Through The Woods By Emily Carroll
Published 15 July 2014 By Margaret K. McElderry Books
Summary: ‘It came from the woods. Most strange things do.’
Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.
These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.
Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…
Holy effin crap. Through The Woods has got to be one of the creepiest graphic novels I have ever read.
I don’t read much horror because I’m a scaredy cat but I’ve seen Through The Woods everywhere that I just needed to get my hands on it. And boy, was it thrilling!
Through The Woods is creepy. The level of creepiness probably differs but hey, as a scaredy cat, this is definity high on the creepy scale. The stories itself aren’t that different or special from your typical “monsters in the dark” type of stories but combined with a brilliant and dark graphic and colour elements, it makes for a brilliant story. The graphics in this book is fantastic. Throughout the book it keeps mostly to the reds, blacks and whites, maintaining a darker colour scheme that leaves you feeling terrified.
There are five different stories, an introduction and a conclusion piece but the colouring and pictures really tied the different stories together making a seamless transition from story to story. The creepier stories were definitely saved for last. I have to say The Nesting Place is my favourite of the five. It was super creepy and there was one part where I flipped the page and the image shocked me I almost screamed.
Intense, creepy but also quick paced, Through The Woods is a great horror graphic novel. Definitely one to read.