A nice collection of short stories I expected a little Lovecraftian but I got something like Goosebumps The last three stories were the best The Village of Sirens Yes, a bit Lovecraftian , The Bully A bit childish yet it was fun A Deserter in the House Not scary at all but I liked the twist. La historia del bully, omfg After oh 700 pages of Tomie cutting up her boyfriends parts, this third volume in Ito s Terror series sadly, the last as well is kind of refreshing in that it focuses on stories where gore shock isn t the focus Most of these stories are from the late 80 s to 1990 Den of the Sleep Demon, and The Long Hair in the Attic are here because they re expected typical stories of a characters myopia becoming their demise The freak out stories with blood and flesh Den is especially gruesome and the best example of that Louvre of Lust that Ito calls his mind, showcasing a transformation that would make Kafka cringe There is also high fantasy in Sword of the Reanimator and The Village of Sirens The former being a vessel for shonen lovers maybe the weakest story here while Sirens is great on the build up, but typical in its climax Still not bad for a monthly Halloween thrill Most interesting are the stories where psychological terror is ripe, moist, throbbing, with only the denouement giving in to typical Ito gross outs hey, its what you wanted , if at all Heart of a Father, as well as the final two stories, The Bully, and A Deserter in the House are the best things here Heart and Bully both concern jealousy in its cruelest stage dude seems to know a lot about that, huh , and provide the reader with Ito s ability to creep without going anywhere near ero guro territory Deserter is the obvious winner of the collection, a story concerning deceit and rage, with an ending that refocuses everything that comes before it and even goes as far as being a critique against revenge and anger all together An afterword from a filmmaker makes good note that Ito s all about familial love hatred With all the love hate here, it s hard not to feel a part of Ito s psychomindfuck of a family 3.5 stars. Pretty good.This was an anthology of manga horror stories by Junji Ito for various magazines collected here in a book The artwork is about average, but looks a little old school All of the stories were at least remotely interesting Some were amazing, though Heart of a Father was my favorite, but not by a huge margin.This doesn t need to be read in context of a series because they re all unrelated stories These stories are pretty creepy and some were a little nasty Overall it s pretty good, but nothing I would have spent money on. Great standalone stories Reading them in bulk maybe retracts the individual impact of them Still very enjoyable Manga is one of the better mediums for horror definitely I love Junji Ito and the feelings he is able to create with his work He creates this certain feeling of unease I haven t experienced outside of his work. A true gem, less repetitive than the other two volumes, and full of great stories, very in the Ito vein This is why we love this man. Where can I buy an affordable copy of this Prices online are shooting up all over the place. I wish the ending had been stronger, but damn it if I didn t love this series Such gory twisted fun Museum Of Terror Volume The Long Hair In The Attic Is The Third Volume In The Museum Of Terror Series It Was Released By Dark Horse Comics In Unlike The Horror World Of Junji Ito Series, It Presents The Stories In Chronological Order The Works In This Volume Were Originally Released From To Collected WorksBio HouseThe Face BurglarDen Of The Sleep DemonThe Devil S LogicThe Long Hair In The AtticLove As ScriptedSword Of The ReanimatorHeart Of A FatherUnbearable MazeThe Village Of SirensThe BullyA Deserter In The House 3.5 Stars
Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1963, he was inspired from a young age by his older sister s drawing and Kazuo Umezu s comics and thus took an interest in drawing horror comics himself Nevertheless, upon graduation he trained as a dental technician, and until the early 1990s he juggled his dental career with his increasingly successful hobby even after being selected as the winner of the prestigious Umezu prize for horror manga.The most common obsessions are with beauty, long hair, and beautiful girls, especially in his Tomie and Flesh Colored Horror comic collections For example A girl s hair rebels against being cut off and runs off with her head Girls deliberately catch a disease that makes them beautiful but then murder each other a woman treats her skin with lotion so she can take it off and look at her muscles, but the skin dissolves and she tries to steal her sister s skin, etc.Ito s universe is also very cruel and capricious his characters often find themselves victims of malevolent unnatural circumstances for no discernible reason or punished out of proportion for minor infractions against an unknown and incomprehensible natural order.His longest work, the three volume Uzumaki, is about a town s obsession with spirals people become variously fascinated with, terrified of, and consumed by the countless occurrences of the spiral in nature Apart from the ghastly, convincingly drawn deaths, the book projects an effective atmosphere of creeping fear as the town s inhabitants become less and less human, and and bizarre things begin to happen.Before Uzumaki, Ito was best known for Tomie, a comic series about a beautiful, teasing and eternally youthful high school girl who inspires her stricken admirers to murder each other in fits of jealous rage Eventually, unable to cope with her coy flirtation and their desire to possess Tomie completely, they are inevitably compelled to kill her only to discover that, regardless of the method they chose to dispose of her body, her body will always regenerate.In 1998, during the horror boom that followed the success of Ringu, Tomie was adapted into a movie Since Tomie, many of his works have been adapted for TV and the cinema.
- 392 pages
- Museum of Terror, Volume 3
- Junji Ito
- 24 September 2019 Junji Ito