Life is a Hideous Thing was comic book story that acts as a prequel to Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare game. It was published in France by Semic comics in 2001. it was eventually translated to english by the USA in September 2002.
- Edward Carnby (The New Nightmare)
- Aline Cedrac
- Ganesha- antique dealer and Fortune hunter
- Monks of Montsegur
- Dr. Leng- professor who assists Carnby and Cedrac, lives in his private flying ship.
- Monplaisir - assistant to Dr. Leng
- Diana Armitage- character in story, named after and probably related to Dr. Henry Armitage from HP Lovecraft's story, "The Dunwich Horror."
- Frank Stone - young scientist who accompanies Aline, later revealed to be possessed by a demon whose goal is to Unleash the Creeping Chaos
- The Creeping Chaos- powerful creature that can be summoned by the artefact known as the Crown of Genghis
- Nosmo Cobis! Holo Erasma Rabis! - incantation said by Carnby
- You Fool! Frank is Dead!
The comic title was named after the first part of a quote from HP Lovecraft's story, "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family".
- Writer's website: Jean Marc & Randy Lofficer: http://www.lofficier.com/alone.htm