The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of SENSORY DISTORTION from Bleeding Ink Productions. The story is by Jesse Grillo with art by David Brame and colors by Heather Breckel.

A group of college students travels to a cabin for a fun weekend. At a rest stop, they obtain Toloache, or “Demon weed.” The plant is used in a Native American ritual where the man drinks it, causing him to have a hallucination of his fears that he must conquer. Unfortunately, the teens are not strong enough to do this and die one by one until only Karen is left. Not only must she face the drug-created illusion of her sexually abusive stepfather, but the real thing as well.

This is a really good story. My only problem with it is the same problem I have with many current horror fiction. The secondary characters are somewhat cliched and have a lack of depth that when they die, there is no emotional impact. However, I may be the only one who thinks that way. David Brame’s artwork is unusual, but visually incredible. Heather Breckel’s coloring sets a very eerie mood. She uses darker tones for a majority of the story, but sprinkles in brighter colors every once in a while (especially in some of the hallucinations) that really jump out. Overall, this is definitely worth checking out.

SENSORY DISTORTION is available at www.bleedinginkproductions.com.

~ Thomas

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