CEMETERY CLUB by JG Faherty (2012 Journalstone / 252 pp / tp)
20 years ago (here we go!), 4 high school friends unknowingly woke evil spirits by playing with a ouija board in a cemetery while smoking pot. Violent deaths broke out, but one of the teens took the rap for the murders and went to a Sanitarium.
Todd is now released and back in his small hometown of Rocky Point. Coincidentally, similar murders as those that happened all those years ago have started again, and the town eyes Todd as the main suspect. But Todd and his 3 old friends (who had named themselves The Cemtery Club) soon reuinte to once again battle the evil that nearly killed them all.
CEMETERY CLUB is a fun, fast, creepy tale that throws every horror trope into the mix: mad doctors, zombies, possessions, and demonic spirits all set against a small town mentality. When our Club researches what they're up against, they discover the town's dark past goes back much further than 20 years, and each of their families had battled these spirits before.
I'd give this more than 3 out of 5 stars if not for the fact the whole thing is just so...familiar.
This is well written pulp horror, but it probably won't appeal to genre fans looking for something different.