My goodness, this is a read! This is like a first-person blow-by-blow account of murders as they happen. [...] Fun times!" Cynthia, AmazonDescription:
Published: March 31st, 2017
Beware: this book is not for the faint of heart, the weak of stomach, or the soft of bowels. In these pages are the blog entries of one of the most depraved serial killers of the 21st century—Slasher Sam.
Taking inspiration from several generations of horror films, Sam guts countless victims in creative ways, and posts these exploits to SlasherSam.com for the world to see, putting readers so close to the action that they’re practically in the splash zone when the blood goes flying.
And is there ever blood—Sam’s a savvy killer, too well-versed in horror film lore to make rookie mistakes, which is why the kill count scores well into the double digits.
Visit SlasherSam if you dare, just remember: in cyberspace, everyone can hear you scream...
Simon's Thoughts On Slasher Sam
If they ever made a documentary about the writing of Slasher Sam – and I expect they will any day now – there’d be a lot of shots of me, its author, sitting around and watching movies… sitting around staring at a blank page… sitting around and tap-tap-tapping on my laptop.
Okay, so it probably wouldn’t be as riveting as Crystal Lake Memories, the nearly seven-hour-long documentary on the Friday the 13th film series (is it just me who thinks this is the greatest doco ever?), but readers, wannabe authors, and especially my concerned family members might want to know why on earth I decided to write my blackly comedic horror novel, so let me give you the low-down on the inspiration behind it.
Well, they say you should write about what you know, so I wrote a novel about a horror movie-loving psycho killer with a blog. But before you call the police, I assure you that I’m not actually a killer named Sam – just a blogger named Si, and a horror movie-loving psycho. That’s where the comparisons end, I promise.
Then, because the hardest part of writing is starting – and continuing – I signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). But instead of writing a novel in one month like you’re supposed to, I was so afraid of not getting it finished by the end of November that I started writing mine in February. So, by the time the actual month rolled by, I’d already half-written it.
I guess that makes me a cheater, but the important thing is I finally wrote my first novel. And now I feel amazing, and a little guilty, but mostly proud that Slasher Sam has been published by Darkwater Syndicate. I’m sure you’d feel just as good if you bought a copy today.
Simon Petersen is an experienced journalist and popular blogger from Auckland, New Zealand. By day he writes about craft beer, world travel, and professional sport; by night he dreams up horror movie scenarios that’d scare the striped sweater off Freddy Krueger. Visit him at