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EC Comics Radio Shows

Postby ESPalmer » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:01 pm

Howdy to all.
Recently I have been reading the Reprints of the Old EC comics brand, Vault of Horror, Crime Stories, etc. Does anyone know if these stories made their way into the OTR format?
If so what series and/or shows might I be able to find them for my listening horror?


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Horor Comics on Radio

Postby Jack French » Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:10 pm

I'm not aware of any radio shows drawn directly from EC Comics, but the comic pages could push the line on horror a lot further than radio ever could. It was a different audidence and a different medium.

Some of the scariest radio shows were in the series of "Lights Out", "Escape", "The Witch's Tale", "Weird Circle", "Mysterious Traveler", "Suspense", and "The Whistler." Another series, "Quiet Please" had sci-fi, fantasy tales, and occasionally a true horror story.

Both "Nick Carter" and "The Shadow" had many programs that were deep in the horror genre, including vampire people, mad scientists, and insane killers underground.

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Postby ESPalmer » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:22 am

Thanks Jack. Sort of figured this to be the case, although the HBO series "Tales from the Crypt" does a decent job on the stories just was hoping for an OTR format.

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Postby batman2 » Fri May 25, 2007 5:21 am

There was a "Tales From The Crypt" audio stories on Seeing Ear Theatre
that the Sci-Fi Channal produce in the early 2000s.

The Late John Ritter perform on one the stories.
And a CD can be purchase at AMAZON.COM
Here is the Link. ... -0088413-2

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Postby Bhob » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:01 am

Here's a page listing the EC stories on the CD:

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Re: EC Comics Radio Shows

Postby Monsterwax » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:35 pm

I don't know of any EC comics that were adopted to OTR, but I sure know several OTR shows that were adopted to EC. Check out the article about it at:

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