Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #5

Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #5

Writer: Alex De Campi Artist: Federica Manfredi Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Brace yourself for Grindhouse's most disturbing tale yet! On what should be the happiest day of Branwyn's life, atrocity beyond comprehension strikes. With everything she's ever loved destroyed by reavers, all she has left is revenge, in "Bride of Blood"!

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Feb 11, 2014

    Branwyn is embarking on a quest for revenge in Bride of Blood.  It's going to get a lot messier but she's not going to stop until every last one of those bastards pays.  As with previous Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight stories, this one will be completed with the next chapter.  After this stellar first issue, I'm really looking forward to how this wraps up and what kind of violence this woman will unleash on these men. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Feb 6, 2014

    This is a book for people who know what they are getting into. This is not for children, and it's not for somebody who thinks that comic book violence is cool and sexy. This is a book for the kind of person who wallows in 1970's exploitation genre film making fiction. It is to be enjoyed as a good example of the revenge genre, and although it's a bit depressing to think that our society has degenerated so much now that this kind of comic book violence is not even a big deal any more, I can at least enjoy it as a very good example of the genre that it's paying homage to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Kyle Overkill Feb 4, 2014

    If you enjoyed the first two stories in the Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight series then there is not reason not to like this next installment. If you are a fan of the rape and revenge genre of film then there is no reason not to enjoyment. If you are not a fan of either of those books, then well this is probably not for you. Alex has nailed the tone and look of each genre so far and she does so again with Bride of Blood. Manfredi provides the best art of the series so far. Just like a Grindhouse movie, the story wont blow your mind, the dialogue is far from Shakespearean and the look is not always the prettiest but its a fun experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Feb 5, 2014

    Please keep in mind that this is an adult-oriented book. The content is graphic, but the writing and art is deliberate and engrossing. These are well-told tales done in a style and vein of the 70s exploitation films. Yes, there's an abundance of nudity and gore; however, to see that and overlook the expertly crafted stories would be shameful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Alan Shields Feb 4, 2014

    It won't be for everyone, but if you can accept the series for exactly what it is and just allow yourself to be entertained, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight will certainly oblige. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Feb 5, 2014

    Your monthly ticket to debauchery has arrived and its still the same glorious book you missed since December. Such perverted wonders cannot be found elsewhere and if gore is your thing, will prepare to have your pants in a bunch, this book has death erection written all over it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Feb 7, 2014

    This book is not for the faint of heart or easily offended. The tone of the letters column felt grosser than the story but I'd guess that is on purpose. It's the equivalent of sitting through a film then having the unwashed guy in the bootleg Bart Simpson shirt behind you loudly declare his top five naked death scenes in way too much detail. There is intense violence and some very mature themes, but I liked how professionally it was handled. The creative team is off to a solid start and as mentioned above I hope they will use the elements here to put a unique twist on the Grindhouse revenge story. Read Full Review

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