Haunted High-Ons Review
“A perfect blend of horror and comedy.”
Jamie Madrox and Monoxide – collectively known as the horror core rap duo TWIZTID – have carved out a comfortable side-gig for themselves as fake ghost hunters… but what happens when a routine house call yields not only a ghost, but a killer demon to boot? Hijinks and horror, of course!
To anyone who happens to be a fan of the rap duo Twiztid or indie creator Dirk Manning, this is a must-read for you. Even if you’re just a fan of good horror, you still need to pick this up. You can tell that Dirk, Jamie, and Paul really had a fun time making this comic. Dirk does a really good job of capturing both of their personalities in this book.
At the start, we find the Demonic Duo working at a party shop where they take a case for their side job as Ghost Hunters. Without spoiling anything, all I’ll say is that they bite off a little bit more than they can chew. I don’t think I have to tell you that hilarious mishaps follow them along the way.
One thing I really enjoyed about the writing—with me being a fan of the actual music—was that some stuff in the story reminded me of certain parts of Twiztid’s real songs. I don’t know if this was done on purpose, but I thought it was a nice touch.
I follow the artist, Marianna Pescosta, on Instagram and other social media platforms. So I got to see sneak peeks for this comic beforehand. But nothing she shared online prepared me for how good-looking this book is. The facial expressions and likenesses of the main characters are done extremely well, which is tough considering they have to look like the actual people. She also draws the book in a way that there are big white borders around the panels which gives it an old school look and feel. Another thing I really liked, during the back half of the story when they’re in their face paint, I felt it looked really fresh.
This was one of the books I picked up from our latest trip to Wizard World Cleveland. When I saw that Source Point Press was going to be there, I really hoped they were going to have copies of this book. I was so happy when I saw that they did have it, and was even more excited when I noticed they had some issues of the New York Comic Con variant.
I don’t know what more I could say about this book without sounding like I’m being paid to hype it up (I’m not), but this was right down my alley. If you’re a fan of horror, rap, or both, I think it will be right down your alley, too.
I’m giving the Haunted High-Ons…
4 Out Of 5 Whiskey Shots
Story Created By: Twiztid And Dirk Manning
Written By: Dirk Manning
Pencils And Inks By: Marianna Pescosta
Colors In Letters By” Alessandro De Fornasari
Published By: Source Point Press