Book Reviews

Frightmare City (2019) Horror Comic Review

New York is one of the most romanticized cities in the world; the lights, the fame, the food, the culture, the smells…. but in reality, it can be a total hell hole. Literally. Creator/writer AC Turner has interpreted NY as a terror filled landscape bombarded with flesh-hungry creatures feasting upon the wrong-doing citizens that inhabit it.

So far, there are 3 issues of Frightmare City  and they’re very Tales from the Crypt-esque in their anthology formatting. Each story has characters that get their “come upins” and a moral story of “don’t be a dick.” All three are entertaining, cheeky, and traditionally horrific. I’d recommend it to any fan of those classic monster comics you devour late at night.

The artwork is handled by Toni Doya, Marcos Lima, & Fabio Alves (note: it has not been colorized yet).

Below is a statement from the official website:

“Welcome to Frightmare City

The latest project from creator AC Turner

“Never ride the subway. Never leave midtown Manhattan. Stay inside after dark – no matter what!”

Frightmare City is a monthly crime-horror hybrid comic from award-winning writer and filmmaker, AC Turner.

Recently, AC discovered “Welcome To Fear City”, a long forgotten pamphlet distributed by the NYPD. In it, a Hooded Death’s Head warned readers to “Stay away from New York” as authorities grappled with uncontrollable violence that left the city teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.

Reading the pamphlet, AC thought “what if”?

What if “Welcome To Fear City” was actually a thinly veiled warning against something more sinister than conventional crime. Something more evil. Something that even the Police themselves couldn’t handle.

With this in mind, AC began crafting his own nightmarish version of New York. A city where crimes are perpetrated and punished each in their own horrible way.

Welcome to Frightmare City. Population… you.”

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