The Monkey’s Paw


Dan is  bringing back our annual Holiday Horror tradition.  For Victorian England, December was the spooky spooky season – not October – and this is where our Western tradition of telling ghost stories to scare one another comes from. Friends and family gathered around the fire after a nice holiday meal to hear some horror. And in honor of that tradition, for the fourth year in a row,  Dan shares the tale, The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs.  But first up, some horror from modern England.  A married couple bring their young son on a vacation to the countryside, where he finds some occult objects stashed away that lead to a terrifying evening and an early end to the vacation.  Lynze kicks off with a kind of sweet, kind of Christmas story. Then she tells us three quick hitter stories, all from the same person and all from the same frat house! 

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Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):
Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened.  Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH.”

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