HYPNOBOBS 147 and a Half – Quoth the Rathbone

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This week a sore throated Mr Jim Moon is winding up the old gramophone in the Great Library of Dreams once more and delving once again in the mysterious vinyl lurking in cobwebbed crates and unearths Basil Rathbone and Edgar Allan Poe…

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HYPNOBOBS #147 – Are You One of the Frightened?

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This week Mr Jim Moon is winding up the old gramophone in the Great Library of Dreams to deliver a spooky something or two from the voice of one of the original masters of horror, Mr Boris Karloff.

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HYPNOBOBS 146 – The Natural History of the Batman Part 10

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Pin back your ears Bat-fans! In the tenth part of our Bat-history, Mr Jim Moon continues his exploration of the Caped Crusader’s adventures in audio, detailing the slew of vinyl that appeared in the wake of the 1966 TV show. We delve into a brace of LPs from Tifton – a Childrens Treasury of Musical Batman Stories and The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale, uncover the tales related by the Golden Records Storyteller, and chart the Official Adventures Of Batman & Robin: Exciting Episodes Of Their Battles Against The Evil Forces Of Society from Leo the Lion!

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HYPNOBOBS 145 – Zombi Zombi Part IV

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In this installment of the Zombi Zombi series, Mr Jim Moon traces some of the more dubious branches of the Living Dead family tree, looking at Zombie 4 and Zombie 5, and then going on to talk about Zombie 4 and Zombie 5. Confused? Wait till you see the movies! And the first pair of 4s and 5s are Italian flicks After Death (1988) and Killing Birds (1988), and their alternative numbers are a brace of Jess Franco movies, A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973) and Revenge in the House of Usher (1983).

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HYPNOBOBS 144 – The Unnamable on Screen

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In this episode Mr Jim Moon looks at various screen versions of HP Lovecraft’s The Unnamable. First we have a matching pair of movies from director Jean-Paul Oullette - HP Lovecraft’s The Unnamable (1988) and it’s sequel The Unnamable II – The Statement of Randolph Carter (1993). And we round off with with a far more faithful recent short version, the award winning Shadow of the Unnamable (2011)

 

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As mentioned in the show, assorted Lovecraftian linkage -

 

FRAGMENT 1890 Indiegogo campaign

 

FRAGMENT 1890 home page

 

SHADOW OF THE UNNAMABLE homepage

 

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HYPNOBOBS 143 – The Unnameable by HP Lovecraft

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This week we are delving into the eldritch worlds of HP Lovecraft once more, with Mr Jim Moon recounting and discussing Lovecraft’s second tale featuring his recurring hero Randolph Carter, The Unnameable!

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HYPNOBOBS 142 – The Natural History of the Batman Part 9

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Yes at long last we are returning to Gotham City for another helping of Bat-history. In this episode, Mr Jim Moon explores Batman on the radio, looking at the attempts in the 1940s and 1950s to launch a Caped Crusader audio serial and the Dynamic Duo’s aural team-ups with the Man of Steel!

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HYPNOBOBS 141 – The Casebook of Carnacki The Ghost-Finder #8: The Haunted Jarvee

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This week in the Great Library of Dreams, Mr Jim Moon once again opens up the casebook of Mr Thomas Carnacki, the 20th century’s greatest occult detective. In this penultimate investigation, as chronicled by his biographer Mr William Hope Hodgson, the Ghost-Finder finds himself all at sea in a most peculiar maritime mystery…

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HYPNOBOBS 140 – A New Year

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It’s a New Year, and Mr Jim Moon selects some highlights from  the past year. We discuss the world of the small press, review Ramsey Campbell’s The Last Revelation of Gla’aki from PS Publishing, bend reality with Don Coscarelli’s John Dies At the End, meet the marvelous Dr Ashens, and round off with the wonderful tribute to Peter Cushing that is the Spectral Press novella Whitstable by Stephen Volk.

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HYPNOBOBS 139: The Flying Stars – A Tale For Boxing Day

 

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In a surprise bonus Christmas show, we continue our Dickensian theme with Mr Jim Moon presenting a reading of The Flying Stars by GK Chesterton – a suitably festive case – Oh yes, it is! –  investigated by Father Brown one fine Boxing Day!

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HYPNOBOBS 138 – Ghost Stories For Christmas Eve

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It’s Christmas Eve in the Great Library of Dreams, and Mr Jim Moon invites you to take a place by the fireside to hear a selection of classic Victorian ghost stories from Mr Charles Dickens and Dr MR James. We heard of  The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton, encounter Rats,  meet with The Signal-Man,  and round off with Lost Hearts. A Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!

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HYPNOBOBS 137 – Carole Royale

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In this festive show, Mr Jim Moon tries to discover which is the best screen version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Under consideration for the holly wreathed crown of King of the Carols is Bill Murray’s Scrooged (1988), Scrooge (1951) starring Alastair Sim, the 1971 animated version from Richard Williams, The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992), the Albert Finney musical version Scrooge (1970), the 1984 George C Scott adaptation, the 1999 TV movie starring Patrick Stewart, and the 2002 computer animated version from Robert Zemeckis

 

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