HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE LIGHTS OUT CLUB?
No? Well, for the first 140 years of its existence, society wasn't supposed to know about it. It all began back in 1796, when Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers, had just given the new nation its first sex scandal which had left him temporarily unemployed. He retreated to Manhattan, his home town, to lick his wounds. During that time, he was able to convince six prominent New Yorkers to entertain themselves each week by sharing tales of terror by the light of a solitary candle. For an extra jolt, they would meet in dark, out-of-the-way, often, dangerous places. Their spooky tales were based upon personal experiences, or, true events which had taken place in NYC. As the group grew, the secret membership was by reference only and restricted to New Yorkers. By the 1800s, they were known as The Lights Out Club. To this day, this legendary, influential group has continued on, attracting members from all walks of life, from school teachers to politicians, cops, athletes, vaudevillians, gangsters, authors and Hollywood superstars ...everyone, it seems, has a terrifying story to tell...and loves hearing them, as well. Past members include MARK TWAIN, EDGAR ALLAN POE, ORSON WELLES, LEGS DIAMOND, RODNEY DANGERFIELD, ENRICO CARUSO, NORMAN MAILER, SOPHIE TUCKER, ROD SERLING and dozens more. Now, for the first time ever, THE LIGHTS OUT CLUB has authorized long-time member, DAN BIANCHI, to collect, catalog, record and transcribe its tales to the written page, and, to edit and conserve hundreds of weird stories of New York's ghosts, creatures, haunted houses and strange incidents, all of which have taken place in real NYC locations...and, often concern historical figures and events. Here are eerie tales of old Manhattan which have not seen the light of day since the first night they were told by the light of a solitary candle!
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THE RADIOTHEATRE SERIES
Based on live shows most of which have been previously produced or recorded
by the critically acclaimed, award winning performance group Radiotheatre, THE RADIOTHEATRE SERIES presents classic tales of Horror, Science Fiction and
Adventure adapted into simplified scripts available for stage, screen and audio productions.
EDGAR ALLAN POE ON STAGE includes: Morella; William Wilson; The Oval Portrait; The Oblong Box; The Tell Tale Heart; Berenice; The Case Of M.Valdemar; MS Found In A Bottle; The Black Cat; Hop Frog; The Fall Of The House Of Usher; The Masque Of The Red Death; The Sphinx; Ligeia; The Murders In The Rue Morgue; The Cask Of Amontillado; The System Of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether; The Pit And The Pendulum; The Purloined Letter; King Pest; The Man That Was Used Up; The Premature Burial; Never Bet The Devil Your Head; Metzengerstein; The Businessman; A Descent Into The Maelstrom
H.P. LOVECRAFT ON STAGE VOL.1 includes: Cool Air; The Moon Bog; The Thing on the Doorstep; The Book; The Dunwich Horror; The Thing In The Moonlight; From Beyond; The Music Of Erich Zann; The Festival; Pickman's Model; The Color Out Of Space; The Outsider; Arthur Jermyn; Two Black Bottles; The Shunned House; The Shadow Over Innsmouth; The Hound; The Picture In The House; The Cats Of Ulthar; The Lurking Fear; The Tomb; Dagon; The Statement Of Randolph Carter; The Horror At Red Hook; The White Ship
H.P.LOVECRAFT ON STAGE VOL.2 includes: The Transition of Juan Romero; The Rats In The Wall; The Evil Clergyman; The Curse Of Yig; The Strange High House In The Mist; Herbert West, Reanimator; Man of Stone; Out Of The Aeons; He; The Horror At Martin's Beach; Beyond the Wall Of Sleep; The Unnamable; The Whisperer In Darkness; The Terrible Old Man; The Horror In The Museum; The DIary Of Alonso Typer; The Beast In The Cave; The Call Of Cthulhu; The Haunter Of The Dark; What The Moon Brings; The Disinterment; The Horror In The Burial Ground; The Tree On The Hill; Hypnos; Medusa's Coil
GHOSTS ON STAGE
FEAR ON STAGE
HORROR ON STAGE
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