More than just another horror comic, The Wrong House combines inventive storytelling, gritty art and a truly horrific aesthetic to create a must read comic experience. Heavily influenced by the slasher flicks of the 80′s and the classic EC horror comics of the 50′s. Follow three teen misfits through this non-linear story and discover how their Halloween night went terribly wrong.
The Wrong House by Curtis Lawson
Artwork by: Kay
Publisher: Broken Soul Press
Released: January 1, 2010
Rated: M (Mature)
Hauntingly good horror stories in comic format are few and far between these days so I had to take a chance on The Wrong House. You definitely get the vibe of old horror movies throughout the story as well as the artwork. It’s a horrifying tale of teens in the wrong place at the wrong time. Spooky!
Artwork is a big selling point for me in highly illustrated works, as they are responsible for bringing the stories to life. Lawson’s The Wrong House is filled with gruesome scenes that increase the horror angle of the story in a big way. The frames throughout the comic depict a clear and understandable scene as the nightmare unfolds.
Connecting to the characters in so few pages is often difficult but Lawson nails it to the wall in The Wrong House. Like in the Halloween slasher movies, most characters will not live through the night and you know that going in but you still manage to connect to them in some way. Their fear, terror and panic quickly ooze into your thoughts, bringing you closer to their reality, making your heart race a little. The Wrong House pulls you into the depths of insanity, lighting the flames of horror.
Lawson tells a remarkably scary tale that horror fans will enjoy year round. The characters are surprisingly unique while, at the same time, giving readers a glimpse into the once highly enjoyed horror/slasher films of our past. Take a ride to The Wrong House and you’ll see what I mean.