The Lollipop Man by Kevin Sweeney
YOU - HAVE - BEEN - WARNED
Ten years ago, Mr. Bartleby, the nice lollipop man who helped children cross the road on their way to school, killed himself.
Years after a group of kids goad a crossing guard into suicide, they start dropping like flies on their 21st birthdays. The Lollipop Man takes the slasher genre and gives it a dark twist, creating something longtime fans of the popular 80s movies will love while still keeping things fresh. The kills are creative, the story has elements of humor sprinkled throughout, and the aforementioned dark twist really makes this story shine. Seriously, I didn’t see it coming and it made things all the more messed up!