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Winter Chills Tales of Horror, Mystery, and Intrigue

When the winds of winter howl, just being outside can be enough to kill you, and that helps make winter the creepiest time of the year.

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37 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 18 hours, 10 min)
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"EScape: Abominable Snowman"



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You would think that winter is the most peaceful time of the year. After breaking ground and planting in the springtime, spending the summer raising crops, and harvesting and hunting in the autumn, winter is a time to relax and enjoy the results of the labors from the rest of the year. This might be true if all you had to do was sit by the fire and enjoy endless cups of hot cocoa, but the world keeps moving, even when it appears that the world has become a frozen wasteland. When the winds of winter howl, just being outside can be enough to kill you, and that helps make winter the creepiest time of the year.

If spring, summer, and autumn stand for birth, growth, and maturity, winter represents only death. Nothing grows in the snowy white wasteland of winter, there are only the frozen reminders of the life that once was. There are some uplifting things in the winter, the beauty of the freshly fallen snow, the merriment of the Holidays, but even these can be made terrifying. Three girls take a winter vacation when the sleigh driver lets them off to walk the rest of the way on Lights Out. They accidentally walk through a graveyard and when one does an impromptu dance, they accidentally call forth a poltergeist.

The cold of winter can close you off from the rest of humanity. This can be a good thing when you need to concentrate on your work like the two scientists on the Quiet Please episode "Northern Lights". The researchers are working on the mystery of teleportation and temporal displacement (the basis of a time machine) but they are blissfully unaware of the effect that the aurora lights will have on their experiments. In the dead of winter, they conjure up several wooly bear caterpillars who are only active in the bitter cold. Where could they come from?

Two years before the release of Citizen Kane (1941), Orson Welles took on the story of "The Green Goddess" on Campbell's Theatre. Three Briton's fly their small airplane over the frozen Himalayas but are forced down in the remote kingdom of Rukh. The Raja's three brothers are scheduled to be executed by the British, and the natives are convinced that the trio has been delivered as revenge by their Green Goddess. Of course, the Raja is more than willing to take advantage of the situation. The frozen Himalayan mountains are also the scene for Escape's "The Abominable Snowman". William Conrad plays a mountaineer who hires a Sherpa guide in Darjeeling after discovering that the Sherpa has actually seen a yeti.

We hear Conrad again playing U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke. The Marshal tries to return to Dodge City during a terrible blizzard but is forced to seek refuge in "The Cabin" where he accidentally finds himself captured by a pair of desperate killers. In "Puckett's New Year", Doc is forced to amputate old man Puckett's foot after it is frostbitten. To prove he is still a man, Puckett proceeds to rob the Dodge City Bank. Matt and Chester are forced to ride out into a blizzard to capture an escaped rustler, even though they know that there is not enough evidence to convict him.

The Hallmark Hall of Fame also takes us into the Old West for "The True Story of Tom Mix". Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, William Boyd, and Will Rogers Jr. take part in this salute to the movie cowboy, but Mix had been a real-life U.S. Marshal before coming to Hollywood. In this story, he corners a pair of murderers in a cabin, but the winter blizzard has him stuck in the shack with them knowing if he falls asleep they will take care of him.

A beautiful woman tricks Simon Templar into coming on the ski train to Snow Valley so he can marry her on The Adventures of the Saint. The marriage might keep her ex-husband from murdering her, so "It's Snow Use" for Templar to resist.

There is another frozen body, this time found by Mark Trail who was crossing the Big Bear glacier in Wyoming on a survey.

