Episode 4: Torsos, Torsos, Everywhere! / Tall Dark & Screaming

Viola Hyatt
Viola Hyatt

Patrice pops our murder cherry with the story of Alabama’s Torso Killer and Marleah tries to make Abbeville’s Huggin’ Molly scary again.

With special Huggin’ Molly tribute song, “The Scream of Huggin’ Molly” by Odilon Green at the end of the show!

SHOW NOTES:

// VIOLA HYATT & THE TORSO MURDERS

Face to face with the Torso Slayer by  (2015/1960)

Why I returned after 57 years to examine the killings of Mr. X and Mr. Y by Donald Brown (2016)

Sister Tells Of Slaying 2 Brothers” syndicated (AP), The Morning Herald (Hagerstown, Md.), Jul. 18, 1959

The Legend of Virginia Viola Hyatt by Gina McKay

A chant about an earlier axe murderess, Lizzie Borden, was revised and used for a short time.
Viola Hyatt took an ax
And gave her lover forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave his brother forty-one.

// HUGGIN’ MOLLY OF ABBEVILLE

Alabama Lore: The Choccolocco Monster, Huggin’ Molly, the Lost Town of Cottonport and Other Mysterious Tales by Wil Elrick

Abbeville Ghosts from the Chattahoochee Heritage Project by Nancy Gregory McLendon

Huggin’ Molly’s restaurant – a place for the whole family (to be terrified by a giant androgynous spectre? No! To eat malts, silly!)

EPISODE DRINK:

Cider with a Buzz from Garden & Gun, but for poor girls, without the allspice berries, using Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack instead of bourbon.

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