The Last Halloween
is a comedy-horror webcomic by Abby Howard of Strip Search
fame. On Halloween, the world is being overrun by monsters, and it is, unfortunately, up to a reluctant young girl named Mona (and her undead "friends") to save the world. It's very funny and also very gory.
The Last Halloween contains examples of:
- Body Horror: An early monster is at least two creatures sewn together.
- A later chapter allows the creature to explain itself, where it tells a doctor that it is no a monster, but a god.
- Creepy Crossdresser: Mona really hates it when her father dresses up like her dead mother.
- Eye Scream
- Gallows Humor: The comic runs on it.
- Genre Savvy: When Dr. Fugue tries to get Mona to go on an epic heroic journey to save the world, she repeatedly insists that "I am a ten year old child, I will die very quickly."
- Hero's Journey: Referenced by Doctor Fugue while trying to persuade Mona to save the world.
- Plot-Triggering Death: The events of the story are triggered by the death of The Phagocyte who kept balance between the human and monster world.
- It appears, however, that the Phagocyte didn't die in the fire and was merely incapacitated. Whether or not he'll survive in his weakened state is still up in the air.
- Shout-Out: The corpse being exhumed in Chapter 1 is Jeffrey Combes.
- The oblivious trick or treater Mona meets is dressed as Rose Lalonde from Homestuck.