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

Terror is a Man

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 course it eventually found the light of day. It’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

Then we have James Rommel the Desert Mason giving you a reading of “Silence” by Edgar Allan Poe.

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By | 2017-10-14T22:00:54+00:00 October 14th, 2017|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Day 23: Gather Round the Radio, Kids…

Gathered Round the Radio

We haven’t spent a lot of time gathered around the giant radio to listen to some old-time horror. Let’s fix that, shall we? There are tons of shows to choose from. Our first stop will be The Hermit’s Cave (1930-1944), wherein The Hermit sounds like a close relation to The Crypt Keeper. We’ll listen to “Buried Alive.” Then we’ll switch over to Suspense from 1943 with “The Black Curtain,” starring Cary Grant.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:25:57+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Day 13: Rathbone and Poe

Basil Rathbone Reads Edgar Allan Poe

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 start with “The Tell-Tale Heart,” taken from Volume 3. Then we have “The Masque of the Red Death,” from Volume 1 of the collection. Thirdly, “The Cask of Amontillado” from Volume 2. And lastly, also from Volume 3, he gives us an excellent interp of “The Haunted Palace.”

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:02+00:00 October 12th, 2014|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Day 9: Berenice and The Conqueror Worm!

Berenice by Nelson Evergreen

For today’s kickoff, let’s go to the best Edgar Allan Poe spoken word album that is, for some bizarre goddamn unknown reason, still out of print. That would be Closed on Account of Rabies, which features some amazing performances of Poe’s work. Our lead-in is voice-over god Ken Nordine’s take on “The Conqueror Worm.” You probably recognize his voice. Don’t panic. It happens.

And then we go to one of Poe’s stories that has puzzled me the most. Yes, even more than “Manuscript Found in a Bottle.” I’m talking about “Berenice.” And I’ve gotten fixated on a lot of things in my time. Some weirder than others, admittedly. Lea Thompson in the 80s? Totally understandable. The movie MegaForce? I mean, sure, flying motorcycles that fire rockets…but that can only explain so much. But still, the notion of odontophilia is never something I’ve been able to relate to despite all of this. But here, Dr. John reads the hell out of it. Enjoy.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:04+00:00 October 8th, 2014|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Day 5: The Black Cat!

Black Cat by Aubrey Beardsley

Oh, BBC Radio. You’ve given so much to us for Halloween over the years. A shining example is getting Christopher Lee to read…well, let’s face it, we’d listen to Sir Christopher read any goddamn thing he wanted. I still maintain you could get the likes of him and James Earl Jones to just go on tour and read random things…and we would all pay good money to see this. But I digress. Lee’s Fireside Tales, which we’ve mentioned before, gave us some excellent readings…including this one of Poe’s The Black Cat.

(Do me a favor–if you haven’t listened to my version, do that first, since his kicks mine in the arse.) And then, of course, this has very little to do with the 1934 film starring Lugosi and Karloff, since the film has marginally more in common with the original short story than the Will Smith I Am Legend had to do with its source material.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:06+00:00 October 4th, 2014|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #214: Apocalyptic Sexy Time!

Apocalyptic Sexy Time! with Carol and Daryl

(Widge here. Sorry for the delay…been head down working on a project (let’s take a page from the Uncle Warren playbook and give it a codename–Project Charybdis)…and it’s something that pays the bills, which sadly, Wayhomers and podcasts do not. So.)

(Also: seriously huge spoilers if you have not watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and to a lesser extent, the end of Season 4 of Walking Dead.)

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck and also, collectively, we are the true identity of The Clairvoyant.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:30+00:00 April 13th, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment