Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Old-Time Radio Theme Month, Day 9: "The Lonely Sleep"

Today's program is an episode of the Inner Sanctum (or Inner Sanctum Mysteries, if you like). The Inner Sanctum has a reputation among fans of radio horror shows because they would supposedly hint at supernatural menace, but ultimately their stories veered away from using real ghosts, real vampires, real magic, etc.

The truth about Inner Sanctum is that most episodes (of those which still survive) are stories about murder. Such is today's offering, "the Lonely Sleep" from September 25, 1945. In this tale, a department store employee commits a murder, then discovers he can dispose of the body by simply leaving it in plain sight.

You can download a copy of this radio show from archive.org here.


Tony said...

I don't know what it is about department store horror that makes it so irresistable as a genre. (Like that Twilight Zone with the mannequins.)

The main thing about Inner Sanctum is that I'm always thirsty for tea when it's over.

Michael Hoskin said...

Strangely enough, I usually drink tea while listening to OTR. Lipton Tea, no less. I suppose Mary's influence won me over.