The Remaking

The Remaking Review

Inspired by a true story, this supernatural thriller for fans of horror and true crime follows a tale as it evolves every twenty years—with terrifying results.

Ella Louise has lived in the woods surrounding Pilot’s Creek, Virginia, for nearly a decade. Publicly, she and her daughter Jessica are shunned by their upper-crust family and the Pilot’s Creek residents. Privately, desperate townspeople visit her apothecary for a cure to what ails them—until Ella Louise is blamed for the death of a prominent customer. Accused of witchcraft, both mother and daughter are burned at the stake in the middle of the night. Ella Louise’s burial site is never found, but the little girl has the most famous grave in the South: a steel-reinforced coffin surrounded by a fence of interconnected white crosses.

Their story will take the shape of an urban legend as it’s told around a campfire by a man forever marked by his boyhood encounters with Jessica. Decades later, a boy at that campfire will cast Amber Pendleton as Jessica in a ’70s horror movie inspired by the Witch Girl of Pilot’s Creek. Amber’s experiences on that set and its meta-remake in the ’90s will ripple through pop culture, ruining her life and career after she becomes the target of a witch hunt. Amber’s best chance to break the cycle of horror comes when a true-crime investigator tracks her down to interview her for his popular podcast. But will this final act of storytelling redeem her—or will it bring the story full circle, ready to be told once again? And again. And again…

Title:The Remaking
Edition Language:English

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  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    look at the cover!!!it's a danger noodlebut it could be a nope ropewho's to say| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram...

  • Carole

    The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman is a horror story I was prepared to enjoy but, unfortunately, I found it to be stagnant and boring. This is the story of Ella Louise Ford and her daughter Jessica w...

  • Fran

    "These woods whisper...the woods know what the people of Pilot's Creek have done." The residents of Pilot's Creek, Virginia, a superstitious town, felt that Ella Louise Ford was "touched". As a child,...

  • megs_bookrack

    ...for fans of horror and true crime...Side Note: The Book Snake continues her reign......

  • Blair

    I was hooked by the concept of The Remaking. It tracks the evolution of a local ghost story about a 'little witch girl' through several decades. We hear the original 1930s campfire tale first: a suspe...

  • Amy Imogene Reads

    1.5 starsThe Remaking had all of the ingredients to make a hit—a ghost story, a spooky film myth, and the Groundhog Day-type concept of repeated actions. Why did it go so wrong?Concept: ★★★★...

  • Mackey

    I've been watching The Haunting of Hill House and it reminded me how much I utterly love horror/ghost stories. It used to be my "go to" genre of choice. I thought I had left it behind, but it's back: ...

  • Mae Crowe

    *Received an ARC through a Goodreads giveaway, as run by Quirk Books. Thank you!The Remaking... Where do I start with The Remaking?I suppose I should say right up front that I'm extremely conflicted a...

  • Quirkyreader

    I won this as a goodreads giveaway. Thank you Quirk Books and Penguin Random House.After you read the book make sure you study the cover on the dust wrapper. Once I got into it, the story was a fast r...

  • Frank Phillips

    3.4 Stars is about right. I was really liking this, especially the formatting and the way it was written, but then the ending happened and it just didn't really make sense to me. Maybe I need to re-re...