Thursday, December 6, 2007

City of Fearful Night

You’ll probably have to set an hour aside to read this 11-page nightmare extravaganza, but you will find it to be very worthy of your time, especially if you’re a fan of weird dead things, or even ::choke!:: the Final Destination movies.

From the Jan 1952 issue of Worlds of Fear #2











8 comments:

todd said...

I like the fact he did indeed get away. I was half-afraid they had tainted him.

Jo said...

Yet another damn good posting. Keep these up, gives me something to do at work in the morning when I should be, you know, working or something silly like that.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE WTIH WHAT TODD SAID, IT IS REFRESHING THAT HE GOT AWAY AT THE END. THIS USUALLY NEVER HAPPENS IN PRE CODE HORROR, THE WRITERS ALWAYS FEEL THERE HAS TO BE A TWIST EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON DOESN'T DESERVE SUCH A FATE. I DO BELIEVE HE WENT THROUGH ENOUGH.

Horror pariah said...

Damn good!real pre-CARNIVAL OF SOULS quality to it,the art might have been better with say,Disbrow at the reigns,but it's definitely serviceable,and even though you can argue it's just a variation on the old "i could've died!" story,yeah,it's great to see a happy ending.just one thing,that town wouldn't happen to be Madisonville TX.,would it?

Horror pariah said...

And one more thing,about FINAL DESTINATION,i think it's really a great idea for a film,it's just so poorly executed it sucks.i know life is horror if your a teen,but why does EVERY horror film use them?,they say it's because no one listens to teens,but it's really just an excuse to appeal to youth,they also never explore foreign countries or past eras like the films of yesteryear did,they say its because it's scarier if its happening where YOU live,but it seems less like that,and more like horror films are scared to leave home'cause they're pussies afraid of leaving mom's basement and going out into new territory.....just an observation.

Karswell said...

Those are good points, also Hollywood thinks the only demo graph that matters in either writing a movie or selling it on opening weekend is teenagers and young adults (the less sophisticated the better.)

I think the Final Destination movies are successful in one category: they kill the most annoying people in some of the most interesting ways to glorious audience applause. If that's the point of the movie then it works. I remember everyone hated Jurassic Park 3, but I thought it delivered exactly what it was supposed too. That be, bring on the set-up of annoying characters, then ring the dinner bell for the carnivores. It's all so piss poor stupid yet so perfectly entertaining.

Max the drunken severed head said...

This was a memorable, nightmarish entry. Wish it had been made into a film. I can see a 1940's Lon Chaney in the central role.

CG said...

Well, I know what I'll be doing for the next hour or so. Just let me move this pile of work out of the way ........That's better.