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March 21, 2012

Indie Reviews: Chillers Anthology

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Written by: DecapitatedDan
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Issue: Chillers OGN
Creators: Daniel Boyd, Robert Tinnell, Gary Reed, William Bitner, Betsy Allen, Jason Pell, Juan Romera, J.C. Grande, Wayne Reid, Jason Rhodes, Ricardo Mendes, S.R. Ayers, Ger Curti, Balsa Gobovic, David Michael Beck
Publisher: Transfuzion Publishing
Release Date: May 2012
Price: $12.00

“Based on the Troma film! Chillers, the classic film from Troma Studios that captured the Silver Scroll Award, returns with all new tales in an original graphic novel. Writer and director Daniel Boyd is joined by some of the best in horror to present more terror and chills. Troma Films is supporting the release of the graphic novel with a re-release of the film on DVD and the Buddy Black Band is releasing a tribute album, Witchfinder, to also coordinate with the graphic novel. Evil travels in many forms, even by bus. But this bus takes its riders to a journey that they can never return from!”

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
I love it when an anthology comes together so well, because it is not an easy thing to accomplish. Having a large number of writers and artists on a book can lead to a lot of issues unless it is done right, and Chillers is done right. Based off the film of the same name, this collection is by Daniel Boyd, the man behind the Troma film. I have to admit I have not seen the movie before, but after reading this I think I have to. The art in this book is spot on, because every story feels like it belongs. Some of my favorite looking stories in the book were “Dr. Timmy’s Fearless Dentistry,” “On Good Authority,” and “Free to a Good Home.” I really liked the concept of what tied the stories together and how people were always getting on the bus. This is a great group of horror writers, who just padded their resume more by being a part of this collection. A few of my favorite stories were “Mickey Barnes Gets a Gift,” “Ghoulas,” and “Until the Flies Come.” No matter how I look at it, I love this collection. I read a lot of anthology titles and Chillers is quickly rising to the top of the list with the best of them. This book is also like a gateway drug, because after reading it, I NEED to see the movie. I am sure fans of the movie will be picking this version up, as well. Overall this was a great read from start to finish. I can not wait for a sequel.

Artwork: 4.5 out of 5 • Story: 4.5 out of 5

If you would like to buy or know more about Chillers you can find it at: http://www.transfuzion.biz/TITLES/Chillers.htm

Decapitated Dan
decapitateddan@comicattack.net

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