We don’t need an encounter with the supernatural to be truly terrified. The young women of K. C. Mead-Brewer’s ‘Hunted’ are seeking the childhood thrills of terror; they tell stories, seek out creepy situations—all with the hope of finding the boundaries of their adolescence broken open by terror of the spectral and dangerous. But, as they trespass into the forbidden and weird, they discover the gates unlocked, the fields familiar and well traversed. The witchy and dark are already within their purview. Mead-Brewer builds real terror in the moment when they look back and realize what’s outside the gates, what monsters live and walk amongst them in their everyday life. With just a few paragraphs, Mead-Brewer creates a true horror story of our time.