John Carpenter knows horror. From Halloween, to The Fog and The Thing, Carpenter was meant to create stories that will make your skin crawl. This October, John Carpenter and Storm King Productions assemble a team of the top horror talent around, including Steve Niles, Sandy King, Jimmy Palmiotti, and many more, to create 2016’s most terrifying graphic novel in Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 2. Combined with a diverse group of artists to boot, each individual story provides its own reason to keep you awake and scared.
John Carpenter, Steve Hoveke, Dennis Calero, Sandy King, Steve Niles, James Ninness, David J Schow, Duane Swierczynski, Jon Bogdanove, Tim Bradstreet, Richard P Clark, Federico Deluca, Darick Robertson, Joel Séguin, David Kennedy, Ray Dillon, Amanda Deibert, Axur Aneas, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mike Sizemore, Deidre Brooks, Renae DeLiz, Cat Staggs, Jaime Carrillo, Trevor Denham
Storm King’s favorite holiday is once again here, and let’s talk about John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight, the yearly Volumes of haunted stories to help keep your candles lit and spirits rising. Well at least it’s something right? Like for instant, Volume 2 offers the return of the Groundscreeper. Introducing the stories such as, fortune tellers, a carnevil that will leave you breathless, a finger to “relay on” and more stories to keep that haunting ground spooky for the Halloween Season.
Sometimes having names for your “pets” that bring back treasures, can be a bad thing or good thing. Depends on how you’d look at the situation like the protagonist did with “Bob”, the Gargoyle. Which I believe is also the same character we see associated with John Carpenter’s Storm Kids. It’s always about keeping the family “happy” after all. You wouldn’t want to anger Bob at all now would we?
John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 2 offers double the stories, double the creators and double the scares. Each tale is fresh and unique with a good ol’ fashion blood bath of a good time. It’s quite awesome to watch and read Volume after Volume, because we get to see how each storyteller and artists work together to bring you tales that sometimes collide into one another. Halloween is always a fun holiday to write about anyways, so much history and stories and traditions that will keep you wanting more.
Overall, Volume 2 was the start of the double the stories and creators, then it makes you wonder how much more Volumes will there be, before the stories triple or quadruple in size with their respectable creators. Only time will tell and Halloween is already becoming “a thing of the past” depending on where you live as towns and states are banning the idea of Trick or Treating. Losing faith in the tradition and forgetting what it means to be a child to create, wear, scare and enjoy the Samhain of self love and more.