Who ever said the horror anthology was dead?
Archaia revealed today that their Black Label imprint, in conjuction with with writer/director Dan Fogler’s company Unkatush, Inc., would be releasing an oversized hardcover horror anthology called Moon Lake in October. Priced at $19.95, the anthology will be 112 pages with stories based around the locale of Fogler’s upcoming indie horror flick, Hysterical Psycho.
Contributing to the project are creators like Tim Seeley, Blake Leibel, Scott Newman, Jim Daly, and a whole lot more. For the complete list of the stories included, check out Archaia’s blog.
“The idea for the graphic novel came from wanting to expand the world of Hysterical Psycho,” said Fogler. “The movie takes place up north at the eternally haunted region called Moon Lake. The tone of the film is like Alfred Hitchcock on acid meets Evil Dead, so I thought, why not do Hitchcock Presents on acid, or Tales From the Crypt on crack, or Twilight Zone on THC…you get the picture. Moon Lake is an anthology telling the hysterically horrific tales of Moon Lake from prehistoric times through today and into the possible future. Not all the stories are funny but they sure as hell are freaky…”
Fogler will also lend his illustrated Man in the Moon character for chapter breaks between the stories.
Archaia Editor-in-Chief Stephen Christy said, "Anyone who loves 50-foot tall zombie dinosaurs, naked women from the dawn of prehistory, horny sasquatches, secret wars on the lunar surface and learning the truth about how humans were created by aliens who spliced their DNA with the DNA of Earth monkeys, I guarantee that Moon Lake is the one book that you absolutely cannot miss this year. Dan Fogler is one of the most amazing creators I’ve ever had the honor to work with, and I feel so lucky that we’ve been able to bring his vision to life here at Archaia. I’m only sorry that Dan and I will have to wait to share the wonders of ‘Cannibal House’ and ‘Ben Franklinstein’ until Moon Lake Vol. 2.”
Though the hardcover isn’t scheduled for release until late October, attendees of the New York Comic-Con will be able to get their hands on a limited number of advance copies.
Continue on to the next page for previews of "Black Bear Blues" by Stef Hutchinson and Jim Daly, and "His Final Escape" by Nick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn. Vileness and gore await, so please make sure you’re of age!