Horror On the Radio: 31 Favorite Inner Sanctum Mysteries Episodes

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

As we celebrate this spooktacular day, I wanted to share 31 of my favorite episodes from the classic horror radio show Inner Sanctum Mysteries.  The show originally aired on the Blue Network from January 7, 1941 to  October 5, 1952.  Listeners entered the creaking door and were welcomed by the show’s host Raymond Edward Johnson who acted as “Raymond” a character known for his chilling introductions and morbid puns, and his infamous closing “Pleasant dreaaaams, hmmmmmmm?”  He was often accompanied by the bouncy Lipton Tea representative Mary Bennett.

While there were a total of 527 episodes, a good number of them are missing from the archives.  However what remains doesn’t disappoint. It’s from the surviving episodes that I pull my 31 favorites that I hope you enjoy.

1.The Voice On The Wire

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2. The Black Seagull

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3. A Corpse For Halloween

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4.  The Corpse In The Taxi

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5. The Corpse Laughs Last

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6. Dead Man’s Deal

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7.  The Deadly Dummy

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8. Death Has Claws

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9. Eight Steps To Murder

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10.  House of Doom

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11. The Judas Clock

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12.  The Edge of Death

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13.  A Lady With A Plan

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14. The Magic Tile

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15. Murder Comes At  Midnight

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16. Musical Score

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17. Night is my Shroud

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18. No Coffin for The Dead

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19. Over My Dead Body

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20. The  Silent Hands

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21. Skeleton Bay

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22.  The Song of the Slasher

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23. Strands of Death

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24. Study for Murder

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25. Terror by Night

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26. Till Death Do Us Part

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27. The Undead

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28.  The Wailing Wall

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29. Make Ready My Grave

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30. The Lonely Sleep

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31. Dead Man’s Vengeance

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