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Review – Abattoir #1

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Abattoir #1 CoverI think creepy is the best word to describe Abattoir #1 from Radical Publishing.  This is the classic “scary house” story and involves a brutal murder in the middle of the perfect suburbia.

From director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw franchise, Mother’s Day, Repo! The Genetic Opera) comes a chilling, supernatural tale set in the cold beauty of Middle America in the late 80s.

After a brutal massacre takes place in a gorgeous house, real estate agent and family man Richard Ashwalt is assigned the impossible task of picking up the pieces and selling the property. As Richard inspects the blood-soaked grounds, a twisted old man journeys to the house with a sinister and terrifying purpose. Richard is about to be drawn into a web of shadows, murders and massacres that will shatter him to his very core!

Halloween has passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to enjoy this scary tale.  The story is nothing of what I expected and I can’t wait to read the second issue.  I could easily see this as a classic episode of Tales From the Crypt (a compliment).

The story is just spooky and entertaining.  A definite buy for horror fans.

Plot: This is exactly what you can expect from the creator of Saw.  This spooky tale is fantastic in as it does what horror stories should do, make you uncomfortable.  The fact that it’s set in the middle of suburbia helps add the creepy factor.  Definite entertainment for horror fans.  Rating: 8.5

Art: The art is solid.  At times it’s dark, but it doesn’t suffer from a lot of comics that have that.  Details and what’s going on can easily be made out.  The mood is set perfectly.  Just solid work.  Rating: 8.5

Overall: Are you a horror fan?  Then pick this comic up.  It’s a genre I’m growing into, and comics like this will get me coming back for more.  Overall rating: 8.5

Recommendation: Buy

Page count: 32 pages    Price: $3.99     Release: Wednesday 10/27/2010

Radical Publishing provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.

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