Two of the stories contained herein are particularly brutal and I don't think would have passed my parent's vetting process had they actually flipped through it. The final tale, Fetched includes a particularly nasty scene in which a man clubs his wife over the head with an oar. Of course, he gets his comeuppance, but it is quite disturbing. The tale from this one that still sends a chill down my spine is Creature Comforts, a much more gruesome tale than one would normally expect from George Kashdan. It plays out like Tod Browning's Freaks with a terrific EC twist ending. All in all, this one is great stuff that still resonates nearly 30 years later.
Groovy Christmases Past: 1974
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