horror stories


Charlie Barker takes you through a regression of sorts in the sideshow today.  Well, at the very least, a nostalgic look at the toddler years.  There are nursery rhymes to be told, come in, come in!

You know that rhyme about the worms devouring your corpse after death?  Ahh, what child doesn’t hear that poem and smile.  Well, it has a couple more stanzas that help keep you out of harm’s way in the cemetery.  Listen to HOLD YOUR BREATH and follow along.  Second, it’s the tale of a doll with a special tune to help you head off to dreamland.  It’s THE SLEEPYTIME SONG.  Then, it’s a classic nursery rhyme that had its time.  But now, it’s time to resurrect that old diddy in ONE IS FOR SORROW.

It’s nice to feel like a kid again, ain’t it?  Next week we grow up a bit and strap on the ole feedback for some more tasty treats.  Come back and Charlie Barker will give you something to chew on.


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.