Get Me Out!
Horror films are fun. When you’re younger, they are terrifying and brilliant. They suck you in and take your innocence and spit you back out, paranoid and frightened of your own shadow. Then, when you are older, wiser, and a lot less innocent, they are the greatest comedies you could ever experience. A fine example of this is Twisted Taylor's Get Me Out! Whether Get Me Out! tried to be funny or not, I could not stop laughing. This was every great horror film I ever experienced growing up.
Get Me Out! has every character you will ever find in a horror film. You have: the horny teenage couple (Jayce and Emily), the quiet one (Allex); the innocent one (Rosey); the boisterous—and offensive—guy (Isaac), the boisterous—and offensive—girl (Autumn), and the siblings that never leave each other’s sides (Ricky and Ryan). Oh, and they all have one thing in common: they are all intensely attractive.
Now, let’s do some math: 8 sexy teenagers looking to have a good time + 1 haunted asylum x 1 vengeful ghost = the best horror sequence ever written. The story has everything a horror movie buff would want (and need). The gratuitous violence, the sex scene, the witty repartee in between bloodshed, the bloodshed, and ghost rape—and if you’re thinking that you didn’t need ghost rape: trust me, you did. A movie played out in my head when I read Get Me Out! I could see where the characters ran, where they hid, how they were attacked. I could see their fear, their tears, their blood, their escaping sanity. This story is a movie and it’s brilliant.
Twisted Taylor did an excellent job staging a story that could easily be a horror film. The characters are all recognizable, their conversations and actions are spot on, and the setting is perfect. I laugh and yell, “NO! DON’T GO INTO THE KITCHEN! NO! GET AWAY FROM THE WINDOW!” whenever I watch horror films, and I found myself doing this very thing while reading Get Me Out!. Twisted Taylor’s story sucks you in and you cannot stop reading until the very end. Cue the music, fade out, and roll credits.
Get Me Out! is a fast read and you become so transfixed, that it’s over before you know it. Twisted Taylor hit the horror nail right on the head while writing this story. If you are as into the genre as I am, you will want to give this story a read!