Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Horrors of the 13th Stroke

We’re terrifying you to death all this weekend with stories about creepy clocks! That’s right, will you ever be able to tell time the same again? Only time will, um, tell...

From the January 1953 issue of Beware! Terror Tales #5












ALL THIS WEEK AT THOIA: Zombie head games, acid in the face, satanic difficulites, and more!

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Vintage Ad that has nothing to do with clocks

10 comments:

oeconomist.com said...

On one hand, I think that these stories would be better if their principals weren't so exquisitely stupid or irrational — like Hiram, unable or unwilling to adjust in a *ahem* timely manner to new information. On the other hand, I fear that this may be a very realistic aspect of these stories.

Tim Tylor said...

Nice surreal touch, the blazing "clock sun" hanging over the evil landscape.

Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever heard of an evil digital clock. Probably safest to stick to those.

Anonymous said...

YESTERDAYS STORY WAS BETTER TO ME BUT THIS ONE WAS COOL, LOVED THE WEIRD LANDSCAPES AND MONSTERS. I REMEMBER SEEING AN OLD MOVIE OR SOMETHING THAT HAD A CLOCK STRIKING 13 TIMES AND THEN CREEPY THINGS WOULD HAPPEN....... ANYONE KNOW WHAT IT WAS CALLED?

goblin said...

'Why… why don't you come to my place tonight, Sam? Spend the evening with me!'

'It's almost midnight, Sam! How about coming into my bedroom? I'd like to show you something!'


Oh, the innuendo!

Karswell said...

>I fear that this may be a very realistic aspect of these stories.

You're right... without stupid characters making stupid decisions, half of pre-code comics wouldn't even exist or be so entertaining.

>I don't think I've ever heard of an evil digital clock.

They've probably already made a couple movies about evil digital clocks in Japan (soon to be re-made in Hollywood.) If they can make a hundred films about evil cellphones and evil vhs tapes then a digital clock can't be too much to expect.

>AN OLD MOVIE OR SOMETHING THAT HAD A CLOCK STRIKING 13 TIMES

Sounds familiar, maybe it was a movie or even an old TV show like Twilight Zone or Thriller maybe. Or a Scooby Doo episode.

>Oh, the innuendo!

I was waiting for someone to quote those!

STARTING TOMORROW: A few days of select obnoxiousness from Superior's VOODOO series!

Horror pariah said...

I take it clock monsters like inciting people to kill their friends?.

prof. grewbeard said...

after reading yesterday's post i almost posted the Eerie pubs version of today's post! whata coinkydink that would've been! (you may fall down in hilarious amazement at this point.)A MILLION LAUGHS! FOR NOTHING!...

i'm alright, i'm alright, but that clock over there is looking at me funny...

Karswell said...

>almost posted the Eerie pubs version of today's post! whata coinkydink that would've been!

Well the coinky dinks continue Prof, cuz tomorrow I'm posting a story from Voodoo that Pappy posted last October (but his was from an Eerie Pub reprint.)

Oooooo Weeeee Ooooooo!!

Anonymous said...

really good stories this weekend karswell, but to be honest been digging the ads even more!



keep them coming

todd said...

I'm not sure why I found this one so entertaining, but I did. The Persistence of Memory, maybe?