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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Horrific Listen: Halloween Playlist Spooktacular 2018

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!

Let’s get this party started with some spooky tunes. Enjoy this playlist and if you’ve got an awesome Halloween playlist please share in the comments below or on my Facebook page. Enjoy!

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Remember: Saturday’s Halloween ComicFest!

May I have your attention please: This Saturday is Halloween ComicFest!

It’s similar to Free Comic Book Day but with a Halloween twist.  Here’s a more in depth description from the event’s website:

On Saturday, October 27, participating comic shops across North America and around the world will hand out more than 1.7 million free comics to anyone who comes into their shop during Halloween ComicFest! During the event, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose a free comic from the 34 titles available this year and participate in the fun Halloween-themed activities hosted by the comic shops.

Thirty-four free comics, including 22 full-size and 12 mini-comics can be picked up. This year’s titles include Marvel Comics’ Ms. Marvel #1, Superior Spider-Man #1, and Thor: Road to War of the Realms #1; DC Comics’ John Constantine: The Hellblazer; and other Halloween-themed comics like Hellboy, Jughead: The Hunger,Goosebumps and Rise of the TMNT, that are perfect for comic readers of all ages.

Check out the full list of available comics and find out which comic book stores near you are participating in the spooky event.

Gif Guess: Halloween Month Edition

We’re counting down  the days till Halloween. As the celebration continues here’s a new entry for my blog that I called Gif Guess.  Can you guess the following 31 horror/scif-fi/fantasy/gothic films by their gifs? Take a whack at it!

 

 

 

Horror On The Radio: The Voice On The Wire & Little Old Lady

Tales of horror come in various media formats and one that has kept fans up at night are radio dramas.  For Halloween Month, I’ll share some of my favorite horror/mystery/thriller stories from classic radio dramas. 

This week we’ll listen to two of my favorite episodes from the classic radio shows Inner Sanctum Mysteries and Lights Out!

First up is The Voice On The Wire from Inner Sanctum Mysteries.  It first aired on  November 29, 1944.  There’s also an alternate version of this story where the main character’s a man. In my opinion it’s not as good as this version. Here’s the synopsis:

Trapped on an island, a voice on the telephone warns a woman that she has only four hours to live. “No doubt the telephone is an ingenious invention but as far as I know no one as yet has been able to commit murder over it although many people have wanted to. Still there are worse things you can get on the phone than the wrong number especially if you happen to call the voice on the wire…”

We end this post with Little Old Lady from Lights Out! It first aired  on  May 25, 1943. Here’s the synopsis:

In a treasure hunting expedition in the jungle, the hunters catch spider which has been silently staring at them since they arrived.. + This is a strange story about ordinary people, two girls just like you or your daughter or the girl that sits next to you in the office. Alice and her friend Lona have been diving for sometime to Alice’s Aunt Harriet’s for their vacation. Alice hasn’t seen her aunt for ten years and is surprised by how old she seems. But they are more surprised by the cat that Aunt Harriet has in her shed.

Lights Out everybody….

They’re Here!

Greetings dear readers!

Hope the weekend was kind to you. April has arrived and this month is National Poetry Month (request your poster here) which also means the start of NaPoWriMo. I usually partake in this 30 day challenge, but not this year.  Instead I’m taking a break, I’ll be back next year though.

Instead of a daily poem, I self-published two poetry books that are now available at CreateSpace, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. I mentioned them last month and now they’re here!

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First up is the start of a new series for me titled Acrostic. This book is my first attempt at writing acrostic poems and you’ve got a couple of KPop groups to thank for that. With their many attempts of doing acrostic poetry, I became curious and gave it a try.  It was a fun experience and I hope to write a second entry. Acrostic is available in print and ebook formats. Add it to your GoodReads Shelf.

My second book Thirty Days of Expressive Imagination, is a print collection of my NaPoWriMo ebooks that I’ve written from 2014-2017. This year I won’t participate in NaPoWriMo so this book will take the place of the poems that I would usually write.  Thirty Days of Expressive Imagination is only available in printAdd it to your GoodReads Shelf. 

April’s also my birthday month (psst… gift ideas) so I look forward to celebrating.

Finally here’s a gentle reminder that you have read any of my books please feel free to leave a review.  Reviews are essential in getting the word out and they mean a great deal to authors-especially to indie authors  such as myself. Once again thank you for your support.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Happy Chinese New Year!

恭贺新禧,祝身体健康、事业发达。

Happy New Year, I wish you good health and lasting prosperity.

It’s the year of the dog and if you want to learn more about the new year, Travel China Guide has more information. I’ll leave with a few wishes for the new year:

恭祝健康、幸运,新年快乐。

Good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the year.

鸡年大吉.

Wish you luck in the Year of the DOG