10 More Scary Radio Dramas to Hear in the Dark

Since the first 5 turned out to be so well received, here are 10 more tales for you. Again, pre-screened so that modern audiences can be just as spooked. The best part about radio horror is that sometimes the scariest thing is your own imagination...

Part I: http://imgur.com/gallery/MvoNB

Porch Light - Nightfall

Porch Light - Nightfall - 10 More Scary Radio Dramas to Hear in the Dark

A couple rent a remote house in the country unaware that it had been the site of a brutal murder spree twenty years earlier. A nocturnal visitor appears on their porch who can illuminate them in a most poignant way.

http://www.retroist.com/2015/10/11/retro-radio-ep-037-nightfall/

The Dark - Lights Out

The Dark - Lights Out - 10 More Scary Radio Dramas to Hear in the Dark

This is the most gruesome of the Lights Out episode and it is known for its disturbing sound effects of... well, you'll find out. This episode also caused a lot of complaints for being too gory. Again, another Arch Oboler classic. Plus it runs for 8 minutes so it's a good quick one if you're short for time.

As the episode opens, a doctor and a policeman are driving through the country in response to a request for help. When they arrive at their destination, they find an empty house. At first, they think the call may have been a false alarm, but when they enter, they find a hysterical woman. The doctor is certain that the injured person must be in the other room, and when they break down the door, they find something else...

https://youtu.be/mSmEh8TxswQ

Valse Triste - Lights Out

Valse Triste - Lights Out - 10 More Scary Radio Dramas to Hear in the Dark

Two city women vacationing in the country lose their canoe and seek help within the dark woods. Coming upon a cabin, the women are then terrorized by a mad fiddler obsessed with chance who is intent on making one of them his bride and murdering the other.

http://archive.relicradio.com/horror23/TheHorror276.mp3

Chicken Heart - Lights Out

Chicken Heart - Lights Out - 10 More Scary Radio Dramas to Hear in the Dark

Bill Cosby did a routine based on how much Chicken Heart scared him as a little boy and Stephen King cited it in his book on classic horror, Danse Macabre. The Chicken Heart story, according to King, exploits "the mind's innate obedience, its willingness to try to see whatever someone suggests it see, no matter how absurd" to force your imagination to confront the impossible, grotesque, hungry heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxYglyZUV8o

Three Skeleton Key - Escape

Three Skeleton Key - Escape - 10 More Scary Radio Dramas to Hear in the Dark

The King of Horror Vincent Price narrates one of his first radio programs in this tantalizing tale. It's a classic story of horror by George Toudouze about three men who are in a lighthouse when a rodent problem becomes a little too much for them to handle. Definitely for the squeamish around rats!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkx1jIULONQ

Death Robbery - Suspense

Death Robbery - Suspense - 10 More Scary Radio Dramas to Hear in the Dark

Narrated by Boris Karloff, a man tries to bring his wife back to life using science (which can never go wrong, obviously). In doing so, he seeks to rob Death itself. However, there's always a few unintended side effects of that.

http://escape-suspense.typepad.com/files/lights-out-1947-07-16-death-robbery.mp3

Knock at the Door - Lights Out

Knock at the Door - Lights Out - 10 More Scary Radio Dramas to Hear in the Dark

Another classic from Arch Oboler, old horror radio legend, this story deals with a woman who is haunted by her mother-in-law after pushing her down a well.

http://escape-suspense.typepad.com/files/lights-out-1942-12-15_knock_at_the_door.mp3

Specialty of the House - The Price of Fear

Specialty of the House - The Price of Fear - 10 More Scary Radio Dramas to Hear in the Dark

I don't know what it is about Vincent Price's voice that's so captivating, but you've gotta love it! This is part of his tenure at the BBC's series The Price of Fear. If you've got a fear of cannibalism, this is the one for you!

Here, Vincent is invited to a special restaurant where they serve a culinary delicacy called “lamb Armistan” unannounced. He is warned not to visit the kitchen.

According to Vincent, "Speciality of the House deals with an old fear, cannibalism, but in a very delicious way. I’ve been asked by listeners to this story whether I thought the fear was of being eaten or eating a fellow human? Of course the main dish may have suffered a little in the preparation, but what sticks in your throat (which, incidentally, with the heart seems to be the favourite seat of fear), what gags the listener is the thought of eating flesh-"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77UKyAlZIMQ

Behind the Locked Door - The Mysterious Traveller

Behind the Locked Door - The Mysterious Traveller - 10 More Scary Radio Dramas to Hear in the Dark

Two archaeologists go on an expedition to the Vermillion Cliffs of Arizona seeking to uncover ancient Aztec artifacts. They instead, find a cave containing something bizarre and deadly.

http://podbay.fm/show/290159292/e/1363454969?autostart=1

The Shadow People - Hall of Fantasy

The Shadow People - Hall of Fantasy - 10 More Scary Radio Dramas to Hear in the Dark

Convinced that malignant entities born of the darkness murdered her father, a young woman seeks help from a renowned expert on the paranormal. But what defense can there be against elementals that rise from the very shadows? The character of Dr. Hesselius is borrowed from the writings of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

http://archive.relicradio.com/horror23/TheHorror249.mp3