A downloadable comic book for Windows

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When Jack Weir checked in for routine surgery he never imagined his life would become a non-stop horror show. Now in the clutches of the mad doctor Lacey Scalia, Jack clings to life and the distant hope that someone - anyone - will save him from her gruesome experiments. Will Jack survive the whims of the doctor? And if he does... WHAT WILL BE LEFT OF HIM?


This ghastly tale is a kinetic novel, meaning a linear text-based game with one ending. Its story and visuals are inspired by classic horror anthology comics like Tales from the Crypt and Creepshow. Length is approximately 4 hours.

Content warning: Cut to the Core is a dark and violent story that deals with mature themes. It contains elements that many may find disturbing or upsetting, including strong language, sexuality, drug abuse, animal abuse, child abuse, abortion, self-harm, gore, body horror and suicide.

AAD Productions
Release date Aug 01, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorPlasma Press
GenreVisual Novel
Made withUnity
TagsGore, Hand-drawn, Horror, Kinetic Novel, Psychological Horror, Retro, Short, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)


Buy Now$2.99 USD or more

In order to download this comic book you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Cut to the Core (Windows) 3 GB
Version 3


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My favorite Visual Novel! Amazing work


I played on Steam, but I figured I'd copy my review over here, as well!

This is a really logical idea (animated retro comic), but I can't think of anything else that's pulled it off with this kind of dedication to style. Maybe not for people with weak stomachs, but a fantastic choice for anyone able to appreciate horror media in all its gory glory. Stylistically, very nicely handled, with great art that evokes the exact era and genre it's aiming for. The story was pitched snugly in the middle of clever psychological horror that builds its themes right until the end, and classic seedy splatter throwback. The creators could definitely tell a lot of different stories in this same style, so I'll be paying attention for more in the future!


Wow man, your work blew my mind. Definitely one of the best graphic novels I've ever read. I will be happy to translate it into Spanish if it is of any help -free of course, just to serve the cause so that the entire Spanish public can read this masterpiece as well-. If so, feel free to contact me at leonel@outergatestudio.com. Cheers!