The Inner Sanctum Mysteries (Hollywood 360)

3 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Volume 1 Publisher's Summary

Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum Mysteries debuted over NBC's Blue Network in January 1941. It featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned, and the famous "creaking door" slowly began to open. Every week, Inner Sanctum Mysteries told stories of ghosts, murderers, and lunatics. Produced in New York, the cast usually consisted of veteran radio actors, with occasional guest appearances by such Hollywood stars Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Claude Rains. What made Inner Sanctum Mysteries unique among radio horror shows was its host, a slightly sinister sounding fellow originally known as "Raymond." The host had a droll sense of humor and an appetite for ghoulish puns, and his influence can be seen among horror hosts everywhere, from the Crypt-Keeper to Elvira.

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  • Book 1

    • Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Volume 1

    • The Inner Sanctum Mysteries
    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum Mysteries debuted over NBC's Blue Network in January 1941. It featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned, and the famous "creaking door" slowly began to open. Every week, Inner Sanctum Mysteries told stories of ghosts, murderers, and lunatics.

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 2

    • Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Volume 2

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Paul McGrath, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
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    Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum Mysteries debuted over NBC's Blue Network in January 1941. It featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned, and the famous "creaking door" slowly began to open. Every week Inner Sanctum Mysteries told stories of ghosts, murderers, and lunatics.

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 3

    • The Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360, CBS Radio - producer
    • Narrated by: Paul McGrath, Boris Karloff, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Every week, Inner Sanctum Mysteries told a story of ghosts, murderers, and lunatics. Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum Mysteries debuted over NBC radio's Blue Network in January 1941 and featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history, as an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned, and a creaking door slowly began to open.

    Regular price: $20.97