Every so often in my Box of Dread, I get a comic that I end up really enjoying. For the October box, we received the first issue of a horror comic that is a cross between The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt. Your room is ready with new horror comic Twilight Hotel.
Twilight Hotel is a four-volume horror tale telling of the bloody beginnings and future of a mysterious hotel. The story’s writer is Ra X and the art is created by Michael Aryn. Rage producers Darrell and Shawn Smith are also producing this comic. The film is a horror suspense thriller that has won multiple awards and has been screened at several festivals. Now, the Smith brothers have partnered with Ra X to create their new horror comic book company, Square Biz Entertainment. Twilight Hotel is their first publication.
The first issue follows Virgil Lee Petty, the hotel maintenance man. He is about to retire but “she” has other plans and Petty loses his head. He continues to tell the story of the hotel… and this is one bloody story. From gangsters to Satanic cults, the Twilight Hotel is littered with blood, gore, and darkness. The story is told by the man’s detached head and he is quite snarky and funny.
Twilight Hotel reminded me of American Horror Story, The Shining, and the Tower of Terror. The story is pretty interesting and it is one that any modern horror fan will find familiar. The artwork is just brilliant. It’s graphic and the colors just pop off the page. The detail of the art is so realistic, and I absolutely love the cover art with Benny the ghoulish bellhop.
I can’t wait for volume 2; I loved the story and art in Twilight Hotel. If you like comics and horror, then you need to pick up the first issue of Twilight Hotel. Although you might not be able to check out once you’ve checked in…