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TGG’s October Spooktacular – CBS Radio Mystery Theater: ‘The Crack in the Wall’

While most classic horror radio episodes originate during the Golden Age (around 1936 through 1956) there are still plenty of creepy shows which aired much later; even today the U.K. produces some excellent audio tales. During the mid 1970s CBS launched an homage to tales of suspense and The CBS Radio Mystery Theater was born. Sorry to say many of the stories during later years of the series turned more toward standard cheating spouse murders, but the first few seasons had some good spook tales to share.

The Crack in the Wall comes from CBSRMT’s first season, 1974, and contains some downright creepy elements.

Following the death of their teen daughter during a house fire, her bereft parents move to a new home but can’t seem to repair a hole in their basement wall. Gradually, cries of a voice that seems startlingly like their daughter’s begins to flow through the hole…

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Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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