The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

Book • 2020 • Horror  

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This book contains 46 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
209 supporters
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RaychelBennet
Rat scene, no. Later, yes.
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Unanswered Triggers
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kaitlynfox03
Not onscreen, however, there is a scene where the protagonist’s friend is and the protagonist helps her afterwards.
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Does a pet die?
91 supporters
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But peacefully after a long and full life
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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amwhite91
One of the protagonist's friends is beaten by her husband. This is referenced, but not described.
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Almost everyone gaslights the protagonist with her suspicions about the neighbor. Her husband is the biggest culprit of this
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Is a child abused?
71 supporters
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A vampire targets and abducts children to feed on. Before people learn that he is a vampire, the protagonist thinks he is molesting the children. A character tells a story of how her husband, a police officer, hit an 11-year-old child so hard that the child lost hearing. The story is framed in such a way that the listener is supposed to feel sympathy for the cop, that he didn’t do it on purpose and couldn’t help himself.
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Addiction
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There are also mentions of someone having track marks on their thigh.
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Is there addiction?
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There is discussion of memories of the prohibition era and bootlegging. A character’s father succumbed to alcoholism
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There is discussion of memories of the prohibition era and bootlegging.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
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NikiMaybe
Very gory details of a dead raccoon, description of rats dying, roaches being squished, description of dog being gravely injured (spoiler: he lives through that but dies at the end of the book)
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Are animals abused?
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The protagonist’s son and his friend spray paint a dog.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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KoKoCrispy
There are spiders crawling all over the protagonist's face, and cockroaches climb around and inside her nostrils and ears.
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Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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amwhite91
A snake inexplicably comes out of someone's toilet.
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Are there bugs?
18 supporters
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Knabsm45
Very descriptive scenes with cockroaches, spiders, etc
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Assault
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NikiMaybe
A character is strapped to a hospital bed. There is another scene where a couple of characters restrain the antagonist. There is also a couple of scenes where the antagonist pins someone to the wall by their throat
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RaychelBennet
Later into the book, after the attic scene. The event itself isn't described in detail but the aftermath and the effects on the body are.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
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There is a report of a child who cuts her own neck with a butcher knife
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amwhite91
A character struggles to breathe while in the hospital. The protagonist is, at one point, pinned against a wall by the neck by the titular vampire character.
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Is there cannibalism?
25 supporters
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mazes
Sort of: An old woman bites off an earlobe and swallows it
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Is someone burned alive?
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There is a flashback where a Black man is lynched by being buried alive
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Is there amputation?
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FrankieC44
Technically it's a dismemberment at the climax of the book.
And someone gets their ear bitten off towards the beginning.
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Someone is killed by having their head scraped against a tree until the skin wore down to the skull
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Is there a hanging?
26 supporters
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SenMithrarin
Yes, One is referenced in chapter 11
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Not while alive. The protagonist imagines how the vampire would’ve had to break the bones of a corpse to fit it into a suitcase
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A character has a seizure after taking a whole bottle of Prozac. She doesn’t remember this, and it is told to her secondhand
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NikiMaybe
somewhat graphic description of a rape and its aftermath, including description of blood etc coming out
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Rats chew on someone’s finger. They tear three fingers off another person’s hand
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Is someone tortured?
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A character describes torture that took place during the Holocaust.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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amwhite91
The protagonists put nails in the vampires eyes.
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Is there excessive gore?
52 supporters
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Children
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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RaychelBennet
Not in detail, but multiple kids die.
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Drugs/Alcohol
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kaitlynfox03
A character overdosed on Prozac.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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A grandmother dies after being attacked by rats
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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StormyWolf
It is heavily implied that there is cheating, but the person stating this is the villain, so it's never confirmed 100%.
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fiona1111
Not a child's toy that's destroyed but the beloved family china of one of the main characters is destroyed by her abusive husband.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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amwhite91
A character is possessed after being raped by a vampire.
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Are there ghosts?
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The protagonist’s mother-in-law speaks to her from the grave
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Are there clowns?
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NikiMaybe
There is a scene where one character puts another character under the shower to clean her up after a traumatic event, but the focus isn’t on the shower
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Gross
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Eternitea
A book club member is described as wetting themselves near the end.
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Does someone vomit?
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Someone vomits after seeing a corpse
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Does someone spit?
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SenMithrarin
An old woman with dementia can’t really control her mouth well so her spit is mentioned quite a bit (like drooling and things like that)
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Eternitea
The police are accurately portrayed as completely incompetent and uncaring, especially in regards to events taking place in a predominantly black neighborhood.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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There is a mention of a woman having track marks on her thigh
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Yes
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The protagonist ends up in the hospital after swallowing a bottle of antidepressants
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NikiMaybe
The dog has a brain tumor but no humans have cancer
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Mental Health
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NikiMaybe
PTSD isn’t mentioned specifically from what I remember but several characters are traumatized by the book’s events
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Does someone self harm?
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Eternitea
The first violent scene with the protagonist is with a deranged elderly woman.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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6
Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
14 supporters
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7
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SenMithrarin
Some talk about “teenagers not wanting to eat because of what they see in magazines” one character mentions the “heroin chic” trend

Can be triggering to those with EDs
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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RaychelBennet
Suicide attempt though. Ambiguous intention.
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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NikiMaybe
Not in the traditional sense, SPOILER: it is implied that a character was impregnated by the vampire and the “baby” would emerge when she died so she elected to be cremated immediately upon her death
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This is ambiguously worded, but a character says that her mother, who had been pregnant “lost my brother child.” I interpret that to mean there was a miscarriage
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Eternitea
The pregnancy is somewhat ambiguous.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
31 supporters
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7
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NikiMaybe
Character described as “waddling” after gaining only 11lbs
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Chronologically, yes. An elderly character tells a memory of how a Black man is lynched after being falsely accused of abducting children. Plotwise, the first death is of an elderly white woman.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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The protagonist’s son becomes obsessed with reading about Hitler and Nazis. Another character encourages this interest
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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NikiMaybe
Not overt hate speech but there are racist undertones through a lot of the story
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Does an LGBT person die?
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fiona1111
Talk of a "child being slow"
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Are there n-words?
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fiona1111
The n-word isn't used but a term is used that starts with an n and ends with iggled. Now, technically the original meaning and etymology are not in themselves problematic nor is it in the context of its usage in the book, however, the fact that it is a term that has also been co-opted by racists with a different and derogatory connotation may make it disturbing for some readers. Now, again I'm not implying that the author meant it in this way at all, but it bears mentioning that it is a term that may cause offense inadvertently.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sickness
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kaitlynfox03
The main characters MIL is described as having dementia.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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amwhite91
Not a sad ending, but not a super happy ending either.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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6
Does a plane crash?
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8
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A child is hit by a tow truck
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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11
Is there blood/gore?
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NikiMaybe
Very graphic in some areas
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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8
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A dead child is found in a body of water, though
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NikiMaybe
I believe there is a brief mention of a character’s deceased relative who shot himself
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