Kihn starts out his story in 1996, where an eager reporter named Clint Stockbern manages to bribe his way into an interview with legendary B-Horror director, Landis Woodley. Woodley and his house are creepy, but that's just the sort of thing Stockbern loves. Woodley catapults you back to 1957, when horror movies were gaining popularity and Hollywood was in its early stages of rot and corruption. Landis and his band of misfits get together and a throw a Halloween bash, hoping the elite of the filmmaking business will show. They do manage to get "the horror queen" of television (Devila) and renowned Satanist (Albert Beaumond) to come. Albert takes Devila to his house, where he shows her a set of tuning forks he had stolen from an Indian tribe in Peru. These forks contain an ancient, terrible power, which he demonstrates with horrifying results. Devila flees the house when his body becomes possessed by a demon. She returns the next day and finds Albert delirious with fever. She steals the forks and takes them to Landis, hoping to make a fortune. She forgets to prepare for the ritual. The demon possesses her and drives her insane. She kills herself two days later. Then it goes after Albert, who has climbed an electrical tower in the mountains. Albert succeeds in killing himself, trapping the demon inside his body. This ends Albert's troubles, but his body winds up in the LA County Morgue, where Landis and his crew are filming a shock-movie they call Cadaver. Albert's badly decomposed body is a godsend to them. They make the film, and Landis Woodley is given a taste of success, which doesn't last for very long. He and his crew are cursed by the demon, who has claimed all but Landis. His turn is comes in 1996, unbeknownst to Clint Stockbern, who is unaware of the thing hiding under the basement crawlspace. Horror Show is a fast-paced chiller with plenty of blood-curdling screams, ghosts, demonic posssessions, etc. A great yarn to pass the time.