Will Murray's Pulp Classics #16
Terror Tales Audiobook
Read by Joey D'Auria and Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray
Among fans of classic pulp fiction, aficionados of supernatural stories consider Popular Publications' Terror Tales the magazine for people who found the Lovecraftian stories in Weird Tales too tame and Universal's classic monsters too Hollywood!
Between 1934 and 1941, Terror Tales and its legion of unholy authors spewed forth an unremitting litany of horror, terror, torment and torture—all directed at ordinary American couples faced with supernatural menaces torn from their deepest, darkest nightmares. Think Scream during the Great Depression.
We have selected seven of the most compelling stories torn from the pages of Terror Tales for this sampler from Hell.
In Paul Ernst's horrific "The Mummy Maker," an innocent woman faces the fearsome fate of being mummified alive! Norvell Page's disquieting "Accursed Thirst" takes us into the dark mind of a vampire—or is it a werewolf? The specter of a dead Egyptian deity loosed upon the modern world comes alive in E. Hoffmann Price's eerie "The Cat Goddess." Asian elementals harass the curious in Arthur J. Burks' creepy "Six Doors to Death." G. T. Fleming-Robert's gruesome "Moulder of Monsters" serves up twisted human flesh. Maitland Scott's unsettling "Shadows of Desire" leads us inexorably to a traumatic climax. Finally, terror and horror compete for supremacy in Frederick C. Davis deeply disturbing "Dig Deep the Graves!"
Terror Tales is narrated with appropriate doom-laden solemnity by Joey D'Auria and Michael C. Gwynne. Shivers await! Horrors abound! Try not to listen after midnight. We are serious about this. Not for children!
The Mummy Maker
by Paul Ernst, Read by Joey D'Auria
Chapter 2 The Mummy’s Face
Chapter 3 Death Like Life
Chapter 4: Death’s Workroom
Chapter 5: The Black Terror
Chapter 6: Buried Alive
Chapter 7: Maker of Mummies
by Norvell W. Page, Read by Michael C. Gwynne
Moulder of Monsters
G. T. Fleming-Roberts, Read by Joey D'Auria
Six Doors to Horror
by Arthur J. Burks, Read by Michael C. Gwynne
Chapter 2: Wind
Chapter 3: Strange Judgment
Chapter 4: The Staircase
Chapter 5: Rooms of Dread
The Cat Goddess
by E. Hoffmann Price, Read by Joey D'Auria
Shadows of Desire
by Maitland Scott, Read by Michael C. Gwynne
Dig Deep the Graves!
by Frederick C. Davis, Read by Joey D'Auria
Chapter 2: Beyond Death
Chapter 3: Blind Eyes See Death
Chapter 4: A Grave Is Waiting
Chapter 5: Workshop of the Dead
“Terror Tales is so frightening that I'm actually afraid to listen to it! No lie.”
Will Murray is the Series Producer for Will Murray's Pulp Classics line of Pulp Audiobooks and Pulp eBooks. Will is the author of over 50 novels in popular series ranging from "The Destroyer" to "Mars Attacks". Collaborating posthumously with the legendary Lester Dent, he has written to date eleven Doc Savage novels, with Desert Demons, Horror in Gold, The Infernal Buddha, and Death's Dark Domain now available. For National Public Radio, Murray adapted The Thousand-Headed Man for The Adventures of Doc Savage in 1985, and recently edited Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent for Moonstone Books. He is versed in all things pulp.
Joey D'Auria is a popular Hollywood voice over actor whose work includes characters for animated cartoons, video games and looping. However, he is best known to Chicago audiences as WGN-TV's Bozo the Clown from 1984 to 2001. During these years, Mr. D'Auria also worked in stage productions and in TV and radio commercials. Returning to Hollywood in 2002 he was the voice for Commissioner Spinklestarber for the anime series Daigunder. In Great Britain, in 2003 he was the principal writer and show coordinator on Star Trek The Experence for See Entertainment in Hyde Park, London.
After that project, Joey worked as head writer and occasional voice talent for Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures on PBS. He also supplied assorted voices for Universal/Imagine's Curious George The Movie, and as the voice of General Alister Azimuth for Insomniac Games,Ratchet & Clank Future - A Crack in Time. You will be able to hear him in the new animated film, War of the Worlds: Goliath for Tripod Entertainment.
Michael C. Gwynne's outstanding achievements have encompassed all areas of entertainment – radio, television and film. Through out the sixties Michael could be heard as a DJ in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles. Shortly after breaking the Guinness Book of Records for nonstop drumming, 92 hours at the 1965 "Drum-A-Thon" in Honolulu, Michael was cast in the TV series The Psychiatrist by a young Steven Spielberg.
Michael went on to work behind the scenes on Spielberg's breakthrough film Jaws where he can be heard as the DJ on beach radios. He continued to land roles in popular television shows: Kojak, Dallas, CHiPS, Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, and Falcon Crest before he crossed paths again with Spielberg when he was cast in an episode of Amazing Stories directed by Martin Scorsese.
Although Michael has worked steadily as a character actor in television and film over the last three decades his first love is still radio where he enjoys the challenges of a fast paced production, bringing a character to life with nothing but his deep thrilling voice!