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Here you are then ghosts and ghoulies, for your viewing pleasure, Back from the Depths is proud to present the 2011 edition of everyones favourite horror anthology Hallowscream. Just click on the creepy cover below, sit back and delve in to the darker side of comics. This is the perfect treat for a horrific Halloween.
At 112 pages it’s a bit of a monster, weighing in at just over 53MB, so may take a short while to download.
Don’t forget there is still a chance to get hold a printed version of the comic by pledging money to the Hallowscream IndieGoGo Appeal. There’s only a few hours left to show your appreciation so click on the link above, watch the appeal video, and give generously to this worthy cause.
Full contents are as follows…
Page 3 : Passenger Story by Chris Sides, Art by Chris Travell
Page 9 : Storage Story by Lizzie Boyle, Art by Louis Carter
Page 14 : Pirates Story by Tim West, Art by Nathaniel Allen
Page 19 : Man-Eater Story by Alec Robertson, Art by Christopher Geary
Page 25 : Charles Wynford Lodge Movie Posters by Julian Jones
Page 26 : Deep Ship by Gordon Innes
Page 31 : Terrorvision Guide by Malcolm Kirk
Page 32 : Deccappucino Story by Jeff Edmond, Art & Adaptation by Vin Davis
Page 39 : Vampire Vixens of The Wehrmacht Pin-up by Alex Ronald
Page 40 : The Wandering Man Story by David Hailwood, Art by Chow
Page 45 : Spatial Bewareness by Gordon Innes
Page 49 : The Offering by Emilio Martinez
Page 55 : Old Georgie Jigsaw Story by Jeff Edmond, Art & Adaptation by Vin Davis
Page 61 : Charles Wynford Lodge Movie Posters by Julian Jones
Page 62 : Donation Story by Richard Worth, Art by Christian Berg
Page 65 : Mag, Scientist (Dinnertime of The Dead) by Malcolm Kirk
Page 66 : Wonderful World of Serendipity Story by Dirk Van Dom, Art by Tony Rothwell, Lettering by Jim Campbell
Page 72 : A Wolf At The Door Story by Kenneth Thurtell, Art by Harry Shotton, Lettering by HdE
Page 77 : Dead Time Story Story by Scott Hartman, Art by El Chivo,
Lettering by David Withers
Page 80 : Speed Date 2 : Cruz Control Story by Dirk Van Dom, Art by Bhuna, Lettering by Chaingun Chimp
Page 86 : Ubek Naren-Ka Story by Matthew McLaughlin, Art by Ghostpockets,
Lettering by Bolt-01
Page 91 : Monster Story by Erick Lipkowski, Adaptation by Tim West,
Art by Carol Kewley
Page 97: Death Pitch Story by Jose Cruz, Art by Annie Cox
Page 103 : Teddy Bear’s Picnic Story by Tim West, Art by Glen Ostrander
Page 105 : How Can You Like That Horror Stuff? by Huw Evans
Tis the season of spooky comics and mysterious goings on! The release of our very own Hallowscream is just around the corner and another UK horror anthology will be available shortly after. The excellent Something Wicked from FutureQuakePress will be available November 1st and you can download it from their website at an extremely reasonable price.
In the mean time feast your eyes on the gorgeous front cover below.
This short film is a fan made adaptation of Ben Templesmith’s werewolf comic published by IDW Welcome to Hoxford. Directed by Julien Mokrani. Written & Artistic Coordination by Samuel Bodin. With Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher & Arben Bajraktaraj. This movie is so well made it’s impossible not to be impressed by it. It’s highly stylized which suits the movie as it’s only 20 minutes long. However, the short length does leave you wanting to see a complete adaptation of the comic.
The ‘raise enough money to get Hallowscream printed appeal’ continues over on IndieGoGo. So far we’ve received $125 of contributions from horror fans who will all be receiving our eternal thanks and a copy of this years creepy comicHallowscream.
If you want to get your hands on a beautiful printed version of Hallowscream make sure you visit the IndieGoGo Campaign Page and make a pledge to the cause. With donations starting from just $10 it’s such a bloody great bargain you’d be mental not to do it!
Download issues 1 & 2 of the Hallowscream tribute comic below:
Horror writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macarbe) has left a little treat for horror fans over on his website. His short story, illustrated by Andrew Ritchie, titles Pieces of Mom is a zombie tale created to shock.
Take a trip over to his website and you can download Pieces for Mom for free. Make sure you read the Steve’s reasons for releasing his work for free. The man has a point.
The tenth issue of HAUNTED magazine, (Nov/Dec 2011), is now on sale at selected branches of WH Smith and newsagents across the UK.
For just £3.99, it contains over a hundred pages of cool eclectic stuff covering all things paranormal and includes the like of interviews with James Randi and Warwick Davis, articles and features on the Pendle Witches, Oakley Court Hotel, Alton Towers, British horror toys, loads of mediumistic, ghosthunting and spiritual stuff, and lots, lots, (lots), more. Scream! comic even gets a brief mention.
Hallowscream is a global horror comic that brings artists and writers together from around the world. The project is open to both amateur and professional comic creators and you can see the mix of styles and stories for yourself in the first two issues on the Hallowscream site.
In March of this year we announced details of Hallowscream 2011 on various platforms around the internet. From that announcement we received loads of stories from eager horror writers all looking to see their work appear in an online comic. Some of these terrifying tales were already in script format while others arrived as spooky short stories or even petrifying poems. We were then able to match these stories to comic artists who had answered our call and wanted to be a part of Hallowscream. We also received a few completed horror strips from existing comic creators which had yet to be published. This year’s issue features the work of contributors from America, Australia, UK (where it all began) and the rest of Europe!
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