Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Wall of Flesh

Got a pulsating Bob Powell classic for you today featuring one of his more grotesque golden age creations. So dust off those barf bags or run screaming for the hills, it’s--- The Wall of Flesh! AIEEEEE!

From the August 1953 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #12








12 comments:

todd said...

I like how it has a happy ending and is still horrifying. I wonder what drugs went into that one.

Anonymous said...

THIS WAS THE WEIRDEST STORY IVE EVER READ! BUT HOW COME WHEN HE PULLS HER OUT AT THE END SHE ISNT HALF DIGESTED? STILL AMAZING! AND I'M TOTALLY ABLE TO RECOGNIZE BOB POWELL ART NOW THANKS TO THIS BLOG TOO!

Horror pariah said...

Even though there's a similar plot in THE VAMPIRE BAT(1933),i gotta agree with Todd,only drugs or a nightmare could have inspired this gleefully weird insanity.

Karswell said...

A friend of mine called this The Wall of Bubblegum!

>a similar plot in THE VAMPIRE BAT

I'm not sure I get the reference HP, please explain.

CG said...

This one looks pretty gross. Just the thought of a wall made of flesh is disturbing enough. Definitely gonna have to check it out.

Anonymous said...

>a wall made of flesh is disturbing

Especially if it was all male flesh. Uh, I mean I guess it really depends on what part of the female body the flesh came from......er....... I think I'll stop while I'm still making no sense.

Horror pariah said...

Hate to spoil the twist in VAMPIRE BAT,but it involves a blob-ish creature being fed human blood to survive,it's not the same as this story,just kinda similar.

Tony said...

Powell's work is always appreciated! Thank you!

Dane said...

Boy, this one'll stay with you a while. Really unusual and disturbing. The pictures of an anguished Sheila being slowly absorbed superimposed over a clock ... yeah, again, that'll stay with me a while.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the clock is a nice touch to this disturbing story. Love it!

The Vicar of VHS said...

Wow! What wild, weird stuff! Love it!

And to think all the Comics Code robbed us of over the years. :)

prof. grewbeard said...

Coffin Joe's wall of flesh from This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse has got nothin' on this one, thanx for pointing this post out!