Listen to the Mercury Theater of the Air’s 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast and fear the impending Martian Invasion. And for more Halloween fun, listen to the chilling horror of shows like Suspense, The Inner Sanctum and The Strange Doctor Weird (who also sells hats).
I’m tired of the two-camera, hour-long drama. I’m tired of the Oscar-oriented mainstream film. I’m tired of “literary fiction,” you know, respectable middlebrow art. I don’t enjoy everyday reality heightened with swelling strings. I’m tired of realism’s conventions; so I’ve been turning to comics, pulp fiction, cartoons and […]
Six million people listen to a radio broadcast, and a quarter of them run screaming from their houses. Their frenzy and fear infect many other people who have no idea what’s going on. Mass panic! Are the Martians really invading? The streets are crowded with people who all […]