Saturday, March 15, 2008

Jaws of Death

Your second adventure into terror today comes from the expert hand of Cal Massey. This is actually the first of two gator tales I have lined up for you, the second one emerges to bite off your own hand tomorrow.

From the January 1953 issue of Adventures into Terror #15





9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I HAVE THIS ONE IN A VAULT OF HORROR REPRINT, AWESOME STORY!

Anonymous said...

OOOOOPS! I MEANT VAULT OF EVIL NOT VAULT OF HORROR.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of EC, they have a story that very much reminds me of this one, can't remember the name though it had more of a supernatural twist.

Really nice art by Massey here, would love to see more from him.

Karswell said...

>EC, they have a story that very much reminds me of this one

Vault of Horror #21 has a story called That's a 'Croc'! Is that the one you're thinking of?

>Really nice art by Massey here, would love to see more from him.

Me too! Will do!

Horror pariah said...

In spite of their effectiveness in PETER PAN and the "Gators in the Sewer" legend,im surprised gators aren't used more as a horror device except in stupid Sci-fi channel movies.nice art too,looks almost modern.

Anonymous said...

Nice art. Reminds me a bit of Johnny Craig's style.

Karswell said...

>im surprised gators aren't used more as a horror device except in stupid Sci-fi channel movies.

Lewis Teague's Alligator ('80) is actually a pretty good movie. I read somewhere that the sewer scenes were filmed right here in St Louis.

>Reminds me a bit of Johnny Craig's style.

Me too.

The Vicar of VHS said...

Great lookin' gators here, and the faces of the goons are very well done and expressive.

As usual, though, criminals are not the brightest bunch. Spence is awfully trusting, jumping right in the gator cage just because Tedlow points there. Even if he WASN'T a vengeful revenant!

Kind of stream of consciousness these last few days (I'm reading backwards from Monday)--from gators, to gators and severed hands, to severed hands and heads...what's next, a fishing story? :)

Karswell said...

>what's next, a fishing story?

Close... come back on Friday for some horror fishing.