Tag Archives: horror

Review: “Undead Border: Year Zero” (656 Comics)

My attitude towards zombie stories resembles Indiana Jones’ attitude toward snakes.  With that bias in mind, reviewing an anthology of zombie stories like Undead Border: Year Zero seems antithetical, but good storytelling surpasses inherent biases. Please keep that in mind as you review my review. Undead Border: Year Zero is a 76-page anthology issued by 656 Comics captures six short

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Manga Superstar Junji Ito Approached by Hideo Kojima for New Horror Game

During a Comic-Con@Home interview over the weekend, celebrated manga creator Junji Ito (Shiver, Uzumaki) revealed that renowned video game creator Hideo Kojima (Death Stranding) has invited him to work on an upcoming horror game. During the interview, Ito was asked about his cameo in Death Stranding, and if he was “involved in some video game development at the moment?” According to Ito

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Graham Nolan’s New Horror Comic “The Chenoo” Launching Soon on Indiegogo

Celebrated comic book creator Graham Nolan (Batman, Monster Island) is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign for The Chenoo, an all-new graphic novel project that Nolan himself says is “the monster/horror comic you’ve been waiting for!” Nolan plans to launch the crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo sometime next week. So far, the only description of the plot is “As Buffalo prepares

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Comic creators Deltrez & Giles bring Lovecraftian horrors to Indiegogo with “The Deep Dark”

On Monday, independent comic book creators Gilbert Deltrez (Pistolera, Lair) and J. L. Giles (Under the Flesh) launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Deep Dark,* a standalone horror comic featuring bikini babes, tentacles, and Lovecraftian influences. (Hey! I’ve seen that movie!) … Here’s the pitch taken from The Deep Dark‘s Indiegogo campaign page: WHAT IS THE DEEP DARK? It’s a

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Review: “Jungle Z” – Nintendo Switch (Festival of Dread special, repost)

First things first,* Jungle Z clearly takes place in a forest, not a jungle. Sure there are some banana trees thrown around for good measure, but it’s a forest. At first glance, Jungle Z looks a bit like a modern take on Zombies Ate My Neighbors with a few RPG elements mixed in. Overhead perspective, a variety of weapons, undead

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Review: “Splatterhouse 2” – SEGA Genesis (Festival of Dread special, repost)

Of all the games I’ve owned, sold, repurchased, etc., over the years, I’ve never sold any of my original Splatterhouse games. Why? Because braining demons with blunt objects and watching their unholy essence spray from their freshly-cracked skulls is good ol’ family fun. Wholesome shit, am I right? My personal experience with the Splatterhouse series went like this: Splatterhouse (TG-16 version), Splatterhouse 3, and finally Splatterhouse

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Menacing horror title “Shadow Corridor” coming to Switch; new video features 10 minutes of gameplay

Regista recently announced that it is bringing the action horror game Shadow Corridor to Switch this summer. The publisher also released a video featuring ten minutes of gameplay, which you can watch below. Shadow Corridor is already available on Steam, but Regista has added a few new features to the Switch port including difficulty adjustments like the addition of a

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Lovecraftian horror for all ages, “The Case of the Littlest Umbrella” now crowdfunding on Indiegogo

“Hey therrre…” The sardonic YouTube personality known as That Umbrella Guy has teamed up with artist Keung Lee (Battle Maiden Knuckle Bomb) to crowdfund The Case of the Littlest Umbrella, an all-new graphic novel intended as a Lovecraftian horror tale suitable for readers of all ages. Here’s a breakdown of The Case of the Littlest Umbrella taken from the book’s

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Indiegogo campaign for maritime horror book “Longharbor” ends successfully

On Tuesday, the crowdfunding campaign for Alejandro Mirabal’s new horror graphic novel Longharbor ended successfully, raising roughly 330% of its original funding goal for a total of over $50 thousand. At that total, the Longharbor campaign also achieved its stretch goal of adding 15 pages to the final book for a girthy total of 85 pages. A “Lovecraftian” graphic novel

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“Something Real” issue 3 successfully funded on Indiegogo

On Sunday, the crowdfunding campaign for issue 3 of indie horror series Something Real came to a successful end, raising 120% of its goal for a total of over $4 thousand. Inspired by such supernatural horror stories as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Something Real is written by Joey Turnage and features illustrations by Ian J. Miller and colors by

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Maritime horror graphic novel “Longharbor” is live on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, a crowdfunding campaign for Longharbor, a 70+ page “Lovecraftian” graphic novel written and illustrated by Alejandro Mirabal launched on Indiegogo. Formerly an archeological diver, Mirabal is also an experienced concept artist having worked on CD Projekt’s GWENT card and several Hollywood films. What’s the book about? Here is a plot summary taken from the Longharbor Indiegogo page:

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“Victor Locke: Demon Noir” now on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, a crowdfunding campaign for Victor Locke: Demon Noir went live on Indiegogo. Written and illustrated by Nathyn Masters, Demon Noir is a 32-page supernatural horror/thriller akin to Constantine and Blade. Here’s a plot summary taken from the Indiegogo page.   “During the reign of David, witchcraft and demonology were outlawed in the land of Israel. While vampire

