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..and now it’s an epidemic of national proportions. (from “The Loathsome Loner” by Carl Wessler and Ricardo Villamonte in The Witching Hour #65, August-September 1976) Recommended listening:

I know this text page item from The Witching Hour #54 (May 1975) sounds a little ridiculous, but I’ve done a little research…. …and it tracks. Recommended listening:

(from “World’s Weirdest Hobby” by George Kashdan and Gerry Talaoc in The Witching Hour #79, April 1978) But which one? Hugh Cornwell or Jean-Jacques Burnel? Recommended listening: The Stranglers – (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) (from Rattus Norvegicus, 1977)

The year is 1973 and the place is that little Italian place off the main drag. You know the one I’m talking about — where everyone is convinced the owner has mob ties, there’s a framed photo of Ol’ Blue Eyes hanging behind the bar, and in fifteen years it will mysteriously burn down and […]

It occurred to me this morning that I’ve made it through two-thirds of this year’s Halloween Countdown without indulging in a snarky recap of a goofy Bronze Age horror comic tale. That’s unforgivable, considering such oh-so-2006 content has been a staple of this feature since its inception. Today we’re going to rectify that egregious omission […]

(from “The Corpse Wore Shoes” by Carl Wessler and E.R. Cruz in The Witching Hour #59, October 1975) “Check it out, you happening cats! The Vault Keeper got hung up by a real bad trip, so he asked me — the Macabre Youth Minister — to lay this far out prairie gothic tale on you […]

A new wave of cinematic horror is on the shag-carpeted horizon, and the letters page of The Witching Hour #54 (April 1975) is there to provide all the pertinent details: That’s quite the fascinating snapshot into the realm of genre flicks prior to the 1977 paradigm shift, even if some the writer’s descriptions for the […]

It’s a scene straight out of a Cassavetes flick: A pair of seedy individuals seek refuge from a storm in a semi-decrepit storefront somewhere in the sticks. The owner of the place is an odd old duck, whose line of business is clock repair. This intrigues his unexpected visitors, as everyone knows the posh lives […]

A necromantic getaway

March 24th, 2009
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