You know what’s scarier than those annoying relatives threatening to visit for Christmas and eating you out of house and home? Try The Evil Within: The Interlude from Titan Comics. Collecting the first two issues of the series, Interlude follows police detective Sebastian Castellanos as he attempts to puzzle out what happened to him at the Beacon Mental Hospital while he is on the trail of a serial killer who is terrifying Krimson City.
Written with macabre glee by Ryan O’Sullivan (Turncoat, Eisenhorn, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War), Interlude puts Castellanos through the wringer once again. It is not bad enough that he had to deal with maniacs wielding chainsaws, grotesque monstrosities while trapped in the Beacon Mental Hospital but now that he has escaped he is trying to process the death of his daughter as well as unravel the clues of a killer who is taunting him at every turn.
As with the game franchise it is oftentimes hard to separate reality from fantasy as Castellanos adventures through his living nightmare. The artwork by Szymon Kudranski, who previously worked on Spawn and Damien Worm (Monster and Madman), adds to the irrational world and experiences Castellanos must contend with and ultimately survive. Just like the games though, you never know what is real and what is not. It is this uncertainty that keeps the reader on edge.
The coloring, which shifts often to just black and one other color like blue or red, reinforces the madness we are witnessing and the horrendous nature of The Evil Within.
Evil Within: The Interlude is not only for the die-hard fans of the game but any horror fan. The story and artwork complement each other so well in every respect making The Interlude a gripping, unnerving addition to the Evil Within mythos.
- THE GOOD
- Creepy artwork, creepy story.
- Adds to the gaming experience in a big way.
- THE BAD
- Only two issues? We want more.
Chills, thrills and lots of blood spills. What more could a horror fan want?