Don't try to escape, me hearties! you are caught on the House of Mystery! And you are going to hear a tale of murder in the deep blue seas that will turn your dreams into a shreikin' nightmare! Ha -- Ha -- Ha!
Greetings, my anemically arsonic friends. Can you dig it--? A tale of ancient evil, a bloodcurdler to curlde your life-substance proud! Who am I? That's a bad scene, brats--why I'm your friendly fiendish caretaker...Cain!
You wouldn't think so--but it can get kinda lonely around here sometimes! That's why I'm building my friend! Not only holds an interesting conversation--but he glows in the dark! His name? well, I thought I'd call him something sinister--Dracula, maybe! My name's Cain-- I'm the caretaker around here...and you've just entered the HOUSE OF MYSTERY!
Welcome back! Don't let the size of my little flock fool you! What it lacks in numbers, it more than makes up for in appetite! I'm Cain--sometime shepherd--here to offer shelter from the coming storm! Join my flock and follow me--I'll lead you to the...House of Mystery!
Welcome to my favorite aviary behind the House of Mystery! My name's Cain--caretaker and lover of our fine-feathered fiends! It's taken me a ghoul's age to gather the collection you see around you--and believe me, it hasn't been easy! For example, I've been having trouble with a poacher lately! You mark my words--if I ever get my claws on that culprit--we're liable to be having gargoyle goulash for dinner some night!
Cain, cadaverous caretaker, here...I've decided to take the weekend off, so I've locked up the House of Mystery. and I"m off to the slime pits for a little swimmin' and fishin'. C'mon along. On the way, I'll tell ya about an incident that occurred right around my favorite pond. It's the kid of thing one keeps...All In The Family...
Greetings! Welcome to the basement of the House of Mystery! I'm Cain--capricious caretaker and downright awful plumber--trying to figure out what's plugging up the works down here before this whole, mind-bending issue goes right down the drain... Heh...Heh...Heh...
Welcome back! I'm Cain, your conscientious caretaker, waiting to check out this issue's stories from my own private library--here, beneath the House of Mystery! Been waiting quite a while, in fact--but my private librarian hasn't made a move to help me! Come to think of it--he hasn't made any kind of move since 1846! Must be that steady diet I feed him--all my old stories... Hee, hee, hee
Everyone knows Charlotte is ill...very ill. What they don't know is that the slow poison Bennett's been feeding her leaves no traces... none whatsoever! Interesting, no? Let's find out what happens in this thriller of Last Ritual Last Rites
Where do your thoughts come from? You believe they originate in your own brain... and not in the twisted mind of someone else? Think about it! Perhaps some supernatural force is being directed at you now...for good...or for evil! Creating thoughts, like misshapen things crawling out of the limbo of eternity. Perhaps akin to those waves of mental horror created in the mind of one man--a man so consumed with hate that his unsuspecting victims lost all rational control and become the frenzied pawns of...the Creator of Evil!
Greetings, out there! I'm Cain, caretaker and part-time babysitter here in the House of Mystery...I was just about to read this cute little tyke a badtime story, so why not listen in? I've got just the cure for your...heh-heh...insomnia...
Something that walked like a man and killed like a beast stalked the land. It had to be destroyed! But what irony that it should be Dravos to whom the terrified peasants turned with their prayer... Deliver Us From Evil
A young, shy girl, tied to her father, her only living relative! That best describes the heroine of this tale! Or did! But now her father is dead! What will happen to our heroine now? Will the handsome prince be able to take her father's place...and ride off with her into the sunset? And above all, will they live happily...Ever After
Pretend it is only a state of mind. Scoff at the possibility of its existence. Ask for proof when you're told of supernatural happenings...but keep an open mind, mortals, for there are many incidents that occur in this world which are totally unexplainable by the laws of science or nature. I call this tale... "Back from the Realm of the Damned
His own sister- a creature half woman and half beast? John Langley scoffed at such madness. But what if the old family legends were true? What if there was such a thing as the... Curse of the Werewolf
Hiya, kiddies (Tee Hee) -- it's your old pal Cain here, bringing you yet another grungy story calculated to turn your brain to oatmeal! Take it from me, fang (Heh Heh) -- this is a fantasy masterpiece of the highest order. I call it... The Man Who Wanted Power Over Woman
Look into my eyes...and kill! Those were the words 'Doc' Salem had whispered... but why? What reason would one man have for ordering the death of a young girl he didn't even know? We'll have to start at the beginning to learn the answer, friends... back to the day Warden Hardin heard the knock on the door of his office...
You all know what a crocodile is, don't you, kiddies? Maybe you've seen one at the circus, or at the zoo? Hmmmm? Cute, eh? Heh heh heh! One of my favorite animals! Which is why I simply love this terror-tale I call... The Curse of the Corcodile!
Is your entire life just one ho-hum after another? Is school boring you silly? Then drop what you're doing and come away with me! We'll fly down to Brazil and hike through the Amazon jungle with ruthless Fred Mascal and timid Percy Twittler! And we'll all have a grand old time together, after all... They Hunt Butterflies, Don't They?
The foul thing that came out of the tomb burned with hatred for the man who had killed it. But even a creature out of the pit should have known that nly one being has the right to say...Vengeance is Mine!
I seek the King of Dreams. Am I going the right way? (reply) How can you not go to him, when all the ways are his?
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