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    • Lights Out, Everybody!

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Boris Karloff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 34
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      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    It... is... later... than... you... think! Radio's premier showcase for heart-stopping horror is presented in this collection of 20 great episodes of Lights Out! Produced, written, and directed by broadcasting legend Arch Oboler - and starring Boris Karloff, Mercedes McCambridge, Dinah Shore, Gloria Blondell, and more - these tales are devilishly devised to keep you up all night!

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Great Radio Horror

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Arch Oboler, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Boris Karloff, Maurice Tarplin, Paul McGrath, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The screams...the grisly sound effects...the rumbling organ music. Sounds in the dark come strange, mysterious, and terrifying in 21 episodes of such classic series as Lights Out, Inner Sanctum, Suspense, and many more. Spine-chilling tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Arch Oboler, Robert A. Arthur, David Kogan, and Alonzo Deen Cole dabble in dark realms. Boris Karloff, Maurice Tarplin, Paul McGrath, and Bernard Lenrow deliver pulse-pounding performances.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good for nostalgia, I suppose.

    • By Davidinark on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lights Out: Later than You Think

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Boris Karloff, Mercedes McCambridge, Willard Waterman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The villainous vocal skills of Boris Karloff, Mercedes McCambridge, Willard Waterman, Shirley Mitchell, and more bring to life 20 perilous plots. They will tell you strange secrets of the supernatural, of science experiments gone wrong. They will find themselves surrounded by frightening creatures, by ghosts (and ghastly sound effects). They will commit cold-blooded murders that will make your own blood run cold.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Arch Oboler

    • Retrospective
    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Ingrid Bergman, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Lorre, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Oboler was deeply devoted to the war effort, producing plays of men and women answering the call in spite of everything, and inspiring citizens on the home front to do the same. But, in a frightening world, perhaps he made people brave by poking a bit of fun at fear itself with his terrifying tales of the undoing of misguided souls. This 10-hour tribute featuring performances by James Cagney, Lloyd Bridges, Ingrid Bergman, Peter Lorre, Irene Dunn, Ronald Colman, Dinah Shore, Mary Astor, Olivia De Haviland, Boris Karloff, and more.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lights Out: Archer

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Arch Oboler, Claudette Colbert, Frank Martin
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. In this episode, a woman held prisoner by three gangsters is rescued by a strange hero. Starriing Claudette Colbert, Frank Martin (commercial spokesman).

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Lights Out: Murder Castle

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Arch Oboler
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A man, living in a three story home of his own particular design, advertises for young, unattached, female secretaries. Once they arrive, he allows them to choose their own bedroom - but, they are all equally deadly!

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Lights Out: Visitor From Hades

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Arch Oboler
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    One day, the devil calmly walks in and sits down in the living room - to watch.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Lights Out: Spider

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Arch Oboler
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Deep in the upper Amazon, two American men are catching jungle butterflies to earn enough money to get home. One of them thinks that he sees a spider the size of a dog. It's easy to convince themselves that it was just a monkey, just a trick of the mind in all that heat - until the other man sees it, too.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Lights Out: Organ

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Arch Oboler
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The story of a strange summer house and its even stranger secrets.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Lights Out: The Cat Wife

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Arch Oboler
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. This episode is the story of a man whose wife is a no good cat... literally! Arch Oboler was the writer, host, producer, and director.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Lights Out: Oxychloride X

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Arch Oboler
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. In this episode, a young crackpot college student invents the universal solvent - with of course nothing to keep it in.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Lights Out: Prelude to Murder

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Arch Oboler
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    An insanely jealous orchestra conductor is convinced that his wife is seeing a young artist. The husband's thoughts are heard, as well as his words - an interesting technique.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Lights Out: The Ball

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Arch Oboler
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. In this episode, a couple of young American guys out on the town in Paris have tickets to an artists' ball. The other guests are wearing masks... but, what's underneath?

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Lights Out: The Sea

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Arch Oboler
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. In this episode, a dying Irish woman makes her final confession. A tale of brotherly hate and a return from the dead.

    Regular price: $1.37