StoryHack Podcast

A Podcast of Action, Adventure, & Mystery
Posted 03/06/2022

Episode 6: Blood for the Vampire Dead

by Robert Leslie Bellem

This one is by Robert Leslie Bellem, whose Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective stories helped make me a fan of pulp a couple of decades ago. It’s a weird menace tale.

The little teaser blurb reads, “Was this then the horrible price Tim Croft must pay for his disbelief in devil-magic philtres?- forfeiture of his own lovely fiancee’s life-blood to the undead corpse of Haunted Hollow!”

If you gave a writer that blurb and the story art, there is no way they would ever come up with a plot similar to the actual story. But by the end, you’ll have forgotton the picture and blurb anyway.