Friday, August 10, 2007

Garden of Horror

Here's another good example of Lin Streeter art (it's possible he may have written this story as well), featuring a couple creepy twists and a not so subtle hint of H. P. Lovecraft. I ask you: is there anything more horrifying than plants--- or gardens?! AIEEEEE!!! This post is also in response to the anonymous comment from a few days ago where said person mentioned that some form of vegetation had busted through their window during a storm one night and scared them half to death while they watched a horror movie. Hope this tale "leaves" you as equally unnerved. Get it?

From the October 1953 issue of Adventures Into the Unknown #48






6 comments:

Anonymous said...

CTHULHU LIVES!!

Anonymous said...

wow this is a cool story......the hpl panels are fairly obvious indeed. love how the plant has the ability to make its prey hallucinate and lure them in

feed me!!!!!!!!!

Karswell said...

Ha ha, a Little Shop of Horros ref now... seems like everything here leads right back to movies.

Fine by me...

Anonymous said...

CTHULU FTAGHAN!!! hahahaha,very funny,you see the night i was watching DR. TERRORS HOUSE OF HORRORS segment "Creeping vine",and that tree smahed my window happened only 25 years after i saw my parents gunned down by a mugger who also got my uncle Ben,i had been planning to create a new identity for myself,when suddenly...well,ok i made that up,Pamela Isley took that identity anyways,but hey it made that otherwise laughable segment scary for me(it really happened when i was like,twelve)so lay off,and anyway,i thank god,i wasn't watching DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS.

Karswell said...

I always thought, surprisingly enough, that the 4-part Dr. Who episode starring Tom Baker called Plant of Evil was pretty good and actually really scary... I mean as scary as a carnivorous plant story can be. Another good one was Maneater of Hydra starring Cameron Mitchell.

Karswell said...

And least we forget the Ed Wood penned Revenge of Dr. X! It's about as close as one can get to a live action Forbidden Worlds story.