Tag: Orson Welles

Old Time Radio Horror

“Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula” isn’t old time radio, but its old timey and fun to listen to before Halloween. The Internet Archive’s Old Time Radio collection has more, including Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air’s “War of the Worlds” broadcast.

NOT BAD

Ext. THE CITY – When you Least expect it You’re walking. The sidewalk is new, still burning moisture out of the concrete in a slow chemical reaction. You’re aimless. Nothing to do.

Ghostly Voices from the Past

Old Time Radio has a collection of old horror shows just in time for Halloween.  You can find the Mercury Theater of the Air’s “War of the Worlds” and “Dracula,” a collection of Australian Frankenstein shows and some Dark Fantasy, too. Aren’t you glad they aren’t “spooktacular” or […]

Spooky Old Time Radio

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).

HOW WOULD LUBITSCH DO IT?

INT. DRISCOLL’S OFFICE – EVENING It’s a big office, and dark, which makes it feel even larger, cavernous. The theme from Dr. Who (Delia Derbyshire’s 1963 version) reverberates in the space, buzzing up your spine like a telegraph signal.

100 + 100 + 100 = 850

When I first took the screen beat at The Cultural Gutter, I vowed never to do a list article. But promises, like Corningware, are made to be broken.   The London Times recently released a new list of the top 100 films of all time. I know, I […]

A Hero’s Return

Some may regard the birth of the superhero as June, 1938 with Action Comics #1. But while the fantastic popularity of the Man of Steel did have a profound effect on how “Hero” stories were told ever after, there were supermen already at work, protecting the dark alleys […]