On this episode of The Horror we hear again from Lights Out. The episode is titled Mungarha, and first aired October 27, 1942.
Our horror favorite this week comes from Therese, who wanted to hear an adaptation of The Evil Eye from The Weird Circle. The script was based on the Theophile Gautier story, and aired sometime in the mid 1940’s.
Today’s horror favorite came out of a discussion in the forum. Chianti asked to hear this great episode of Suspense, starring Agnes Moorehead, titled The Yellow Wallpaper. It first aired July 29, 1948.
The CBS Radio Mystery Theater brings us All Living Things Must Die for this episode. The story was written by Mystery Theater regular Elspeth Eric, who wrote 115 other stories for the show, and also appeared as an actress on 13 episodes. This one first aired April 29, 1974.
Donovan’s Brain, featuring Orson Welles, is our selection for today. This episode originally aired on Suspense in two parts, May 18 and May 25, of 1944. I trimmed a little off of each (1 Roma Wine commercial is enough for a week) for a smoother transition between the two.
We’ve got another incursion inside The Weird Circle for today’s show. This one is titled The River Man, and aired sometime in the mid-1940’s.
Have a favorite episode you’d like to hear? Send it along to [email protected] (please put Horror Favorite in the subject line) and I’ll be happy to share it with the rest of the class!
We’ll hear a request from Pete on this episode of The Horror he sent in some time ago. It’s for an episode from The Hall Of Fantasy titled He Who Follows Me. This one was first heard March 11, 1950.
If you’d like to send in a request or a favorite to be played on the show, send it to [email protected] (please put “horror favorite” in the subject line).
We’ll hear an episode from The Hermit’s Cave this week via a series for Armed Forces Radio titled Mystery Playhouse. That series took shows like Hermit’s Cave, Inner Sanctum, Molle Mystery Theater, and others, and presented them to the troops under that banner. The episode is titled Mr. Randall’s Discovery. This one sounds pretty rough, so if you’re a stickler for sound quality skip it.
Three stories from Lights Out are featured on today’s show. First off, as requested by Jenny, we’ll hear Chicken Heart. This version comes from a 1960’s record – not the original broadcast. Also from that record, we’ll hear The Dark. Those episodes had originally aired in the 1930’s, and there doesn’t seem to be any recordings of the original shows. Our third episode features Boris Karloff, and it’s titled The Dream.