Hello there, dear listeners. It has come time once more to venture down into the Vault for one of my Sinister Tales of Terror! I have chosen a story this week for your listening pleasure that hails from my old stomping grounds. Haddonfield. It is a tale that is entitled Thump, Thump. I do so hope that after listening to it you won’t ignore those strange noises in the night.
This week, we have Josh Martin to thank for submitting this particular story. With Thump, Thump you just might find yourself compelled to move throughout your home. In fact before you listen to my latest broadcast you might want to check the windows and doors. Heh, heh, heh.
Like last week’s broadcast from the Vault. Thump, Thump is a little longer than our typical offering. As a matter of fact if you are like myself and find it hard to embrace sleep this might be the very thing you need. To help you stay awake that is!
Furthermore I believe you will be able to find my broadcasts on the iTunes any day now.
Now I beg of you to extinguish your electric lights. Lean in closer to the soothing glow of your personal radio. As I begin this broadcast for my Sinister Tales of Terror…
Hello there, dear listeners. It has come time once more to venture down into the Vault for one of my Sinister Tales of Terror!
This week we have a story submitted by Aubrey Nash of Seattle, Washington. A heartfelt tale of a stepfather and his daughter entitled ‘The Closet’. This is another short story but hopefully the goosebumps it generates will last much longer. Heh, heh.
While I wouldn’t balk at longer stories, you fright fanatics keep sending in concise narratives. Furthermore I wish to apologize about there not being a new radio broadcast last week. Somehow I managed to contract a nasty cold. In spite of Victor’s offers to fill in again, I didn’t wish to subject you listeners to that once more.
Now I ask you to turn off those electric lights. Lean in ever closer to the comfortable glow of your personal radio. As I begin this broadcast for my Sinister Tales of Terror…
Hello, Dear Listeners! Tell me true, are you feeling a little overwhelmed? Perhaps you believe that Life itself has you in it’s HEADLIGHTS – intent on running you down?
Heh, heh, heh.
Then I believe you should join me down here in the safety of the Retroist Vault. A place where you can rest easy and know that those troubles above can’t reach you. Yet.
It will give me ample time to share with you a short story from my creepy collection of tales, eh? We can pass the time with one such story that I like to call Headlights. A perfect little yarn especially if you are listening to my radio broadcast while driving on a dark and stormy night. Heh.
Now I ask you to turn off those electric lights. Lean in ever closer to the comfortable glow of your personal radio. As I begin my broadcast for the Sinister Tales of Terror…
Alvin Schwartz terrified all of us grade school kids with his Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark books, but apparently he wasn’t satisfied with that. Mr. Schwartz also wanted to terrify the kids in kindergarten, and so he released this little tome: In A Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories. In A Dark, Dark Room is an “I Can Read” book, if you can believe that, and it has seven subtly scary stories, including “In The Graveyard” (which seems like a variation on “There Was An Old Woman All Skin and Bones” to me) and “The Green Ribbon”, which is a story about a wife with a neck problem which I’m sure we’ve all heard. It has illustrations by Dirk Zimmer, and while those illustrations are not nearly as terrifying as the ones by Stephen Gammell in Scary Stories, they are still somewhat disturbing. I still remember and fear the white monster from the cover to this day.
Most of us have probably advanced beyond “I Can Read” books by now, but if you’re looking for some good Halloween material, and you’ve already been scarred by Scary Stories, you might want to check out.