A new collection of delightfully macabre tales from a master of horror manga. An old wooden mansion that turns on its inhabitants. A dissection class with a most unusual subject. A funeral where the dead are definitely not laid to rest. Ranging from the terrifying to the comedic, from the erotic to the loathsome, these stories showcase Junji Ito’s long-awaited return to the world of horror.
About the Author
Junji Ito debuted as a horror manga artist in 1987 with the first story in his successful Tomie series. Uzumaki, drawn from 1998 to 1999, was adapted into a live-action movie, which has been released in America by Viz Films and Tidepoint Pictures. It's influences include the classic manga artists Kazuo Umezu and Hideshi Hino, as well as authors Yasutaka Tsutsui and H.P. Lovecraft.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Junji Ito is a real master of horror. He writes strange stories and blends it with his creepy illustrations. All of his work is worth a read, if you really love horror. This is a great collection of scary short stories.
I ordered this book to help me get in the Halloween spirit. Not having read much horror manga, I had heard of Junji Ito after finding some of his short stories online. After thoroughly terrifying myself a couple of years ago, this was my first purchase of his work. Fragments of Horror is easily one of the top scariest graphic novels I have ever read in my life. Right up there with recent classics like Severed as well as older classic horror such as Alan Moore's Swamp Thing. There's a sense of terror incredibly real in the pages of this book that only masters of horror like Ito can craft. While 2 of the 8 stories aren't straight horror, they have an eerie quality that makes them right at home with the rest of the terrifying 6 tales. If you're a fan of Asian horror or just want to try it out, definitely buy this amazing book. My only warning, don't read it late at night like I did.