Amy is too clever, too creative… and far too comfortable with her job at the local amusement park, but that’s about to change.
This summer, Action Lab Studios takes thrill-riders on the twist and turns of their all-new hilarious theme park horror OGN, Midnight Massacre! Brothers and co-writers John Matsuya and Ben Matsuya give Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Shaun of the Dead a run for their money, sending readers roaring and reeling at every roundabout.
‘When the corporate executives of a theme park conjure real monsters for their Halloween “Midnight Massacre” spectacular, all hell breaks loose – literally. It’s up to Amy, a jaded games employee, to buck up and team up with friends to send the hellspawn back from where they came.’
“If you’ve ever worked a job you hated, adore Halloween, or love haunted mazes and roller coaster rides, we wrote Midnight Massacre just for you,” said John Matsuya. “Our independent graphic novel is an action-comedy for people who know that sometimes there are things scarier than marauding zombies – like feeling stuck in a daily grind with the dumbest boss alive, wasting away your time on a starvation wage, questioning all of your decisions as you traverse forward towards an uncertain future. If that hits a little too close to home, I hope you’ll read our original comic book for a roller coaster of a romp that will make you laugh, make you scared, and inspire to you shake things up a little.”
“This story is very personal to my brother and I,” said Ben Matsuya. “We wrote it while my brother was working a dead end corporate job: I was reflecting on a summer working a menial, seasonal theme park gig, and our father was being laid off from his job of over 30 years. But it’s a funny story, I swear. In an effort to channel our rage and discontent into something productive, we started writing. The moment it clicked for us was when we saw the absurd parallels between corporate America and a Halloween theme park horror show. Sprinkle in a healthy dose of punk rock and horror movies satire and eight years later you’ve got Midnight Massacre!”
Midnight Massacre hits the spinner racks on June 23, 2021.