Can you really trust the chair you are sitting in?
The Human Chair is a short story written by Edogawa Ranpo. It tells the story of a young woman who goes shopping for a chair and after wandering into an antique shop, is told the creepy story of The Human Chair. The tale of a writer who is convinced someone is living in her favourite chair.
This story is a special kind of weird. So much so that I have issues trying to explain the plot to people. I loved it though. It is brilliantly creepy and creative. It is a stalking story told in a way that is so insane that you could possibly believe it. It reads like a click bait news article. “Local Writer Finds Fan Living in her Chair!”
I don’t give spoilers in my reviews but the image at the end of the manga will always stick with me. It was an unexpected twist.
If you want a quick creepy read this Halloween season you should check this short manga out. You could easily read it in less than an hour and it is definitely worth it.