The supernatural and horror themed episodes for October comes to a close with this weeks short story. The Chain by H. Warner Munn. It first appeared in the April 1928 issue of Weird Tales.
This is a story firmly set in the horror genre, but without any real supernatural elements. It’s actually somewhat realistic and is a tale of torture (both mental and physical).. It deals with a man being trapped in his cousin’s castle, and the unique brand of tortures the cousin inflicts on him.
The Chain at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?57463
H. Warner Munn at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Warner_Munn
H. Warner Munn Interview with Jessica Amanda Salmonson: https://web.archive.org/web/20130628075234/http://www.violetbooks.com/Munn.html
Wilum Pugmire talks H. Warner Munn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ-YOjDQFek
H. Warner Munn and Philip Jose Famer Photo: http://www.pjfarmer.com/photoal.htm
H. Warner Munn at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?1802
Christopher Paul Carey Website: http://cpcarey.com (Thanks to Chris for the H. Warner Munn reference materials)