"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"
Welcome to Episode Five of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. PLUS we have a very special script-writing competition going on right now! If you scroll down this page a little bit, you'll see all the details. Entries are being accepted now until a certain date in October.
And now...we proudly present "Today's Special" by our director/producer Pete Lutz, inspired by an episode of the BBC Radio series, "The Price of Fear". It's the story of two friends who frequent a little out-of-the-way restaurant in the Hill Country of Texas. What's on the menu may turn out to be a little...unusual. Bon Appetit!
Includes a special feature! Philboyd Studge interviews a married couple, winners of a huge lottery jackpot!
ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat
CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young
LINUS MATHRIDGE: Alan Clower
CAVIN CARSTAIRS: Dana Gonsalves
MRS MATHRIDGE/HOSTESS: Kristy Glick
MME. FEDOSIA: Aileen Corpos
RESTAURANT PATRON: Kevin Schuster
AIRPORT ANNOUNCEMENTS: Zoe Jenkins, Pete Lutz
MUSIC composed for this episode by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
"THE CELLAR" Theme by Tom Rory Parsons
SPECIAL FEATURE CAST:
ANNOUNCER: Riley C. Lutz
PHILBOYD STUDGE: Himself
MAGNOLIA SHIPLAP: Michele Barnett
MR. WINSTON HEDGES: Gene Giggy
MRS. WINSTON HEDGES: Teddi Giggy
Episode 5 -- "A Connecticut Yankee", The Ford Radio Theatre
Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it meets the following criteria:
1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")
2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?
So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our fifth installment (and Paul's choice), this episode of The Ford Radio Theatre from 1947. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it!
To comment or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes would be appreciated and tell us how we might improve.
FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 2019 Script Writing Contest!
In all we had 12 entries, from which our panel of five judges selected three top winners, and I felt so strongly about the fourth-highest that I named it an "Honorable Mention" awardee.
FIRST PLACE: "Terror on Edge Island", Adrian Cory
SECOND PLACE: "Phobias Unlimited", Rachel Rumler
THIRD PLACE: "The Game", John Bell & Becky Beach
HONORABLE MENTION: "The Renegotiation", Kevin Kordis
1st/2nd Placers earn slots in the next season's line-up of my audio drama series, "The Cellar", and 3rd Place/Hon. Mention may get slots if there are any left over. All will receive very nice certificates and braggin' rights.
Very special thanks to our judges, Robert Tinsley, Garethandkath Severn, Nancy Gaugler, Paul Belcher II and Lisa Espinoza McGrew. Your time and efforts in this final bit of the competition are greatly appreciated!
Thanks also to all entrants and let's hope you send us something next year!
To celebrate the Narada Radio Company’s Six Hundredth*‡ Anniversary of making Audio Dramas, we announce a Very Special Contest: Write a Horror Script for our new series, “The Cellar”!
Here are the VERY SIMPLE RULES:
1. Script must be original, not an adaptation, although it may contain characters that are currently in the Public Domain. Script must not have been previously produced. Subject matter is your choice – it can be scary, morbid, thrilling, violent, tongue-in-cheek, sexy, or whatever you decide. Adult language is OK, but keep in mind that the human brain gets tired quickly of hearing an overabundance of F-bombs, so don’t overdo it.
2. Script must run at least 22-25 pages long (giving it an approximate half-hour run time). Format is your choice, so long as it can be easily read. It must also be written as an audio drama (i.e., no visual cues).
3. Script must include the following items or will be subject to immediate disqualification:
a. At least one monster or supernatural creature.
b. Sound effects and music cues
c. A MacGuffin (something that drives the plot: an item that is lost and is being sought; or anything of importance to the main character that others may or may not be hiding/keeping from him-her/also searching for) - can be anything but must be obvious.
4. Scripts must not have heavy third-person narration. If one of your characters provides some narration that’s fine, but don’t overdo it. Let dialogue, music and SFX tell the story.
5. There is NO entry fee. First Place and Second Place winners will receive printed certificates and a guaranteed slot in “The Cellar” series run. Third Place winner will receive a certificate and consideration toward future production. Decision of judges is final.
6. All entrants will retain possession of copyrights to their work, but First/Second/Third Place (if option is picked up) winners must agree to delay any new production until after it is showcased in “The Cellar”.
7. Contest is open to anybody, and deadline is 10-27-19, the Six Hundredth*‡ Anniversary of the initial release of “The Big Trip Up Yonder” – Season 1, Episode 1 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre. That’s just a short time away, so GET BUSY WRITING! BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!!
E-MAIL SCRIPTS TO email@example.com. Scripts received after the deadline will be deleted.
*Sorry, that’s actually the Sixtieth Anniversary.
‡ No, no, it’s the SIXTH, actually, sorry again!