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Review: Fear The Funhouse
A One-shot from Archie Comics
Out now from Archie Comics is Fear The Funhouse, with a selection of creepy stories featuring Archie and the gang.
A night camping at the treehouse in the woods leads the pre-teen Archie and his friends to do what any kid their age would do in that scenario: tell scary stories! But each story grows creepier and creepier as the kids realize that maybe, just maybe, there is some truth to these tall tales in an anthology that’s equal parts Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps.
Script: Micol Ostow, Magdalene Visaggio, Michael Northrop. Art: Lisette Carrera, Ryan Caskey, Diana Camero. Colors: Matt Herms. Letters: Jack Morelli. Cover: Lisette Carrera. Variant Cover: Sweeney Boo
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Gather around the campfire for a selection of creepy stories.
I rather enjoyed these stories, and I think the pitch for the title and the characters was just right.
The framing for the stories was perfect for this time of year - Archie and his friends camping out and getting ready for the night, telling each other some spooky stories.
Suburban Legend starts us off with an amusing story with a slightly darker end. I like the rationalised messages and the mood behind them all.
After that, Snack Attack keeps everyone tense with a good buildup and relieving finish. I did like the tease near the beginning too.
Finishing up with Whatever Happened To Dilton is a unique story with some nice twists and turns. The change in the art style is initially jarring, but it works out well for the story being told.
And barring a late twist, that finishes us off with an amusing one-shot spooky season story.
An enjoyable read for anyone to pick up.