It ain’t easy to scare a reader in 22 pages or less, but comics publisher Dark Horse is partnering with Hammer Films to give it a go. Up first: a comic-book adaptation of Let The Right One In.
Horror, like comedy, is a visceral genre — something either makes you scared or makes you laugh, or it doesn’t. And to achieve that kind of gut reaction, there are certain tools that storytellers can use. Filmmakers rely on sound and montage: the stab of music when the killer appears, the quick-surprise cut or the tension-building long take. Novelists have the luxury of time to build the mood, lure you in, before going for the jugular — they make the reader complicit in the scare.
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Honestly, I still cannot see why Let The Right One In is seen as one of the decades best horror films. So what if I watched it twice and stopped short, oh, a guesstimated 30 minutes before it ended. It still didn’t hold my interest enough to finish it. Maybe three times the charm.
As far as the premise in Comic Book form, I think it would work, because the story is brooding and sinister and can inspire some awesome art work.
What are your thoughts?