Scott Snyder and Francesco Francavilla have entertained and terrified comic book fans,
now these two modern masters of horror collaborate for the first time ever on Night of
The Ghoul, a bloody reimagining of horror monsters that celebrates classic creature
features, while creating a contemporary new kind of horror story.
Shot in 1936, “Night of the Ghoul” by director T.F. Merritt was meant to sit beside
“Frankenstein” and “Dracula” as an instant classic. But the legendary film never made
it to the silver screen. A mysterious studio fire destroyed the footage and killed the
cast and crew at the wrap-party. No footage was ever recovered…until now.
When Forest Inman, a horror film obsessive, stumbles across a forgotten canister of
footage, he just might have discovered the remnants of “Night of the Ghoul.” This
discovery sends Forest on a dark odyssey to the California desert, where he’s warned
by a mysterious old man that the film’s ghoul is far more than a work of fiction: it’s a
very real monster who plans to kill him.
Night of The Ghoul is a dazzling work of horror, intercutting between the present-day
narrative and the story of the lost film (drawn by Francavilla in stunning black and
Francesco Francavilla, an Eisner and Eagle Award winner and New York Times bestselling creator, is
best known for bringing his signature neo-pulp style to the comics industry, from horror to
superheroes and sci-fi. Francesco has worked on the acclaimed horror series Afterlife with Archie
and Batman: The Black Mirror. He wrote and illustrated Will Eisner’s The Spirit and is currently
illustrating his own creator-owned The Black Beetle. In addition, he works on movie poster art,
cover art for movie and music albums, concept art and storyboards for film and TV, and editorial
illustrations for a variety of books and magazines. Born and raised in Italy, he now lives in
Atlanta, GA, with his lovely partner Lisa and their two cats.