Blog Tour & Feature: 80’s Pop Culture We Would Sacrifice in The Sacrifice Box

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80’s Pop Culture We Would Sacrifice in The Sacrifice Box

The Sacrifice Box is a throwback to the horror movies of the 80s and, in honor, we are here today to share the 80s pop culture we would sacrifice for our friendship. Check them out below and if you’re a fan of Stephen King, Stranger Things, or campy 80s horror, check out The Sacrifice Box – Out today!


Blog Tour & Feature: 80’s Pop Culture We Would Sacrifice in The Sacrifice Box

The Sacrifice Box

by Martin Stewart
Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers
on August 28, 2018
Genres: Horror, Young Adult

A horror story about friendship, growing up, and finding a place in the world: Gremlins meets The Breakfast Club by way of Stephen King and Stranger Things.

1982, the summer before seventh grade. Five kids with nothing in common--Sep, Arkle, Hadley, Lamb, and Mack--become instant friends. On the last day of summer, they find a stone box buried in the forest, and each places an object inside to seal their friendship. And they make rules:

Never come to the box alone. Never open it after dark. Never take back your sacrifice.

1986, the summer before eleventh grade. The five haven't spoken since that day in 1982. Sep has gone through the past four years alone and plans to escape to boarding school. But strange things are happening--mirrors are breaking unexpectedly, electricity is flickering in and out, and people are coming down with inexplicable physical ailments.

Someone has broken the rules. And it seems the five committed more than objects to the box's ancient stone--they gave it their deepest secrets and darkest fears, and now these are being returned in a flood of shambling corpses, murderous toys, and undead pets. The gang must reunite in an attempt to discover the secrets of the sacrifice box--and Sep might be the only one who can stem its tide of evil before it's too late.


80s Pop Culture We Would Sacrifice in The Sacrifice Box…And a Few You’d Have to Pry from Our Neon Pink Fingernails

To the Sacrifice Box

Jelly shoes – What’s a little foot sweat with all those colors and glitter!

Parachute pants – Who needs to dance or walk correctly when you could look this cool?

Sprinkler dance – Whose mom is this? ?

Thighmaster – I actually saw someone using one of these last week and was like, what.

Walkman – So cool for the time but I am so glad we have other options now. No one wants to untangle tape on the fly!


Like, Don’t Even Think About Taking These Things

MTV – We miss the days of finding new music and awesome music videos via MTV.


Friendship bracelets – How would anyone know she’s my bestie if we don’t have matching bracelets?



Author Bio: Martin Stewart

Martin Stewart has previously worked as an English teacher, university lecturer, barman, recycling technician, and golf caddy. A native of Glasgow, he now lives on Scotland’s west coast with his wife, baby daughter, and a very big dog. He enjoys cooking with eggs, running on the beach, re-watching his favourite films, and buying books to feed his to-be-read pile. Follow him on Twitter @martinjstewart and Instagram @martin_j_stewart.




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