5 horror comic books screaming for the screen

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Nailbiter by Joshua Williamson

Murder mysteries don’t get more tangled than when the investigator needs to team with a known serial killer. That’s exactly the situation Agent Nicholas Finch finds himself in when his colleague Eliott Carroll goes missing on assignment.

The case takes Finch to Buckaroo, Ore., a small town that has somehow berthed 16 serial killers. During his hunt he is teamed up with the local sheriff Sharon Crane and her teen daughter Alice.

Unfortunately the team up doesn’t stop there. Finch and Crane are forced to enlist the help of Edward “Nailbiter” Warren, an exonerated serial killer known to target people who chew their nails. His M.O. is capturing nailbiters, chewing off their finger tips, then killing them. The hesitant partnership is tenuous at best. How can you trust a mass murderer, right? Well when the town is full of them you can’t be choosy.

Nailbiter plays on the pop iconography society places on famous killers. Undoubtedly Buckaroo would attract tourists in real life as it does in the comic. Imagine if Dexter Morgan was drawn into a Team Flash situation with the F.B.I. agents from Mindhunter. Well, you’d have something close to Nailbiter, but it is so much more. A blood-soaked dark comedy at times and a rollercoaster of tense scenes would make this a binge watch to remember. The roster of serial killers opens the door to all sorts of horrific possibilities.