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AUDIO: CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON – “Thanksgiving in the Wilderness”

Posted in Audio, Comics, Mysteries and Thrillers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2013 by ghostradioworld


Get a jump on thanksgiving!   Join Sergeant Preston and his dog Yukon King in …

“Thanksgiving in the Wilderness” an episode of “Challenge of the Yukon” which originally aired on November 28, 1946.

AUDIO: TARZAN – “African Thanksgiving”!

Posted in Audio, Books, Comics, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on November 20, 2013 by ghostradioworld


Thanksgiving is more than a week away.  But spend the next half-hour with Tarzan you will be treated to an …

“African Thanksgiving” originally aired on November 29, 1951.  Thanksgiving Day!

Spooky Audio: The Mercury Theatre Production of DRACULA!

Posted in Audio, Books, Mysteries and Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2012 by ghostradioworld

Today a classic!

For his very first production on The Mercury Theatre, Orson Welles offered …

“Dracula” originally aired on July 11, 1938.

Pictish Beast Discovered!

Posted in Art, Cryptozoology, Weird News with tags , , , , , , , on September 14, 2011 by ghostradioworld

The Picts, a late Iron Age culture in Scotland, have fascinated historians and laymen for generations.  Because they kept no written records, little is know about the Picts.  But they’ve been the subject of much conjecture.   And the recent find of a stone relief will only ad to this.  This image (above) shows what has been described as a “beast” with several symbols around.  But Pictish iconography is such a mystery the actually meaning of the images remains unclear.

It’s also unclear why the stone image remained unrecorded until now.  How it survived in such excellent condition for so long.  And where it originally was made.  In short, Pictish research grants here we come!  But, seriously, it is a fascinating addition to existing evidence of this mysterious culture.


Moon and Sharks Break into Top Three on Weak Labor Day Weekend Box Office!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on September 3, 2011 by ghostradioworld

A very weak Labor Day Weekend box office allowed two poorly reviewed newbies (Apollo 18 and Shark Night 3D) to sneak into the top three,  bringing in estimated takes of $10.5 and $11 million respectively.   The civil rights drama The Help held onto the top spot for another week.

Audio: THE SHADOW – “Ghost Town”

Posted in Audio, Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Here’s a fan favorite from the old time radio series “The Shadow”.  It’s entitled “Ghost Town”  But, as with all episodes of “The Shadow”, the “ghosts” in this town aren’t quite what they seem.

In this episode the Shadow/Lamont Cranston is played by Bill Johnstone and Margo Lane is played by Majorie Anderson.

Video: River Song’s Poem “A Good Man Goes to War”

Posted in Audio, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2011 by ghostradioworld

This poem can be found on BBC website here.   The poem, though a mediocre piece of writing, clearly offers some hints about the coming episode with which it shares a title.  Here’s the full text:

Demons run when a Good Man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a Good Man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies.
Night will fall  and the dark will rise
when a Good Man goes to war.

Who are the demons? How will true love lie? And what is the dark that is rising?

Happy Friday the Thirteenth!

Posted in Games, Ghosts, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video, Weird News, Weird Science, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on May 13, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Friday the 13th has always been a lucky day for us.  And the fear of this day is fairly new.  It can’t be dated any earlier than the 19th century.  But no one knows exactly how Friday the 13th grew to be a day with negative, superstitious connotations.  Theories of all kinds have developed.  Some connect to Norse mythology.  Others to early Christian teachings.  Even the Knights Templar have been blamed.  Those poor Knights Templar.  They get blamed for everything.

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ART: Cover Revealed for Next Stephen King Novel

Posted in Art, Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Above is the official cover for Stephen King’s upcoming novel 11/22/63.  It’s about an English teacher who discovers a portal to 1958 and uses it to prevent the JFK’s assassination.   More of a science fiction thriller than a horror story, it nonetheless sounds fascinating.

Video: BBC Tribute Song

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video with tags , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Mitch Benn‘s tribute to the BBC.  And it includes a few references to Doctor Who!

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