The Midnite Show #1
Illustrated by: Brian Hurtt
Cover Art by: Brian Hurtt
Written by: Cullen Bunn
Release date: October 4, 2023
Dark Horse Comics
*Minor Spoilers Ahead
From the creators of The Sixth Gun and Manor Black comes this new supernatural horror series about monsters of the silver screen coming to life and wreaking havoc on a small town. Basil Saxon is a legend among horror fans. Over fifty years ago, he vanished during a freak accident on the set of the film that would have been his masterpiece. The cursed film-God of Monsters-was never completed and has never been seen. But when a film festival shows footage from the long-lost movie, classic horror monsters manifest to wreak havoc and terror on the unsuspecting populace. A ragtag group of misfits must band together to stop the most famous creatures of all time and send them back to the realm of celluloid nightmares.
Step right up, horror aficionados, because The Midnite Show #1 from Dark Horse Comics is a devilishly good start to a supernatural horror series that pays homage to the monsters of the silver screen. With the masterful storytelling of Cullen Bunn and the atmospheric art and cover art by Brian Hurtt, this issue sets the stage for a nightmarish ride that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.
From the creators of “The Sixth Gun” and “Manor Black” comes a tale that delves deep into the heart of horror cinema. Meet Basil Saxon, a legendary figure among horror fans, who vanished over fifty years ago during a freak accident on the set of “God of Monsters,” a film destined to be his masterpiece. This cursed, unfinished movie has remained hidden, until now.
When a film festival unearths long-lost footage from “God of Monsters,” the classic horror monsters of yore manifest into the real world, bringing chaos and terror to an unsuspecting town. The premise is a nostalgic nod to the monsters that have haunted our imaginations for generations, and it’s executed with style.
Bunn’s storytelling prowess shines through as he weaves a narrative that seamlessly blends the supernatural with the mundane. The characters are a ragtag group of misfits, each with their own quirks and secrets, and watching them band together to combat the most famous creatures of all time is a thrilling experience.
Brian Hurtt’s art is a visual feast for horror enthusiasts. His attention to detail brings the classic monsters to life with a fresh yet familiar twist. From the eerie shadows to the grotesque forms of the monsters, every panel drips with atmosphere and dread.
The cover art by Hurtt serves as a haunting invitation to delve into the story, encapsulating the spine-chilling essence of the series. It beckons readers to embrace the macabre and venture into a world where the nightmares of cinema become a horrifying reality.
If you’re someone like myself who grew up with the horror classics then The Midnite Show #1 is the book for you! Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt have conjured a world where cinematic nightmares come to life, and it’s a spectacle that’s both nostalgic and spine-tingling. As we embark on this journey with a disparate group of characters, we can’t help but anticipate the thrilling horrors that await in the pages to come. Strap in, dear readers, because “The Midnite Show” promises to be one unforgettable ride into the heart of darkness.
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