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    37 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 18 hours, 10 min
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      37 shows - total playtime 18 hours 10 minutes
      1. Beyond Midnight 681122 04 Phantom Coach.mp3
      2. Campbell Playhouse 390210 10 Green Goddess.mp3
      3. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 740218 0041 Blizzard Of Terror.mp3
      4. Cbsrmt 810325 1176 Ghostgrey Bat Jl.mp3
      5. Dangerously Yours 440813 07 Gods Country Woman.mp3
      6. Ellery Queen 440120 161 Scarecrow And Snowman.mp3
      7. Escape 480404 Action.mp3
      8. Escape 530201 168 Study In Wax.mp3
      9. Escape 530913 200 Abominable Snowman.mp3
      10. Escape 540624 228 Judgment Day At Cripple Deer.mp3
      11. Fifth Horseman 460815 07 Aftermath.mp3
      12. Future Tense 740520 09 Pail Of Air.mp3
      13. Gang Busters 421030 0285 Case Of Wolverine.mp3
      14. Gunsmoke 521227 036 Cabin.mp3
      15. Gunsmoke 570120 250 Categorical Imperative.mp3
      16. Gunsmoke 591227 403 Puckets New Year Reused Script.mp3
      17. Hallmark Hall Of Fame 540103 34 Tom Mix.mp3
      18. Lights Out 361216 Poltergeist.mp3
      19. Lights Out 430810 45 Sakhalin.mp3
      20. LR 410101 1239 Trap for Fur Thief.mp3
      21. Lux 500424 699 Mrs Mike.mp3
      22. Macabre 62010 Crystalline Man.mp3
      23. Mark Trail 501011 080 Forty Year Freeze.mp3
      24. Mr And Mrs North 540223 541 Winter Honeymoon.mp3
      25. Quiet Please 490130 085 Northernlights.mp3
      26. Rocky Jordan 491113 Strange Death Of Van Dorn.mp3
      27. Saint 501029 143its Snow Use.mp3
      28. Sam Spade 510126 C011 Chateau McCloud Caper.mp3
      29. Sherlock Holmes 19460114 Murder Beyond Mountains.mp3
      30. Strange 1955 Ghost Train.mp3
      31. Suspense 460627 199 Return Trip.mp3
      32. Suspense 480424 293 Search.mp3
      33. Suspense 521222 492 Arctic Rescue.mp3
      34. Suspense 550816 611 Study In Wax.mp3
      35. Suspense 590111 785 Night On Red Mountain.mp3
      36. Vp 860203 69 Snow Shadow Area.mp3
      37. Wa 12 Norways Luck.mp3
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    37 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 18 hours, 10 min
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      37 shows - total playtime 18 hours 10 minutes
      1. Beyond Midnight 681122 04 Phantom Coach.mp3
      2. Campbell Playhouse 390210 10 Green Goddess.mp3
      3. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 740218 0041 Blizzard Of Terror.mp3
      4. Cbsrmt 810325 1176 Ghostgrey Bat Jl.mp3
      5. Dangerously Yours 440813 07 Gods Country Woman.mp3
      6. Ellery Queen 440120 161 Scarecrow And Snowman.mp3
      7. Escape 480404 Action.mp3
      8. Escape 530201 168 Study In Wax.mp3
      9. Escape 530913 200 Abominable Snowman.mp3
      10. Escape 540624 228 Judgment Day At Cripple Deer.mp3
      11. Fifth Horseman 460815 07 Aftermath.mp3
      12. Future Tense 740520 09 Pail Of Air.mp3
      13. Gang Busters 421030 0285 Case Of Wolverine.mp3
      14. Gunsmoke 521227 036 Cabin.mp3
      15. Gunsmoke 570120 250 Categorical Imperative.mp3
      16. Gunsmoke 591227 403 Puckets New Year Reused Script.mp3
      17. Hallmark Hall Of Fame 540103 34 Tom Mix.mp3
      18. Lights Out 361216 Poltergeist.mp3
      19. Lights Out 430810 45 Sakhalin.mp3
      20. LR 410101 1239 Trap for Fur Thief.mp3
      21. Lux 500424 699 Mrs Mike.mp3
      22. Macabre 62010 Crystalline Man.mp3
      23. Mark Trail 501011 080 Forty Year Freeze.mp3
      24. Mr And Mrs North 540223 541 Winter Honeymoon.mp3
      25. Quiet Please 490130 085 Northernlights.mp3
      26. Rocky Jordan 491113 Strange Death Of Van Dorn.mp3
      27. Saint 501029 143its Snow Use.mp3
      28. Sam Spade 510126 C011 Chateau McCloud Caper.mp3
      29. Sherlock Holmes 19460114 Murder Beyond Mountains.mp3
      30. Strange 1955 Ghost Train.mp3
      31. Suspense 460627 199 Return Trip.mp3
      32. Suspense 480424 293 Search.mp3
      33. Suspense 521222 492 Arctic Rescue.mp3
      34. Suspense 550816 611 Study In Wax.mp3
      35. Suspense 590111 785 Night On Red Mountain.mp3
      36. Vp 860203 69 Snow Shadow Area.mp3
      37. Wa 12 Norways Luck.mp3
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    37 recordings on 20 Audio CDs
    total playtime 18 hours, 10 min

    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A001

    1. Macabre 62010 Crystalline Man
    2. Sherlock Holmes 19460114 Murder Beyond Mountains
    3. Strange 1955 Ghost Train

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A002

    1. Wa 12 Norways Luck
    2. Lights Out 361216 Poltergeist

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A003

    1. Campbell Playhouse 390210 10 Green Goddess

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A004

    1. LR 410101 1239 Trap for Fur Thief
    2. Gang Busters 421030 0285 Case Of Wolverine

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A005

    1. Lights Out 430810 45 Sakhalin
    2. Ellery Queen 440120 161 Scarecrow And Snowman

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A006

    1. Dangerously Yours 440813 07 Gods Country Woman
    2. Suspense 460627 199 Return Trip

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A007

    1. Fifth Horseman 460815 07 Aftermath
    2. Escape 480404 Action

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A008

    1. Suspense 480424 293 Search

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A009

    1. Quiet Please 490130 085 Northernlights
    2. Rocky Jordan 491113 Strange Death Of Van Dorn

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A010

    1. Lux 500424 699 Mrs Mike

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A011

    1. Mark Trail 501011 080 Forty Year Freeze
    2. Saint 501029 143its Snow Use

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A012

    1. Sam Spade 510126 C011 Chateau McCloud Caper
    2. Suspense 521222 492 Arctic Rescue

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A013

    1. Gunsmoke 521227 036 Cabin
    2. Escape 530201 168 Study In Wax

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A014

    1. Escape 530913 200 Abominable Snowman
    2. Hallmark Hall Of Fame 540103 34 Tom Mix

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A015

    1. Mr And Mrs North 540223 541 Winter Honeymoon
    2. Escape 540624 228 Judgment Day At Cripple Deer

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A016

    1. Suspense 550816 611 Study In Wax
    2. Gunsmoke 570120 250 Categorical Imperative
    3. Suspense 590111 785 Night On Red Mountain

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A017

    1. Gunsmoke 591227 403 Puckets New Year Reused Script
    2. Beyond Midnight 681122 04 Phantom Coach

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A018

    1. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 740218 0041 Blizzard Of Terror
    2. Future Tense 740520 09 Pail Of Air

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A019

    1. Cbsrmt 810325 1176 Ghostgrey Bat Jl

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    Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue Disc A020

    1. Vp 860203 69 Snow Shadow Area

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