Cullen Bunn writing horror series ‘Night Trap’ for Lion Forge
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.