Tis the season for post-apocalyptic mayhem, gothic horror, serial killers and demonic possession. From aliens, vampires, monsters, and ghouls, to the unnamable things that crawl out of our collective fears. If you’re a fan of the macabre then there’s no shortage of grisly, shocking, and creepy webcomics to keep you up into the wee hours of the night!
So turn out the lights and settle in for some fantastic midnight stories that explore the darkest recess of our collective nightmares!THE LAST TRICK OR TREATERS by R.K. Milholland – Browse this excellent series of non-sequential water-color illustrations accompanied by a short tales of mischief and mayhem involving trick or treaters. A quick, ghoulish fix!
STAND STILL STAY SILENT by Minna Sundberg – Set 90 years after the end of civilization as we know it, the story follows the adventures of a poorly equipped and underprepared research crew that sets off into the “silent world.” This post-apocalyptic webcomic beautifully blends elements of Nordic mythology with science fiction, magic, and horror.
FALSE POSITIVE by Mike Walton – This series of short stories touches on surreal, fantastic, and macabre. Walton and company provide plenty of twists and turns to entertain even the most astute reader!AGNES QUILL by Dave Roman with Jason Ho, Jeff Zorno, Raina Telgemeier, Matt Bayne, and Jordyn F. Bochon – Set in a congested, fog-filled, cobblestone-paved Victorian city built around a massive cemetery, Agnes’ adventures include confrontations with trapped spirits, cursed souls, possessed relatives, decapitated scientists, and a mess of other supernatural oddities. THE FOX SISTER by Christina Strain and Jayd Aït-Kaci – Set in Seoul in the 1960s and loosely based on the classic Korean legend of the Kumiho – the story follows Cho Yun-Hee, a Korean shamanistic mudang. After witnessing her entire family murdered by the Kumiho, Yun-Hee dedicates herself to finding the killer – now wearing Yun-Hee’s dead sister’s body.
SPLIT LIP by Sam Costello and friends – It’s worth mentioning that 2016 is the tenth anniversary of this award-winning horror comics anthology. If you’re looking for a veritable treasure trove of creepiness then you owe it to yourself to give SPLIT LIP a look.
As mentioned earlier, there are a wealth of dystopian, frightening, and genuinely scary webcomics being made by talented creators around the world. If you’ve got a favorite that isn’t listed here then by all means please leave a note in the comments. Happy Halloween!