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32 Days of Halloween X, Day 28: The Lady and the Monster!

Lady and the Monster (1944)

Things just wouldn’t feel right around here without posting something available that stars Burgess Meredith. Thus we go to 1953 and the anthology series Tales of Tomorrow, which has a fantastic opening sequence to kick things off. Then what follows is “The Great Silence.” Why are people losing the ability to speak? An illiterate mountain man is about to find out.

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By | 2017-10-28T06:26:26+00:00 October 27th, 2017|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 24: The Bird With the Crystal Plumage!

Bird With the Crystal Plumage

We begin tonight with a glance at that classic show that is probably better known these days (to the kids, at least) as a song. But it was great stuff. It’s One Step Beyond, of course. Acknowledging the music, though, let’s take a gander at one of Mike Patton’s fifty-seven musical projects, Fantomas, giving us a live rendition of the show’s music.

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By | 2017-10-23T18:32:46+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 22: The Snake Woman!

Snake Woman

For tonight’s festivities, let’s start with a story that I’ve learned–to my great horror, I might add–is no longer a must-read for kids these days. It’s only one of the most famous short stories ever written and it used to be the one story (along with Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”) that you could count on having been read by everybody. I’m talking about, of course, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. Here we have it adapted for radio for the show Suspense. It’s from 1945 and as Zaroff stars some bloke named Orson Welles.

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By | 2017-10-22T01:50:22+00:00 October 21st, 2017|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 21: Nightmare Castle!

Nightmare Castle

For tonight’s mayhem, let’s start with the very first episode of Boris Karloff’s anthology series Thriller. It’s very useful if you’re allowing TV episodes for Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, since you can link up Karloff with people like, say, Shatner. This is “The Twisted Image,” starring Leslie Nielsen, George Grizzard, and Natalie Trundy.

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By | 2017-10-21T00:56:48+00:00 October 20th, 2017|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments