Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Old-Time Radio Theme Month, Day 23: "Ancient Sorceries"

We return again to Algernon Blackwood, but this time in a decidedly supernatural vein; Blackwood's fiction excelled at creating environments of dread, places which feel uneasy, unreal with something terrifying just beyond what's visible. Such a tale is "Ancient Sorceries," which Escape adapted on February 21, 1948.

On a whim, a traveler disembarks his train at an obscure English village. He's never visited the locale before, yet the locals treat him with an odd sense of familiarity. Perhaps it's his imagination, but they all seem to be watching him and somehow mill around him without making a noise.

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

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