The Monster Gallery


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The Tall Man
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At first glance, the Tall Man might not seem all that monstrous at all. After all, he's just an unnaturally tall mortician with a penchant for processing human corpses into undead slave labor.

Live and let live, right?

But the Tall Man - or at least the entity that assumed the guise of Jebediah Morningside - is quite extraterrestrial and inhuman in origin. Think of him as the royal center of an undead colony or hive. Learn more right here.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.