Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Big Snake

Friends, welcome to October, this is the month when the Creep Factor around THOIA gets set to Mother F'in Over-Drive! So hang onto your spines as we kick it all off with a 50’s B-Movie-esque blast of giant monster madness!

From the December 1953 issue of Tales of Horror #8










And don’t forget to enter the latest THOIA “Haunt from the Sea” Contest, check yesterday’s post for all the details! Have some fun, win some stuff… it’s all good.

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Cinefamily October Horrorfest

Cinefamily in LA turns a year old this Halloween, and to celebrate this (and Halloween of course) they’re presenting an entire month of horror Horror HORROR!!! Click the calendar image below to see the entire amazing schedule… goddamn; this is the sort of thing that seriously makes me miss LA sometimes.

And click HERE for even more info!

14 comments:

Dane said...

Ooh, good story! Reid's sacrifice was actually touching. And Vale was an entertaining nutcase, until he was eaten.

I do kind of find it amusing that the scientists, after calling Vale a whackjob to his face and shooting all his animals in front of him, tell him, "stop! We're your friends!"

Todd Franklin said...

Ah, gotta love a B-Movie comic book! Happy October!

Mr. Cavin said...

It is difficult for me to imagine that this snake, which I will take for granted grew to immense proportions over several weeks (those proportions change frequently from panel to panel), and which I'll also take for granted shrank back to normal snake size (exactly) in the space of one hour, would have also managed to inflict a similar effect on the morsel of Dr. Reid's corpse.

No, it is far more scientifically likely that when the giant snake shrunk, infused with the blood serum, that his last meal would have remained John Reid-sized. That's what I would have rather seen depicted. Ew.

"And your giant rabbit, too!" is worthy of frequent repeating, I think. Happy October to everybody, and to everybody's giant rabbit too!

silvano said...

Giant monsters' are my favourite monster movies of the fifties , this is a good comic version of a typical story of this genre ,with the last panels almost ripped off King Kong ;Really nice artwork , love the shot of the snake coiled around the Empire State Building ...
Thanks for Sharing

todd said...

Not so much horrific as surreal, but an awful lot of fun.

Absinthe said...

That has got to be the most phallic splash I've ever seen - and then the name of the story "The Big Snake"!

Also loved the unintentional humor of "We are going to kill your six foot rat and your giant rabbit too!"

fishmorgjp said...

"The Big Snake"! There's a generic title for ya! The scenes with the snake writhing through NY reminded me of the movie Reptilicus... but this story appeared a dozen years before that film.

Anonymous said...

I'M SURE EVERYONE WHO COMMENTS TODAY HAD A BIG LAUGH AT THE --AND YOUR GIANT RABBIT TOO-- LINE, TOO FUNNY. VERY COOL STORY, I LIKE HOW YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE FALLING OUT OF THE BIG SNAKES MOUTH IN SOME PANELS LIKE THE SPLASH YET HE NEVER ACTUALLY ATE ANYONE BUT JOHN?

Anonymous said...

AND THAT CINEFAMILY SCHEDULE IS UNREAL!! MY PODUNK TOWN NEVER HAS ANYTHING LIKE THAT

Rozum said...

Looking at that splash panel, I'd say "The Big Snake" is a bit of an understatement. That's probably the largest giant monster other than "The Giant Claw."

Kitty LeClaw said...

The new Hallerin palette looks Mother F'in Awesome!!!

I ran the comment I was going to leave re: The Big Snake, and it ranked too high on the Offense-O-Meter. This story asks for it, however, like a wanton sl00t.

prof. grewbeard said...

talk to the snake, baby!

Anonymous said...

awesome story

I always wanted to read this one after seeing the cover of this issue
thanks!!!

Gray Witch said...

Damn-o! that's a big snake.
I wish I could be watching all of those horror movies right now! I can't wait to get my DVR in gear and get some good spooky films this month.