Sunday, August 31, 2014

Death's Round Trip

Drug experimentation that delivers you into the hands of Death himself! Doesn't sound too far fetched really-- so hang on for the ride of your afterlife in this lengthy, high adventure excursion into hellacious horror from the Sept '52 issue of Beware! Terror Tales #3.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


We interrupt our Beware Terror Tales-A-Thon to bring you this important news flash: Late Monday evening, Mr. Karswell was attacked by an angry swarm of deadly yellow jackets while mowing his backyard. Stung 18 times upon the legs, arms, (and everything in between--ick!), heavy doses of Prednisone and Waldryl (plus a couple Ultrams) were administered. An Epipen was ordered but not needed. Two days later, much progress has been made in the way of recovery, though there is still quite a bit of painful, uh, pain and redness around the ankles where a majority of the stingings occurred. Mr. Karswell hopes to return to the Beware Terror Tales shortly, --in the meantime, here's an encore presentation of the shiver inducing story HIVE! (art by Lee Elias) first posted here at THOIA waaaay back in 2008. From the March 1953 issue of Tomb of Terror #8.

No Joke-- OW!!!


Discovered this online yesterday, even though it was posted back in February by the lovely Svetlana Fedotov (thank you Svetlana!!), --HAUNTED HORROR was reviewed over at the great FANGORIA website-- what a tremendous honor!! Click HERE for the amazing write-up. Does anyone know if this article was printed in an actual issue of FANGORIA as well?

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Haunting White Shadow

Got some stories from Beware! Terror Tales lined up for you in the next few posts-- kicking it off with another crooked pair of doomed numbskulls who have it bad enough as is with just each other, let alone getting the supernatural involved in their hopeless escapades. Fun art by Bob McCarty as usual-- from the September 1951 issue of Fawcett's Beware! Terror Tales #3.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Horrors of VD & Guns!

Horrific subject matter like STDs and fire arms = no laughing matter. Good thing we have the genius of National Lampoon to put these things into a satirical package and help educate us while making us laugh, or cringe, or sometimes even barf (as NL could sometimes be brilliantly disgusting as well!) Even better when they delivered comic book style articles featuring illustration legends (like Neal Adams on the VD story!) So lighten up-- this is The Horrors of it ALL, after all!

From the Oct '74 issue of National Lampoon Magazine Vol. 55.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Ultimate Horror Movie: Arbor Day

I had a request for something by Jack Davis, and though the request from "Spizz?" wasn't specific about any certain story title or publisher, I'm pretty certain that everyone stopping by this blog has probably already seen their fair share of Jack's amazing 1950's EC horror hits. So, instead here's something that maybe hopefully you haven't seen, (or haven't seen in awhile) from the December 1981 issue of Mad #227, --Davis and Silverstone team-up to spoof on the growing phenomenon of the 80's holiday-themed slasher film-- it's funny stuff, and of course the artwork is superb.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Kermit the Hermit

Told ya we'd be back shortly! One more Atlas classic for Rachel (who made an awesomely generous dollar donation last week-- thank you, dearie!), --and from the same issue as the last few story posts, an uncredited tale with bite from the July 1953 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #20. Thanks again to those of you that participate with engaging comments, as well as those that actually contribute something useful and worthwhile to this blog/ger-- you're the ones that keep me going :)

Friday, August 15, 2014


THOIA will return shortly-- please note that despite occasional technical difficulties, we are always hard at work on bringing you more horror (see photo below.) Stay tombed!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Where Man-Eaters Walk

We're chomping away on the July '53 issue of Advs into Weird Worlds #20, and here's a story featuring the magnificently odd art stylings of Joe Maneely. Hope everyone is enjoying this issue so far-- and hey Rachel, you're THOIA Thank You gift is in the mail! :)