Stories I had done for 'Tales from the Crypt' up to this point hadn't involved monsters and I wanted to do something with the yokai
of Japan, so I asked Zack Davisson
to write a piece we could then offer up to the Crypt people. Unfortunately the series didn't last past two issues and a collected edition
, so here's our unpublished story.
It's about a dare game (kimodameshi
) which in this case involves bullies sending a boy to a cemetery said to be haunted by a kubi kajiri
(literally, 'Neck Chewer').