Month: July 2018


If Charlie Barker could grow hair on that skeletal face of his, he may just don a wonderful beard.  As for now, he just has beard envy.  He has to live vicariously through his trio of totally true tales of terror today.

The first tale is the yardstick by which all other beards are measured.  However, the man with THE LONGEST BEARD IN THE WORLD will soon discover the price of fame.  Then, it’s off to a tropical island paradise where the locals have a legend that should not be taken lightly.  It’s the horrific tale of THE SPIDER BEARD MAN.  The next beard is an impostor!  A soon-to-be bride infiltrates her future husband’s bachelor party wearing a fake beard and gets much more than she bargained for in INCOGNITO.

Phew, that was a close shave!  Hopefully, next time won’t be so hairy.  Until then, the circus is closed.


Charlie Barker leads us out of the pull of gravity today.  To the far reaches of space, and then some.  It’s sci-fi only scarier.  It’s the Starship Sideshow!

First, what happens in the future with the prison system?  I don’t know, but perhaps we will be BUSTIN’ OUT.  The tomorrow terrors continue with a story of a doomed space voyage with a formidable furry foe in THE CAT’S AWAY.  Then, it’s off to DISTANT PLUTONIAN SHORES with a witch who had turned in her broomstick for something with a little more intergalactic appeal.

About now is time to get your head out of the stars.  It’s been fun, but we need to head back to earth for a while.  There are plenty of tales down on terra firma awaiting the Sideshow of the Surreal.  Charlie Barker will make a course correction and meet you there next time.


It’s time to answer the call of the open road, my friends.  Charlie is driving.  All you have to do is sit back and watch the signposts fly by.  Look, here comes one of them now.

The first roadstop on our trip is plan the best path of destruction.  We do so in KILLER ROUTE.  The road is long and travelled.  Time will come to rest our weary heads for the night.  We need a place that has vacancy PLUS FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST.  Then, it’s back on the asphalt we go, burning gas and daylight.  It’s the road less travelled this time along with THINGS OF SWEAT AND SAND.  Let’s hope it’s not a one-way trip.

The highway has its charm, ladies and gentlemen.  But there are only so many places the road may go.  Roads?  Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.


Time to pack up the camper and break out the sleeping bag and those s’mores.  Charlie Barker will meet you by the campfire.  It’s always like camping when you work and live in a tent.

Set up camp and listen to the terrifying tales that follow.  CreepyGram and the Mourning Show hosts three campsites sure to send chills down your spine.  First, it is the camping trip to end all camping trips in THE SHARPLES GO CAMPING.  Second, it’s fancy camping with all the luxuries.  Throw in a ghost and a monster and you’re ready to go GLAMPING.  Sometimes, camping is just an excuse to go a little wild.  Case in point is the NIGHT HOWL.

Next time, we put away the camping tent and set up the sideshow tent once more.  Come again, won’t you?  Tired of the tent?  Well, while we are out of town, why don’t we take a nice road trip instead?  See you behind the wheel.