Tagged: Vincent Price
August 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm #23375
Good evening 0:00:00
Main Fiction: Three Skeleton Key by George G. Toudouze 0:03:55
Drama: Three Skeleton Key adapted by James Poe for Escape, aired March, 17, 1950, on the CBS Radio Network 0:34:30
Pleasant Dreams 1:08:13
Narrator: Lawrence Santoro and Vincent PriceAugust 11, 2012 at 5:45 am #23377
Great show! I write a monthly blog for a site called Vintage Horror, which is run by a guy who puts out weekly podcasts that replays all sorts of old time radio programs. I don’t listen to all of the ones he does but I don’t miss any of the horror episodes (The podcast is actually called The Horror!). My favorite adventure ones are Box 13, The Saint, and Escape. My favorite horror ones are Lights Out, Suspense, CBS Radio Mystery Hour, The Hermits Cave, and The Weir Circle, The Price of Fear (featuring Vincent prince) to name a few. The blogs I write aren’t about the OTR’s but I focus on different classic horror writer’s such as M.R. James, Hodgeson, LeFanu,E.F. Benson, etc.
Btw, I was wondering if your sign-off was in homage to the guy from the Inner Sanctum Mysteries. Sorry to keep going on, but I’ve always loved Vincent Price in Skeleton Key Three and your mentioning your love of OTR’s was particularly relatable. I only discovered them through podcasts but have listened to hundreds of them over the last five years or so and have grown to love them as well.
So this was a long way of saying how much i loved this episode of Tales to Terrify! Great job as always Mr. Santoro.August 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm #23378
You got it, Matt. I did crib a bit from “Raymond” on the Inner Sanctum Mysteries. But…shhhhh..don’t tell anyone.
And thank you for your comment. As I said in the show – I think I said it on the show – we won’t play old radio dramas very often but I thought this was a special case. It is such a terrifying tale and Toiudouze’s story and James Poe’s radio dramatization remain close to one another and yet each maintains its integrity and tells the story in its own way; a beautiful adaptation brilliantly done.August 16, 2012 at 2:55 am #23410
I won’t tell anyone. I’m looking forward to the next episode. I’m going to GenCon this week so I’ll be late listening. I’ll try and spread the word about TTT at the Con when I can.August 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm #23414
Excellent, Matt. Thank you for your support. By the way…how did we like this comparison show? Story vs. Radio? After all, story by podcast is a sidewise jump from radio drama. Would you like more of these? Not regularly, but as a now-and-then thing?August 17, 2012 at 3:08 am #23423
Sure, I’d be fine with more of them. I enjoy both and it’s neat to see the different interpretations. I know there was a radio adaptation of J. Sheridan LeFanu’s “Shaulken the Painter” called “The Wooden Ghost” and DeMaupasant’s “The Horla” amoung others.
Btw, this is off the subject a bit but would it be possible to hear a Ramsey Campbell tale in the future? He has always been my favorite writer (just ahead of M.R. James).August 20, 2012 at 8:21 am #23428
Never having heard of the radio adaptation or the original story I came fresh to both. I have to say I preferred Larry’s reading to the radio drama – I found the musical cues to be particularly intrusive, though the sound effects were well used and Vincent Price is always a joy to listen to. I also preferred the original story to the adaptation, especially the ending – somehow more… believable, if that is the right word.
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