Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pig by Edward Lee

by Edward Lee
originally published 1997?

This is my first encounter with extreme horror writer Edward Lee.  A down on his luck schleb gets forced to make bestiality porn for the mafia.  That's pretty much it.  The ending, involving demon possession and a harem of Amish teenagers, gets downright silly.  That's the main issue I had with this - it's a full-on comedy.  Not tongue in cheek - completely playing for laughs, with plenty of cutesy asides from the narrator that undercut any sense of dread or horror.  He even jumps in to tell us whippersnappers that Lou Reed is way cooler than this newfangled 90's music.  Sure thing, Grandpa.

The intention was to gross-out, and it did a pretty good job of that, even making me cringe in a couple places.

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