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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 the audience you gave Boris Karloff a call. I get a kick that by all accounts Karloff was the epitome of the quiet English gentleman (and a real pussy cat at that) yet he nearly always portrayed a character either precariously holding onto their sanity or, more times than not, who’s completely lost their grip.

In Death Robbery, Karloff plays a scientist who just can’t bear the death of his wife. What to do? What to do? What’s that line from Pet Cemetery? “Sometimes, dead is better…” Yep. I’d say that’s the case here.

So get the house nice and dark and give Death Robbery a listen as it aired on Lights Out July 16th, 1947.

Download the show to take on the go right here.

I have to be honest and say I’m not a fan of the introduction from the late 1940s Lights Out but still this is a nice creepy tale nonetheless.

Lights Out: Death Robbery

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Jeff McAleer

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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