Blog Profile / The Horrors of It All

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Archived Since:March 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Secret of Bat Island! / Flight into Fright

I was having a conversation with someone a few months back about a story concerning a guy who drinks bat blood to halt the aging process. It was assumed this was a precode story, but alas, digging through my 70's DC horror long boxes,...Show More Summary

Nightmare Mansion

Getting back to some hilariously haunted Iger Shop thrills, specifically nightmarish ones in a murder mansion! From the oddball October 1953 issue of Haunted Thrills #3.

RETURN OF THE ZOMBIES! / The Dead Remember!

Back in 2012, Craig and I unleashed a horde of flesh eaters upon fans of precode horror collections with ZOMBIES (IDW / Yoe Books, still available HERE!), and now in 2017, we've dug up another plague of undead for you to devour --orShow More Summary

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...Show More Summary

The Hitch-Hiker / Room for the Night

Taking a queue from the English here in early December with a traditional ghost story double feature to get you ready for xmas-- and for obvious reasons you know perfectly well why Mr. Karswell approves! Also, you know both of theseShow More Summary

The Complete VOODOO Volume 2 (IDW / Yoe Books)

The second volume in the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics Complete VOODOO collection arrives in stores December 6, and THOIA has two tales from within to terrify and tantalize you! Collecting issue #7 - 12, this is a seriously great...Show More Summary

When His Number's Up...

Tempting fate was never so eerie, --well, maybe it has been-- in this surprisingly reckless entry from the December 1954 issue of Hand of Fate #25, art by the ever reliable Louis Zansky.

The Three Monkeys

Someone reminded me a few weeks ago via email that I had yet to upload the last of the stories from the April 1953 issue of Adventures into Darkness #9 --click the GCD link to get the other story titles and then just search the THOIA archive! Kind of surprising too, because it's a pretty good looking tale. Show More Summary

Raise the Devil

Hope everyone had a great Halloween! Unfortunately mine was a little too low key for my tastes, it was so low key in fact, that I completely biffed on the annual THOIA Halloween post --and I'm only just now getting around to it 3 days...Show More Summary

The Worm Turns! / Pretty Poison

We're back with a squirmy double header of slimy fun (plus: Slim Jims for everyone!) --from the Jan-Feb 1978 issue of House of Mystery #256! Yes, 70's DC horror occasionally tapped the gag reflex nicely, as so with these two slitherin' tales of terror that'll leave you gagging for mo-- >>ARRGGHH!!<< More from this issue coming up in our next post-- see ya on Halloween!

The Witch's Vengeful Return

As we quickly approach Halloween, it's time to drag out a 300 year old witch for some THOIA black magic! This one from the July 1953 issue of Baffling Mysteries #16 features some attractive art from Louis Zansky, and a most welcome body count too! What witchy movie am I thinking of? (CLICK ON THE WITCH-- IF YOU DARE!!!)


A double shot of haunted horrors erupted from the bowels of the Earth last week: HAUNTED HORROR #24 from the ongoing bi monthly series, as well as the HH Volume 4 hardcover collection "Candles for the Undead and Much More!" featuring...Show More Summary

When Death Takes a Hand

While I'm working on a larger Halloween themed post, here's a minor supernatural quickie with spooky art by Gene Fawcette, from the August 1954 issue of Out of the Shadows #14. This was the final issue of this interesting horror series,...Show More Summary

The Secret of Sleed's Castle

And now, the fourth and final story from the April 1952 issue of Mysterious Adventures #7, dig the previous 3 posts for the other tales. This is a better than average Hollingsworth effort, though typically contains some laughable illustrative...Show More Summary

The Curse of the Flying Dutchman

It's awesome enough to get one Lou Cameron story in an issue-- but getting TWO feels like discovering buried treasure! And this one is indeed a doozy as well, though not as bat shit crazy as the tattoo tale in our last post, but it sure...Show More Summary

The Terror of a Tatooed Man

Yes, I know the word "tattoo" has 3 T's in it, but that didn't stop the still amazingly talented, Lou Cameron from illustrating and delivering what it pretty much the best and most gruesome story in the April 1952 issue of Mysterious Adventures #7. Show More Summary

The Absent Minded Fiend

While in Orlando last week for Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights, I picked up a coverless, though very nicely priced, copy of the April 1952 issue of Mysterious Adventures #7 (thank you Colosseum of Comics!) This gem of an issue...Show More Summary

Jay Disbrow News / Bride of Doom

The next artist edition in our Chilling Archives of Horror Comics hardcover collection has been announced, and it's going to be Jay Disbrow's Monster Invasion! If you've been following this blog then you've seen a handful of his terrifically...Show More Summary

Horror Without a Head

One of my all time favorite precode Harvey stories is "Headless Horror" from the May 1952 issue of Chamber of Chills #8-- click HERE to read it in our THOIA Archive! It's surprisingly gory and superbly atmospheric, and seriously, I like it so much I put it in the "Scarifying Mr. Show More Summary

Jeb's Bloody Ghost

Yet another Eerie Pub remake / redraw of a classic precode horror tale, and from the same issue of Terrors of Dracula that we've been creepin' through all this month (see our previous posts) --now, where as most of you have been pleased...Show More Summary

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