Midnight Tales In Shadow Wood
Gather ’round the fire and shiver at these tales of urban legends and their mysterious spirits. KTWU presents another radio play drama, in partnership with Playwright, Phil Grecian. Theater of the Mind is radio you can see, with actors playing multiple roles, utilizing vintage microphones and performing sound effects right in front of your eyes, to simulate radio’s Golden Age.
Ghosts of the Elysian Arms
It is a stormy night on Highway One in the summer of 1940, and Al Geery’s Studebaker Dictator smashes into a Plymouth convertible head on. Mr. Geery is surprised to wake up unscathed in the twisted wreckage of his automobile, and even more surprised when the mysterious Mr. Maro escorts him to the towering Elysian Arms Hotel, where each room is occupied by a singular and frightening story.
Call of the Mummy
2018 Regional EMMY Award Nominee
It’s 1941, an archaeological party has discovered two mummies in the long sought after tomb of Hatshepsut, who ruled as pharaoh in the 18th Dynasty. When a young British chanteuse answers the call of the mummy and is kidnapped through arcane forces, the chase begins along a trail of murder and an ancient curse.
Werewolf Of The Bayou
It is 1940, and ace newspaper reporter Margo Mason heads to the Louisiana swamps to investigate a series of strange murders and an ancient curse centered around an archaeological dig and a strange skeleton unearthed: The body of a human, the head of a wolf. The local swamp witch says it’s the rougarou werewolf, returned for vengeance. But who is the werewolf? And who will be its next victim?
Trilogy of Terror
2016 Regional EMMY Award Nominee
Trilogy of Terror features original plays based on three classic horror tales. “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cats of Ulthar” by H.P. Lovecraft and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. Performed in front of a live, studio audience with actors playing multiple roles and live sound effects.
The Invisible Man
Based on the classic story “The Invisible Man” by H. G. Wells. In the village of Iping, in a blinding snowstorm, a heavily muffled stranger arrives at the local inn demanding a room. His head is bandaged and his eyes concealed behind blue goggles. His possessions arrive the following day – scores of strange glass bottles and boxes of books. All is well, until the landlady begins to make inquiries, the stranger loses his temper, strips off his wrappings and is… invisible!
TWISTED TALES OF POE
Three mysterious and macabre tales from Edgar Allan Poe form the basis of TWISTED TALES OF POE presented like a live radio-style drama. The three classic stories are “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “The Raven.”
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
2011 Regional EMMY Award Nominee
Sir Charles Baskerville, found late one night at the edge of the moor surrounded by the footprints of the gigantic hound. Indeed, witnesses have begun to see the beast of legend, “A foul thing, a great, black beast, shaped like a hound, yet larger than any hound that ever mortal eye has rested upon.”
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Journey back to the The beloved Charles Dickens’ tale of Scrooge and the lessons learned by a lonely, forlorn old curmudgeon — all presented with live sound effects like a classic radio-style drama the all-new “A Christmas Carol”
Victor Frankenstein set out to create life – using corpses stolen from graveyards. During a raging storm, he is successful but, too late, realizes he has created a misshapen, inarticulate horror. And so begins a haunting tale of creature vs. creator.
2009 Regional EMMY Award Winner
It is 1888 and, in Whitby, England, Lucy Westenra has fallen ill. Her fiance, Jack Seward has brought her to his sanitarium and called in a battery of physicians, but her condition worsens. Desperate, Jack sends for Van Helsing, a specialist in obscure diseases. Van Helsing’s visit coincides with that of Jonathan Harker and his wife, Mina, who had been Seward’s nurse, but resigned to care for Jon during his recent illness. Jon’s law firm has purchased, for one of its clients, the old Abbey next door to the sanitarium. The client’s name is Count Dracula.