It is difficult these days to meet the right person. Try as we might, we find issues with everyone or they find issues with us. Slash right, slash left, in the end all you have is a pile of parts left over from the dreams of a new era. Well, we can’t all just create our own monsters, some of us have to seek them in the wild.
This brings us to Matt Stuertz’s “Mindless.” In a story as perverse as our own headlines, we watch a very complicated figure succumb to madness, ultimately growing to accept that he has so much more to learn.
That is all our hero wanted. Tired of treading the treacherous waters of the friend zone, this relatively upset if not mad, scientist devises a machine that will allow the user to avoid the horrors of personal interaction and force the target to obey his will. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned…
Next we look at “Trepan” by Chris Wendland and Raymond Morse. In our second dark parable, we find ourselves following along an unknown figure, wondering what will happen next. She is distressed, but where is here assailant? As she runs past the latest victims, we know things are just getting darker. The darkness of this story is paralleled by gruesome effects likened to a cavalcade of horrors straight out of Savini’s workshop. What makes this take particularly terrifying is the way we simply don’t know what is happening until it is too late. But then again kiddies, that is always how it happens isn’t it?
There you go, another fantastic pair of tales to bring you to the edge of sanity and give you a nice little push. Keep tuned every week as we bring you more from the World of Death!
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