Category: Audio Drama

Audio Dramas both new and old.

Fangoria’s Dreadtime Stories Volume 1

What's Bigfoot doing in a graveyard?

Readers of the 2012 Halloween countdown might remember how I briefly touched on Fangoria’s Dreadtime Stories last month in my most recent installment of “Fear For Your Ears.” Said series is the result of Fangoria teaming up with the man behind The Twilight Zone radio series in 2011. Featuring narration by Malcolm McDowell and music …

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The Scarifyers: The Devil of Denge Marsh

When the secret government organization MI13 sends Professor Dunning and Inspector Lionheart to investigate the mysterious death of a minister in Whitehall, they are soon led to the Denge Marsh of Kent, England. More strange things are afoot there, which leads to their confrontation with a cult that worships none other than Shub-Niggurath! Will they …

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Even More Fear For Your Ears

Since the last two installments were so popular, I’ve decided to yet again dip into my collection of free audio drama/audio book links: Wikisource has lots of great classic chillers available, like “Christabel,” “The Damned Thing,” “The Picture in the House” and “The Judge’s House.” I know what you’re thinking. “Hey Weird Jon, those Wikisource …

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3D Horror-Fi

Those who remember my review of the binaural audio drama Sticks might think that ZBS is the only game in town when it comes to 3D audio. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. In 2010, the Wireless Theatre Company debuted their 3D Horror-Fi line of titles: The Intruder, The Passenger, Blood & Stone, Curse …

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Ghost Dance

While writing my review of Special Order, I had sought out other Lovecraftian audio dramas by Atlanta Radio Theatre Company. I thought I had come across one when I read the description for Ghost Dance, whose description noted a dance that is “…out of history. And out of time.” I immediately pictured what the story …

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AudioVile

Those familiar with the world of flash fiction are sure to know of Michael A. Arnzen. His work in the genre has resulted in the publication of numerous books and won him four Bram Stoker Awards and an International Horror Guild Award! AudioVile is a collection of selected flash fiction from his book 100 Jolts: …

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Frankenstein

Oh I'm not evil, I'm just...good...looking?

We all know the basic story of how one Victor Frankenstein created a monstrous being. Even those who have never seen a Frankenstein movie can easily summarize the story. However, many who go back and read the original novel by Mary Shelley are shocked at what they find. Contrary to what pop culture says, there …

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Tales of the Frightened

The backstory for the subject of today’s review is quite fascinating. In 1956, Michael Avallone created a magazine called Tales of the Frightened. The plan was that it would act as a promotional tie-in to a radio series starring Boris Karloff. Sadly, the magazine was short-lived and the radio series fell through. Thankfully, Mr. Avallone …

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Great Classic Ghost Stories

The term “ghost story” can have many meanings. The most obvious one is a scary story specifically about one or more ghosts, while others might use it to describe any scary story. Some might even go as far as to label any tale involving a ghost as a “ghost story,” even if the story isn’t …

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Ghostly Tales

While my past reviews of audio books from AudioGo have consisted of reissues of 80’s releases from Tangled Web Audio, Ghostly Tales marks the first time I’ll be reviewing a more recent audio book commissioned by AudioGo. It also marks the first time I’ve reviewed an audio book with multiple narrators, as the four scary …

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Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome

I am vengeance...I am the night...I am Batman!

[Author’s note: This was originally supposed to be part of a review series focusing on superheroes and their connections various aspects of death and horror. Sadly, things did not go according to plan and all but this release fell through.] Death is a major part of the Batman mythos. In addition to the character being …

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Great Classic Suspense

Yellow journalism? Hardly!

Although the name might make one think of a collection of episodes from the famous old time radio series, this is actually a reissue of a Tangled Web Audio release featuring Geraint Wyn Davies narrating classic short stories (although AudioGo has released a collection of episodes from the British version of Suspense). As was the …

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Spine Chillers

Back when I wrote “Christma(dnes)s” in 2010, I used a quote from the packaging of Spine Chillers to show that ghost stories are a Christmas tradition in England. In fact, here’s the quote: “Five exciting dramatizations of classic ghost stories, introduced by Derek Jacobi as the voice of M. R. James. Widely acknowledged as a …

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More Fear For Your Ears

As the original Fear For Your Ears was such a rousing success, I’ve decided to once again dip into my collection of free audio drama/audio book links in order to share with you: Those of you who enjoyed my article on Neil Gaiman’s “A Study In Emerald” should be very interested in the free audio …

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Great Classic Horror

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While I have reviewed many audio dramas from AudioGo in the past, this is the first time I’ve ever reviewed a audiobook. Sure, I’ve reviewed audio drama/audiobook hybrids before, but this is new territory for me. And you know what? I liked it. I still prefer audio dramas, but this was a fun change of …

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The Slide

I guess this answers my question about whether or not zombies poop...

Strange things are happening in the small English town of Redlow. After being hit by a major earthquake (despite such things being very rare in the UK), large cracks have been opening all over the area. Greenish mud starts oozing out of these cracks, animals start dying off and many people are isolating themselves in …

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