Over the years, I’ve mentioned that I’m a big fan of old-time radio shows, especially Jack Benny. Throughout his 23 years on radio, Jack Benny had a handful of Halloween-themed episodes. They even helped to inspire a Halloween tradition for myself, as I discussed yesterday.
So here’s two of my favorite Jack Benny Halloween-themed episodes. The second episode features Basil Rathbone, who starred in Son of Frankenstein two years earlier. If you’ve never listened to a Jack Benny radio show, then you’ve probably never listened to any old-time radio show. Give it a chance. You may like it if you’re a retro/vintage-minded person.
And if comedy isn’t your thing and you want some chills & thrills, well, radio could get pretty scary, too. Sometimes what your mind creates is more terrifying than anything practical effects and CGI can show you, so check out a trio of horrific tales from a previous blog post: Old-Time Radio Horror: “Fugue In C Minor”, “The Thing on the Fourble Board” and “The House In Cypress Canyon”