Inner Sanctum – Vol. 1
“Good evening friends of the creaking door.. it’s so nice for you to come here tonight and help me sit up with a corpse….” Inner Sanctum Mysteries featured one of the most memorable openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned and the famous “creaking door” slowly began to open. 16 half-hour original network broadcasts, digitally remastered and restored.
The host of Inner Sanctum was the sinister sounding “Raymond.” He had a droll sense of humor and an appetite for ghoulish puns. The program’s familiar and famed audio trademark was the eerie creaking door which opened and closed the broadcasts. Inner Sanctum was one of those horror programs that could scare the pants off of you. Sometimes Raymond would invite listeners to “turn out your lights and listen to another Inner Santum mystery.” Inner Sanctum aired from January 7, 1941 to October 5, 1952. This collection includes 16 rare programs from the 1940s.
The Silent Hand – 5-13-44, The Voice on the Wire – 11-29-44, Death of an Artist – 1-23-45, Death in the Depths – 2-6-45, No Coffin for the Dead – 2-20-45, The Bog Oak Necklace – 4-10-45, The Judas Clock – 4-17-45, The Musical Score – 5-29-45, Death Across the Board – 6-5-45, Portrait of Death – 6-12-45, Dead Man’s Holiday – 6-19-45, Terror by Night – 9-18-45, The Lonely Sleep – 9-25-45, The Shadow of Death – 10-2-45, The Man Who Couldn’t Die – 10-30-45, The Dark Chamber – 12-11-45.