The Black Mass

October 16, 1963 to November 30, 1970
36 episodes known to exist
A Black Mass is a ceremony supposedly celebrated during the Witches' Sabbath, which was a sacrilegious parody of the Catholic Mass. Its main objective was the profanation of the host, although there is no agreement among authors on how hosts were obtained or profaned; the most common idea is that they were profaned by means of some ritual related to sexual practices. Authors also disagree on which rites were performed during the ceremony. More on Wikipedia
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October 16, 1963 - November 30, 1970
The Black Mass
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The Black Mass
October 16, 1963 - November 30, 1970
36 episodes known to exist
Producer: Erik Bauersfeld
Audio Engineer: John Whiting
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October 16, 1963 
Children and Their Elders 
"Oh Mirror, Mirror" by Nigel Kneale. "Shiddah And Kuziba" by Isaac Bashevis Singer 
30:50 
October 30, 1963 
The Haunted House 
By Virginia Woolf 
26:00 
December 21, 1963 
The Ash Tree 
By: M.R. James 
31:40 
January 15, 1964 
The Lurking Fear 
By: H.P. Lovecraft 
1:02:20 
February 1, 1964 
Five Tales of Lord Dunsany 
"Lobster Salad", "The Workman", "How The Enemy Came To Thlunrana", "The Dream Of King Karnavootra", "Charon" 
28:50 
February 1, 1964 
Tales by Lord Dunsany 
"Lobster Salad", "The Workmen", "How The Enemy Came To Tlurana", "Dream of King Manavutra", "Karen" 
29:20 
February 12, 1964 
The Boarded Window 
By: Ambrose Bierce 
18:20 
February 12, 1964 
Two About Houses 
"The Boarded Window" by: Ambrose Bierce and "A Haunted House" by Virginia Woolf 
30:30 
February 29, 1964 
All Hallows 
By: Walter DeLamere 
38:50 
10 
March 9, 1964 
Two by Bierce 
"Oil of Dog", "Esmay" 
24:50 
11 
March 15, 1964 
Nightmare 
By Alan Wykes 
30:10 
12 
June 3, 1964 
Twin Stories 
"Proof Positive", "Witch Of The Willows" by: Lord Dunsany 
29:30 
13 
June 20, 1964 
Two More by Poe 
"A Predicament" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" Author: Edgar Allan Poe 
31:40 
14 
July 1, 1964 
Disillusionment 
By: Thomas Mann 
13:52 
15 
July 1, 1964 
The Feeder 
By Carl Linder 
16:00 
16 
July 3, 1964 
Rats in the Wall 
By H.P. Lovecraft 
33:20 
17 
July 22, 1964 
The Imp of the Perverse 
Author: Edgar Allan Poe 
14:50 
18 
July 29, 1964 
Two by Poe 
"The Man In The Crowd" and "Manuscript Found In A Bottle" Author: Edgar Allan Poe 
31:10 
19 
October 7, 1964 
The Renegade 
By Albert Camus 
35:40 

 
20 
October 10, 1964 
Atrophy 
By: J. Anthony West. 
26:00 
21 
October 31, 1964 
An Evening's Entertainment 
By: M.R. James 
30:50 
22 
November 6, 1964 
Candaules, Commissioner 
By: Daniel C. Jerrold (Radio Workshop experimental broadcast) A really strange program! 
1:01:50 

 
23 
November 6, 1964 
A Country Doctor 
By Franz Kafka 
23:30 

 
24 
December 16, 1964 
Diary of a Madman 
By: Nikolai Gogol 
39:10 

 
25 
January 7, 1965 
The Jolly Corner 
By: Henry James 
37:30 

 
26 
September 14, 1965 
Bartleby, the Scrivener 
By: Herman Melville 
32:50 
27 
August 6, 1966 
The Squaw 
By: Bram Stoker 
31:10 
28 
November 2, 1966 
Dream of a Ridiculous Man 
By Feddor Dostoyevski 
35:40 
29 
January 28, 1967 
The Legend of the Island of Falles 
By Betty Sandbrook 
37:00 
30 
November 20, 1968 
The Outsider 
By H.P. Lovecraft 
22:40 
31 
September 30, 1969 
Death of Halpem Frayser 
By: Ambrose Bierce 
30:20 
32 
October 24, 1969 
The Flies 
 
27:30 
33 
October 30, 1969 
Evening Primrose 
By: John Collier 
36:50 
34 
November 16, 1970 
The Judgement 
By Franz Kafka 
27:40 
35 
November 23, 1970 
O Mirror, Mirror - Sheeta and Cusiba 
By Nigel Kneale 
40:00 
36 
November 30, 1970 
The Moonlit Road 
By: Ambrose Bierce 
31:50 
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