The Red Book [Horror Month]

The Red Book is a short comic, with 20+ chapters. However, those few chapters may be all it takes to give you the fright of a lifetime…

Alt TitlesPpalgan Chaek, 빨간책
CreatorsRangddo, RangTom, Rangtto, 랑또
LicensedOfficial English Translation
Release2015
AdaptedUnsure
GenreMature Warning:  Gore/bloodMurder / Attempted Murder, Suicide / Attempted SuicidePsychologicalRomanceSchool LifeSlice of LifeSupernaturalHorror

The Red Book Summary

The more you think about it, the scarier it gets. This is about things that are everywhere and nowhere.

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The Red Book
The Red Book has quite short chapters, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Short and sweet chapters are sometimes more impactful than longer, drawn out stories. There’s not any extra background info about the main characters or the ghosts. Just the ghosts being ghosts.

I actually really like multiple of these stories, simply because they’re so short and get to the point.

A lot of these stories are creepy. How many times haven’t we seen something out of the corner of our eyes? And then we turn around and there’s nothing there? Well, imagine if there is something coming right towards you…

The horror in “The Red Book” is quite understated, since we very rarely see what’s happening to people.

We more see them reacting to the creatures or right before they enter a space. It’s adding a certain creepiness to the story. We can only assume they meet a horrible end, but it’s not any gore in that sense.

One aspect I wasn’t too fond of was a chapter with a dog. I’m so weak to animals being hurt in these stories, so it’s not exactly my favourite one.

I’m not sure I can say any of these chapters are my favourite, since I like all of them. They’re all really short so you can easily cram this into your reading session one afternoon.

Final thoughts: Short and sweet horror stories. Nothing too frightening but it’s quite creepy if you put yourself in those situations.

This is part of Otomenai’s horror month, where we share some interesting horror comics during the month of October.

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