Tag - Basil Rathbone

Black Sleep

32 Days of Halloween XI, Day 7: The Black...

Tonight it’s a smorgasbord of horror icons in The Black Sleep, but first let’s enjoy some outtakes from the absolutely mental set of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. I highly recommend the audio commentary that comes on (at...

Lux Radio Theatre

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Day 31: Lux...

One of the things I love to speculate about is alternate versions of pop culture. What if they had used William Gibson’s somewhat mental Alien 3 script? What if Terry Gilliam had directed Watchmen? Hell, what if Sylvester Stallone had...

Basil Rathbone Reads Edgar Allan Poe

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Day 13:...

We posted one of my favorite Basil Rathbone readings of Poe last year, with “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar.” But thanks to your friends and mine at Caedmon, they released three albums of Rathbone reading Poe over time. We...

Alligator People!

32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 18: The...

Yes, we’ll get to our friends up top in a second. First up, we have the second episode of Kolchak, The Night Stalker (found via Rox, naturally). In this, our hero finds himself dealing with an old woman who’s brought her son back...

Murders in the Zoo

32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 11: Murders in...

Before we get to the feature presentation, which was remade most recently as We Bought a Zoo, we bring you a pair of old-time radio jewels. First things first, and the reason I came up with this opening: I didn’t know until just today...

Chamber of Horrors aka The Door With the Seven Locks

32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 8: Chamber of...

Before we get to today’s 1940 feature presentation, let’s stop off at the most excellent anthology series, Thriller, hosted by your friend and mine, Boris Karloff. This episode is based on the short story by Robert E. Howard...

Masque of the Red Death by Michael Cowell

32 Days of Halloween VI, Day 12: Gabriel...

Day 12 has become about Edgar Allan Poe. And as for “The Masque of the Red Death,” well, Roger Corman turned it into a film. Your Uncle Bill’s given it a reading. I’ve given it a reading. But a really solid interp of...