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Inner Sanctum: Shadows of Death

Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
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"All right friends, let's stop all this ghoulishness and let's get grim. Hmmm? Now remember our rule: don't jump out of the window...unless it's open."

Your host creaks open the door and delivers you into the dark for 16 terrifying tales of suspense and the supernatural. Amidst storms and curses, risks and obsessions, threats and things that go bump in the night, people are plotting death, or trying to prevent their own!

Hosts Raymond Edward Johnson and Paul McGrath share the microphone with the wicked Jackson Beck, Richard Widmark, Mercedes McCambridge, and more.

Pleasant dreams...hmmmm?

Episodes include: The Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam 01-07-41; Voice on the Wire 11-29-44; No Coffin for the Dead 02-20-45; Death Across the Board 06-05-45; Portrait of Death 06-12-45; Dead Man's Deal 08-28-45; Terror by Night 09-18-45; The Shadow of Death 10-02-45; The Man Who Couldn't Die 02-12-46; Lady With A Plan 04-09-46; Make Ready My Grave 04-23-45; Death Demon 07-05-48; Death Wears a Lonely Smile 04-04-49; Deadly Fare 07-18-49; Twice Dead 11-06-50; Beyond the Grave 12-04-50.

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Nowhere near the quality of Escape or Suspense

Having recently discovered the joys of old radio story broadcasts with the Escape and Suspense series in Audible and being blown away with just how good they were considering they were seventy years old in some cases I thought I'd give Inner Sanctum a try as I love horror stories. Sadly the recording quality was poor so I'm presuming these were not remastered like the Escape and Suspense recordings. Also I wish they'd lower the volume on the organ. it was the only part of the recordings that were making me jump. If be bidding off asleep then the organ music would start up and blow my ears off. Returned for my credit back sadly.

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  • Chris Coyne
  • 22-07-20

A odd couple

This show had for most its episodes the weirdest radio couple ever. The mysterious narrator known as the Host and the Lipton tea lady Mary. It’s like if a ghost and a normal house wife got together on a regular basis to talk about ghost stories and how good Lipton tea is. It has to be the strangest way to advertise a tea product.