When a man counts down his execution date, what else does he have to fear? This explored in Alterna Comics The Chair, a horror story that delves into the cruel nature of captivity, abuse, revenge and the evil that men do. The plot of the The Chair features Richard Sullivan, a man that has spent years in death row, claiming to be innocent of horrendous crime and mentally suffering from being a prisoner for so long. As the prison’s Warden begins to prepare Sullivan for the execution date for the electric chair, the physiological torture of waiting for death begins alter Sullivan’s perspective. Is Sullivan the innocent man he calms? Does the Warden know the truth behind Sullivan imprisonment. The dark and twisted story of The Chair will reveal that evil can lurk in the hearts and minds of anyone if confined to terror.
Fans of indie horror should take a look what The Chair has to offer that stirs up the unsettling thoughts about humanity. The 4 issue comic series sets a decent pace of unraveling the mystery surrounding Don’t come into the series with the expectations of it filled with bloody torture. The story has it’s gore moments, but the The Chair really shines when all the subtle details and grime realities come to ahead, those will leave the reader feeling haunted after.
The Chair was original released in 2008 by written and drawn by Peter Simeti and penciling provided by Kevin Christensen. The comic was collected and re-released a few times over the years, and is now available in comic retail stores nationwide. Simeti launched a successful KickStarter project to bring the The Chair to a full feature film. It was released in October 2017 and stars Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds), Tim Muskatell (Deadgirl), Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Noah Hathaway (The NeverEnding Story), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Ezra Buzzington (The Prestige) and Roddy Piper (They Live).