Cecil & Bubba Meet The Thang opens on Halloween day. The two boys just torched the damned soul of a succubus named Hattie Mae Reynolds along with her house on the previous night. After telling Cecil how his slacker ass will never run the family business, Cecil’s dad has just left him to watch the garage for the night when Bubba shows up with whom else, but the living and breathing Hattie Mae, freed somehow from Hell’s fiery furnace. Hattie Mae believes Cecil and Bubba’s fire delivered her from under the Devil’s heel. In return, she has sought the boys out to help free them from their own curse.
Just as Cecil and Bubba are agreeing on the best way to accommodate their new friend, two men arrive claiming they are with the FBI. They demand that Cecil repair their van immediately without any prying about the mysterious corpse locked in the back. Cecil cautiously agrees to the men’s request and sets to fixing the van until an unnatural force beckons him to break into the van’s locked rear door and free The Thang.
Now, with The Thang on the lose draining the energy from anything in its path, Cecil and Bubba’s Halloween adventure begins as they join forces with Hattie Mae to defend Earth from destruction.
Cecil & Bubba Meet The Thang is a load of horrific hillbilly fun. West’s characters stay believable throughout the story and their dialogue is completely natural. They carry on just like trailer park boys should. Cecil fights to defend his honor, prove himself a worthy son, and save the world while Bubba uses his strong-arm abilities to help fight The Thang and to introduce Hattie Mae gently into the world of the living. The story has just the right mix of horror with humorous plot advancements and pop culture references skillfully placed within. I was looking for something different when I met Cecil and Bubba and I found it. I love these guys and I am sure you will too.
Other works of horror fiction by Terry M. West include The Giving of Things Cold & Cursed (2014) and What Price Gory? (2014).
I give Cecil & Bubba Meet The Thang 4.5 / 5 stars.
Cecil & Bubba Meet The Thang is available now from Pleasant Storm Entertainment, Inc. in paperback and for Kindle at Amazon. Visit Terry M. West.