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There they were, just as he remembered. Rooms and rooms of them. Dolls. Toy soldiers. Clowns. When he was a kid, his Aunt Cary's toy collection should have been a child's paradise. But instead he had been terrified by their staring eyes and limp arms.Twenty years had passed since Jay Clute set foot in Victory, Missouri. Twenty years of trying to forget that night--that helThere they were, just as he remembered. Rooms and rooms of them. Dolls. Toy soldiers. Clowns. When he was a kid, his Aunt Cary's toy collection should have been a child's paradise. But instead he had been terrified by their staring eyes and limp arms.Twenty years had passed since Jay Clute set foot in Victory, Missouri. Twenty years of trying to forget that night--that hellish night of unimaginable horror. Now, his Aunt Cary was dead, and it's all been left to him--the house, the furniture, every last piece of her collection. And nothing had changed. Not the painted-on dolly smiles or the garish clown colors--or the tiny hands that were dripping with bright red blood......

Title : Toy Cemetery
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ISBN : 9780821722282
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 412 Pages
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Toy Cemetery Reviews

  • Grady Hendrix
    2019-05-08 11:28

    Do you like crazy cemeteries? The kind that are infested with invisible ghost werewolves that can only be killed with a stake through the heart? The kind that conceal toy factories where Satanists shoot kiddie porn? Then William W. Johnstone has your flavor of crazy on tap right here in what might be his most bonkers book. Read on...if you dare!

  • Zak McGaha
    2019-05-08 13:24

    Pulp horror gold...’nuff said. This is the first horror novel I’ve read by the “infamous” William W. Johnstone, and I will most certainly be reading more. The plot keeps getting crazier as the story progresses, along with the dire feeling of “good vs. evil.” Make no mistake about it: this is a Christian horror novel. Things are pretty black and white: you’ve got devil worshipers and God-worshipers. The devil-worshipers are depicted as being wholly without morals, and are basically disgusting...and, surprisingly, very unsettling. As you would expect, all the good characters are noble and admirable. While this sounds pretty ham-fisted (and I’m not going to argue it isn’t), it works because...well, that’s just who William J was (probably), and it shines in all the fiction I’ve read by him (this and his western, The Last Mountain Man). In other words, it’s hard to attack this novel for its cheesiness: it is what it is, it knows what it is, and it delivers exactly what it needs to, and then some. “Supernatural scare after supernatural scare, followed by intense bloodshed, all with a very moralistic preachiness, with not a little bit of warning”: that’s this novel, and it’s pretty fun. Take it for what it is (a fine piece of cheesy 80s horror), and you’ll enjoy it.

