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 are the episodes 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.

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. There were also a variety of individual episodes which aired that can be found listed on the Ray Bradbury page.

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 which ran for twenty-five episodes.

The Man in Black is an excellent anthology which ran for four series, and featured the voice of Mark Gatiss playing the title character. Each of the episodes is thirty minutes in length, and follows in a similar vain to well-known 1980s series Fear on 4.

A wide variety of genres such as crime, mystery, thriller, and supernatural can be found within the CBS Radio Mystery Theater series, which aired in the 1970s and 1980s. The show will keep anyone going for some time as it ran for 1,399 episodes.

For people who want fewer episodes, the four of Voices from the Grave feature stories from four authors, each running to thirty minutes. Alternatively, A Sting in the Tale and Ghost Story are similar with five episodes available from different authors.