Thursday, October 30, 2014
CBS Radio Mystery Theater
It's halloween, or at least the season of halloween. The stores have candy corn which I can't stand but buy once a year around this time and eat a handful of before I throw it all away as disgustingly sweet. I'm able to eat more of it if I mix the candy corn with dry roasted peanuts. It's really really good that way.
Halloween means trick or treating. It means being scared of the dark. It means scary stories as the leaves change colors and the nights cool off. Covers pulled up under the chin and snuggling down into blankets. That's what halloween means.
When I think of scary stories I think of creaking doors, hinges that need oiling and that always brings to mind the old time radio series CBS Radio Mystery Theater. When I was a kid I never got to listen to it at home but when I'd stay with my gramma at my cousins' house or one time, and this is a vivid memory, at the house in the beach at the bay. I'm not sure whose house it was but I had a feeling we were sleeping on the floor in blankets listening to CBS Radio Mystery Theater with that creepy hinge noise.
If you want to hear some CBS Radio Mystery Theater you can get it here at CBSRMT.com or subscribe to a podcast using iTunes if you're one of those apple people.
I just grabbed a few hours worth of them for a road trip. I grabbed some newer made stuff by Decoder Ring Theater. Radio dramas are making a comeback with the popularity of podcasts and these guys do some of the best stuff out there. I really recommend Black Jack Justice and that's what I've linked to here. It's not really scary, but it's good stuff and if I'm driving at night... sometimes the scary stuff gets to be a bit much and something lighter is better you know?