Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Weird Dead

The last story of February 2009, as well as the last story from the February 1953 issue of Voodoo #6, and thanks again to Brian Hirsch for the scans. Reading this tale I was reminded of the Jack Kirby story called The Feathered Serpent from Black Magic #3. I wasn’t really familiar with this ancient deity legend until I did a wikipedia search and realized it’s the same thing as Quetzalcoatl (for more, or less, info about this see the Larry Cohen movie from 1982 of the same name by clicking the Q movie link after the story.)

TOMORROW: We kick off March with another full issue presentation, but you’ll have to come back in the morn to find out what it is. See ya then…


Friday, February 27, 2009

She Wanted to Know… The Black Future

Time for our third tale from the February 1953 issue of Voodoo #6, and this one features the timeless tale of a young girl dabbling in the mysteries of occult cake baking… sounds tasty, and what possible harm could there be? I'll have an extra scoop of ice scream too please thank you.

(Thanks again to Brian Hirsch for the scans!)



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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ghoul’s Bride

Story #2, (scans courtesy of Brian Hirsch) from the February 1953 issue of Voodoo #6... it’s another pleasantly grim, ill-fated entry that makes good on the ‘ol WTF?!, leaving you with a screwball closing panel that beckons: Laugh? Cry? Scream? Sympathize? The first 5 people to give me a good detailed reason behind their reaction today win a FREE TCM 31 Days of Oscar composition notebook, (courtesy of my friend Sakeenah Johnson at Turner Classic Movies.)

TOMORROW: She Wanted to Know…


Barbara Steele fans will be happy to know that An Angel for Satan (’66) has finally received a US DVD release this week by some company called Midnight Choir. Paired on a double feature disc with Steele’s previously available, English dubbed, public domain staple The Long Hair of Death ('66), An Angel for Satan thankfully appears to be in its original Italian language w/ English subtitles.

Click the image below for more info and to order.

And if that’s not enough, Raunchy Tonk this week released a 50th Anniversary Edition of the William Castle classic House on Haunted Hill (‘59.) The difference here: A brand new widescreen transfer PLUS “Ninety minutes of mind blasting bonuses” (so says the cover.)

Click the image below for more info and to order.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Killer Lady

For the remainder of the month I’ll be giving my scanner a breather and Brian Hirsch hath returned to take over the story chores. So for the next four days he’ll be presenting the completely demented February 1953 issue of Voodoo #6, and half of those days will feature the theme we started yesterday with Killer Ladies.

Why, here’s one now…

TOMORROW: The Voodoo gets ghoulish!


Plus! Lots of good reading lined up for release in April from publishers like Dark Horse, Pure Imagination, and more… click the images below for more info on each title.

Creepy Archives Vol. 4

Playboy’s Trump

Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman

Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Joe Shuster

Four Frightened Women

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Step into My Parlour

One more tale from the November 1953 issue of Weird Terror #8 for today, this one from Al Tewks… and then tomorrow we begin another full issue presentation to finish out the month. But today also starts another theme, although I’m not going to reveal what it is until tomorrow.

TOMORROW: Gee, your hair smells terrific…



Ever wonder what a pre-code comic book would be like from Japan, but on film? Tonight TCM presents Kwaidan (’64), a truly awesome, gorgeously surreal TOHO terror classic containing four very dark and shivery Lafcadio Hearn tales of the supernatural: The Black Hair, The Woman in the Snow, Hoichi the Earless, and In a Cup of Tea. **Karswell’s Highest Recommendation!** ---don’t miss it!

Check TCM for more info and show times in your area.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Blood of the Bat

We're sticking with the Comic Media titles for a couple more days, and now we switch to the November 1953 issue of Weird Terror #8 for a knock-out 1-2 combination punch of boxing and—vampires?! If that’s not a bonkers enough concept for you then the typically weird ass, drug-fueled art by Rudy Palais should be.

TOMORROW: More Weird Terror!