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Flesh For The Beast
- Title: Flesh For The Beast
- Author: Various
- Publisher: Media Blasters
- Number of Pages: 132
- ISBN-10: 1586555561
- ISBN-13: 978-1586555566
- Release Date: October 15, 2004
The Fischer house is a gateway to hell and the gatekeepers are the succubae: Cassandra, Erin, Irene, and Pauline. Beautiful demon women with the power to grant fantasies, but be careful because you might just get what you wish for.
The following review is from the Amazon.com link in the External Links below:
- 4 out of 5 stars
- Nicely fleshes (ha!) out the story beyond the movie
- Reviewed On: June 25, 2009
- Reviewed By: ChibiNeko
I picked this book up just after having watched the film 'Flesh for the Beast'. It was a good movie but had quite a few storylines left over that they could eventually make into another movie or insert into a director's cut. If you haven't watched the movie, I recommend it if you are a fan of gruesome horror. Definitely not for children! The plotline is typical horror fare- a group of investigators go to check out a spooky old abandoned house with a bad past, then end up becoming lunch for a bevy of succubi babes. It sounds cornier than what it actually is & the film is much better than many give it credit for.
In any case, if you haven't watched the movie- never fear. The manga is standalone from the actual movie. You can understand it perfectly well without having seen the movie. The manga is surprisingly more even in tone. There is still a lot of gratuitous sex & violence in the manga but it's not the focal point of the manga. Also, calling this a "manga" really isn't correct. It's manga sized & shaped, yet most of the stories in it are drawn by American artists. It's more indie than anything else.
The stories focus mainly around the succubi that inhabit the house. The time frame jumps around quite a bit & almost none of the stories reference each other, with the exception of one story arc that takes up two chapters in the book. The gruesome gals are played as both the bad guys as well as unfortunate beings, yet even when the succubi are portrayed as sympathetic you still see them for what they truly are.
There's some excellent storytelling in this book & there is room for many more stories to be told in this world. To be honest, the manga is actually slightly better than the movie in some aspects & I found myself enjoying the manga more than I did the movie. This manga is definitely not for children. There are several different mature themes in this book ranging from sex to violence to the death of a "child". (Not elaborating on this last part as it would spoil one of the stories.) It is still worth tracking down & reading, even if you end up passing it along to a friend afterwards.