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Lion Forge Comics, which just two weeks ago launched digital titles based on the 1980s television dramas Air Wolf and Knight Rider, is expanding into horror with a series written by The Sixth Gun co-creator Cullen Bunn.
Described as an homage to slasher films of the ’80s and ’90s, Night Trap (which shares its name with the 1992 interactive horror video game) centers on a group of college students who rent a lake house in hopes of a weekend of fun and relaxation, only to encounter a murderous madman. “What follows is a gory maze of blood and pain,” the publisher explains, “with death as the likely escape.”
“Growing up in the ‘80s, I spent a lot of time watching horror flicks, including slasher movies such as Halloween, Maniac and their ilk – those movies were nerve-wracking, chilling and fun, so long as you enjoyed being scared,” Bunn said in a statement. “I wanted to create a menacing, cruel, and unstoppable killer, and introduce a cast of young, likable victims. Along the way I’ve thrown in a few twists and surprises, but ultimately this is a tribute to the genre and to the killers who taught me that if you break the rules – the boogeyman will get you.”
Illustrated by JB Bastos and colored by Robby Bevard, Night Trap will make its digital debut in mid-November on iVerse Media’s Comics Plus app. Watch the trailer below.