Tag - 32 Days of Halloween

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 24: The Bird...

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...

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 23: Witchcraft!

Well, we’re getting in the gimmick side of things tonight…and since we are, we have to give a nod to the King of Horror Gimmicks: William Castle. Here’s a brief retrospective of his genius/madness.

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 22: The Snake...

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...

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 21: Nightmare...

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...

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 20: J.D.’s...

Day 20 of the 32 Days of Halloween festival is upon us. And we’ve decided to take a couple of animated shows and their themed episodes. Let’s begin with Animaniacs…because why not. Here’s some of their patented style...

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 19: The Soul of...

For tonight’s mayhem, we start off first with an episode of Suspense! from 1950. And this is a radio show that ran from 1942 to 1962. This particular one is “On a Country Road” and it stars some guy by the name of Cary...

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 18: The Flying...

For tonight, let’s open with a bit of classic horror radio…it’s a bit from Lights Out, which still has one of my favorite openings ever. This is “Little Old Lady” from 1937. That’s right around the time I...

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 17: Planet of...

We’re now past the halfway mark for the tenth year of 32 Days of Halloween. Sweet Jesus, I need to get a life. But enough about that, let’s start with a very disturbing Halloween commercial from Japan. I’m not sure what is...

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 16:...

First tonight, we have a word from our sponsor. And this proves that Peter Lorre was just inherently sinister…but he could work that to his advantage for comedic purposes. Here he is as…The Destroyer.

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 15: Terror is a...

For Day 15 of our celebration, we start off with an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents with an ending that was considered so freaky at the time, it was never shown. Shows with episodes you can syndicate, though, are as good as gold, so of...