Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories

Behind You: One-Shot Horror StoriesBehind You: One-Shot Horror Stories by Brian Coldrick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Charmingly macabre — or would that be macabrely charming? — this collection of Brian Coldrick’s creepy, droll artwork is compiled from his popular Tumblr “The Hairs On the Back of Your Neck.” Each piece of art is a single panel accompanied by a single caption, evoking a ghoulish scene that could easily be taken from the middle of an excellent horror story. The subjects of Coldrick’s pieces tend not to know what’s right behind them, whether it’s a spirit, a monster, or an uncanny and inexplicable representation of their own id, but for the reader there’s a joyful thrill in imagining what will happen next, in conjuring a full story from just a single image. Highly recommended for horror fans, but also for fans of artists like Charles Addams and Edward Gorey.

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