Did you know that mangaka Kazuo Umezu created a feature to promote the release of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1972) in Japan? He did–and you can see it here! (Thanks, Sayantan!) You can also read a piece on Kazuo Umezu by the Gutter’s own Carol here.
Halloween looms, my dreadful darlings, have you considered your seasonal reading? Perhaps in your secret heart, not the one in your chest, but the one you have sealed in a cast glass jar and hidden high on a shelf in a cobwebbed attic or buried beneath the gelid […]
Have you ever had terrifying dreams of a snakes flying at you and eyes watching you through a knothole? Have you ever felt the hands of the Silver-Haired Witch around your throat? Have you ever feared that your sister might, in fact, be a malicious snake girl? Last […]
That darkness is a part of me. Living in a world without streetlights allows you to understand the true meaning of utter darkness. White indicates a lack of matter, while black shows an abundance. It makes you think that something is lurking just beyond, hidden in the blackness. […]
A meditation on Ultraman and Ultraman in manga form, drawn by “horror comics auteur” Kazuo Umezu: “The boys who read this would grow up to read even more outlandish and violent mens’ comics; the girls would have a whole sub-genre of girls’ horror comics, jam-packed with beheadings, defenestrations, […]