Andrew Steele

Halloween Radio Recommendations

Although not all the Twilight Zone Radio Dramas are necessarily suited to Halloween, the majority offer something for dark, autumnal evenings. With particular note at Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, The Odyssey of Flight 33, and Five Characters in Search of an Exit.

Nightfall was a CBC production which ran for one hundred episodes, and was well known for some particularly scary episodes of the horror/supernatural genre. The followup show, Vanishing Point, was more fantasy than horror but is also worth a listen.

The four episodes of Voices from the Grave feature stories from four authors, each running to thirty minutes.

Ray Bradbury is well known for science fiction stories which can often drift into horror and supernatural, and the shows Bradbury 13 and Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre each have good episodes including The Wind, Skeleton, and Night Call, Collect.

Classic Tales of Horror is a BBC series which features eight stories from authors such as Rudyard Kiping, Edgar Allen Poe and, Wilkie Collins. The stories run for lengths between ten and twenty minutes.

Book adaptations made during the 1970s to the 1990s can be found from authors such as Rosemary Timperley, Bram Stoker, and Ray Bradbury in the Haunted series.