31 HORROR STORIES — “Shadetree” (1978)

Michael Reaves has a weird resume. He wrote on cartoons like THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, and he also penned this mutant hybrid love-and-horror story. It’s about a changeling. You know, like when a human baby gets switched with a…well, I don’t know exactly what they get switched with. But when they grow up, they grow up to be like Shadetree, sort of a Southern Goth by way of Iggy Pop. And he falls in love. Which is where the horror starts, and won’t stop.