Interview: A Story So Scary...You'll 'Leave On The Light'
Jul 09, 2019
"Brace yourself for a shocker of a horror story!" That's a guarantee according to Leave on the Light (APR191400).
Originally funded through Kickstarter, Leave on the Light is 3-issue mini-series about a notorious serial killer who terrorized suburbia. Don't worry. Thomas "The Butcher" Lassey was caught and sentenced to death. But...worry. Because Thomas didn't stay dead. Upon his execution, his spirit was released into the jail electric system causing him to continue his reign of terror from beyond the grave!
In the following interview, writer Bradley Golden shines a light on Leave on the Light - a dark and gritty tale about loss and revenge.
PREVIEWSworld: Admittedly, this reminded me of a Wes Craven movie called Shocker. Was this at all inspired by it?
Bradley Golden: Actually, yes. That movie was one of my favorites. Admittedly it was a bit cheesy. Not only that movie but all the old school slasher movies.
PREVIEWSworld: How did Leave On The Light come about as a project?
Bradley Golden: This project came about 5 years ago when I wanted to tell a cool slasher story. It went into hiatus for a few years due to life. I recently noticed last year that horror in the comic industry has been a genre that has not been given much love. We have vampires, zombies, and monster books but no old school slashers. I set out to change that. I did a Kickstarter campaign for Leave On the Light and it funded rather quickly. After the Kickstarter I sent the pitch to Ben Dunn at Antarctic Press, he loved it instantly. And the rest is history.
PREVIEWSworld: Tell us about The Butcher.
Bradley Golden: The Butcher is actually Thomas Lassey. A notorious serial killer, who gets off on killing children and women.
PREVIEWSworld: Does The Butcher have any opposition preventing him from being successful?
Bradley Golden: Yes, the main characters Gary Marshall and Sarah Mckinney. Gary Marshall was the cop who caught him prior and watched him sentenced to death. Sarah Mckinney is his partner and helps him apprehend Thomas.
PREVIEWSworld: In terms of audience, who is LEAVE ON THE LIGHT for?
Bradley Golden: This is definitely not for children. The audience is teens to adults, and anyone who grew up on Friday the 13th, Nightmare On Elm Street, and the Halloween movies.