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Old Radio Shows (Horror)

This section of the site contains old radio shows that broadcast shows that could be classed as horror or dark fantasy. Spooky shows, nasty shows, tales of revenge; if they have made it onto the site they will be dark or creepy of both.

This page lists the shows and contains only a brief description of each of them. Clicking the "Learn More about the Show" provides a little more information and links to individual episodes.

Clicking the "Available Episodes Link" to go straight to the list of available episodes. Each episode has its own page that contains a short summary followed by an mp3 link that enables streaming or downloading of the show. 

List of Shows

Beyond Midnight

Beyond Midnight was a South African radio show, broadcast in the late 1960s.

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Dark Fantasy

Dark Fantasy was first aired in November 1941. It originated from the radio station WKY in Oklahoma City and was aired on NBC stations on a Friday night. Only 31 episodes were recorded and the final episode aired in June 1942.

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Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Inner Sanctum Mysteries was broadcast between January 1941 and October 1952.

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Mystery in the Air

Mystery in the Air was aired in 1947 and shows were introduced by Harry Morgan's announcement that Mystery in the Air starred Peter Lorre and was presented by Camel Cigarettes.

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The Sealed Book

The Sealed Book radio series was originally aired between March 9 and September 9, 1945.  

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The Devil's Scrapbook

The Devil's Scrapbook radio series was broadcast in 1936. The show was very similar to The Hermit’s Cave. Even the introduction sounded similar except that the presenter was supposed to Satan instead of the Hermit. 

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The Hermit's Cave

The Hermit's Cave was a weekly radio show sponsored by Olga Coal.

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The Weird Circle

The Weird Circle was broadcast between 1943 and 1947. There were a total of 78 shows in the series including dramatizations of famous classic tales of horror like Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of  Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" and Guy de Maupassant's "The Hand".

 

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