Enoch by Robert Bloch (1946)
Tuesday Tale of Terror June 16, 2015
Illustration by Dan Foley at Spizwackle blogspot.
This is a nightmare tale, little bit of black humor, and a lot of creepy business. Seth is a young man with a serious problem. A creature lives on top of his head. No one can see this creature. No one can hear him. No one can catch him. His name is Enoch. And while Enoch spends a lot of time sleeping on Seth’s head, during Enoch’s wake time he orders Seth to kill people. “Get the hatchet!” Hmmmm, yes, this story is not only weird, but demonstrates a macabre justice with a hefty slice of gluttony.
Read the short story Enoch with illustrations in Weird Magazine at UNZ.org
Roberts Bloch was part of the Lovecraft circle and was heavily influence by him. Today most of us know Robert Bloch from his novel Psycho, which inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous horror film of the same name.
Read Psycho online at English-e-books.net (Download on the yellow box “Read Online Now.”)
Listen to another of Robert Bloch’s short stories, audio (30 minutes) of The Hell-bound Train, published in 1958 and won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in Fantasy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GybC7BBrg2s
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