Monday, October 5, 2009

The Living Mummies

From the January 1953 issue of Chamber of Chills #15 stalks this exceptionally insane excursion into another THOIA Mummy Monday, with "gruesome 'n gory" being the understatement of the week here. So hold onto your explorer caps and don't forget the can of man eating bug spray, the mummy spray, and even the iron maiden spray! "M-M-M-M--AARGH-H-H!!!"







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Bonus Harvey Page Fillers


12 comments:

todd said...

That reminds me, I need a new pincushion.

Anonymous said...

OH MAN THAT WAS SERIOUSLY F'D UP AND AWESOME! BUT DID THEY EVEN HAVE IRON MAIDENS BACK IN THE DAYS OF THE PHAROHS?

sfdoomed said...

If the story was a bit rushed and weak, the man-eating ants and Iron Maiden death sure made up for it! So what happens to Wade at the end? Is he to wander the desert for eternity?

prof. grewbeard said...

in the name of all that's hole-y...

Anonymous said...

Fast and over the top. It gets to the point very quickly and delivers.

Mykal said...

Yep, that "Iron Maiden" panel on the last page of the first story is quit the show stopper. Wow. No that's a perfect example of the glory of pre-code. Even in this day and age of Saws I, II, III, IV, etc, that was gnarly. -- Mykal

Anonymous said...

Why is it that in every horror story I've ever ever read about archaeologists, they're either stupid, superstitious, or pussies (or in today's story's case, all three)?

Karswell said...

Hope everyone is enjoying our look at Chamber of Chills this week, I have a few more tales lined up and then it's back to the mix, as well as a couple submissions that I keep meaning to get too and another THOIA Halloween contest.

As always, thanks for the comments...

Anonymous said...

from wiki: The iron maiden is often associated with the Middle Ages, but in fact was not invented until the late 18th century: No account of the iron maiden can be found earlier than 1793.

8thRay said...

Wow, I didn't know that ants could turn flesh into chewed bubble gum.

Karswell said...

Thanks for the iron maiden info Anon!

Matt Bradshaw said...

Great story and while I've never seen this take on the tale, the redrawn version from Eerie Publications was always a favorite.