The Old Witch
The Old Witch is, as her name suggests, an elderly woman who is also a witch. She is a storyteller and horror tale host and one of three such beings that make up the collective group known as the GhouLunatics. The Old Witch was the host of the horror anthology comic book series The Haunt of Fear, which was published by EC Comics on a bi-monthly schedule from 1950 to 1954. Along with her fellow GhouLunatics, the Vault Keeper and the Crypt Keeper, she was also a co-host on the Tales from the Crypt magazine series. Despite her appearance, the Old Witch was the subject of the amorous affections of both the Crypt Keeper and the Vault Keeper. Like the others, she often interjected pun-filled commentary into her narrations, and could usually be seen hunched over a boiling cauldron. The origin of the Old Witch was recounted in the "A Little Stranger!" story from The Haunt of Fear #14, published July-August, 1952. The story reveals that she is the daughter of a vampire named Elicia, and a werewolf named Zorgo, who were hunted down and put to death, only to rise from their own graves to wed each other in a mausoleum and ultimately give birth to the Old Witch.
Featured in: The Haunt of Fear
Otis B. Driftwood
Otis B. Driftwood is the most depraved member of the Firefly family. He likes skinning his victims and turning them into sideshow attractions. Otis is responsible for the murders of Bill Hudley, Donald Willis and Steve Naish. He torments Denise Willis by wearing her father's skin as a Halloween costume. Otis also presides over a ritual wherein he sacrifices Denise and Jerry Goldsmith to the denizens of an underground mine shaft that runs beneath a cemetery.
Featured in: House of 1000 Corpses (2003); The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Played by: Bill Moseley
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