Jim Krueger tells the story of a fairy tale gone wrong.
For his final Halloween horror review of the month, Sam Costello dives deep into dark, transgressive work of Josh Simmons in In a Land of Magic.
More than any other genre, horror is concerned with our messy insides. And when our insides come out, blood comes with them. But there’s another fluid, essential to life, that plays a role in some horror and, notably, the comics of Julia Gfrörer: semen. (Needless to say, this review is a bit NSFW.)
It’s an old story: children venture into the woods, or into the countryside on a trip, and encounter a group of strange, deadly people, sometimes monsters, who live there. Stark, brutal violence ensues.