• Creaking doors, leering dolls, whispers from the closet. What is that strange shadow crossing the floor? All things dark and weird conspire to quicken your heartbeat and keep you... Awake at Midnight !

The Hermit’s Cave – OTR Plot Synopsis

The Hermit’s Cave 1930-1944 Known Episodes: 800+ Recorded (27 Circulating)   “Ghost stories… Weird stories… and murders too! The Hermit knows of them all. Turn out your lights. Turn them out!”   The Hermit and his endearing cackle (Hee hee hee!) introduced his listeners to a new story each week…

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Beyond Midnight – OTR Plot Summaries

Beyond Midnight

  Beyond Midnight 1968-1970 Circulating Episodes: ~40 (in contention) A modern South African series dealing with the supernatural, written by Michael McCabe. Many are adaptations of classic horror literature. Sources:      OTR Plot Spot      Radio Horror Hosts      Internet Archive      Wikipedia Crystal Ball, The   C A woman’s husband has an affair…

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OTR Halloween Specials & One-Shots

  Many shows that were not horror or dark fantasy would have special episodes at Halloween that reveled in a dark, scary atmosphere. Comedians would visit a haunted house and varieties would invite a special guest known for starring in horror films.   (Also included on this page are horror…

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Hall of Fantasy: OTR Plots

  Hall of Fantasy 1946-1947 Known Episodes: 47 (42 Circulating)   The Hall of Fantasy was one of the best horror shows of its era. Although it didn’t have the greatest production values or a creepy horror-host, it consistently had some of the best stories.   Sources: Digital Deli |…

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Nightfall – OTR Plot Summaries

Nightfall 1980-1983 Known Episodes: 100 Circulating   Produced by The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), some of Nightfall’s episodes were so terrifying that the CBC registered numerous complaints and some affiliate stations dropped it. Despite this, the series went on to become one of the most popular shows in CBC Radio…

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