Our final Halloween offering is a reairing of one of Gremlin Time's original programs from back in the early 1980s, which we would reair even then around this time of year. 'The Cat Man' by Byron Liggett and presented by RED RYDER. An author named Foster comes to the South Pacific to find solitude on an island he has purchased, where he can live and write. He hires the story's narrator, Capt. Rogers, to transport himself, his belongings and about six, male and female cats to the isolated atol. Over the next three years, Rogers watches in horror as the felines multiple into the hundreds, and is unable to stop fate's appalling inevitability.
Our Second Halloween offering is a classic monster story by science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon, entitled 'IT'. An allegorical fantasy about a man-like plant creature who grew out of a swamp and begins roaming the countryside destroying anything or anyone it comes across. Most threaten is the Drew family living in a nearby farm. Unaware of the danger, the Drew's nine year old daughter, Babe, sneaks out of the house to meet up with her uncle in their secret hiding place in the woods. But her uncle has already by killed and torn apart by the brute strength of the mute, and uncaring mold with a mind.
For Halloween, we submit for your approval, Pigeons From Hell; a scary Southern Gothic short story by Texas-born Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian. Two lost travelers come across a long abandoned plantation house, where they decide to spend the night. But something is hiding in the old manor house, something horrible! Something undead, that 'lives' off murder! Howard combines a classic haunted house story with elements of nightmarish dream states, and voodoo legends of the undead, with the aftermath of the Reconstuction for a tale of horror and cruel revenge.
Tune in Monday Nov 2nd at 11 pm for a couple of audio dramas about altered realities from the Ubu Hour.
First up, the short peice WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG? His partner is in a coma in the hospital. When she awakes she will think everything is different, reality and illusion are fused... What is the terrible and frightening truth that will be revealed. This radio drama is based on the song St James Infirmary Blues. Another version of Where Did It All Go Wrong is being produced by the Willamette Radio Workshop as part of their Halloween Extravaganza TALES FROM THE ST JAMES INFIRMARY.
Followed by: THE SOUL JUMPERS: Renee and Evan are brutally murdered in a motel on the outskirts of Portland.
Dmae Roberts talks with Paul King and Walter Jaffe of Whitebird Danceabout their new season of dance concerts beginning with Mikhail Baryshnokov. And in the second half of the show, we get a previewwith Executive Director Greg Netzer of the Wordstock Festival featuring 170 writers from across the country and the Northwest.
DUDU INTRUDES is a homage to Alfred Jarry's Ubu plays, with Ma and Pa Dudu as the ugly Americans who are visiting a house in a foreign country after their car breaks down. It's rude and crass, and hopefully catches some of the spirit of the original Ubu./..
OUR LITTLE MAYOR Part 4.. More hilarity insues with the further adventures of Slam Assbuns, openly-gay mayor of a small big west coast city, and the follow-out from his lies about the relationship he had with an 18-year old. Rabid petition-recallers, corrupt city officials, and sleazy news paper publishers ... not to mention that the Ubu Hour once again pokes fun of The Couve, (also known as VanKansas) to the north of us... Written by G Violetta
The Ubu Hour Health Care Debate, where a couple of shills from the health care industry try to convince a bunch of people that our corporate profit-driven health system is the best in the world. It even ends with the late great Richard Francis reading a poem about health care lobbyists and capitalism.