Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Who's Afraid of Haunchyville?

At Hoax Hunters Central, Steve and I like to stir things up. Rattle cages. Ruffle feathers. Think outside the box. Drink whiskey.

(Okay, the last one is unrelated, but we still like whiskey. Lots.)

With a brand new arc (Haunchyville) starting in January, we wanted to do something special to kick it off. Something that you don't see all the time. We kicked around the idea of 500 variant covers, but that didn't stick; and it's too soon for a reboot. So we put some thought into something that would enhance the Hoax Hunters experience adn, viola, a short film was born.

The Hoax Hunters culture, as most of you know, is one that thrives off of fun, scary, campy, and ridiculous YouTube videos. There'd be no Destination Truth without them. Owing to that, we decided to make our own. We enlisted the help of James Cooper, a friend and talented filmmaker, and had this movie produced. What you see are the exploits of the Hoax Hunters Hunters, a group that is on to the Hoax Hunters and their manipulative ways. The Hunters go into the woods of Haunchyville, searching for proof...

The beginning of Haunchyville launches in issue #6. It features art from Axel Medellin, a beautiful cover from Jenny Frison, and two backup stories--it's packed issue. In the meantime, enjoy the short movie to whet your appetite!

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