Melvina's Therapy is an episodic horror webcomic by A. Rasen. The frame story is centered around the eponymous Melvina, a mysterious and cruel therapist whose patients has an unfortunate tendency to meet grisly ends when trying to confront traumas of their past.
Melvina's Therapy contains examples of:
- Asshole Victim: Emily and Sarah Dunne in "Opposite Therapies" are exceptionally cruel bullies. Owen in "Hare's Arms" pushes his grilfriend into a therapy she dosn't want mostly because he wants to avoid social embarrasment, rather then actually helping her.
- Clingy MacGuffin: The wheelchair in "Chairs".
- Deliberately Monochrome: Most stories are deliberatley drawn in black and white, but colour is sometimes used for certain effects.
- Eye Scream: Melvina's first successful "therapy" made her friend Grethel rip her own eyes out.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: Commander Joseph Conrad in "The Overview Effect".
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: "Back to Mornau".
- Madness Mantra: "They are not hares. They are arms. I was so wrong. It was never the place."
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Annie in "Chairs".
- Nightmare Face: Gina in "Hare's Arms" and Gur in "Resilience". Most people affected by the curse in "Back to Mornau".
- Psycho Psychologist: Melvina herself is an unusually subtle and terrifying example. Also, Gur in "Resilience".
- Repressed Memories: A recurring theme in the stories.
- Space Isolation Horror: "The Overview Effect".
- Surreal Horror: "Back to Mornau".
- Start of Darkness: "Opposite Therapies" and "Filling Gaps" turns out to be this for Melvina.
- Tomato in the Mirror: Gina in "Hare's Arms".
- Yandere: Margaret in "Chairs", who, motivated by her hatred of men and fear of loosing her life-partner, killed Annie rather then leting her contact her son.