Unscrupulous New England body snatchers are determined to obtain a corpse - no matter where they have to go in the pursuit. Adapted from the short story by Henry Kuttner, it also stars Dana Perry-Hayes. SUSPENSE is a revival of 'radio's outstanding theatre of thrills', which ran from 1942-1962. Featuring a mix of original scripts and adaptations of pulp-era short fiction, all performed by our crack company of Hollywood talent, this new version of an old classic is well-calculated to keep you in...SUSPENSE!
Award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti takes us to Salem, Massachusetts, where cemetery caretaker Old Masson must deal with a teeming colony of abnormally large rats that are cutting into his grave-robbing profits; the subterranean rodents drag away newly buried corpses from holes gnawed into the coffins. Apart from the flesh-eating animals, Masson eventually comes face to face with a burrowing zombie-like creature.
A grave robber glances at a coffin he's recently unearthed and opened, and, enraged, he witnesses his prized corpse being drawn out the chewed end of the coffin into a subterranean burrow by the graveyard rats. Without thinking, he dives in after it and, crawling through the underground maze, pursues the corpse only to discover he is being pursued by the gargantuan rats and something far more ominous...the undead.