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.
Browsing: The Horror
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.
We hear from Escape on today’s show. Featuring Paul Frees, and first airing October 22, 1947, here’s their version of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall Of The House Of Usher.
This episode features a radio adaptation of The Monkey’s Paw, as requested by Jesus, and produced for Favorite Story. It first aired September 28, 1948.
More from Lights Out on this episode of The Horror. We’ll hear The Devil’s Due, which first aired April 26, 1939.
More from Suspense on today’s show. Mike wrote in asking for Fugue In C Minor, which first aired June 1, 1944. This episode stars Ida Lupino and Vincent Price, and was written by Lucille Fletcher, who also wrote The Hitchhiker, Sorry Wrong Number, and other Suspense greats.
This week we hear a radio adaptation of The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy. This show aired on the NBC University Theater February 14, 1951.
More from Vincent Price and his Price Of Fear this week for Luke. We’ll hear The Waxwork. The story is based on the A.M. Burrage story of the same name, and was done on a few other series as well.
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We conclude Suspense Week with this episode based on H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Dunwich Horror. The story was first published in the April 1929 edition of Weird Tales magazine. This episode first aired November 1, 1945.
Today’s horror favorite is also part of Suspense Week, and has a lot going for it! We’ll hear The Hitchhiker, a story featuring Orson Welles and written by Lucille Fletcher. This one aired September 2, 1942.