DC Comics is proving their commitment to horror and we love to see it. Two years ago they first announced their partnership with Joe Hill (N0S4A2, Heart-Shaped Box) with the eponymous Hill House Comics. The first wave of titles included Basketful of Heads, The Low Low Woods, The Dollhouse Family, Daphne Byrne, and Plunge. Joe sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the follow-up title Refrigerator Full of Heads:

I knew the axe from Basketful of Heads wouldn’t stay at the bottom of the Atlantic for long … I was goofing on possible sequel ideas with the novelist Rio Youers and he pitched me a gonzo-action-horror story that would make Sam Raimi weep happy tears of blood. We can’t wait to see Rio and wunderkind artist Thomas Fowler stacking some cold ones in the fridge. This one is going to be a ride.”


Refrigerator Full of Heads will bring readers back to Brody Island, years after a mysterious axe unleashed violent havoc during the 1983 hurricane detailed in the previous book. Vacationing couple Calvin Beringer and Arlene Fields quickly find themselves face-to-face with some of Brody’s more unsavoury aspects: On top of that axe, there’s also a new sheriff in town, new visitors, and a dangerous Great White Shark spotted off the coast.

Joe Hill is quickly rising the ranks to becoming one of the most exciting horror authors of our time. That’s especially impressive since he’s working in the same realm as his father, Stephen King. But Joe has expertly removed himself from his father’s shadow by consistently writing some of the most entertaining and thought-provoking properties in horror.

Most importantly, you’ve gotta check out this cover by artist Sam Wolfe Connelly provided by EW.

Refrigerator Full of Heads will see a six-issue release by DC Comics starting on October 19th! 

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