Fridge Full of Heads Comic – Like an 80s Horror Movie You Hate To Love
Written by acclaimed author Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl; Lola On Fire; No Second Chances) and illustrated by Tom Fowler (Rick and Morty; The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl; Doom Patrol) for Hill House Comics (The Dollhouse Family; The Low, Low Woods; Daphne Byrne), comes Fridge full of heads, the sequel to Basketful of Heads – and it’s just as gloriously trashy as you’d like it to be.
Here we are with another comic book review, and can you guess what genre we’re going to be talking about? That’s right. Horror. Everyone has their guilty pleasures, whether they like to admit it or not (looking at you Taylor Swift fans). To exploit? Mine are old school horror movies from the 80s. The taller and more gorier, the better. I can’t even explain my love for the genre but give me some “good” trash horror, and my whole heart fills with joy.
Now it’s practically impossible to sum up Fridge full of heads without going into spoiler territory. However, I’ll do my best to keep everything as vague as possible while still giving you a taste of what to expect. If you’re looking for a comic that starts off with a 15/10 on the action scale, you’ve come to the right place:
Fridge full of heads begins in the middle of a robbery with violence. Criminals are looking for specific Scandinavian artifacts that are said to have great power. Then you blink, turn the page and all of a sudden you’re in the middle of a Jaws movie. Do I think if you enjoyed Head basket, are you guaranteed to love this one? No, but like an 80s horror movie you hate to love, it’s hard not to enjoy Fridge full of heads for the madness he brings to the table.
My horror-loving little heart almost exploded when the Hill House Comics imprint was first announced. Founded by my all-time favorite author Joe Hill, Hill House promised to be everything I wanted and needed in my life as a comic book collector. And for the most part, it was. Joe Hill didn’t write all of the comics launched under Hill House, but even so, the curation was there and each series was delivered in its own way. Head basket was one of the collections written by Joe Hill himself, and call me bias, but it was the best.
I have always loved the projects Joe Hill takes on because each one is an absolute labor of love and a celebration of all that happens that night. Joe Hill doesn’t do comics for the sake of doing comics; he does it because he has a story that needs to be told. Fridge Full of Heads marks phase two for Hill House Comics, and while Joe Hill isn’t the one in Writer’s Place this time around, Rio Youers does a good job taking over.
Fridge full of heads fires at the frenetic pace of any good 80s slasher film. From the first pages, you are already in the middle of a bloodbath, which never stops. If you haven’t read the original Joe Hills title, you really should, but you don’t need to either; Fridge full of heads tells its own standalone story, making it very accessible to those who drop into the series for the first time.
While Refrigerator Full of Heads couldn’t be more different from its predecessor, that doesn’t make it bad, just different. Head basket was subtle in its delivery, a word you would never use to describe Refrigerator full of heads. Everything about this comic screams absurdity, from art to the choice of colors and history. A fridge full of buds couldn’t be more obnoxious and in your face.
Fridge full of heads is quite the 80s trash horror sequel that the comic book world was lacking. It would always take something very special and unique to follow Basketful of Heads and while Refrigerator Full of Heads may not seem like the best fit for a spiritual successor, it is undeniably a bold choice that delivers the story as a electrical shock.
Want to pick up Fridge full of heads Where Head basket for you? So don’t forget to head over to Critters and Comics. Fridge full of heads is available for collection as 6 unique issues or as 1 commercial paperback. If you don’t know what this means, but you want to, click on our commonly used comedic terms only here.