The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society

Episode 36: The Sleep of Death

The Society pays a visit to Cabin B13 to hear one of Dr. Fabian’s dark mysteries! John Dickson Carr created the series and provided its ingenious scripts. In this story, entitled “The Sleep of Death,” a young suitor dares to spend the night in the deadly Tapestry Room to win the hand of his beloved. What horror kills those who dare to sleep in this room? Do all eccentric Hungarian counts play the glasses? Would this story benefit from a haunted foosball table? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think:

Does The Sleep of Death stand the test of time?
16 May 2017 2 comments

Episode 35: Broadway, Here I Come

The stage is set for this week’s episode, “Broadway, Here I Come!” Our thanks to Ryan who suggested that we feature another story written by Robert A. Arthur (we’ve already heard his work with The Good Die Young and his adaptation of Return Trip). We’re happy to oblige with this creepy episode of The Sealed Book. Will the young lovers successfully get to New York? Will their crimes catch up with them? How does Joshua manage to listen to so many old radio shows? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think:

Does Broadway, Here I Come stand the test of time?
09 May 2017 no comments

Episode 34: Return Trip

Have your ticket ready for a bus ride with madness! The Society has discovered Murder by Experts, in which an author recommends a story by a different different author which is then hosted by John Dickson Carr, yet another author! This episode, “Return Trip,” tells the story of four people on a bus, one of whom may be an insane killer! Can you guess who is not what they appear to be? Who will survive the ordeal? Why would Tim mistakenly claim that he learned about this show from The Monster Club when he clearly just searched archive.org for files posted by the Old Time Radio Researchers Group? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think:

Does Return Trip stand the test of time?
02 May 2017 2 comments

Episode 33: To Find Help

Thank you to Keara who suggested that we listen to this episode of Suspense entitled “To Find Help,” featuring Ethel Barrymore and Gene Kelly. A woman hires a young man to clean her house, but soon discovers something strange and threatening about his behavior. Will she be able to survive his visit to her home? Did anyone mention how strong Gene Kelly’s hands are? Is there more to the ending than just a clean house? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think:

Does To Find Help stand the test of time?
25 Apr 2017 2 comments

Episode 32: The Screaming Skull

This week, the Society is listening to the nightmarish sound of “The Screaming Skull” from the enigmatic series, Theater 10:30.  This adaptation of Francis Marion Crawford’s short story tells the tale of a husband and wife whose deaths leave behind a mysterious skull and a blood-chilling legend. Is that screaming sound just the wind? Can a dinner conversation go so badly that it leads to a lifetime of guilt? Are we really wanting people to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000 at the witching hour? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think:

Does The Screaming Skull stand the test of time?
17 Apr 2017 2 comments