Horror On The Radio: The Sub Basement (Going Down) and Murder Castle

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. 

Welcome back ghastly followers, did you enjoy last week’s stories?  Don’t worry I’ve got two new tales that’ll intrigue and frighten! First up it’s another episode from Lights Out!

This episode’s titled The Sub Basement (Going Down), and it first aired on August 24, 1943. Here’s the synopsis and episode: Something horrific occurs when a couple become stuck in their office building basement.

If you survived hearing this tale you’ll need to take extra precautions for this next one!  Another Lights Out! episode, this tale is titled Murder Castle and it aired on  February 16th, 1938. It’s based on the true story of H. H. Holmes — the mass murderer who haunted Chicago during the time of the 1893 world’s fair.

As for the synopsis, all I’ll give you is the following: The story opens with a young woman who’s been picked up by police.  She’s muttering the word “revenge” over and over and over again and the police are baffled as to what could have happened to her.

Listen to the story here.

Enjoy and remember, Lights Out… everyone.

 

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….