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PODCAST 175: Orson Welles' War of the Worlds [Happy Halloween Edition]

This week Forest & Cory take a trip back to yester-year, to a time when millions of Americans sat glued to their radio dial in terror. Forest & Cory revisit Orson Welles' War of the Worlds -- exploring it's origin and aftermath -- followed by a recording of it's original broadcast. Happy Halloween you filthy animals!

The Horror Duo also chat about this past weeks Hell in a Cell PPV and the future of The Undertaker as he prepares for a well deserved retirement. Also, Playboy Magazine covers up. Listen to find out why this is a great idea.



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There is another similar film that predates this one -- "The Night America Trembled" from '57.



Gex said...

Was The Puppet Masters the name of that movie you were thinking of?

I originally heard this War of the Worlds radio broadcast as a special feature on the DVD of the 50s version of War of the Worlds.

Still not reading comments eh?

Lee Russell said...

"Without Warning". Totally forgot about that film. It still works pretty well. I recall an episode of the new Outer Limits TV series that has essentially the same premise. You're correct, the TV series for War of the Worlds was pretty graphic for it's time. Downright scary actually, as people were dropping left and right every episode to these gross, toxic-waste mutated aliens. Sadly the series became a weird dystopian concept in the second season, that threw most of the original source material out the window.