Monday, January 11, 2010

The Horror Heads

Another chilly blast of winter weirdness for you today from the August 1952 issue of Beware #11 , art by Harry Harrison. There is one, maybe even two other stories very similar to this one in the THOIA Archives, but I'll be damned if I can remember what they are (I really should tag posts shouldn't I?) If anyone finds or remembers them please paste the link/s in the comments.







16 comments:

The Vicar of VHS said...

Man, what a Cronenbergian tale of body horror! I admit to being a little creeped out by the rising boil/head on pg 4--and also strangely reminded of ARMY OF DARKNESS. :)

pg1 - Gentlemen, START YOUR PONIES!

pg3 - Love the way the curse follows him...nicely done.

pg 7 - But is it, doctor? IS IT?

Great, wild stuff, Karswell! This would be a great Tales from the Crypt episode or short film, practical effects only of course. Now I'm off to get some salve for this nagging itch on my butt...

Karswell said...

Check out a 70's movie called The Manitou sometime Vicar... you might see something similar to this story. Thanks for the comment!

Cindy M said...

Creepy. :-\

Cindy M said...

Think I've heard of "The Manitou," but haven't seen it.

Anonymous said...

a GOOD Un'.

prof. grewbeard said...

OH crap, this was a scary one. and my leg itches...

8thRay said...

It's a pretty close adaptation of Edward Lucas White's short story Lukundoo, written in 1927. It's in a lot of horror anthologies and it's one of my favorite old pulp horror stories. Here's a link to a free pdf of it: http://www.horrormasters.com/Text/a1499.pdf

Enjoy!

KW said...

YIKES! that's dementedly horrifying!

Anonymous said...

THAT WAS PROBABLY THE WEIRDEST STORY I HAVE READ HERE AT THOIA.. BUT I DO REMEMBER ONE YOU POSTED ABOUT A HUNTER CURSED BY TINY HEADS THAT BIT HIM TO DEATH. I AM PRETTY SURE YOU POSTED IT ANYWAY.

Mr. Cavin said...

Groucho narrator:
"Don't stop now, kid, the border's just a head."
/Groucho

Rimshot.

Mykal said...

Karswell: Talk about body horror! This is one of the creepiest posts I've seen yet from THOIA! The part where the little man grows out of the leg/knee gave me the real deal whim whams! Man, I gave a shudder like Homer Simpson imagining a life without Duff Beer. -- Mykal

Uranium Willy said...

Kriswell if you of the mind to accept it I have presented you with an award I designed myself in recognition of all your hard work here. Good job

Bill

http://uraniumcafe-the.com/2010/01/12/uranium-willy-hands-out-the-dangerous-rad-awards/

Shiverbones said...

What a treat, I totally forgot about this one, I haven't had a copy in years. How I could forget such a messed up masterpiece is beyond me! Thanks for posting it!

Karswell said...

>Edward Lucas White's short story Lukundoo

Thanks 8th Ray, will definitely check it out!

>A HUNTER CURSED BY TINY HEADS THAT BIT HIM TO DEATH.

Yes, The Seven Skulls of Magondi from Chamber of Chills #6, here:

http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2007/08/seven-skulls-of-magondi.html

I was thinking though of another story, which is still hiding somewhere in the archive. I think. Or maybe I just haven't posted it yet?!

>I have presented you with an award

Thank you Willy, I love getting horror awards!

And thanks to all the comments, screams, rimshots, etc... Up Next: A cool one from the Strange Fantasy files!

Alex said...

Enjoyed viewing this post. Thank you

Max the drunken severed head said...

Even better than THE MANSTER!