monsters

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.

FIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

There are always those in power over us, and usually there are those we have power over.  This means that you should always have an understanding of what it feels like to be subjugated. It ain’t much fun.  Come in and tell Char all about it.  He’s all ears.  Well, he’s all bones – but he is willing to listen nonetheless.

What the sideshow brings for us today is a look at three times that there were fiends in positions of power over their subjects.  Whether for bad or for worse, the outcome is usually dire.  In RAIDING PARTY, two brothers who thought they were miles away from anyone discover that they are the intruders.  Next, the restroom in the Japanese hibachi may be CLOSED FOR REPAIRS, but the horrifying monster within is open for business.  Last up, it’s time to RETURN TO NORLEY MANOR to settle a little unfinished business.

There is one great thing about the Circus of the Unknown.  There are no social castes or classes to overcome.  All are welcome in the sideshow.

THAT’S JUST BEASTLY

Happy May Day!  We’re smack dab in the middle of spring, folks.  It’s a good day to talk a walk in the flowers.  But don’t do that.  Head on over to the sideshow, instead.

The sideshow is packed with pickled punks, oddities, and of course – monsters.  Today, we look at three fantastic beasts.  Our first creepy creature is one that feeds off specially bred nocturnal livestock at the AFTER MIDNIGHT DAIRY.  Then, it’s all smoke and mirrors when a carnivorous fog begins to feed on flesh and hides in NOOKS AND CRANNIES.  Char tried to catch it, but he mist.  The final monster in the menagerie is from south of the border.  It’s a MEXICAN STANDOFF.  Just don’t feed it after midnight.  Or before then, for that matter.

Speaking of south of the border, that is just what Charlie Barker has in store for you next time.  A trio of tales with a Latin flavor.  Come back to el circo de lo desconocido.  Adios.

EYE SPY

Can you trust your eyes?  Have they ever lied to you?  Be honest.

Yet, Charlie Barker shows us when our eyes can behold something horrific yet perhaps not entirely what it seems to be.  First up, a lonely trucker’s wife watches her husband’s long haul on the TRAFFIC CAM.  Trouble is, what is that in the path of his truck?  Next, it’s a VIEW FROM THE TREE FORT as some local kids discover what really has been happening to their neighbors.  Last up, it’s DRAGON BREATH about a boy convinced that a man-eating dragon is just waiting until his father leaves for work before feasting on him.

Just what happens when one witnesses madness?  Is it contagious?  Come back next time and maybe you’ll see things clearly.