A fantastically chilling old-school ghost tale.
Malevolents is a comic/graphic novel series from Thom Burgess, editor of The Spectral Times. The first edition 'Click click' is part of a trio of tales and has been illustrated by Joe Becci.
'Click click' tells the story of a group of young people exploring an abandoned house in Berkeley Square, London. The address comes with rumours of black mass and a story about a young man called Billy Blore who went missing in the 1980s.
Click click' is a classic tale of a supernatural stalking, through Becci's wonderful and eerie illustrations we learn of what happened to Billy and it's certainly not pleasant.
Burgess' story takes a well-worn horror story and gives it a fresh edge. It really reminded me of the nightmare sequence from the first insidious film (which terrified me). The evil that stalks Billy hides in the shadows, only just visible but it is truly chilling and a great slow-burn. The story and images are a perfect combination capturing the cinematic dread of classic ghost stories from writers like M.R. James and E.F. Benson but with a modern twist.
As well as being part of a trio of tales The Malevolents is a backstory to a larger project called Ghoster. Malevolents 2 'Watch the wall my darling' is in production and I can't wait. To buy go to www.malevolents.co.uk there's also an Easter egg too to look out for on the website so go and check it out.