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Terror on the Air!: Horror Radio in America, 1931-1952

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The macabre world of monsters, killers on the loose and revenge frombeyond the grave existed not only in the movies, but also on the radiobefore television's dominance in American homes. One of manydistinct genres born of early broadcasting, horror radio thrilled millions.Creeping out of the speaker night after night came stories that chilledthe listening public - everythi ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by McFarland & Company
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Hans Staats
Jan 27, 2015 Hans Staats rated it really liked it
Hand, Richard J. Terror on the Air! Horror Radio in America, 1931–1952. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012 [2006]. 192 pp. Paper. ISBN 978–0–7864–6919–2. Ebook ISBN 978–0–7864–9184–1. $25.00.

Richard J. Hand’s full-length study of the golden age of American horror radio (1931–1952) is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding field of cinema and media studies. Beginning in the second half of the 1970s, when the horror genre is put on the agenda of film studies, scholarship has tended to remain encumbe
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A quick history of horror radio that isn't nearly as detailed as I'd hoped. TOTA relies heavily on plot summaries and the analysis is too light to justify spoiling the endings of so many wonderfully twisted tales. That said, Old Nancy and her "wise black cat, Satan" do get their due, and I did come away with a nice list of titles to hunt down in iTunes' podcast directory. There are also some fantastic photographs of radio mainstays, Arch Oboler and Agnes Moorehead among them, included throughout ...more
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