Saturday, October 06, 2007


I remember being seriously freaked out, and liking it...

I had a rare evening alone. My roommates, Don and Irwin, were both out and I had our place all to myself. I had just purchased a new "Tales from the Crypt"...it was a compilation with a whole bunch of old issues all in one edition, and I couldn't wait to read it. I took a bunch of beer upstairs, I rolled myself a few joints, and sat down in my room. It was too bright to read spooky comics! I lit some candles and turned out the overhead light...perfect.

I sat in the dim darkness and read creepy comics for a long time, a few hours at least. I finally finished the last story and put the book down. It was so dark! There were shadows in places I didn't even know my room had! It was so quiet!! I hugged my knees to my chest, freaked out good and proper. After a few moments of that, I had to laugh at myself: a young woman, not some silly teenager, full of fear after reading a comic book. It made me happy to realize I had enough imagination left to still get spooked. I cracked another beer and began to read the comic all over again, start to finish. I stayed up until at least 4 AM, relishing the delicious shivers of fear.

4 comments:

Spoke said...

I read one that freaked me out. A shipwrecked woman lost at sea...only to be left a pitiful,wailing,desperate skeletal hag clinging to a buoy in the ocean years later. Her wailing warned sailers of the perils ahead.
Good drawings, I still see her some times!!!!

Jesse said...

I remember having the same shivers of fear the first time I read about.....(shiver).......Brian Mulroney...

papa herman said...

Your sharing reminded me of my friend Clif who scared himself by playing a video game alone at home... and this was just a couple of years ago.

Lounge MD said...

playing a video game.....yup I've had that happen. I remember the first time I played DOOM on my parents computer. They were gone and it was dark in the house...it led to a few freaky moments for sure.