horror

FATHERLY FRIGHTS

If Bob is your uncle, who’s your old man?  Charlie Barker wants to know.  In fact, it is the main display at the sideshow today.

Fathers are the focus of the frightening fables.  First, do you enjoy playing games with your father?  How about FOR your father?  It’s a terrifying tale known as SCAVENGER HUNT.  Another dad and his sons discover the beast in the darkness in LAIR OF THE CAVE DEMON.  Lastly, there are BIGGER FISH TO FRY when a son is the only person who knows about a monster in his apartment furnace room.

Until next time, the sideshow is closed.  If you want a treat before then, go ask your father for it.

SOME SACRIFICES HAVE TO BE MADE

What dark gods await appeasement through blood sacrifices, ladies and gentlemen?  Charlie Barker knows a few.  He’ll tell you all about three of them today.

When a betrothed couple have a picnic, they will wish they never stumbled across THE CLEARING IN THE WOODS.  Then, it’s off to Billings, Montana, as part of our “States of Fear” road trip.  Here, you will hear the real life account of the sacrifice made by the Apsáalooke tribe (also known as the Crow Native Americans).  It’s time for a BIG LEAP INTO BIG SKY.  Then, we try to make out what is going on BY THE LIGHT OF THE HONEY MOON.  It’s a bed and breakfast situated in a cozy little spot just this side of hell.

The sideshow has hit capacity, my friends.  This is not a bad thing.  It just means that we have to turn patrons away until next time.  Please, come back again.  It’s no sacrifice to do so.

DEAD OF NIGHT

Under cloak of night, creatures come out to feed.  Stay close to the tent or you may fall prey to such monsters.  The sideshow offers refuge for lost travelers of the night.

This time around, Char tells of nocturnal creatures and legends.  First is the tale of a Chinese vampire legend.  A creature that has its own set of powers and limitations makes its mark in Chinatown in the story NIGHT OF THE JIANGSHI.  Second, we have a ghost train legend in THE WRECK OF THE RIVERMOUTH EXPRESS.  Last up is the short horror story SPRING-HEELED JACK AND SON, where you get two legends for the price of one.

The daylight is mere hours away.  If you can make it that long, you might as well come back next week for three more tales in the tent.  Char will be there either way.  Why not keep him company?

POST APOCALYPSO

It’s the end of the world as we know it.  Charlie Barker examines what could be or will be in three tales of the end of times.  The apocalypse arrives at the circus today.  What happens in the post apocalyptic nightmare that follows?

In THE BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH EVENT, a subterranean baseball player warms up to pitch as the world unravels.  Next,  THE POST-APOCALYPTIC PSYCHIATRIST offers to help a young woman who fears the end of the world.  Finally, it’s a great BIRTHDAY SURPRISE as the last man on earth gets a birthday balloon bouquet.  Now, who was left to send it?

If we’re still around on Thursday, come back to visit the sideshow yet again.  Char has some more he want to show you in the Circus of the Unknown.  Or don’t.  It’s not like the world is going to end if you don’t.  Or will it?