Tuesday, September 11, 2018

HAUNTED HORROR #35: Date With a Corpse

Not only do you have a date with a corpse this week, but you also have one with the latest issue of Haunted Horror! Crawling forth from what feels like forever ago since the last issue, and FINALLY into stores September 12th, comes HH#35. Guest hosted by Tillman the Terror and featuring the usual (and UNusual) assortment of creepy-creaky pre code classics that you've come to loathe from our icky IDW anthology series, we even have a spooky sampler tale for you, (originally featured in the July 1954 issue of The Unseen #15, with art by Peppe and Sekowsky!) Get your hands on the latest issue of Haunted Horror NOW-- before it's too late!












7 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

"...we'll have a rendezvous without your consent."

It's sort of amazing to see the queasy content here play so presciently into the #metoo movement. I mean, this thing is really on the nose and feels very modern. The artwork's pretty damn wonderful as well.

This one coulda been a contender for Weird Love, too.

Mestiere said...

They took this as far as they could. Even the villain's name, Dino Monta. Monta means, among other things, "intercourse". For example, stazione di monta means "stud farm". Had Dino ended up poisoned by Maria Valardi's body during the monta the comeuppance would have been more perfect. But you could only take it so far in the 50s.

Wendy said...

As someone who has unfortunately had to deal with more than one man determined not to take "no" for an answer, this is honestly one of my favourite stories ever. Thank you for posting it!

JBM said...

Creepy Mr. K., For me all of the eyes on the last page are terrific. They make the story.
Thank you Mr. K.

Grant said...

I know it's a common question here, but where was Dr. Wertham when this was written?

Brian Barnes said...

So I see the incel movement started with Dino in 54!

Page 5, panel 4 is a very creepy image and watching Dino get his is a real treat. A lot of times they really stack the deck with folks that utterly deserve their punishment, but Dino more than deserves it, and gets it.

Was page 4, panel 1 a stylist choice? Or a mistake?

Tim Whitcher said...

Necrophilia. Only in a pre-code comic book!