I have to admit that I’m rather partial to Jack Ketchum’s work. He’s got a knack for being able to pull us into his stories in mere seconds. He can spin a yarn and keep us 100% mesmerised throughout. And what does he do with that talent? Why, he chooses to get under our skin and scare the living hell out of us.
Well normally anyway. With the novella ‘I’m Not Sam’ (2012) which he co-wrote with fellow writer and director Lucky McKee, the approach is different. It’s not so much horror as food-for-thought which completely knocks you sideways. But shit does it get under your skin.