War Of The Worlds

The Dogcast: The Original Vampire Radio Drama “Dracula” For Your Listening Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a hankering for a good old fashioned vampire drama after watching the fun Netflix film “Day Shift.” A fun flick but the vampires (save for the boss lady) were a little underwhelming. I’m correcting that oversight with the best radio adaptation ever to air from none other than Orson Wells and The Mercury Theater On The Air. This takes place the same year as the classic “War Of The Worlds” broadcast but a few months earlier. In many ways it’s just as good as “War Of The Worlds” and in some ways, even better. The captain’s log detailing the terrifying events on The Demeter crossing from Transylvania to London is one of the most chilling dramatizations in radio. So enjoy and feel free to comment either below or on my Facebook Page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

/Mercury Theater On The Air – Dracula – 7/11/1938

The Kenblog: “A Little Old Radio In Honor Of National Radio Day!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a little something I hope will become a regular thing at Dog’s Movie House. Ironically enough this little treat has nothing to do with the movies, but it does deal with one of my great loves: old radio.

When I was a young boy my grandfather gifted me a tape of the radio program “Who’s On First” featuring Abbott & Costello. I was hooked and the rest is history. I’ve accumulated quite the collection over the years and have decided to share these episodes with you on a (hopefully) regular basis. I think we’ll go with a couple of classics, including the aforementioned “Who’s On First.” The other is Orson Wells’ Mercury Theater On The Air adaptation of “War Of The Worlds.” While radio is still prevalent and popular today there was a time when radio was the primary form of entertainment in America. It was a form of entertainment that reflected a simpler time when the talented folks responsible for these broadcasts had to get creative. I think by these two shows you’ll see prime examples of that creativity in action. Enjoy! So Sayeth The Kendog!

The War Of The Worlds