Lock your doors, dim the lights, and breathe (just breathe) because Oni Press is proud to debut a startling first: a LIVE-ACTION teaser trailer for LAMENTATION #1 – the DOUBLE-SIZED, 48-PAGE FIRST ISSUE of the shocking horror thrill-ride of the summer from creators Cullen Bunn (THE SIXTH GUN, Harrow County, Basilisk) and Arjuna Susini (MADE MEN)!
The 30-second trailer is directed by filmmaker and comic creator Brockton McKinney (Jenny Zero, Rick and Morty Presents: Maximum Overture).
Told in THREE, 48-PAGE ISSUES spanning May, June, and July, horror master Cullen Bunn and rising star Arjuna Susini unravel a terrifying tale of tension, paranoia, and pain as the ill-fated cast and crew of a cursed stage play, trapped inside a haunted theater, play cat and mouse with a masked killer who may be more than human!
After weeks of grueling rehearsals, a new production is set to begin at the famed Requiem Theatre: Razide’s Lament, three acts of gothic horror set inside a haunted castle…with a story that some say is more than mere fantasy. Under the stern rule of a dedicated but temperamental director, the script seems ever-changing, and, more mysterious still, our lead actress has found herself cast in the role of a lifetime without so much as an audition. Her grand debut is fast approaching – and, with it, a barrage of razors in the night that will terrorize the actors and readers. There is no exit, no escape, and when the curtain finally rises, Razide himself will take center stage to cross the threshold into the unholy darkness that lies just beyond…
LAMENTATION #1 (of 3) seizes audiences everywhere on May 3, 2023 – on store shelves for Free Comic Book Day! Featuring covers by an all-star cast of revered talents – including Ringo Award nominee Maan House (Nightfall Double Feature), Eisner Award nominee Yanick Paquette (Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman: Earth-Two), and acclaimed artist Kyle Hotz (Web of Venom, Immortal Hulk) – horror stakes its claim at Oni Press, only in LAMENTATION #1 (of 3)!