I have to say, after going through this book in a day, it has to be one of the most welcome additions to my library. As a work of fiction it's incredible. For a fan of exploitation/horror/sci-fi fare from 1970 - 1987 it's truly a love letter to the films. I think that the characters created in the book, while what we see is just a piece of them, are characters that are fun to follow. Between Ustinov, Chance, Benson, and Swann, along with Darby Silver, I found myself to thoroughly enjoy some of the stories that were being told here.
The artwork in the book is amazing. There are several posters I saw that I would LOVE to have copies of (Little Sister's Faceless Nightmare and Damnation High are two of my favorites). I also think that with how the book is peppered with some of the movie scenes, stories, or endings within really made this seem real. I think that there are movies talked about in this book that should they have been made, would definitely be welcome in movie collections of fans. In fact, there are several movies in this book that are just SCREAMING to be made now.
I have to say, everyone involved really outdid themselves. I was hooked on the idea of this book since I caught a headline of it on the Fangoria site back in May, and that's when I pre-ordered it. So all the time I waited for this book was well worth it.
My hat's off to everyone involved in this project, and for what it's worth, it really helped make me think more about writing/making my own films (which is what I'm currently working on my degree for). Truly, as a fan, I thank you for this book.