Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Crate

With Halloween right around the corner, I see a ton of "essential holiday horror movies" lists apparently compiled by people with a very narrow sense of The Horror Film. Yes yes, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist, Psycho, Halloween etc., all incredible classics, ok? We get it. We've seen 'em though, and we've seen 'em a million times. Now another incredible film that I've personally seen a billion times is George Romero's Creepshow (1982), but somehow this film is strangely always absent from these "must see" hipster film lists. WTF?!! And like Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (another oddly slapped 'n shunned film), I can't think of a better movie for horror amateurs to get turned onto this season than the one with the five jolting Stephen King tales of terror! Seriously people, get your act together and revisit Creepshow, aside from the 70's Amicus EC adaptations, there's never been a better anthology horror movie ever made about horror comic books! Need something to refresh your rotten memory? How about the snarling, gore drenched centerpiece to the film, the one that made everyone in the world stop loving and start loathing Adrianne Barbeau-- The Crate! And how about Berni Wrightson's awesome version of it from the Creepshow graphic novel! If you need more reminders you can always revisit "Father's Day" and "Something to Tide You Over" in the THOIA archive, just click on the titles!

And oh yeah... just tell it to call ya "Billie!"

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Haunted Horror... Love?!

It's seems that the Haunted Horror Vol. 3 hardback "Pre-Code Comics So Good, They're Scary" (collecting issues 7-9) has jumped the gun and found it's way into a few stores already despite the November 5th release date ???!!! I haven't seen any anywhere yet, but reports are coming in. Either way, it's great news so grab your copy today, or order online by clicking HERE! Also good news for those of you looking to find a happily traumatic middle ground between Haunted Horror and IDW / Yoe Books companion series, Weird Love, it's-- HAUNTED LOVE #1 coming February 2016 (yep, just in time for Valentines too, and no it's not Charlton reprints from the same named silver age series either!) I... errrr, I mean, Mr. Karswell, has scoured the deepest, darkest, most romantically F'd up depths of my/his passion pit collection to bring you tragic 50's pre-code love tales from beyond the gruesome grave. It's the first in a sexy 3-issue mini series too, so save your pennies you luscious lil lovebirds, you'll want every nauseating issue-- guaranteed!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Trick or Treat from HAUNTED HORROR!

The super scary Halloween issue of HAUNTED HORROR #19 is in stores now --all stories were specially hand picked by me--errr--- Mr. Karswell himself fyi-- and it's ready to fill your month of All Hallow's cheer with page after page of frighteningly fun fear! For example, take this gruesome gem that originally appeared in the May 1954 issue of Weird Mysteries #10.

Don't forget to summon up your own copy of HH19 NOW!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Portrait of Death

AIEEEE!!! It's another perplexing Palais story for you today --and WTF, I totally thought I had posted this tale before, but it turns out there was just another story with the same title! So yeah, Rudy really delivers the grotesque monstrosity in this one... it's so weird in fact that by comparison, Frankenstein's monster is a mere piker! From the November 1953 issue of Horrific #8.