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Cinema Panópticum T Ott plunges into the darkness with five new graphic horror novelettes The Prophet, The Wonder Pill, La Lucha, The Hotel, and the title story, each executed in his hallucinatory and hyper detailed scratchboard style and running betweentopagesThe first story in the book introduces the other four A little girl visits an amusement park She looks fascinated, but finds everything too expensive Finally, behind the rollercoaster she eyeballs a small booth with CINEMA PANOPTICUM written on it Inside there are boxes with screens Every box contains a movie the title of each appears on each screen Each costs only a dime, so the price is right for the little girl She puts her money in the first box The Prophet begins In the film, a vagrant foresees the end of the world and tries to warn people, but nobody believes him They will soon enough In the second film, The Wonderpill, a short sighted man initially goes blind from some pills his doctor gave him, but soon the blindness wears off and he finds they accord quite a view La Lucha, the third story, introduces a Mexican wrestler who fights against death himself In a typical Ott twist, he wins and loses at the same time The final story, The Hotel, depicts a traveler who goes to sleep in what seems to be an otherwise empty hotel His awakening is the stuff of nightmares Ott s O Henry esque plot twists will delight fans of classic horror like The Twilight Zone and Tales From the Crypt, or modern efforts like M Night Shamalayan s films his artwork will haunt you long after you ve put the book down

10 thoughts on “Cinema Panópticum

  1. ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪SomeBunny Reads (Phoenix)•*¨*•♫♪ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪SomeBunny Reads (Phoenix)•*¨*•♫♪ says:

    In this silent short story collection, a girl visits a fair where she can only afford one attraction, a cinema which will allow her to experience five absurd and horrible stories.1 The hotelA man makes himself comfortable in an apparently empty hotel.2 The championA wrestler has to fight his last demon.3 The experi

  2. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    The framing device of the book is of a girl at a carnival who discovers that she hasn t enough money for any of the rides or stalls that is until she finds a small, unattended attraction called Cinema Panopticum Inside it are 5 sets with screens, all cheap She puts a coin in each and watches them one by one The Hotel is

  3. Forrest Forrest says:

    From the framing story of The Girl wandering the carnival to the vignettes she discovers in the Cinema Panopticum, this wordless graphic novel is a complete artifact with no loose ends The stories are surreal and horrific with a touch of dark humor Cinema Panopticum reminds me, in many ways, of my favorite TV show of all time,

  4. Sophie Sophie says:

    A grotesque graphic novel, wordless and, thus, completely atmospheric, that consists of a series of stories , or rather vignettes, that are all linked together Absolutely mesmerizing, with healthy doses of Kafka esque dark humour.

  5. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    Gorgeously rendered black and white scratchboard graphic novel of a girl who goes to a carnival to pay pennies to see four thoughtful, not graphic, but still successfully unsettling horror movies in what is called Cinema Panopticum Silent, and thus somehow evenunsettling One of several sort of similar and silent works by Ott Terrific work

  6. Chris_P Chris_P says:

    This short graphic novel can be read in less than 15 minutes Its lack of dialogues makes the black and white images evenpowerful than they already are It consists of 5 stories, each exceptional and creepy in its own way For a fan of The Twilight Zone like me, this graphic novel is like Christmas time.

  7. Lee Lee says:

    I don t have much to say about this one, other than the first short story the hotel, was absolutely brilliant and hilarious I loved the ending, brilliant The rest to be honest were pretty average But The Hotel made up for it.

  8. Mohammed Hmood Mohammed Hmood says:

    Another amazing graphic novel. Thank you goodreads for the suggestion

  9. Dov Zeller Dov Zeller says:

    What a perfectly put together book A girl wanders through a fair looking for amusement but finds she doesn t have enough money to enjoy any of its novelties until she happens across an empty booth Cinema Panopticum is part of the fair and yet stands alone and takes the girl away from the mundane into the horrific There are five little machines, like games in an

  10. Meepelous Meepelous says:

    Perhaps the best collection of short horror ish stories I have ever read, I was really taken off guard by how much I enjoyed Panopticum I ve never been a huge fan of short stories, and all the Lovecraft style monster tales I ve been reading have always left me feeling like things were cut off just as they were getting interesting Not so with Panopticum Three short sto

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