This September a slew of horror greats are going to scare you using only a single image in “Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories”, from IDW Publishing.
In stores September 19th, the book Begun as a webcomic in early 2015, with the series amassing fans including the likes of Joe Hill, Ramsey Campbell, and Neil Gaiman. In fact, Hill is currently writing the book’s introduction!
A twisted figure crawling out of a tunnel. A giggling crowd of masked watchers. A reassembling corpse. What could be behind you, just waiting for you to turn around?
From Brian Coldrick, an illustrator and artist originally from Dublin, Ireland, “Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories” is an illustration series, a comic with no panels, where each piece is essentially a separate story. Each tale is one image and one piece of text; an unsuspecting victim with someone, or something, behind them. Entries range from the amusingly weird to the genuinely unsettling. Inspired by spooky films, books, myths, and Internet tall tales, Behind You is full of scary set-ups but leaves lots of blanks for the reader to fill in with their own narrative.
Here are some samples to go along with the book’s cover art.