Review: Bites of Terror: 10 Frightfully Delicious Tales by Cuddles and Rage
Killer. Cake. But Cute! I loved this story of murder, mayhem, and dessert. Check out my review below!
Bites of Terror: 10 Frightfully Delicious Tales by Cuddles and Rageby Liz Reed, Jimmy Reed
on March 24, 2020
Genres: Horror, Humor
Hungry for humor? Tuck into these darkly funny horror stories starring creepy-cute food folk, presented in a photographed diorama-comic format that brings the stories to colorfully disturbing life. Inspired by Tales from the Crypt and perfect fare for readers of All My Friends are Dead and Awkward Yeti.
From an ice cream cone who makes a deal with the devil('s food cake), to a moldy strawberry who wants one last dip in a bowl of cream, Bites of Terror offers ten macabre, hilarious tales featuring adorable anthropomorphic food characters caught in horror story scenarios complete with twist endings. Each tale is introduced by your horrible host, the Cake Creeper, a partially eaten groom's cake with an agenda of his own. And because presentation is so important for every meal, the stories are told in "diorama comic" format: they read like a comic or graphic novel, but instead of drawings, the images are photographs of sculpted characters, looking good enough to eat and staged on custom-made sets full of fascinating details. You'll be tempted to reach into the pages and save the cute food people from their fates...but you can't. In the tradition of Tales from the Crypt and other classic horror comics, Bites of Terror proves that horror and humor are a tasty combination.
Oh my gosh, I love the quirky reads that Quirk Books puts out in the world. I can always depend on them to give me bite sized (ha) reads that make me laugh and Bites of Terror is no exception!
Bites of Terror is a graphic novel anthology of sorts, focused on a sculpted cake bite who tells tales of terror to a visiting cupcake. A campy dream full of adorably murderous desserts told in 10 parts (plus the main arc). No sweet or treat is safe – everything from pizza to deviled eggs to healthy fruits gets in on the slaying.
Each story sets up a message, with my favorite featuring a pair of watermelon. How far will you go for love? This is the story’s version of Pet Cemetery and I’m here for it.
As for the main arc, let’s just say everyone gets their just desserts.