This production proved to be well worth the price. I have always been a fan of audio drama. This collection of short radio plays are fun, spooky and perfect little tales for anyone who is a fan of horror fiction. The adaptations were thoughtful and well done. I place a high value on original material and while the original material is does not disappoint, there could be more of it. I would like to see the full series of Nightmares available, instead of just parts IV and V. Not only are they gems, the price is just right!
This is a fantastic selection. This is pulp fiction at it's finest and all the more enjoyable because Smith's work is hard to find in print. These tales are exactly what any fan of Conan or Solomon Kane will enjoy. I found the performance nuanced and intimate. I found the sound effects moody and the music, while not perfect was suitable for the material. The whole book walks a razor's edge, risking a deep fall into being over produced. I think it avoids that fate and succeeds marvelously.
Nightmares on Congress St. Pt. IV. is a wonderful production of classic horror tales adapted as radio dramas by a first class audio theater troupe. The writing ranges from good to very good. The adaptations of The Monkey's Paw and the Cask of Amontillado will please any fans of the original stories. The real pleasure of this collection is "The Horror of Walker Point." It is a live performance and meant to be any homage to Orson Welles and George Romero. It is entertaining, well done and thoroughly enjoyable. I recommend this to anybody who likes horror stories or anyone who likes old time radio dramas. This will not disappoint.
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