EC Comics Presents… The Vault of Horror! by Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Jules Feiffer, Al Feldstein, Harry Harrison, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood (adapted by Lance Roger Axt and Butch D’Ambrosio)

A Love Letter to Old Horror

4.25 out of 5 stars

The first time I turned this book on was late at night as I was trying to relax before bed. That was a mistake. The opening line and the deep voice used made me realize this was going to be a mostly daytime listening book.

Without going into too much detail about each story inside of the collection (they were all really good and were good for different reasons) I need to mention that the performances of each story were great, too. As the opening line of my review says – it was so good in some cases that I couldn’t listen to this in a dark room at night.

It’s hard to talk about the stories without giving each one away. Also, they’re pretty short scary stories so if I mention any plots it takes away from their surprise a bit, but I noticed it wasn’t just a bunch of narrators and performers reading these stories. They performed them and the direction they were given was great, the stories felt authentic and real. They really jumped off the page.

You can definitely tell that everyone involved with this production loves old horror. This is basically a love letter to the genre and shows off some of its most interesting and unique short stories.

The production quality and overall “feel” of this audiobook is top notch. You can tell that a love of blood, swear, and tears when into creating this.

Book Description:

When the history of horror comics was written, one name stood and still stands above the rest: EC Comics. With equal parts suspense, gore, camp, and revenge, the triumvirate of EC’s horror output laid the groundwork for what was to come from many of the genre’s greatest writers and directors.

Now, AudioComics (a division of Pocket Universe Productions) presents EC’s The Vault of Horror, its stories adapted and presented in an audiorich fully immersive setting complete with a full cast, scoring, and soundscapes. This ghastly grimoire adapts issues #12 to #17 of the classic horror series, with werewolves, vampires, cutthroats, and numerous ne’erdowells!

Starring Kevin Grevioux (creator of the Underworld film franchise) as the Vault Keeper, and special guests Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre and Denise Poirier (MTV’s Æon Flux), this series is going to chill your spine and clam your palms! So put your headphones on and enter the Vault of Horror! It’s a real scream!

four-stars
EC Comics Presents... The Vault of Horror! by Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, Harry Harrison, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Johnny Craig, Jules Feiffer, Wally Wood (adapted by Lance Roger Axt and Butch D'Ambrosio)
Narrator: a Full Cast, Denise Poirier, Kevin Grevioux, Phil Proctor
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins

When the history of horror comics was written, one name stood and still stands above the rest: EC Comics. With equal parts suspense, gore, camp, and revenge, the triumvirate of EC’s horror output laid the groundwork for what was to come from many of the genre’s greatest writers and directors.

Now, AudioComics (a division of Pocket Universe Productions) presents EC’s "The Vault of Horror", its stories adapted and presented in an audiorich fully immersive setting complete with a full cast, scoring, and soundscapes. This ghastly grimoire adapts issues #12 to #17 of the classic horror series, with werewolves, vampires, cutthroats, and numerous ne'er-do-wells!

Starring Kevin Grevioux (creator of the Underworld film franchise) as the Vault Keeper, and special guests Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre and Denise Poirier (MTV’s Æon Flux), this series is going to chill your spine and clam your palms! So put your headphones on and enter the Vault of Horror! It’s a real scream!

four-stars
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