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TGG October Spooktacular 2021 – Lights Out: The Dream

Join Boris Karloff for The Dream

We turn once again to Lights Out for some chills and thrills. This happens to be one of the few remaining episodes from the 1930s when the program originated in Chicago. This episode also marked the fourth anniversary of the show and the first time Boris Karloff made an appearance.

Boris Karloff is mainly remembered by people these days for two things: his turn as Frankenstein’s monster in a trio of films and as the narrator (and title character’s voice) in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Karloff career in films, television, radio, and on the stage covered over 60 years across a wide spectrum of genres. I especially love that in 1950 Karloff hosted a Saturday radio program out of New York were he read children’s stories. But we’re not here to listen to kiddie stories are we?

Boris Karloff may never have been better on radio than in The Dream on Lights Out. So give a listen as it aired on March 23rd, 1938.

Download the show to take on the go right here.

On a quick side note, most visitors to TGG probably don’t know I ran an old time radio website quite a few years back and I have tens of thousands of radio shows in my collection. Each of the programs I’ll share during the Spooktacular have had their audio personally cleaned up by me to remove many of the pops, crackles, and hisses so common with old time radio recordings. These aren’t pristine by any means but keep in mind the original broadcasts you’ll be hearing are anywhere from fifty to eighty years old…

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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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