NaNoRenO 2018: Grotesque Beauty

“Grotesque Beauty” by DigitalBento (Ben Ho).

“Anita has been experiencing bad dreams each night[.] […] Her friend, Rachel, agrees to come over to keep her company[.] […] However, their night gets a whole lot bizarre from there, when Rachel discovers a haunting painting that adorns her friend’s living room.”

What I love the most about “Grotesque Beauty” is possibly the art style, which is inspired by the manga drawn by Junji Ito as well as Nakayama Masaaki. The art helps to establish a ghastly atmosphere, which feels special in a way, though the interactive horror novel is actually built on a very classic setting: A mysterious fog, an intense painting, disappearing people and a knock on the door. >>PLAY