This is an episode of "Lights Out" starring Boris Karloff. It’s another in my collection of medical procedures that could be seen as almost routine, but in the 30’s and 40’s, they brought about Hell-anxieties.
PIGEONS FROM HELL by Robert E. Howard Submitted by Matthew Clark on Wed, 10/28/2009 - 2:29pm program: Gremlin Time program date: Mon, 10/19/2009
For Halloween, we submit for your approval, Pigeons From Hell; a scary Southern Gothic short story by Texas-born Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian. Two lost travelers come across a long abandoned plantation house, where they decide to spend the night. But something is hiding in the old manor house, something horrible! Something undead, that ‘lives’ off murder! Howard combines a classic haunted house story with elements of nightmarish dream states, and voodoo legends of the undead, with the aftermath of the Reconstuction for a tale of horror and cruel revenge.
First published in 1938 in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, two years after Howard’s death; it was later adapted for an episode of the early 1960’s TV show Thiller, hosted by Boris Karloff. By the late 60’s, there was a popular interest in fantasy literature due to the success of The Lord of the Rings, and Howard’s work began to be reprinted. This story appeared in the paperback collection The Dark Man and Others, and then began appearing in many other collections of horror stories. In 1983 Stephen King call it one of the great horror stories of the 20th Century.
Our abridged presentation features Aubergine Plum, Paynes Grey, and Van Dyke Brown. We dare you to listen with the lights out!
Title: ‘Pigeons From Hell’ by Robert E. Howard Length: 59:57 minutes (54.89 MB) Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
The Flicks That Church Forgot: Episode 35: Christians and Halloween Part 1 (The Origins of Halloween)
Especially for the Halloween season, we take a three part look at Christians and Halloween. Why are they so against it? And might it be possible for a Christian to enjoy Halloween along with everyone else?
TONIGHT: The Origins of Halloween. Exploring where Halloween originated from, and its growing popularity in Western cultures. (http://theflicksthatchurchforgot.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-01T15_51_02-07_00)
Podcast highlight in Episode 137 of Forgotten Classics (http://hcforgottenclassics.blogspot.com)
It’s spooky time on The Night Air. 8:30pm Sunday September the 13th is our four hundredth edition!
This is part one of the program.
The Night Air has been taking ABC Radio National on an imaginative detour every Sunday night since January 2002.
To mark the occasion we’ve handed the keys to the vaults over to creepmeister Tony Barrell for a spine-tingling signature show.
Spooky is a word saying more than it means perhaps: skulduggery on the part of MI5, strange apparitions, shivery music and the barefaced dread of the unknown. Some think they have the answers - from Frankenstein to Einstein - Dracula to Arch Obler. Obler was a 1940s radio scaremonger who loved the sound of echoing footsteps and creaking doors - in the days when radio could be really scary. It couldn’t happen now, or could it? Reality check! Erik von Däniken’s special line explaining the ‘unknown’ and Colin Wilson trying to do the same for weird British mysteries, plus the revelations of a former Australian spy said to be "more mysterious than radar".