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HALLOWEEN HORRORS

The autumn moon lights the sky, casting shadows over the circus.  Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and spooks of all sorts and sizes gather for the season.  It’s the Halloween exhibit at the Sideshow of the Surreal.

Charlie Barker tells the tale of the silent watcher in the cornfields.  It’s the tale of PATIENT VICTOR.  Next, it is a story set in a school house.  It’s an innocuous little activity perfect for the season.  Grab your knife for THE PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST.  Then, it’s a little Halloween rhyme that’s overdue for a sequel.  It’s the less-than-harmless outcome of FIVE SPOOKY SKELETONS or WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS?  

The chill of fall hangs in the air past October, my friends.  Return to the Circus of the Unknown where Charlie will tell tales of the season.

PARANORMAL PLAINS

It would be as plain as the nose on Charlie’s face, if he had one still.  The destination is the flatlands of America.  The plains states on our tour of the good ole U.S.A.

Nebraska is the first stop on our Sub-series in the States of Fear.  Here we visit HATCHET HOUSE where the name speaks for itself.  Secondly, We drive on to Kansas where we experience THE HAUNTING OF FORT LEAVENWORTH.  Then, it’s south to Texas where we encounter THE BLACK-EYED CHILDREN OF ABILENE.  Relax.  I’m sure they’re harmless.

Next up at the circus is a very-special episode.  It’s near Halloween, folks.  It’s about time Charlie Barker scared the pants off of you.  Come back, if you dare.

UNLIKELY ALLIES

Sometimes, the enemy of your enemy is your greatest ally.  Today, in the Circus of the Unknown, Charlie Barker explores that concept.  So, bring your enemy’s enemy and come to the sideshow.

First, it’s the tale of a husband and wife and that all-too-familiar rattle of the door late at night.  Find out what happens when THERE’S SOMEONE IN THE HOUSE.  Next, cattle ranchers in the midst of a range war face a common enemy – one that is eating their cows.  It’s bound to cause a CONFLICT AT BADGER FLATS.  Next, it’s off to the Russian city of Pryachetsya where a series of mysterious deaths have occurred.  Local legends of the region may have an answer, but it will require the Russian State Security Committee to suspend their disbelief in the supernatural. Find out about the MATRYOSHKA (Russian nesting dolls in English).

The trouble with have an enemy as an ally is that once the common threat is eliminated, things tend to go south from there.  I’m sure you’re fine, though.  If you are still around next time the Circus is open, please feel free to visit the Sideshow.

ALL FALL DOWN

Leaves are falling all around, It’s time I was on my way. Thanks to you I’m much obliged for such a pleasant stay. But now it’s time for me to go; the autumn moon lights my way. For now I smell the rain and with it pain and it’s headed my way.  Charlie Barker talks about the winds of change today.  The seasonal shift to autumn and tales uniquely suited to that period.

The first fall tale is about a crazed hermit in the deep forest known as BACKWOODS LARRY.  The tales of cannibalism and horror can’t be all true, can they?  Next, beware when the moon is high and the MARCH WINDS blow.  There is evil in the air.  Finally, you really need to worry WHEN THE LEAVES FALL because of what that heralds.  It can’t be good.

All signs point to the death of summer and the lingering cold of autumn.  Winter can’t be too far off, but for now there is time to run.  It’s time to ramble on, my friends.  Make haste back to your modest hovels until the circus provides a temporary reprieve from the cold, biting winds.