Severed is a well fashioned horror story that does its job right, telling horror where it’s character driven instead of your usual slasher gore festivals that you’re bored with from television to movie to video games, this is the kind of horror that comes from mastering the suspenseful of the reader, like the horror movies from John Carpenter himself.
It’s the year 1916, a quite strange year in the history of America one might consider. Unusual shark attacks that inspired the inevitable movie Jaws, the first women elected to the House of Representatives, the opening of the first US birth control clinic, the record for greatest temperature change in a 24 hour period, the hanging of an elephant, and the year America prepared for World War 1, it’s quite the year that makes one ponder how history can truly be stranger than fiction, and we are here entering a fictional story of 12-year old Jack Garron, who runs away from his adoptive mother in search for his true father, while a menacing sharp toothed cannibal is hunting down little children.
Jack is lifted by his dreams of meeting his biological father whom he has been exchanging mails with, during his travels he meets new friends and finds himself in amazement with the wonders big cities can provide you, but as the sharp-toothed killer lurks around, no one is truly safe and how is Jack connected to all of this? Are he and his friends safe? What drives the sharp toothed killer to eat human flesh? Is there a happy ending to any of this? It’s such a wonderful suspense driven story with its strong dialogue and characters.
Attila Futaki is the artist of the series and he really oozes life into this, not to mention the shadows and the eerie atmosphere, the shadows of the dark room with only a single candle lit, the panel work here is almost like watching at a single still frame of a movie that just keeps moving from panel to panel like real moving motion picture, that’s how powerful I felt of its story telling.
Rating: - 90/100
Overall this is a short story, not only about the terrors of a cannibalistic madman, but the story of fear that comes from within; Deceits, loneliness and the idea of pure evil bei