If you are an avid horror and mystery reader, an omen of having to face impending disappointment is going to creep into your head while reading issue five of “Night of the Ghoul” by Scott Snyder and Francesco Francavilla. “Oh no, is he going to end it like that?!” you might ask yourself while reading the first few pages. Unfortunately, things do head to a predictable end by issue six. Sigh.
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Forest and son Orson are closer to cracking the mystery of the infamous ‘ghoul’ film director Meritt keeps talking about. Readers will be able to guess the climax before them, even if they aren’t very sure of it. The only thing keeping one hooked to this series at this point is the old-school comic book art and some fantastic trippy colors in between.
There’s really not much more to say, Snyder dips into usual tropes, doesn’t even give fans the kind of blood and gore you’d expect from the horror genre and leave you with a very 80s style twist one can see from miles away. As an ‘American Vampire’ fan, I was just expecting a lot more story from this series. It still would make for a pretty cool live-action horror mini series, given the right budget, actors and some minor tweaks in the plot.
It’s a 3/5 from me.
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