Intersection between horror flicks and comic books explored in new project

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Horror movies meet comic books in a new Kickstarter project which explores the history of every horror movie comic book adaptation ever published.

The intersection between horror movies and comic books has always been an interesting one.

Both mediums at one point have been blamed with corrupting the minds of young people, which of course makes them all the more enticing. When the two entities have – at various points in the last century – shared DNA, then you have some some truly unforgettable titles.

The fine folks over at HorrorHound magazine decided that it was high time that somebody chronicled every single comic book adaptation of a horror film in history, and the result is Halftone Horrors, a planned 240 page hardcover book, guiding readers from the ‘early days of Dell, Charlton, and Gold Key Comics … from the crazy indie-fueled ’80s and ’90s (Aircel, Blackthorne, Adventure) … to the new millennium resurgence of the art form (Boom!, Dynamite, IDW)’.

As you would imagine, the book is set to look at comic book adaptations of classic-era horror flicks such as The Wolfman and Dracula, through to films of the slasher era such as Nightmare On Elm Street and even lesser-known curios like Freaks or The Giant Spider Invasion. 

As those behind the project put it:

‘To take readers on a journey to learn how the industry evolved over time. Not only to find out how characters from our favourite scary movies were translated to the funny pages, but to also follow their journey from publisher to publisher – either in adapted format or all-new stories and adventures. All the heavyweights of the horror industry are included, from such films as Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Puppet Master, The Lost Boys, Final Destination, Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Hatchet … the fun isn’t just tracing the comic book history of these iconic films and the companies who brought them to life, but to hunt down the rarest of titles as well. Helping fans not only discover comics they never knew existed, but films as well.’

The project is American, but is shipping the book worldwide. Should you be interested, you can read more about it here.

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