From the Vault marches on as Pacifica Radio Archives staff prepares for our annual one-day on-air fundraiser (Save the Date! November 18, 2008).
Special guest hostess Cassandra Peterson, known to the world as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, takes us into the deep, dark (and haunted???)corners of the Pacifica Radio Archives, this week on From the Vault. After all, it is the week of All Hallows’ Eve and we have a ton of scary stuff in the Pacifica Radio Archives, so who better to present some of the very scariest radio drama ever recorded? Sit back, relax, and join Elvira as we hear two of the most ghoulish and ghastly stories in our collection, taken from a radio production produced in 1972 by Charles Potter and David Rapkin of the horror stories “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Cask of Amontillado” by WW Jacobs and Edgar Allen Poe, respectively.
The second half of this week’s episode features a delightfully frightful interview with Elvira. Join Archives Director Brian DeShazor and FTV Writer and Producer Christopher Sprinkle as they speak with The Mistress of the Dark about the origins of Elvira, the war in Iraq, PETA, and Elvis. Happy Halloween!!!
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.
Archival recordings used in this week’s episode, Halloween Special:
BC0825.03 Two Horror Adaptations MORE INFO
KZ0282 Children of the Corn by Stephen King MORE INFO
BB0760 Boris Karloff MORE INFO
BB2118 Elsa Lanchester Herself MORE INFO
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