Fear For Your Ears VII


Both Earbud Theater and Prometheus Radio Theater have a wealth of creepy tales, as do Hypnogoria (which often features Mythos tales) and the Odditorium. AudioComics also has some free goodies linked to their Horrorscopes line of classic stories and original works.

Those with a taste for comedy might prefer the sci-fi adventures of The Mustache Rangers or the warped fantasy that is The Baba Yaga Saga. Speaking of warps, Warp’d Space is a space opera from the creator of 19 Nocturne Boulevard. Fans of that might also be interested in The Leviathan Chronicles and Edict Zero – FIS

Hibernal combines music and science fiction storytelling, as does The New Albion Radio Hour, A Dieselpunk Opera. If you want a spooky audio tale with a focus on music, try James M. Stephenson’s take on “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

SoundCloud is just as fertile as ever when it comes to finding material for this series. There’s Plan B Theatre Company and RadioWest’s adaptation of Frankenstein, Northwestern University Radio Drama’s Halloween Sketch Show, DDMPC’s Halloween special, Clefton Notesmith’s original scary story, Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff’s Church of Infinity audio book, Neil Buchanan’s “Waiting on the Road to Palladium” PrateekSG’s “An Everyday Apocalypse,” Zom-B’s reading of “A Shack in the Woods” and Oliver Chambers’ Lovecraftian audio drama “Aeons of Scorn: The Horror at Errwood Graveyard.”

Speaking of Lovecraft, Oliver Wyman did an amazing job on “Dagon,” pj090691 covered “The Picture in the House,” Quentin Lewis reads “The Colour Out of Space,” David Alnwick handled “The Statement of Randolph Carter” and Random Miracles performed “Herbert West, Reanimator.” Since it just isn’t October without some Edgar Allan Poe in the mix, here’s an abridged take on “The Masque of the Red Death” from phat controller and a streaming version of “The Pit and the Pendulum” from Xe Sands.

Speaking of streaming, Iain Hepburn put up his Doctor Who spin-off audio drama In2Minds. As it was only authorized by the creator of the Rutan alien race and not the BBC, the Doctor doesn’t make an appearance in it.

ambientnightproductions’ snazzy “Zombie Apocalypse” and the zombie serial HG World are sure to satisfy any living dead aficionados.

Speaking of serials, Podiobooks.com has numerous free horror audio books available in serialized form. Those favoring audio dramas will enjoy the Halloween specials from American Radio Theater. Oh, and be sure to leave your Halloween night free for hours of streaming audio horror from “Transcontinental Terror.”

It’s been ages since I linked to something from the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, so please enjoy “Halloween in July” by Kevin Anderson. While we’re revisiting old friends, let’s listen to Radio Drama Revival’s look at an audio adaptation of “If You Take My Hand, My Son” by Scott Hickey and enjoy a sample from Colonial Radio Theatre’s Dead Ahead. Since I already have shared some of their extended samples, I thought it would be fun to share this full length “Movie in Your Mind” version of Originally Human by Eileen Wilks. This werewolf tale is recommended for mature listeners only.

Wikisource has great readings of stories like “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and poems like Lewis Carroll’s “Phantasmagoria” and “Jabberwocky.” Those craving more poetry can head over to the Internet Archive for James Champagne’s “Halloween Time.”

Realms of Insanity brings us an audio performance of H.P. Lovecraft’s “From Beyond” and Bandcamp has several of his other short stories from Spokenworld Audio. While you’re there, be sure to check out Jordan Reyne’s Remembering the Dead.

Last but not least is our podcast’s 2015 Halloween special, which features an audio drama about a Halloween curse acting as a break between music about October 31st.

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