36. The Darkest Nightmares Imaginable: Gothic Audio Drama from Radio to the Internet

  1. Charles L. Crow
  1. Richard J. Hand

Published Online: 13 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118608395.ch36

A Companion to American Gothic

A Companion to American Gothic

How to Cite

Hand, R. J. (2013) The Darkest Nightmares Imaginable: Gothic Audio Drama from Radio to the Internet, in A Companion to American Gothic (ed C. L. Crow), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118608395.ch36

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671870

Online ISBN: 9781118608395

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Keywords:

  • Audio drama;
  • Fangoria Dreadtime Stories;
  • Internet;
  • Lights Out;
  • Mercury Theater on the Air;
  • Podcast;
  • Quiet;
  • Please;
  • Radio drama;
  • The Witch's Tale

Summary

This chapter provides an overview of American Gothic audio drama from the early days of radio broadcasting through to the digital culture of downloads and the internet. Locating the live and intimate nature of audio drama, the essay cites key figures, significant plays and important series in a field traditionally neglected in academic study.