We continue with this delightful story about the reasoned calm of the American populace, with part 2, from Godless Panther.
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I sat down one evening and consumed everything on this man’s channel. It was pretty depressing. I recommend you don’t watch the Geraldo Rivera special on Satanic Ritual Abuse. To his credit, he did renounce everything he had said, but the damage had been done.
On this night, Jack and his adult children pals dress up (Benny as a red devil) and go on a Perchtenwalk to scare their rich neighbors. Basil Rathbone, famous as Sherlock Holmes, is his target.
By Jim Coudal.
This essay originally appeared in The Morning News.
Halloween – despite its solemn Celtic roots – has become a safe way for Americans to transgress social norms and toy with the idea of ghosts in a family-friendly fashion. But for some, spirits from another plane have always been a very real part of life on this plane.
On this Halloween special, the History Guys explore Americans’ relationship with ghosts, spirits, and witches throughout our nation’s history. Why were colonists so fearful of New England “witches”? How is it that progressive social reformers found a home in the Spiritualist movement of the 19th century? Why do new media technologies always conjure talk of the undead? Can social upheaval help explain our history with the ineffable?
Ol’ Shep has some wonderful radio shows about Halloween, but this year, for no reason other than "it’s the first one I found," I posted this one. Enjoy.
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.
The Dunwich Horror comes to us from H. P. Lovecraft, who informs us of the origins of Cthulu. You would think that, coming from Massachusetts, Lord Cthulu would be a democrat. Oh well, live and learn.
Featuring Carnacki, the Ghost Finder
by William Hope Hodgson
Read by Paul S. Jenkins
“‘The whistling started about ten o’clock, on the second night, as Ibsaid. Tom and I were in the library, when we heard an awfully queer whistling, coming along the East Corridor–The room is in the East Wing, you know.
“‘That’s that blessed ghost!’ I said to Tom, and we collared the lamps off the table, and went up to have a look. I tell you, even as we dug along the corridor, it took me a bit in the throat, it was so beastly queer. It was a sort of tune, in a way; but more as if a devil or some rotten thing were laughing at you, and going to get ’round at your back. That’s how it makes you feel.
“‘When we got to the door, we didn’t wait; but rushed it open; and then I tell you the sound of the thing fairly hit me in the face. Tom said he got it the same way–sort of felt stunned and bewildered. We looked all ’round, and soon got so nervous, we just cleared out, and I locked the door.
Rated PG: For Things That Whistle in the Night (http://podcastle.org/2010/10/05/podcastle-125-the-whistling-room/)
Featured as a podcast highlight in Episode 137 of Forgotten Classics (http://hcforgottenclassics.blogspot.com)
This week Radio Drama Revival starts our fourth annual audio horror extravaganza! Each week you’ll enjoy a new bone-chilling tale courtesy of some of audio’s most talented (and demented) minds…
The sextet we plan to feature are all creators who will be featured on Halloween night, October 31st, from 5pm – 11pm EST for a horror special we’re calling Transcontinental Terror. This gore fest runs from GMT to PST in an expressly terrifying trip – all new horror audio from 3D Horror Fi, Electric Vicuna, FinalRune Productions, Chatterbox Audio Theater, Icebox Radio Theater, and the Willamette Radio Workshop.
Today’s feature is a new effort by the folks behind the Wireless Theater Company – a troupe called 3d Horror Fi (horror-fi… get it?). They’re doing binaural recordings of horror originals and classics… this week it’s Poe’s ever delightful classic, The Cask of Amontillado.
Wear headphones for this one, folks. Listen in, and be prepared to scream! (http://www.radiodramarevival.com/)
Featured as a podcast highlight in Episode 127 of Forgotten Classics (http://hcforgottenclassics.blogspot.com)