Witching Hour Theatre
On a cool October night at the Starlight Cinema, an all-night horror
movie triple feature is about to begin: Witching Hour Theatre. It's the
one exciting thing in Larry Wilson's life, not counting the lovely
brunette who works the concession stand. Settling in, he loses himself
in the atmosphere of the old place: the crowd, the screams, the popcorn
and the blood.
But when the second feature ends, only thirteen
moviegoers remain. Among them, a woman of nineteen with a fondness for
piercings and the macabre, a cop and his wife, a trio of bad-tempered
bullies, and a solitary figure sitting silently in the shadows of the
On this endless October night, Witching Hour Theatre
will become Larry's worst nightmare. For the movie on the screen is
growing stranger by the minute. His fellow theatergoers are disappearing
one by one.
And the figure from the shadows is advancing.
"Witching Hour Theatre is one of those quiet little novellas
that has a way of sneaking up on you."- -Nate Kenyon, Horrorworld.org