Monday, June 26, 2017

Audiobooks and Old Time Radio

TGG’s October Spooktacular – The Black Mass: ‘An Evening’s Entertainment’

During the 1960s one of the more interesting radio programs was The Black Mass. The program wasn’t carried nationwide but aired in and around...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – 19 Nocturne Boulevard: ‘The Temple’

Most people would think the days of audio drama have come and gone but there are still plenty of independent groups producing excellent programs...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – Quiet, Please: ‘Northern Lights’

We’ll return to the old Quiet, Please vault for the latest Spooktacular show. While Wyllis Cooper could create top notch horror tales, he certainly...

TGG October Spooktacular – Suspense: ‘The House in Cypress Canyon’

Who would have ever thought Suspense would have introduced a horror tale featuring Dashiell Hammett's legendary detective Sam Spade. Well, truth be told Spade...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – Nightfall: ‘The Porch Light’

I thought I'd bring an episode from our neighbors to the north for tonight's Spooktacular with the Canadian Broadcasting Company's Nightfall. Nightfall was a...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – The Price of Fear: ‘William and Mary’

While most radio drama died off during the late 1950s and early 1960s here in the U.S., the Brits across the pond have continued...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – The Hall of Fantasy: ‘The Shadow People’

A program back in the 1950s which could provide some nice chills was The Hall of Fantasy. While the series is probably not one...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – BBC Radio 4: ‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth’

I know a lot of people dug the edit I put together of At the Mountains of Madness BBC Radio 4 did a few...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – Dimension X: ‘The Veldt’

We hear from the pen of Ray Bradbury once again on one of the first science fiction programs to make a bow on radio,...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – Suspense: ‘The Hitch-Hiker’

Talk about an episode which has nearly everything - Orson Welles; A script by Lucille Fletcher; Atmospheric (and unusually minimal) sound effects. The Hitch-Hiker,...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – Lights Out: ‘Death Robbery’

Time for more Arch Oboler and Lights Out! During the 1930s, 40s, and 50s - in radio or film - if you wanted to scare...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – Suspense: ‘Sorry, Wrong Number’

What has to be no doubt one of the most famous radio stories of all time (outside of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds)...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – Lights Out: ‘Poltergeist’

TGG’s October Spooktacular – Lights Out: ‘PoltergeistOnce again we’ll take a spin with Lights Out for some scary fun. You have to appreciate how...

TGG’s October Spooktacular – Suspense: ‘The Dunwich Horror’

H.P. Lovecraft’s stories didn’t make too many appearances on radio back in the day but every once in while you’d actually catch a tale...
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