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Graham Masterton's most memorable horror novel - The Manitou. The first half of the book is chillingly mysterious as the main characters are introduced, and the strange occurences surrounding the female lead and her bizarre ailment start to happen and gradually cascade faster and faster. While it may start slow, the pace of the book constantly grows until it comes to a massively chaotic and terrifying conclusion.Masterton based this book on extensive research into Native American mythology and folklore. Written in 1975, the novel was filmed in 1978 starring Tony Curtis and Susan Strasbourg.There have been a total of five sequels.
This book either gave un-natural birth to, or else foully nurtures and sustains, the following tropes: