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.[audio:http://archive.org/download/TheHorror3/TheHorror334.mp3]
Browsing: The Horror
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![audio:http://archive.org/download/TheHorror3/TheHorror333.mp3]
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).[audio:http://archive.org/download/TheHorror3/TheHorror332.mp3]
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.[audio:http://archive.org/download/TheHorror3/TheHorror331.mp3]
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.[audio:http://archive.org/download/TheHorror4/TheHorror330.mp3]
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.[audio:http://archive.org/download/TheHorror4/TheHorror329.mp3]
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.[audio:http://archive.org/download/TheHorror4/TheHorror328.mp3]
More from Lights Out on this episode of The Horror. We’ll hear The Devil’s Due, which first aired April 26, 1939.[audio:http://archive.org/download/TheHorror4/TheHorror327.mp3]
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.[audio:http://archive.org/download/TheHorror4/TheHorror326.mp3]
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.[audio:http://archive.org/download/TheHorror4/TheHorror325.mp3]