In fact, come to that, I may simply never look at Pac-Man again. It's just too horrifying.
Zach Weiner's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic crosses the generation gap between an arcade-loving man and a desensitized modern-day kid. Arcade games? Boring? Oh no. Arcade games are terrifying.
"Pacman," the man explains, "is the story of a man who wakes up one day to find he is nothing but a mouth." And the ghosts? They envy the living, and their ability to eat. The sordid tale creates a whole new level of 8-bit existential horror. Maybe the horror movie interpretation isn't so far off, after all. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go play something less creepy for a while to clear the horror away. Like BioShock or maybe Resident Evil.