Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Walking Cadaver

Yesterday we had the walking dead, today it’s the walking cadaver. Not RUNNING mind you, WALKING. I seem to remember back in the old days zombies used to walk, or just sort of stumble around... but nowadays it seems they can run, leap, boo-ga-loo, and sprint like they’re headed for the Olympics. Next they’ll be running for president. Ummm, wait a sec…

From the May 1953 issue of Beware Terror Tales #7





10 comments:

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Looks like the work of Bob McCarty to me.

Anonymous said...

Jack Davis influenced art here.

Eric said...

Walking is always a million times creepier than RUNNING.

Anonymous said...

ANOTHER WEIRD AND COLORFUL CLASSIC.........I'M LOVING THE ZOMBIE THEME THIS WEEK!!

NOT SURE I AGREE WITH THE JACK DAVIS COMPARISON THOUGH.

Karswell said...

>Walking is always a million times creepier than RUNNING.

Ha ha, yes... and walking with a bloody long intestine dangling from your mouth is even creepier.

Send more cops!

The Vicar of VHS said...

These wild, weird stories just continue to impress. You don't often get the chance to see a grim, death's head wraith shrieking at the sight of a normal human body. "AAAAIIIIEEEE!"

Also, nice to know that the moment you die you become a skeletal ghost-lich. Unless you're Hiram Gehr, I guess. Good to know.

The Vicar of VHS said...

I meant to mention, the meat hooks on which he hangs the "rentals" are a very nice, very creepy touch.

Karswell said...

>I meant to mention, the meat hooks

Yes, you definitely can't beat a good meat hook for hanging around.

Horror pariah said...

Really great story!,nice art too,it's not swiped from Davis,just the cops.i also agree with the Vicar,you know your in for a thrill if the splash begins with a ghost/lich getting scared and complaining to a higher authority!.

Tony said...

Thanks again for filling another of my requests! Would like to see more stories from this title also!