Morbidly Beautiful is teaming up with writer Josh Millican and artist Sean Wilson on the dark horror serial DEEPER THAN HELL. While they have featured creative writing in the past, this will be the site’s first reoccurring series.
DEEPER THAN HELL tells the story of Sonny and Drew, two heroin addicts living in the tunnels below Las Vegas who go on a bizarre pilgrimage underground.
Josh Millican is best known as a prolific horror blogger (currently featured on HorrorFreakNews.com, Blumhouse.com, and PopHorror.com); he’s also the Director of Community for CryptTV. “Most people know me as something of a journalist, so I’m excited to get back to my creative roots,” says Millican on the project. “My goal is to create compelling characters and storylines that people will be excited to follow, something that readers can look forward to. Expect plenty of cliffhangers!”
Sean Wilson is an artist known for his unusual and often unsettling work, including the poster he designed for the upcoming feature film DEATH HOUSE (described as “The Expendables of Horror”). He will contribute original artwork and “inspiration” for each chapter of DEEPER THAN HELL. Millican gushes: “Sean’s got an incredible, wicked style that’s all his own. I’m excited and honored to be working with him to create a unique and terrifying universe for readers to get lost in!”
While plot details are being closely guarded, DEEPER THAN HELL will resonate with fans of horror movies and literature. Millican: “Fans of Lovecraft and Clive Barker will love it. It’s got some parallels to Alice in Wonderland and Dante’s Inferno, but I’m also drawing influence from 1980’s and 1990’s sci-fi and dystopia. And cults!”
Chapter 1 of DEEPER THAN HELL will debut on MorbidlyBeautiful.com on October 7th; additional chapters will be published the first Friday of each month, and the serial will run through September 2017.
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