New stories from old friends – that’s what’s in store for you in this episode. We’re continuing our horror motif with some heart-pounding terror from our buddies at Campfire Radio Theater.
Campfire Radio Theater specializes in horror, and their expertise shows in this adaptation of the spine-tingling short story by Joe R. Lansdale, “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road”. Lansdale wrote the comedy-horror novella Bubba Ho-Tep, which became a cult-classic movie with Bruce Campbell. There’s no room for humor in this piece, though — it’s all harrowing suspense when the heroine, Ellen, is figuratively running from a bad relationship. But after a night-time car crash in the wilderness, she runs more literally from an even worse relationship: a freakish pale brute who’d love to catch up with her and deal a little death.
The climax and conclusion are riveting, but be warned: this is a work for adults, with explicit language, graphic imagery, and extremely tense situations. Listener discretion is very much advised.
We’ll follow that with a lighter piece to relieve the tension (and keep you from nervously looking over your shoulder for the rest of the day). Turn from shrieks of terror to screams of laughter with the second episode of Mystery Dream Team. From the supreme parodists at It’s All Been Done Radio Hour, Mystery Dream Team is a simultaneous send-up of and tribute to the classic Scooby-Doo gang. Entitled “The Search for the Wolfman,” we originally thought of presenting it to you as a real-life documentary. We would have gotten away with it, too, if not for those meddling kids…
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