Friday, May 16, 2008

She Shrieked With Horror

Ripped from the pages of Totally Fake Film History* comes--- She Shrieked with Horror! Starring Tom Tryon as Talbot Stewart, Gloria Talbott as Ghrislaine Eyre, and Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom as Emeil.

*Actually from the 1954 issue of Web of Mystery #24








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EXTRA! Overdose on vampire horror today by heading over to Pappy’s for another creepy yarn… also see Chuck’s Comic Book Catacombs for a morbid 70’s Flashback!

Then later tonight tune into TCM for Robert Quarry in Count Yorga, Vampire (’70), followed by Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie in The Hunger (’83.) Two very different types of bloody good vampire delights!

As usual, check TCM for more info and show times in your area.

12 comments:

todd said...

Note to self: beware hot chicks named "Ghrislaine."

Chuck Wells said...

I really liked the visual in this story. Lots of cool-looking creepazoids this time around.

Web of Mystery is definitely a cool old series.

The Vicar of VHS said...

"Ghrislaine"? Where did these guys come up with these names?

I agree with Chuck, lots of great visuals here. Even though the twist was foreseeable, it was still fun. I especially like the taunting party guests at the bottom of pg. 2, the MONKEY OUTTA NOWHERE on 3, and of course Adolph's mid-mask-pulling frame. And hey, on the splash page, isn't that a dwarfish Impossible Man in Shakespearean dress? :)

Nota bene: Old commando tricks == ALWAYS useful.

One thing I really like about this is the wild arcs of some of the exclaimations, like YIEEEEE! on pg 5, and UGHHHH and the wonderful AHYAHHH! on pg 6. The way the letters themselves seem to be going nuts--great. EEOOWWW! But why do that great story title in lowercase? I don't get it.

And thanks again for all the well-wishes...while my ordeal has been horrifying, the revelation that I am a mannequin myself sure explains a lot...like my strange attraction to the Mill of the Stone Women models, for instance. Luckily one of my coworkers is a voodoo priest and was able to find a few chickens on short notice, so I'm good as new!

Anonymous said...

ANOTHER GREAT POST! I'D BE TOTALLY UP FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH OF ACE STORIES IF THERES ENOUGH GOOD ONES LIKE THESE LAST 3 TO ACTUALLY PUT UP.

YOUR FAUX CAST FOR THIS IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY TOO AND ODDLY FAMILIAR, DID SOMEONE JUST WATCH I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE?

Anonymous said...

Neat story today. I would like to see more Ace stories as well, very good stuff and nice artwork.

I haven't seen The Hunger in years so thanks for the information.

Karswell said...

>Note to self: beware hot chicks named "Ghrislaine."

I think you should beware of anything with "gris" in it... nothing good can come of that.

>DID SOMEONE JUST WATCH I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE?

Ha ha, you win the knowledgable "no prize" for the week. You may have to share it with The Vicar though, someone who gets murdered at THOIA twice in one month deserves something extra special too.

Zombie Elf said...

Great story- I second (err, third? fourth? ...lost count, here) the call for more ACE stories.

My only criticism of this story would be that Adolf was clearly just an unappealing human (being taken down by one bullet, after all, and exhibiting no real 'powers' at all). Why didn't Ghrislaine, a vampire, just off the ugly bastard herself? Just a thought...

todd said...

I think you should beware of anything with "gris" in it... nothing good can come of that.

My Aunt Griselda takes offense.

Jeffos said...

Great story -- I agree with all the comments above, especially about the name.

Before our first child was born, my wife and I enjoyed looking for the worst names in the baby books. Our favorite was Valborga. But Ghrislaine would be a close second.

Anonymous said...

The art in this story is completely on par with an EC level of quality, very nice and well written.

I appreciate the movie news too and links to other great blogs. Thank you!

Horror pariah said...

Agree about the visuals,it's like a Freddie Francis film on paper!.the story is crazy but fun,love the design of the ghoulies.

Dane said...

It's all the little things - her name, the MONKEY OUTTA NOWHERE, as the vicar put it, thew way she always calls him by his full name, that help the surrealism here.