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Hellraiser Comics Revisited | The Tontine
The Tontine

Words and pictures by: Scott Hampton

Published in: Hellraiser #9 (1991)

Back to a story with all the feel of a Hellraiser but none of the paraphernalia, from Batman, Sandman and Simon Dark artist Scott Hampton. The Tontine of the title refers to the arrangement between a group of soldiers who survive WWII unscathed and, feeling invincible, take up Russian Roulette. The last man standing when their annual game reaches its logical conclusion some years down the line, gets to claim the pot, but the winner doesn't quite take what he expects, and there's something unusual about that gun... Hampton turned this almost-unbearably tense tale into a half-hour short in 2006, filmed at the same location as Eli Roth's Cabin Fever. You can watch it for free online.

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