I am reading this for "In The Dark, Dark Woods": Through the Woods by Emily Carroll.
Besides the woods on the cover of the book two of the stories that I've read have the woods depicted in the panels.
This was brilliant. I loved all the stories, writing, and the panels were awesome. And I also scared myself so badly at one point I put this way and kept jumping at shadows.
"An Introduction" sets the mood for this collection. Why I started reading this in the dark with only the TV flickering I will never know.
"Our Neighbor's House" what a grim story. The slowly building tension to this one was great. Of course I had guesses about the neighbor.
"A Lady's Hands Are Cold" another take on the Bluebeard legend. Really enjoyed this. The song repeated throughout the panels became more and more sinister.
"His Face All Red" I thought this was smartly done. We have a man who is wary of his brother, and we find out why. I kept waiting for something to leap out of the panel.
"My Friend Janna" a very good story. Reminded me a bit of the trouble the women had in that movie Ouija board.
"The Nesting Place" a young woman doesn't take warnings to stay out of the woods seriously enough.
"In Conclusion" another take of Little Red Riding Hood.
The other stories in this collection besides "A Lady's Hands are Cold" and "In Conclusion" I am not sure of the original fairy tale or folk lore they came from.
I really enjoyed the writing, and the flow from story to story. I have to say the colors really popped and reading this on my Kindle was great because the way that the Kindle was set up was once you double tap the panel and enlarged it, you would get to see the full panel and then it would focus in on the different parts that you should read. So it was kind of like watching a cartoon, a silent cartoon which was giving me the willies the whole time. See below for some of the panels.
Definitely going to check out more works by this author!