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Friday, October 29, 2010

listen to a creepy story RIGHT NOW

Since it is just a few days from Halloween and we can all use some creepy stories to get us in the mood I will now direct you to this post where (today only) you can listen to a short story called "House in Cypress Canyon." Go ahead over there and listen right now - I'll wait. Oh, well, if you are at work I guess you can download it now and listen when you get home, but do it TODAY for sure - I don't know what will be available for download tomorrow, and this is a particularly good episode.

This story originally aired on the radio many years ago as part of the series Suspense!, a show I'm very fond of.  It is an excellent example of what Old Time Radio is all about, and it has the added bonus of being nice and creepy - perfect for Halloween!

I previously shared how much I enjoyed the CDs sent to me by Old Time Radio Catalog but I wanted to tell you specifically about one CD - The Best of Suspense! - that I really loved.

The Basics: The CD costs $4 and includes 52 episodes of Suspense! totaling 25+ hours.

The Content: Episodes are based on true stories, classic short stories, and original stories created just for the show.

Why I Loved It: These stories range in topic from ghosts, murders, and science gone wrong, to psychological torment of various kinds (guilt, isolation, terror, etc.) and traditional causes of fear (rats, creepy houses, unsolved murders, and so on).  My favorite story is called "Three Skeleton Key." It involves a lighthouse, a ghost ship, and an enormous number of rats, and is narrated by Vincent Price - you can't get better than that!

I received a few free CDs to try out their content but do I plan to buy more from the site? Yes, I certainly do.  My only agreement with OTR Catalog was to write about their site one time, giving my honest opinion after I'd listened to the CDs.  I did that already, but I enjoyed this particular CD so much that I wanted to tell you about it in time for Halloween.  Do go listen to "House In Cypress Canyon" and then come tell me what you thought of it - I'll cross my fingers in the hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.


Ryan G said...

Listening to it now. Thanks!

Chris said...

This sounds so cool!!! I don't know if I missed being able to download the story for free or not..about to check it out, but thanks for sharing...I have a feeling I'll be D/L the cd regardles..sounds awesome!

Heather J. said...

Ryan & Chris - I find it interesting that it is only the guys who've commented on this post! LOL Hope you both enjoyed the show. :)

Miri said...

What fun! I just listened to it while ironing the quilt back for my drunkard's path and it made ironing a pleasure instead of a chore!

Heather J. said...

Miri - I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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