The Mortician’s Gift

Every year I repost the true story of my Halloween visit to the Westgate Gallery in New Orleans.  The story originally appeared in Morbid Curiosity magazine, and was reprinted in Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues. (I still have some paperback copies of that book to sell, if you’re interested. Check out my bookstore.)

The video comes from the crossover event that Morbid Curiosity‘s contributors did with members of the Thrillpeddlers, San Francisco’s much-missed Grand Guignol cabaret troupe.

If you’re amused by this story, it’s worth going to my MorbidLoren youtube channel and checking out the other readings from that night.

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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