The Witch's Tale

The Witch's Tale

by Alonzo Deen Cole, David S. Siegel
     
 

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Stories of Gothic horror from the Golden Age of Radio. Discover the thrills and goose bumps that frightened a generation of listeners during radio's Golden Age with 13 hair raising vintage radio scripts featuring stories about Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, Severed heads, Devil worship, Mad scientists and more .

By Alonzo Deen Cole, the great granddaddy of modern

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Stories of Gothic horror from the Golden Age of Radio. Discover the thrills and goose bumps that frightened a generation of listeners during radio's Golden Age with 13 hair raising vintage radio scripts featuring stories about Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, Severed heads, Devil worship, Mad scientists and more .

By Alonzo Deen Cole, the great granddaddy of modern media horror and the creator of network radio's first drama series devoted entirely to the supernatural.

Very nicely done in an affordable trade paperback (with, I should add, a beautiful cover by Alice Pfeiffer--a name I'm not familiar with but hope to see more of), THE WITCH'S TALE presents 13 of Cole's best stories. What sets the author's horror plays apart from others of the day is that when the menace is finally unmasked at the climax it's not the disgruntled university scientist or scheming wife, but, more often than not, really truly a sea monster, vampire, or (as in the opening story, "The Image") a demonic idol. Alonzo Deen Cole's THE WITCH'S TALE represents the closest we ever came to having a WEIRD TALES radio show.
- Bare Bones Magazine

I have a copy of this and I want to say that it is worth every penny if you are at all a fan of the macabre. Not only is the introduction informative (you can learn a lot about this series), the scripts are a great read. The book is attractive and well bound for easy reading.
- Jim Widner

This is a rare opportunity to venture back in time and experience horror purely through your imagination. And this is the real stuff: vampires, ghosts, werewolves, severed heads, devil worship and more. A horror fan's delight.
- Hellnotes Newsletter

It's not often that we get to look back at the creation of an entire art form. The Witch's Tale is certainly that-the true inception of the radio horror show in America. That recordings for these scripts are as yet unavailable only adds to their significance.
- John Dunning, noted radio historian and author of On The Air and Tune In
Yesterday

Editorial Reviews

Hellnotes Newsletter
This is a rare opportunity to venture back in time and experience horror purely through your imagination. And this is the real stuff: vampires, ghosts, werewolves, severed heads, devil worship and more. A horror fan's delight.
Rue Morgue
With a good number of genuine chills and fascinating information, this volume becomes a rich and rewarding journey into horror's past and an invaluable testimony to a lost art. The detail that Cole was the first to use a supernatural comic narrator named Nancy to introduce every tale, alone should ensure his place in the Horror Hall of Fame, and put in his debt everyone who ever got a fright from Tales from the Crypt.
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
Dunwich Press has done a good job of making a book look as good as it is...The book engenders a true feeling of the macabre and gives a graphic picture of what can be done with words and sound effects to scare the dickens out of you. It's an interesting book-well worth adding to your collection.
Jim Widner
The book is attractive and well bound for easy reading. -I have a copy of this and I want to say that it is worth every penny if you are at all a fan of the macabre. Not only is the introduction informative (you can learn a lot about this series), the scripts are a great read. -- Old Time Radio Discussion Board

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593934279
Publisher:
BearManor Media
Publication date:
11/11/2011
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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John Dunning
It's not often that we get to look back at the creation of an entire art form. The Witch's Tale is certainly that-the true inception of the radio horror show in America. That recordings for these scripts are as yet unavailable only adds to their significance.

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