Tag: Audio Drama

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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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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It’s Audio Month!

It’s no secret, I’ve love audio dramas. As long time readers of the site know, I’ve reviewed a LOT of audio dramas (and audio books) over the past few years. Judging from the Gravedigger’s Local 16 analytics page, many of you share my passion. In honor of this, I’ve decided to devote myself entirely to …

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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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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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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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Appointment With Fear

Fans of old time horror radio all know that Suspense is considered as one of “top dogs” of horror radio dramas. What they might not know is how the show has a British counterpart. When I say “counterpart,” I’m not referring to a show with similar stories and popularity; I’m referring to an official adaptation! …

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H.P. Lovecraft Radio Hour Volume 1

Founded in 2008, the goal of the H.P. Lovecraft Radio Hour is to spread awareness of Lovecraft’s works in audio form using a mix of adaptations and original comedy sketches (as a way of “eroding the grains of sanity you so hopelessly clutch”). The debut release, H.P. Lovecraft Radio Hour Volume 1, features the following …

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Sticks

Didn't some hicks nix this?

Given the renewed interest in 3D movies these days, I’m somewhat surprised that 3D audio isn’t receiving a similar comeback. After all, iPods have done wonders for sales of headphones (a requirement for 3D audio, not unlike the need for 3D glasses during movie-watching) and the promotional potential is definitely there. Although not the first …

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Special Order

Lose yourself in a book...

Those of you who read “Fear For Your Ears” will no doubt recognize the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company. Founded in 1984 by William L. Brown and Patrick Stansbury, they initially sponsored a one hour radio program on WGST 640. Thomas E. Fuller was soon recruited as a writer due to his background as a playwright …

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Vincent Price Presents: Volume 1

Vincent Price sold separately...

Although some might argue that the Vincentennial ended on May 27th (Vincent Price’s birthday), but we here at Gravedigger’s Local 16 disagree. After all, the US Bicentennial celebration lasted long after the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Since our celebration started with a review of a Price-related radio drama series, why …

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The Price of Fear

It's worth every penny!

Today marks what would have been Vincent Price’s 100th birthday had he not unfortunately shed this mortal coil. In recognition of this momentous occasion, the horror community (and his hometown of St. Louis) is celebrating the “Vincentennial” in a variety of ways. I have chosen to celebrate by reviewing his classic British radio series, The …

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Fear For Your Ears

As longtime readers know, I’ve developed a taste for audio dramas. So much so that I’ve started scouring the internet for ones that are available for free (legally, of course). I’ve built up such a large list of both free horror audio dramas and audio books that I thought it best to share it with …

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Batman: The Stone King

From his appearances on The Adventures of Superman radio show to the numerous “record/tape and comic” releases, Batman has always had a rich history in the world of audio dramas. The latest company to contribute to this legacy is Graphic Audio, with their series of adaptations of novels starring DC comics characters. Some of his …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Move over SUSPENSE and LIGHTS OUT!

You might remember the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society from my “Printable Halloween D├ęcor” article or for their 2005 silent film, The Call of Cthulhu. Just as that “Mythoscope” film was designed to look like a 1920’s silent film (as the original story was written/published then), their Dark Adventure Radio Theatre CD series seeks to adapt …

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