Saturday Frights: Christopher Lee’s Fireside Tales – The Monkey’s Paw

Sir Christopher Lee
Welcome back friends to another installment of Saturday Frights! I’m taking over hosting duties once more as the Projectionist is busy getting the latest podcast edited for your listening enjoyment. This week for your viewing/listening pleasure we have something that is just perfect for this month long celebration of Halloween, the one and only Sir Christopher Lee’s reading of W.W. Jacob’s 1902 famous short story, the Monkey’s Paw.

My first introduction to the story actually came from when I caught a midnight showing of the 1972 Tales From The Crypt movie in a segment entitled ‘Wish You Were Here’, it really made an impression on me in my youth, it like the original story is a very powerful tale.

Christopher Lee’s Fireside Tales was a series of BBC Radio plays that originally were broadcast in 2004. So dim the lights and turn up the volume on your speakers and let us join together for this Saturday Frights as we learn of the fate of the Monkey’s Paw.

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