As you can tell from the cover alone, Dying Inside #4 decides that art doesn’t really need to be clear or anything for you to get what the hell is going on.
#4 begins w/ Lauryn doing some kind of magical spell on Christabella to kill— uh, “unkill” her? Whatever. Christabella goes all spazzy and then pulls that obnoxious SPD (Single Personality Disorder) card and tells Lauryn she was kidding and that she had no power in the town.
She attacks her but Lauryn and Clown are able to escape. Clown tells Lauryn, in the middle of a life or death situation, that Payne (his older brother and Lauryn’s boyfriend) that he knows Clown and Lauryn have been sleeping together. I don’t care if love triangles are in a story, sometimes the can build great anticipation and force readers to take sides they would not have previously taken— but when you have the main character standing in the middle of Silent Hill worrying about her boyfriend finding out she is sleeping w/ brother, it gets really aggravating.
Lauryn and Clown meet up w/ Payne and at about that time, we see some of her friends being cornered by Troy on a subway. He went from a bad therapist w/ a dark past to some sort of Call of Cthulhu Dr. Phil and psychodiagnosis his victims as he is killing them.
W/ his chest tentacles. Of course. Hey! Remember all those tentacles in all the Silent Hill games?! Right—no. No you don’t. There was only the few times in Silent Hill 1 that there were tentacles AND THEY LEAD TO NOWHERE. They weren’t there because tentacles are cool or supposed to be scary or something. They were there because they unnerved the player as they were just a portion of something large that the player was not able to see. Like evil icebergs! Ciencin seems to just think tentacles are really cool and they should be everywhere or something.
Anyway, Troy kills some of Lauryn’s friends and then calls her to tell her about it. After that Lauryn goes all retrospective and talks about how Christabella was killed. Apparently Lauryn wanted to talk to a boy she liked, so she let her go off w/ some random boys and “they” killed her because “they” were using kids to lure other kids. Who “they” are, fuck if I know!
Christabella pops up again so she and Lauryn can get into a name-calling contest to which Lauryn reveals that she is even more of an aseehole than we had previously believed. She lied to her “friends” to come along under the claim that they were going to make money, but Lauryn brought them to Silent Hill to die so she could turn them into zombies and wage war against Christabella.
I shit you now, Zombies… in Silent Hill.
I-I have no words.
This comes so far out of left field that I don’t even care. Sure, whatever. Zombies. Why not?!