Audio dramas from the era of classic radio. Chills, thrills, Suspense, ghost stories, and dark fantasy. Get your fix for creepy tales just like your grand parents used to do. Turn out the light and listen in the dark, if you dare.
Whistler – Double-Cross. ep33, 421227
Joe is a man who has fallen on hard times, and recently released from prison, he helps his brother Steve. While Steve works, Joe watches Timmy, and tells him about Santa coming. But how will such a fat man get down a chimney, when they don't even have a fireplace? Steve is a cop, and questions Joe about where he has been. There has been a robbery, and the captain puts the pressure on Steve to be sure his brother is clean. It could mean Steve's job if he's caught covering up for Joe.
Without being able to explain circumstances, Joe goes to jail for two years, and Steve is out of a job. When Joe is released, he finds himself in a good situation, but Steve is found living in a dilapidated side of town, Timmy has had an accident, and not able to walk. Can Joe make amends with his brother? Can he explain to Steve about the night of that robbery? What will happen when some of Joe's old gang members catch up to him, and demand his help in another safecracking job?
To win the reward money, a dangerous plan for Joe is set, and he finds himself as a fugitive. Has he lost his high class girlfriend? Will he sacrifice himself so Steve can be put back on the police force? Reward money goes to Steve to help Timmy, but being a good cop, Steve smells a rat. When a double cross is exposed, the betrayal may right a lot of wrongs. But will the Whistler hold yet a final twist to make a Merry Christmas story all the merrier?
Note: Though uncredited, the voice of Steve Bradley sounds like it's Gerald Moore.
Quiet Please – Berlin 1945. 481226.
A group of soldiers are around a table talking about Christmas. Being away from home for the holiday, they compare notes on how their holiday would be spent bac home, and reveal a little of how they have actually been spending their holiday so far.
They drink toasts to the recently past tragedies and lost friends in the war. As they enjoy a meal together, they talk about their last Christmas in the States. Photos are pulled out, and remembrances of loved ones back home are discussed.
The brags and idle threats are put on hold when a new soldier enters with a new man to join the Christmas festivity. Generosity is lavished on the new man. Who is this new guy? He seems familiar to the guys.
In this episodewe don't find out since the audio abruptly cuts out. If I can find a complete audio file, I'll have to repost this one. Oops.
Suspense – Statement Of Employee Henry Wilson. ep64, 431102
A tale that recounts the final moments of a man's life.
A gent named Henry Wilson is a little, nervous man. Through voice over, he narates the drama of his plan for revenge. He kills his boss, and covers his tracks, but has he thought of everything? How do you deal with an unexpected witness?
The plan, and the cover up sounds flawless. The police begin their investigation, and questioning. Henry Wilson seems to have triumphed, and even gained a promotion to the dead man's job.
The trouble begins to emerge with Henry himself. His mental state declines, he becomes paranoid, he is haunted by his thoughts. He starts to hear voices in his head, and though no one else can hear them, his nervous breakdown does the job for the authorities. I guess poor old Henry just doesn't have that killer mentality.
The whole thing with suspense is that there's a little tidbit of information that is withheld, until the last moment. What is that tidbit? Just listen to get the twist ending.
Suspense – The Diary of Sophronia Winters (Agnes Mooorehead). ep39, 430427
A spinster takes a vacation after the passing of her father. After a dedicated life as her father's care taker, the naive Sophronia is thrilled with the sensuous life of sunny Florida. The sights, sounds and freedom are thrilling.
Sophronia's practical nature is sidelined, when a man takes notice of her and sweeps her off her feet. The whirlwind romance soon ends up with the woman married to this mysterious man from Maine.
With no ties to her old life back in the mid-West, Sophronia enjoys her resppectable life as a blushing bride on her honeymoon.
Her dream life comes to an end once the couple arrive back in the rugged part of Maine. The hotel may be as impressive as promised, but it's a relic from a time gone by, and without modern conveniences, the off season turns it into a lonely prison for Sophronia.
But the pplace is worse than a prison, as dark family secrets emerge. Has Sophronia married a psychopathic killer? Will she become the next in a line of womenwho lay, buried in the back yard? Enjoy the twists in this dark, psychological thriller.
Whistler – Patients for the Doctor. ep79, 431121
On a stormy night, a doctor is worried for his patients. So why does his wife refuse to let him out of the house? Meanwhile, traveling a lonely road, a young couple find themselves in need of a doctor after having a close call with a car crash. Approaching the doctor's house on the hill, more dangers seem to be in place designed to keep Jane and Paul away.
Knocking on the door, the couple are unwelcome, but at least manage to be given shelter from the storm, and Jane's mother can be given treatment. We learn that Dr. Harris had been burned some years ago in a house fire. Why is Mrs. Harris so rude, while he is so kindly? What is behind the mysterious light that came on in the room down the hall? What dangers might be present with the stranger lurking in the house?
Matters continue to grow more curious. Jane's mother is moved to another room. Dr. Harris shows up at unexpected moments. Why does the good doctor show up with a can of kerosene? Secrets are revealed in the moments of madness that follows, and the Whistler is on hand to make the mystery plain.
Mysterious Traveler – Queen of the Cats. ep31, 440702
A frustrated 22 year old Miss Jane Elliot is worried about her fiancee. How will Mr Chris Arnold take it when she brings home a doctor to examine him? In flashback, we learn what went down at a party a couple years earlier. The black haired beauty had swept him off his feet. The school friend of Jane's had been a lover of cats, and always had a few around. Is it only a fetish, or
is the love for cats something deeper? Is the love Chris has for Rhonda only a passing thing? He finds out too late, and only after he is married to the cat lady. The week pass, but the feelings for cats only becomes hatred for Chris. What will become of the mismatched lovers, and the army of cats that are ever present? If divorce is no option, will Chris be driven to end the marriage by death?
After an argument, he drives their car over a cliff, and though Chris manages to survive Rhonda dies. But has it ended the presence of Rhonda in his life? If anything the plague of cats grows wooers'. Driven to madness by dreams and the presence of cats, Chris goes around shooting any of the felines that cross his path. Will the doctor be able to offer a cure? Will a marriage to Jane help him overcome his fears?