Tom Holland’s Terror Time has officially announced Fright Night: The Peter Vincent Chronicles, a comic book sequel to the 1985 film.
Fright Night: The Peter Vincent Chronicles, Issue 0, a 24-page original comic book based on a story by Tom Holland, will focus on the adventures of Peter Vincent (originally played by Roddy McDowall) immediately following the events of the first film, and serves as a bridge into future Fright Night comic books. The book is being produced by Tom Holland’s Terror Time, and will be available exclusively from www.terrortime.shop.
The comic book is scripted and edited by Ben Meares (Hellraiser: Anthology, Grimm Tales of Terror) and illustrated by Riley Schmitz (Hellraiser: Anthology, Invisible Hands).
“It’s all I could hope for. A great continuation of the original,” said Master of Horror, and Fright Night’s writer/director Tom Holland. “Roddy would be proud to know his creation was continuing his journey in such high (and bloody) style. Ben Meares’s story is a winner and Riley Schmitz’s artwork captures the Fright Night experience for today’s fans. Onward, with The Peter Vincent Chronicles!”
A limited edition Deluxe Edition package will also be offered, which will contain the comic book, an exclusive print by artist Riley Schmitz (signed by Tom Holland), a Peter Vincent “Fang Club” commemorative coin and a replica of Peter Vincent’s vampire-hunting stake produced by veteran special effects artist Stephen Imhoff (signed by Tom Holland). Both the commemorative coin and the stake replica are taken directly from the pages of the upcoming comic.
“Fright Night is, for a very good reason, a beloved film within the horror community,” writer and editor Ben Meares said. “I believe a huge contributor to its staying power is the character of Peter Vincent. My goal here was to delve deeper into Peter as a character, and present him with a fresh set of challenges, personal and supernatural, to face off against. Being able to do so with the blessing from the film’s creator is quite simply a dream come true.”
“As a huge fan of the movie I made it my mission to capture its feel in comic book form, while still trying something new,” artist Riley Schmitz said. “I’m thrilled for this project and truly believe fans will enjoy it.”
Fright Night: The Peter Vincent Chronicles Issue 0 will be available for pre-order on Monday, July 30th and will be available for order on Friday, August 3rd, exclusively from www.terrortime.shop.