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Horror anthology “Tales from Beyond the Gate” now live on Indiegogo

On Thursday, the crowdfunding campaign for horror anthology graphic novel Tales from Beyond the Gate went live on Indiegogo. Here’s a summary of the project taken straight from the Tales from Beyond the Gate Indiegogo page. “Tales From Beyond the Gate, from the mind of artist John Dillard. A Horror Anthology, from a team of up and coming creators, that

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Crowdfunding campaign for horror anthology “Tales from the Stacks” launches Valentine’s Day

Michael Critzer (aka Professor Geek) and artist Dave T (aka Geek Owt Lowd) are collaborating on a new horror anthology Tales from the Stacks, featuring three all-new tales of terror in one 40-50 page graphic novel reminiscent of Tales from the Crypt. Here’s a summary of the Tales from the Stacks project.*   “A mysterious old librarian welcomes you into

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Horror comic “Lair” Indiegogo project adds new stretch goals and soundtrack backing tier

The crowdfunding campaign for the new horror comic Lair is already a success, having surpassed its original funding goal with nearly three weeks left to back the project. Lair has also already hit its first stretch goal resulting in signed copies for all physical edition backers. However, this week the Lair team announced new stretch goal bonuses and backer options

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The Indiegogo campaign for horror comic “Graveyard Shift” hits #SixFiguresBitch!

On Sunday, the Indiegogo campaign for independent horror comic Graveyard Shift crossed the $100k threshold, joining other crowdfunded comic book projects as Cyberfrog, Jawbreakers, Red Rooster and Bigfoot Bill in the coveted #SixFiguresBitch club (occasionally referred to erroneously as the “six figures young lady club). Graveyard Shift is a 46-page graphic novel described as “the Universal Monsters meets the X-Men,”

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The ESRB rates survival horror title “Corpse Party: Blood Drive” for the Nintendo Switch

According to a new rating from the Electronic Software Ratings Board (ESRB), Corpse Party: Blood Drive looks to be headed to the Nintendo Switch. Originally released on PlayStation Vita in 2014 (launch trailer below) and mobile platforms in 2017, Corpse Party: Blood Drive is actually the fifth game in the survival horror game series. The first game, Corpse Party Blood

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Film adaptation of Alterna Comics’ “The Chair” now available on Amazon Prime

As of 5 October, the film adaptation of The Chair is available to stream via Amazon Prime. Based on the Alterna Comics graphic novel by Peter Simeti, The Chair stars Bill Oberts Jr., Noah Hathaway, and the late Roddy Piper in his final film performance. Terror Films adapted the graphic novel to the screen with Chad Ferrin in the director’s -er-

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The Indiegogo campaign for independent horror comic “Something Real” ends successfully

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for issue two of the indie comic series Something Real ended successfully, raising 213% of its original goal for a total of $7,470. Taking inspiration from supernatural horror classics such as Nightmare on Elm Street, Something Real is a tale of terror written by Joey Turnage and featuring illustrations by Ian J. Miller and

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Alterna founder Peter Simeti officially launches “Alternaween” Indiegogo campaign

On Wednesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched the Alternaween crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.* Backers who support the Alternaween campaign will be sent bundles of 50 Alterna Comics to be given away as Halloween treats. The comics themselves come in two types of bundles, either an “all-ages” bundle made up of 50 “all ages” and “teen” books, and a horror

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Exclusive Interview: What keeps indie comic writer and “Something Real” creator Joey Turnage awake at night?

In August, the crowdfunding campaign for issues 1 and 2 of the horror comic series Something Real is went live on Indiegogo. At the time of this writing, the Something Real project has already been fully funded having raised over $5 thousand. Something Real is a tale of terror written by Joey Turnage and featuring illustrations by Ian J. Miller

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The crowdfunding campaign for indie horror comic “Something Real” is live

The crowdfunding campaign for issues 1 and 2 of the horror comic series Something Real is now live on Indiegogo. Seemingly inspired by Nightmare on Elm Street and other supernatural horror stories, Something Real is a tale of terror written by Joey Turnage and featuring illustrations by Ian J. Miller and colors by Fredrik Mattsson. Here is a summary of

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The Indiegogo campaign for Nasser Rabadi’s “Stardust” ends successfully; next up: “Brutus the Badass”

On Tuesday, the crowdfunding campaign for Stardust ended successfully, raising 756% of its original goal for a total of over $15 thousand.* Stardust is a sci-fi horror comic written by Nasser Rabadi and illustrated by Shawn Langley, who appears to be heavily inspired by the mythology of H.P. Lovecraft. The Stardust Indiegogo campaign was an immediate success, surpassing its original

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First issue of new sci-fi horror comic “Stardust” hits Indiegogo; fully funded at light speed (Updated)

A new sci-fi/horror comic Stardust was launched on Indiegogo Monday and was fully funded within the first 24 hours. Stardust is created by writer Nasser Rabadi and illustrator Shawn Langley, who appears to be heavily inspired by the mythology of H.P. Lovecraft. Both creators have previously delivered on past creative projects, as Rabadi has published two novels while Langley has

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