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"The narrative may be a loving re-creation of very familiar stories, but there's no denying the author's technique. His pleasure with the details is palpable, particularly in describing the mayhem. Cesare is clearly talented." 
-Bookgasm on Video Night


"The momentum keeps building. The stakes keep escalating. The monsters just keep getting worse and worse, the catastrophic mayhem more juicy and hopeless. Best of all, the writing moves like a greased torpedo, compulsively readable as it rockets through your brain." 
-Fangoria


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Billy Rile is smart, adept at Nintendo and has a killer Hi-Fi setup. Life is good. But he has no idea that an alien life form has infected his town, a creature that overtakes and transforms its host.

It could be inside anyone: a classmate, a pizza delivery man, even the girl next door. When Billy’s weekly movie night is crashed by this otherworldly menace, he and his best friend and their dates will have to summon their courage and call upon all their horror movie knowledge if they’re going to make it through Video Night alive.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1619212277
  • ISBN-13: 978-1619212275
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Adam Cesare is a New Yorker who lives in Philadelphia. He studied English and Film at Boston University.

His stories have been featured in numerous publications, including Shroud Magazine, while his nonfiction has appeared in Paracinema, Fangoria and other venues.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JLawrence on January 24, 2013
Format: Paperback
As a child, I pretty much lived in the horror section of the local video shop. From the time I got my membership to the day they closed their doors, I rented every title in that section at least twice. Every night was video night to me. Thing was, though, this video shop, in their horror section, there was always that one empty spot on the last shelf. That last shelf, too, it's for the dedicated. Most people only rented the new releases, or the stuck to the classics like Halloween and Friday the 13th. Either way, there were always plenty of copies of each. It was rare for every copy of any such film to be checked out at once. But that last shelf, man, you had to want to look down there, be on a mission to hit not only the really good stuff, but everything else as well. But like I was saying, there was always that empty slot. Way I see it, the video that once filled it had been stolen. It had been stolen by someone who knew just how good it was that they couldn't possibly return it, couldn't do anything but steal it and watch it night after night. This video that the "Pop" in the Mom & Pop found at some flea market table, the one manned by the shady, short fellow who disappeared after handing the videocassette over, this video is this book, Video Night. Reading Video Night is like finding that long lost holy grail of horror videos, the one I needed to see in order to fulfill my A to Z obsession.

If you like horror this book is for you. If you like monsters this book is for you too. And everyone else, just click to look inside. If you read the first chapter and don't want to finish it, well, I won't hold it against you, but I won't understand either.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jane G. on January 2, 2013
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First I have to say, I grew up in the same town as Adam and this book is ripe with lots of nostalgia for me (as was some material in his other works). I suppose it might be a little biased of me to say it made up a part of my love for the book, making it more relatable and realistic. I know that might not be apparent to people who aren't Long Islanders like us, but hey; it's proof that he's excellent at writing what he knows.

"Creature" books aren't really my forte, but I found myself really enjoying the concept and the detail that was put into the realism of them. E.g.; these things don't just "appear" and just start decimating Earth, but rather its a process that makes the reader believe that these are actually things that, crap, could really pose a threat. I especially enjoyed the writing style once the more action-y scenes came up, as he really got me to like the main character (and makes you like the not-so-likeable best friend).

It's fast paced and a lot of fun. I only wish it was a longer, perhaps more in depth book because it absolutely has the potential to expand. That doesn't take away from it, though; because it's a page turner to the very end. For now I'll just be in hopeful waiting for a sequel (trilogy?), and put it in it's earned spot on my bookshelf next to Tribesmen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Bernstein on February 4, 2013
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This was a really fun read. Having grown up in the 80's I found myself reminiscing my childhood, remembering all those invasion, gory monster movies that I watched late at night without my parents knowing. This one has it all (as expected from Mr. Cesare) great characters, great villains and disgustingly cool creatures that you won't soon forget. This one will make your skin crawl, but it'll also stay with you after you've read it because it has substance. If you are a horror fan or an "invasion/horror" fan or an 80's horror fan, then do yourself a favor and pick this one up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Filkill on July 14, 2013
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Video Night is a cross between "Night of the Creeps" and "The Faculty" mixed with the John Hughesque "Breakfast Club" banter. The premise is an alien invasion on Long Island which starts off slow and then esculates to the last stand at Billy Riles, the token nerdy kid, neighborhood. The dialogue is quick and filled with '80's slang like grody and metal. It references Friday the 13th, Backetcase, Re-Animater, Night of the Living dead, and Evil Dead. The author also gives shout outs to all the great directors of that time: Craven, Carpenter, Hooper, Miner, as well as others.
The story starts off slowly with the aliens slowly taking over the town. Cesare, however, does spend time letting the reader get to know the characters, even the ones whose sole purpose is to be converted. But these characters are likeable, even the murderous bully Terry.
An intersting plot twist is the reject conversion of the town cop, who stays in the back of the mind of one alien constantly criticizing his every move and decision, even making fun of his attempts to convert the mailman. You can definetly tell that Cesare is a horror movie fan of the genre. The plot is nothing new or original but fun all the same. You have your typical characters: the nerd who says the day, the jock, the gorgeous heroine, the bully, the alien queen, and her Remsfield/Igor henchman.
The novel was slow getting to the action and dragged in areas but did have numerous gross-out scenes to make up for the sluggish parts.
I would have liked to know the origin of these aliens, which is never explaned and why they came to Earth in the first place. Overall, the novel was enjoyable if not slow to get into. With an awesome opening I was expecting a much better read. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this book a 6
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