Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Coffin

In the past we’ve featured stories narrated by a variety of madman, werewolves, vampires, murder victims etc… But today’s shuddery little tale of terror has the unique distinction of being narrated by--- a coffin! So hop in and get comfy because this coffin sure loves to talk…

From the April 1954 issue of Mysterious Adventures #19






18 comments:

Anonymous said...

> But today’s shuddery little tale
> of terror has the unique
> distinction of being narrated by-
> -- a coffin!

Nope - not unique, believe it or not. Fantastic Fears #7 (May-June 1954) featured the story "I, the Coffin" narrated by -- a coffin! Given the cover dates, could they have swiped the idea that fast?

Johnskibeat said...

Narrated by a coffin? There's a cough-in joke in there somewhere... sorry, just dropped by to point fans of horror in the direction of my review blog.

Dave B. said...

I was hoping Lester would get 'axed' by old man Knolls. Must be something about a dead man, they can dig their way out of a grave and not leave a trace but a living person can't.....

Karswell said...

>Nope - not unique

It's unique to me if I've never read or seen it, or posted a story here narrated by--- a coffin!

Anonymous said...

GREAT STORY.....IT'S GONNA BE TOUGH TO TOP YESTERDAYS POST THOUGH WHICH I THOUGHT WAS REALLY SUPERB!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Great posts , thanks for sharing.

Drazen said...

this looks beautiful!
going to snuggle up with the Coffin with my coffee
right now.

Eric said...

i liked the color scheme in the text boxes. nice touch-

i also hope my own coffin (in the FAR DISTANT future!) loves me as much as this one loved it's "owner"

Karswell said...

FYI: The last week of November I'm going to do an entire week of "sci-fi" oriented horror, specifically: alien threats, invasions from outer space, other worldly whatevers etc... no mad scientists or time travel or stuff like that, just weird martian madness. If you have anything to contribute let me know, cuz the way it's looking now as I search for stories in my collection I'm mostly just finding workable stuff from Atlas and I'd like to get a better mix from various publishers. Let me know what you have. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wild story! Unique to me too.

Lily Strange said...

Great fun--the old stuff is the best!
The coffin is unique, but there is a similar story where a grave is the narrator. I can't remember the exact date of the comic that has a similar tale, wherein a man and his wife conspire to murder his elderly aunt. She comes back and hauls them into the grave with her. The happy grave now has three occupants and is the envy of the other graves. I found this one in an old book that my father has. It was probably a crypt keeper or vault keeper scenario. I'll try to look for the book the next time I'm visiting him. So many things have been rearranged in that house.

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Michael said...

I've always wanted to be cremated after I die, but perhaps that's selfish of me. I never considered that I would be contributing to the further neglect and loneliness of some poor coffin out there. Happiness is a cold cadaver.

Karswell said...

>contributing to the further neglect and loneliness of some poor coffin

But not being cremated means that now you're neglecting the lonely incinerator, the sad flames, and the poor little urn for your ashes.

Michael said...

Nothing's ever easy it it? I suppose I can have my head cremated and the coffin can have my body. Anybody else want a piece of me!?

Karswell said...

>Anybody else want a piece of me!?

I can hear the cold, lonely dark waves a'calling you for a burial at sea.

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