Vintage Comics: Horrific, Issue #1: Hangman’s Holiday & The Refugee From a Locked Cabin (Cover – Pg. 15 )

A pretty short-running series in the early 50s, horrific has some intriguing art, and even more intriguing elements pointing out exactly the sort of thing that made horror comics so devious that parents had to protect their children from being polluted with such evils. For instance…evidence of psychological imbalances…in a child! The first story, Hangman’s Holiday, reminds me an awful lot of the first episode of Tales From the Crypt, a series that saw it’s birth in the comic format as well, released around the same period as Horrific. Our second story touches on one of my favorite subjects…revenge from beyond the crave. Honestly, this is some of the higher quality vintage horror I’ve read, and though not absolutely original (there’s no such thing as a unique story), it has the right amount of…viciousness…to make you grip at your sheets when the lights go down at night.

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