YMMV / Beasts of Burden

  • Fridge Horror: During the Demonic Possession in "Lost", the dogs break into a house to brutally murder a teenager. At first you're horrified that the ghosts of freaking baby animals would want to do such a thing, but take a good look at the teenager's collection of animal skulls and collars... Not only that, but there's a jar of eyeballs on one shelf, and what looks like a dead squirrel.
    • It's not just a few skulls, either: the boy had boxes of them stashed in his closet. He'd been at this for quite a while — possibly even years. (It's obvious he had no intention of stopping, either: there's a page of pet classifieds on the wall, with several boxes crossed out — and others circled.)
    • It also becomes darker when you know that serial killers start out by killing small animals, and they usually keep trophies of their victims.
  • He Also Did: You might remember Jill Thompson from her work illustrating Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, as well as writing/drawing the Sandman manga Death: At Death's Door, The Little Endless Storybook, or Scary Godmother. Evan Dorkin has done some work on The Goon.
  • Nausea Fuel: The frog creature.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Many examples, but first and foremost are the ghost puppies in "Lost". Doesn't sound scary? Oh, you have no idea how wrong you are...
  • Tear Jerker: Are you an animal lover? Chances are very good you will want to hug your pets after reading one issue. Especially "Lost" (the ghost puppies story).
    • The story with the boy who turns out to be a werewolf. If you're not crying by the end of it, get your eyes checked.