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OT (sort of) The Witches Tale (1934) Graveyard Mansion
« on: October 22, 2015, 04:15:12 PM »
I've been listening to old radio shows at work to get into the spirit of the Halloween season, and stumbled across this story from 1934 on The Witches Tale series. In it two brothers inherit an old mansion in Louisiana with a graveyard in the yard. They arrive pre-dawn and see the laughing figure of a woman in white in the house, upon following her to the cellar they find the tomb of the builder's wife who died young in the early 1800s. I don't want to give away too much of the story in case you guys are also interested in listening, but there are soooooooooooo many parallels to Dark Shadows one could think maybe the writer's heard this story back in the day and then subconsciously dragged it up when coming up with plotlines.

https://archive.org/details/WitchsTale1934

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Re: OT (sort of) The Witches Tale (1934) Graveyard Mansion
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 05:55:46 PM »
Sounds like fun - I'll try to give it a listen.  [hall2_smiley]

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Re: OT (sort of) The Witches Tale (1934) Graveyard Mansion
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2015, 02:11:28 AM »
I listened to that one a couple of years ago and I still remember it.  Only some of the Witches Tales broadcasts survive but they're great fun.  At one point the "old Witch Nancy" was actually played by a little girl aged around 12 or 13 I think... she had an amazing faculty for mimicry.

Grand stuff!  You have great taste Lady Arashi!  Have you listened to any of THE STRANGE DR WEIRD?  Those are fun.

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Re: OT (sort of) The Witches Tale (1934) Graveyard Mansion
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 04:34:08 PM »
Hi Gothick! I haven't tried that series yet but I'll definitely give it a shot. Quiet, Please, Lights Out, and Suspense are my favorites. ;D

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Re: OT (sort of) The Witches Tale (1934) Graveyard Mansion
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 09:13:58 PM »
Groovy!

Another good one from the old days is INNER SANCTUM.  I always loved it when they "opened the creaking door"... SO DS.  As a child, I had this thing for imitating the sound effect of the coffin lid sl-o-o-o-w-w-w-ly opening on the show.  I think it drove my Mom nuts.  No doubt one of the many reasons why she detested the show.

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