  • Shamina
    2019-05-10 10:43

    I read this when I was about 10! My Dad used to take me to the used bookstore and let me choose a couple books. He never really paid attention to what I was reading, although he probably should have, lol! I have always been drawn to horror. I read a bunch of these type of books before R.L. Stine even got published! It was really disturbing and has stuck with me all these years. I need to re-read it. Updated review:I actually looked for this book for about 23 years! I couldn't remember much about it except evil dolls and something to do with perverted sex acts. It scared me when I was a kid, enough that it stuck with me all these years. Now that I'm an adult and a voracious reader it was more like reading a short story than a novel. The story and writing style have the feel of a pure B grade 1980's horror movie. Although this book scared me pretty bad as a child, having read Bentley Little, I'd say it's a little tame by comparison.The story takes off immediately. Jay finds out that his Aunt Cary died, left him everything, and he has to go home to Victory, Missouri to deal with her affairs. He brings his 10 year old daughter with him. Her Mom is a model and he is raising her pretty much on his own. As soon as they get near town they see a little man run across the road, I mean like a doll sized person. Jay vaguely remembers that there is something wrong with the town and he had a family tragedy happen while living there.From this point on the book takes off and doesn't really slow down. It had a lot of scenes that would have been scary and or disturbing, but everything sort of runs together. The author put way too many elements into the story and did not flesh them out much. He doesn't really explain the way the town looks in much detail or the characters. That is with the exception of the women and the little girls. Every single one of them, down to the most insignificant person to the story, has blonde hair and dark eyes. It's really pretty annoying and lazy writing in my opinion. I guess maybe he just has a thing for blondes with dark eyes?There are some pretty glaring plot holes in the story. Spoilers ahead! How is it that Father Pat did not know that the children were all evil and the driving force behind most of it? He seemed to know all about dealing with Satanism and how to root it out but somehow he missed that his flock of Christian children were all secretly satanists. Why does Deva go through all the trouble of taking Jay out of town and bringing him back so he can "smell the evil" in the town if she is also in on the plot? She really plays her part of innocent single mother caught up in a town of evil satanist pretty well. Then there is his ex-wife Piper. She has never been to Victory and spends very little time with their daughter Kelly. Yet, somehow she and Kelly secretly have been satanists and plotting with the his Aunt Cary and the rest of the town to turn him so they can keep the evil going. It's hastily explained away by the fact that Piper had a huge doll collection that were all actually Aunt Cary's evil dolls. Why did some of the toys choose to not be evil while most of them were happy to give up their lives as humans to forever live in doll form and torment people. A lot of them explain they had to choice, but obviously even after being turned into dolls/toys they still had the choice of being evil or good.The ending was quick and bloody. Most everyone dies and the town having been completely overrun by satanists and chaos, is blockaded by the state police and being wiped out. The author doesn't explain what happens to the Hospital of horrors or a few other loose ends, but I'll just assume the state police raze the place.This was a quick little read that brought back some nostalgia for me, so I gave it 3 stars instead of the 2 it probably deserved. I'll give the author another shot along with Zebra books. I know I must have read more of their publishings when I was a kid and just can't remember them.

  • Cwl
    2019-05-04 15:32

    If horror were a neighborhood, Thomas Harris would be the rich gated communities, Stephen King would be the two-story suburbs, and this book would be the trailer park on a dirt road with the county's highest levels of arrests for meth. Lots of fun, but know what you're getting into.

  • Russell Holbrook
    2019-05-03 09:33

    This was a wonderful book to read on the trip home from Bizarro Con! I'd never heard of it before but was introduced to this and many other seemingly obscure horror novels through the amazing and exhaustively comprehensive Paperbacks From Hell. As the hype had promised, this book is insane. Some of the plot lines don't seem to fit, the dialog is weird, events seem to occur for no reason, and all of this works in the book's favor. This seems to be almost proto-bizarro, to me. Even though there were some parts that dragged, the pace continuously speeds up until by the end you are being blinded by a time warp of crazy. For the most part, a super fun read! :)

  • Alan Spencer
    2019-05-14 12:39

    This is my first Johnstone horror novel. First half, I got swept up in it. Lots of unexpected things. Funny kid fights, a mystery about toys that are alive, satanic things, time warp concern, kiddie porn ring, and doll people, and that's just the beginning.Entertaining for the most part, but the problem, there were TOO many characters, and things got muddled up. The plot was about so many different things, as if the story couldn't make up its mind, and nothign felt totally fleshed out.Not bad though. Started reading another Johnstone book, Cat's Eye, and so far, it's very interesting. Miss old school horror.

  • Josh Dormammu
    2019-04-22 17:44

    i don't wanna be buried in a toy cemetery

  • Danielle
    2019-04-28 15:33

    Overall the book was interesting. The story and characters were interesting although I did get lost in names during some point in the story but it was easy to get back on track.

  • Kate
    2019-05-14 14:35

    Satanic and I did not like it and would not recommend it to anyone.

  • kevin clark
    2019-04-27 09:37

    This would make for a fantastic movie, the story has enough going on in it for three films. A ghost, a satanic conspiracy, inbred mutants, two arms of living toys and a demonic creature called the old one, so something for everyone. The two miner problems i have with the book, is some of the character's names are too similar and I got them mixed up at times. The other is the ending, the story keeps building steam and you think it's going end with one hell of a blow out, but no. It sort of patterns out and ends on a unsatisfiing note. It's not a bad ending, but it could have been better. All in all, a fun read.

