"Scary vampire tale"
There were vampires living in Eastern Europe that nobody
knew about and when the Iron Curtain fell, a power vacuum
developed. The vampires were quick to feed on the vacuous
world leaders turning political, industry, and religious
figures into vampires. Next they shut down electricity
and telephone service leaving humans isolated and
fearful. Finally they recruited humans to act as their
watchers in the daylight hours, promising to turn them
into vampires after loyal servicing of ten years.
They overran Western Europe, Asia and Africa and now have
turned their attention to the eastern seaboard of the
United States. They used the same tactics they did in the
old world and it looked like they were winning until a
resistance was started by Father Joe. He and the members
of his parish join forces to throw the vampires out of the
church making it a place of refuge from the creatures of
the night. He, a commando nun and his lesbian niece form
a plan that if it succeeds will give hope to the rest of
humanity that vampires can be eradicated from the earth.
This is not in any sense a Repairman Jack novel but in
tone and substance it will remind reader of THE KEEP.
This is a true horror novel because the vampires are so
evil with no redeeming equalities see human beings as a
food supply for their blood hunger. F. Paul Wilson
creates a new world order with vampires as the leaders,
the human collaborators tantamount to Quislings with other
humans on the bottom of the food chain. MIDNIGHT MASS is
horror at its very best.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 18, 2004
Vampires have always lived in Eastern Europe. But with the
fall of the Soviet Union, they began to spread across the
continent, then the world, turning whole populations into
vampires--or human cattle. Having overrun India, the far
East, and the great cities of North and South America, the
forces of Night are now spreading into the countryside to
consolidate their conquest.
In a town on the New Jersey shore, the vampires have just
arrived, along with their human henchmen, the cowboys, who
round up human cattle for the overlords in return for the
promise of eternal life---later. For the vampires wish only
a few of their own kind to rule, and feed. The rest of
humanity are to be helpless herds, the source of the blood
Falsely accused of abuse, Father Dan is drunk in a basement
waiting for the end. His superior has betrayed the local
Catholic congregation and become a vampire. Sister Carolyn
has become a formidable killer of cowboys and vampires.
Dan's niece, escaped from the conquest of New York, has
made her way south to find him. Brought together by Rabbi
Zev Wolpin, who is shaken by the vampires' fear of the
cross and holy water, they plan their resistance. Against
all odds, they discover that there just might be a way for
humanity to really fight back. But first they will have to
kill the vampire king of New York.