the story of Keane – a man who stumbles upon a corpse while on a plumbing job. While I’m sure plumbers discover dead bodies more than I’d like to imagine, I doubt any have discovered one like this – nailed to the wall like a crucifixion, with her eyes ripped out and a third eye engraved into her forehead. Unfortunately for Keane, he has come across a scene like this before – back in a life he’s trying desperately to forget.
The main problem I had with Bloodeye is I immediately knew what was happening/what had happened in the past/what was going to happen in the future. It being October, I was looking for a horror story, but the predictability of this one didn’t allow that to happen and, unfortunately, I didn’t feel the writing was strong enough to compensate for what the plot was lacking.
If you’re looking for something that will scare the bejeesus out of you, I recommend skipping Bloodeye and watching all of the clown scenes from American Horror Story: Freak Show instead.
That mother^*%#@r had me so freaked out I ‘bout peed the bed.
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, NetGalley!