Note from Jess
When I first read the synopsis of USHERS, INC, which you can find HERE, I instantly thought of my friend David. I thought to myself, “This book would be perfect for him and for my first guest review!”
See, he could totally be a character in this book, part of the Ushers, Inc crew. I don’t know how many cheesy horror flicks he’s watched, but it’s a lot! Especially if there are zombies in them.
I was right… :) And I’ll be reading this book soon myself now.
Ushers, Inc. tells a tale of four high school kids that work at Flicks Cinema. A small movie theater that plays all of the kids’ favorite B-Horror movies. Their love and knowledge of cheesy horror movies comes in handy when they have to fend off Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies that threaten where they work. They become local celebrities and gain popularity at school but also grab the attention of the League of Associated Undead. It’s up to Ushers, Inc. to stop them and put an end to their devious plan.
This book has the perfect blend of horror, comedy (with some sarcasm thrown in) and a bit of a love story as well. It reminds me a lot of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. The usual teen angst is present in this story and that’s what makes it so good. It’s something that people can relate to and identify with. The thing that’s so great about Ushers, Inc. is that the possibilities of where the author can take the story to are endless. The sky’s the limit with this team of kids and I’m glad Rusty left it open to that. It’s because of that, that I think this would it a perfect candidate to be a TV Show or Live Action Web Series (You should jump on that idea Rusty if you haven’t already). I was absolutely entertained with this book from start to finish. I can’t wait to read more adventures from the Ushers, Inc. crew and more from Rusty Fischer.
When the streets are full of bloodsuckers, werewolves, zombies and ghouls, where will you turn? The cops don’t know how to stop them, the Army’s pretty much given up and even the Marines are stumped when their bullets and grenades fail to stop the onslaught.
Have no fear, Ushers, Inc. is here! Four high school movie ushers, who collectively have seen over 42,000 hours of B- and C-horror movies know just what to do.
Did you know copper pennies can stop a zombie in its tracks? Abby Cooper, Head Usher, does.
Did you know garlic paste is twice as effective on vampires as garlic cloves? Abby Cooper does.
Did you know werewolves are absolutely petrified of seeing a Hershey’s kiss? Abby Cooper does.
The girls at Cypress Cove High school—especially Rich Witch Mia Hopwood—call Abby an uber-geek; the victims she rescues from zombies, werewolves and vampires just call her one thing: Hero!
But Abby and her fearless crew of movie ushers-slash-superheroes face more than just bloodsuckers and brain-biters. There’s Wyatt Winters, for one; he’s the hot new PR guru Ushers, Inc. has had to hire to handle all their press – and with his smoldering good looks and air of confidence, he’s causing more than just tension between Abby and her old boy-crush—and fellow usher—Zach Nash.
And let’s not forget the monsters, who aren’t too happy about four geeky ushers beating their butts all over creation. Now the League of Associated Undead (LAD) is converging on Cypress Cove, determined to stop Ushers, Inc. once and for all.
When it’s the monsters versus the monster hunters, who you gonna call?
Ushers, Inc., that’s who!