  • nora m malotte
    2019-05-20 17:17

    Toy CemeteryThe good news is he has just inherited a town,all it's businesses including the bank and EVERYTHING in the town. BAD NEWS is the town is EVIL and is POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL AND HIS MINIONS. Also everyone is out to kill him, including his ex-wife, girlfriend and daughter. Can his life get any worse? OH YEAH! SO ENJOY, YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS ONE. I RECOMMEND !

  • kathleen detherow
    2019-05-23 13:29

    Whoa! Grabs You From The StartThis book hooks you in from the get go and you won't be letting go until the very last page.One of the best horror books I have read in a long time and I won't be forgetting it anytime soon.

  • Anthony
    2019-05-14 13:38

    A hot mess. I did not even finish it. With only 50 or so pages left, I could care less how it ended. Dumb as shit characters, poor editing, bad writing. Did the people at Zebra books even read this stuff before publishing it??

  • Arlingtontexican
    2019-05-12 16:44

    Sorry, it never took hold. Just too contrived, or so it seemed to me.

  • Cathy Gudger
    2019-05-19 13:40

    This is a very good horror story! I did not like the ending. Books like this make me glad I'm a christian!

  • Oguzhan
    2019-05-17 16:28

    too simple... I laboredly finished it.

  • Braelyn
    2019-04-25 10:21

    I read this in one day! Satanism, creepy dolls and unexplained behavior from the local kids? It was fascinating and I felt like someone dropped me right on the streets of Victory, Missouri throughout the entire novel.

  • Stephen
    2019-05-15 17:35

    Damn! There is a scene in the book where one of the dolls is broken and there are wet brains in its little porcelin head! I mean...Da-yummm! I am always interested when very good authors leave horror, and although my idea may be simplistic, I am convinced that occasionally they actually do scare themselves or at least believe they are sending too much dark karma out into the world (William W. Johnstone and Robert R. McCammon are probably the best examples of this). I always wondered why this guy went on to write things like Rig Warrior(about a semi-truck with missiles attached to the side, if the book's cover is to be believed!) and all those 3000 or so Mountain Man books of his. If the '80s glut of horror was a contributing factor, I can understand that he may have felt unappreciated and I can completely understand that he sort of rode the crest of conservative/Western ficiton that sort of washed over the 1990s and into the oughts. But if he ever wants to return to horror, I believe there will be a place for him and a welcoming audience.

  • Glenn Alcorn
    2019-05-13 16:32

    I read this purely for nostalgia. I went in expecting a cheesy 80's pulp horror paperback and it delivered. William W. Johnstone is actually a pretty decent writer, but the little book was groundbreaking by no means. Fun, nonetheless. Zebra Horror paperbacks were my first introduction to horror fiction (before I discovered literary horror with Stephen King) and I remember my fifth grade self even finding some of the little paperbacks adorned with skeletons with eyes and knife wielding dolls that I picked out of my grandmothers huge selection of paperbacks to be quite stupid. I would, however have loved this particular book if I had read it at that age.I pick up Zebra Horror books any time I can find one in decent condition at a used bookstore or a thrift store and I will definitely keep my eye out for more vintage cheese from the horror-cum-western writer extraordinaire William W. Johnstone.

  • Peter
    2019-04-27 16:38

    Typical William W. Johnstone. Quick read, like a movie, liked the idea of the toy army and the fight against an evil city. Even zombies have a new interpretation in this 80s horror as porcelain humans. Often exaggerated, an interesting oldschool horror novel in the end. You won't regret it.

    2019-05-06 16:28

    This book was Horrible! So boring. Little dolls...boring, never thought I would ever say that about evil dolls. Phew! This book is a dry stinker. So NOT recommended to anyone! Run Away From This Book!

  • Hershel Callahan
    2019-05-22 10:28

    Very good readSlow in places but overall a great read I would highly recommend this book as well as any other books by William W. JOHNSTONE TOO ALL FANS OF THIS TYPE OF BOOK

  • Sean Mcdonough
    2019-04-30 15:21

    William W. Johnstone writes about satanists invading a small town in a straight forward, factual way that other writers might write a fictional narrative about a football game.