Breed (2012) Scott Spencer's pseudonymous foray into the horror genre starts like a typical novel about marriage. The Twisdens, a wealthy Manhattan couple, desperately want kids. After… 2012-09-04 Horror Mulholland Books
Book Review

Breed (2012)

HIGH CAMP Praised as a modern-day Rosemary's Baby , this novel about blood-thirsty parents is less scary than advertised
HIGH CAMP Praised as a modern-day Rosemary's Baby, this novel about blood-thirsty parents is less scary than advertised
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 04, 2012; Writer: Chase Novak; Genre: Horror; Publisher: Mulholland Books

Scott Spencer's pseudonymous foray into the horror genre starts like a typical novel about marriage. The Twisdens, a wealthy Manhattan couple, desperately want kids. After a battery of expensive fertility treatments, they resort to a highly suspect procedure that results in twins. The side effects are gruesome: The once presentable Twisdens sprout fur and develop bloodlust — for their own children. Breed is being touted as a modern-day Rosemary's Baby, but Spencer — author of Endless Love and Waking the Dead — delivers the camp better than he does the scares. B

Originally posted Aug 29, 2012 Published in issue #1223 Sep 07, 2012 Order article reprints