October 30, 2016

Podcast: Radio Stories for Halloween

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Podcast: Radio Stories for Halloween

Happy? Creepy? Horrific? Halloween! Take your pick, All Hallow’s Eve is for all of us and different for all of us, especially in these days when it’s moved around to accommodate marketing promotions and convenient times to trick ‘n’ treat.

But no such concerns here: You can listen to these great old-time radio Halloween stories any time you like! Here we present three for your listening – ah – pleasure. They’re really old, from the 1940s and 1950s, and yet they’re ageless as well.

Our first ghoulish tale is Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Black Cat,” starring one of the greatest actors of the horror genre, Peter Lorre, who was also host of  Mystery in the Air. Lorre’s German accent gave his characterizations an intense dash of the macabre.

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The second is from the long-running CBS Radio Mystery Theater, hosted by E.G. Marshall. It was broadcast every night of the week for eight years, and this is one of its Halloween mysteries. Entitled “The Witches’ Almanac,” it has a lighter touch: a young married couple – both witches – want eternal life, but need the blood of a virgin to get it.

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The third is from Inner Sanctum, hosted by Raymond, who is presumed to be telling his tales from his grave. “Corpse for Halloween” is one of the best from this popular program of the 1940s.

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