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.
The Whistler – Treasure Hunt. ep191, 460121
Robert Bolton was an egotist who felt the world owed him a living. He lived a charmed life, taking anything he could to gain from it, and dodging the pitfalls. We find him today in the small town train station in Redman. Seemingly on a whim, he decides to get off and visit for a while. What does he expect to take from this little whistle stop of a town?
In the Randolph home, Robert puts the moves on the old spinsters, with his sites on getting his hands on their sizeable inheritance. Will they believe his story of being an author? Poor, homely Martha has fallen for the smooth con man. Will her new found love blind her to the true intent of her lover? Little does she know that Robert’s plans have no room for her, other than to leave er holding the bag.
The sheriff isn’t the only one who harbrs a doubt, but he can’t put his finger on the scam that’s going down. Martha’s spinster sister isn’t too keen on the intruder, and his plans have a kink thrown into the mix. Will Robert be able to pull off his scam, and get away? Will a death be standing in the wings of our little drama?
Robert has a strange ending waiting for him, and justice has it’s own way of balancing his life of misdeeds.
Quiet Please – Light The Lamp For Me. ep67, 480926
The setting is the old pueblo mission of San fernando. A modern visitor takes in the sights. The grafiti on the wall, the signs of years of wine making in the mission. Then he makes another discovery when he bends to retrieve his dropped lighter. In a dark recess, he finds, and lights a lamp. Suddenly he is transported back to a time gone by. What does it mean?
The lamp’s secret is learned, time travel. But the lamp isn’t without its limits though. What would you do with a time traveling lamp? Listen to see what our host, Ernest Chapel does with his. Through joy and tears, there’s safety in the past, but what about the future? What fears might lay ahead?
How far might science, and society progress? The lamp allows unlimited trips to the past, but only allows one trip to the future, and can you get back, will it let you return?
Enjoy a time travelling adventure with Ernest Chapel, will he be brave enough to take his one trip to the future? Will you be brave enough to go with him?
Quiet Please – The Third Mans Story. ep64, 480906
A story of a typical family. A loving dad and mom, and a family with two sons. Well, as normal as it gets in a program like Quiet Please. As usual, the story is told mostly in narration, with sparse parts spoken by others. The younger son tells of his realization of a religious rite his family practices, that of sacrifice. What’s the mystic reasons behind it? does it really bring wealth, or happiness, and the like?
The son grows depressed because e has nothing of is own to sacrifice. The narrative recounts how the family grows more prosperous, and the two sons finally prepare their own sacrifices, after working so hard on the family farm.
Where is all this going? Here’s a hint: check out your copy of the Bible and read about the first sacrifice ever recorded there. Though the radio play mentions no names, you’ll likely recognize Cain and Abel before the story is done.
CBS Radio Mystery Theater – Shock of His Life. ep955, 790219
Title:The Shock of His Life.
Plot:A gambling addict receives the power to predict the outcome of sporting events when he is electrocuted while fixing his television. He uses his new powers to get rich with disastrous consequences.
Air Dates: First Run – February 19, 1979
Repeat – August 14, 1979
Read more, and check out more shows at: CBS Radio Mystery Theater | Episode 955 | The Shock of His Life.
Weird Circle – The Werewolf. 440507
A detective investigates the appearances of a great white wolf. Is it just one of the local superstitions? To be married, a man is forced to recite a strange marriage oath. The bride has a couple of kids already, and the couple worry when strange things begin to happen. The white wolf threatens the cottage, the man protects his family, but the words of the strange marriage vow comes back to him, just a little too late.
Note: Stories from the old world of ancient Europe include vampires and werewolves. The original renditions are far from what is portrayed in books and movies today. Even in the early 20th century the images were romantisized for the times, and the imprint of the current social and religious ethic was firmly in place. This story seems to hold a little more close to the original idea, but dramatized a little.
The oldest beliefs about vampires, werewolves, and the like center around the idea that everybody has a double. Not a twin. Your double is your invisible soul that lives inside you. When a werewolf ran amok, the physical body was in a trance like state, and the subconscious is what became the wolf. No actual shape shifting. Along that line, witches spells affect your double. Your physical and conscious body was never affected, just your subconscious double. Make sense?
One final tidbit of useless info. A werewolf is always a man. A woman who does the same thing is a nightmare. Seriously, no puns intended.
CBS Radio Mystery Theater – Sinister Shadow. ep953, 790212.
Title:The Sinister Shadow.
Plot:An unusual tale of how a timid woman chanced upon her doppelganger in a seedy bar, and how her double turned against her.
Air Dates: First Run – February 12, 1979
Repeat – August 2, 1979
Read more at: CBS Radio Mystery Theater | Episode 953 | The Sinister Shadow.
As an avid OTR listener, it’s hard to choose from the thousands of shows. The shows that come out from time to time here has shows I hadn’t thought of hearing.