Monday, December 5, 2016

HAUNTED HORROR #25 / Fiends from the Crypt

HAUNTED HORROR #25 is in stores this week, and as usual THOIA has a truly sickening FULL STORY sample preview for you-- and this one is guaranteed to tear your flesh off! For those still unaware, HH25 is also the start of a special 3 issue HORRORS OF IT ALL mini series of supernatural shockers (see also HH 26 and 27), as everyone's most loveably loathed horror host, Mr. Karswell, is in full control of the stories chosen from his awful archive of atrocities! So hold onto your shivering souls-- you know it's gonna get extra weird 'n creepy for the next few issues!










9 comments:

Mr. Karswell said...

PLUS! Each issue contains a brand spanking new illustration of Mr. Karswell by Drazen "Happy Undertaker" Kozjan!!!

brandiweed said...

Those are some of the best alien interjections since "Spa Fon!" and "Squa Tront!"

Brian Barnes said...

I've always loved this tale for it's bizarre take on skeletons. Look, 1950s comic artists, skeletons are held together by tissue; remove the tissue and skeletons fall apart.

Yes, you saw a skeleton in biology class but that had pins in it, OK? Yeesh :)

Joking aside, this is a great piece of grisly comic fun. It's a bit light, a bit silly, and leaving the heads but reducing the last part to skeletons (in mere moments, mind you!) is a fun, gory visual.

Guy Callaway said...

"DNN-GA-GUMBLE!" - frankly, I think that's a little uncalled for!

I know this puppy well, as it's in one of the three battered pub mags I own ('Tales From The Tomb' -1/73). Works just as well in colour as in B&W.

Mr. Cavin said...

Ah the things that could have been. It's pretty obvious that the first page and a half of this story was mined directly from somebody's screening of The Third Man (1949); and I, much like this story's author (I imagine), would have loved to seen Carol Reed's movie evolved from mistaken-identity espionage thriller into sheer C.H.U.D.s-in-the-sewer horror.

Excellent work from Drazen, too!

Guy Callaway said...

I love when the creature casually shows up at Renzi's digs (AHH..there's one of them now.."). Wonder if it took the bus.

glowworm2 said...

This one is pretty darn sickening in an over the top way especially when the monsters descend upon a displaced persons camp of all things for victims. Also that panel in which one of the monsters proudly displays the skeletal corpses of Renzi's wife and daughter is hauntingly disgusting--in a good way.

Grant said...

Speaking of the monsters' dialogue, one of their lines is "SNORG." Maybe they're into novelty tee-shirts.

Gerard Gray said...

I have this issue and it's another classic.Looking forward to the next two comics aswell.