Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Witch's Tale in Weird Tales

Imagine my surprise when I was perusing a few issues of Weird Tales magazine and on the cover of the November 1941 issue is "A WITCH'S TALE Specially Adapted From the Famous Radio Program by ALONZO DEEN COLE". I have talked previously about early horror radio and especially Cole's The Witch's Tale, a couple of years ago. Please check that post out for more background info on the show.

So here's something a little different from the Pulp Reader norm. This is the story as adapted by Cole himself straight from the pages of Weird Tales. Plus you can also read the script of the original radio program as transcribed by Kevin Rimney here. And the two part broadcast can be found here and here.

The Spirits of the Lake
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xenorama said...

that was a spooky read. would make a cool featurette.

shonokin said...

It's a great radio series. I'm surprised none of the show was ever translated to film or TV. I think I have all existing episodes on CD if ya wants em. Since I think I have a list of movies I was supposed to send you, I can pack that too.

Jesse Willis said...

shonokin, get on sjyope and give me a call. My skype id is: jessewillis

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to say thank you for a wonderful blog!

Unknown said...

Wonderful this was adapted by Cole for Weird Tales, I had no idea.

For the comment about it being too bad The Witch's Tale Never made it to TV, well there were at least two attempts to bring it to TV and I think probably many years of attempts by Cole to do that but it never worked out.