Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Store at the Cemetery

Continuing with our look at the August 1953 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #12 , here's a really unusual story with a strange twist and odd atmosphere all it's own.





6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This story was creepy and unique in so many ways. Were the bodies in the casket without heads? Did the artist transfer souls to the face plates? Unexplained horror really gets to me.

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY, THE VAGUENESS OF IT ALL REALLY LETS YOUR IMAGINATION GO OVERBOARD. THE STRANGE ART STYLE THOUGH A BIT ROUGH IS ACTUALLY PERFECT FOR THE MOOD IN THIS. I GOT THE CHILLS READING IT!

Horror pariah said...

Crrrreeeepy!the people who did these stories certainly knew the value of color to affect the mood in a story!

Karswell said...

So no doubt about it, so far 3 out of 4 stories in this issue get the thumbs up. One more to go tomb-morrow.

Anonymous said...

I actually like this story a little better than the Wall of Flesh story. They're both weird but this one is just really bizarre......... a living head imbedded in a centerpiece plate???

The Vicar of VHS said...

Wow, the art in this is just so unusual and creepy--the expression on Mrs. Cortwright's face at the bottom of pg.1, and the potter's face and expressions--they remind me of some of the stylized art deco illustrations of Poe's stories. And the plot, just so weird and unsettling and unexplained! Great stuff!

This "Haunted" magazine was pretty twisted, man!