I’m not too proud to admit that I’m a product of the 80s. I had the big hair, jelly shoes, acid wash jeans with the cuffs pegged. The thought of dialing a rotary phone hanging on the wall makes me nostalgic. I had too many cassette tapes to count. And one of my favorite things to do on the weekends was going to the video store to pick out some movies for a Video Night! So Video Night by Adam Cesare looked like a fun read!
Enter Billy and Tom, two teens in the late 1980s. They have plans to watch a video with a couple of girls and have some pizza, hang out, and you know – all the things kids did back in the 80s! But something strange is going on in the neighborhood. The neighbors are acting weird and actually quite violent. The streets are looking a little empty. It’s up to the Billy and Tom to figure out what’s going on and put a stop to it. Big hint on the cover – it has something to do with aliens!
I actually enjoyed the book even more than I expected. I had some favorite characters that I was rooting for throughout. There’s some great action-packed scenes that keeps you turning the pages. And just enough gore to remind you that this is a horror book, after all.
I’d highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun throwback to the 80s and a fun alien adventure.