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Horror Movie Radio Spots 1959-1980

The Angry Red Planet (1959) 


Cut #1--60 Seconds


MUSIC: HEAVY PERCUSSION ... THEN OMINOUS, WEIRD, AND EERIE IN BG


1ST ANNCR: A great new motion picture in the world's newest motion picture process!


2ND ANNCR: (ECHO) CineMagic!


1ST ANNCR: The wonder of the added fourth dimension! 


2ND ANNCR: With CineMagic, you are actually on the first rocket ride to Mars in "The Angry Red Planet"!


1ST ANNCR: You feel the dizzying heights of their fantastic city of mile-high buildings!


2ND ANNCR: You'll shiver as you ride the River of the Dead!


1ST ANNCR: Your depth perception will increase a thousandfold as you look into the waters that lead to Foreverness!


2ND ANNCR: And the terrors you meet on Mars are beyond man's imagination!


1ST ANNCR: The Rat-Bat-Spider!


RAT-BAT-SPIDER: (HOWLS)


2ND ANNCR: So real in CineMagic you'll feel the crazed stare of its blinded eyes, the tearing shock of its iron claws! 


1ST ANNCR: The Giant Amoeba!


GIANT AMOEBA: (SLURPS) 


1ST ANNCR: Like an Earth germ, only a hundred million times larger! Thrills, shocks, terrors, and your first glimpse of the life, and the world, of Mars! All are yours to experience in--


2ND ANNCR: (ECHO) "The Angry Red Planet"!


1ST ANNCR: In Eastman Fifty-Two-Fifty Color from American-International.


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Cut #2--30 Seconds


MUSIC: OMINOUS, WEIRD, AND EERIE IN BG


MARTIAN: Men of Earth, do not return to Mars! We will destroy you if you do not heed us!


2ND ANNCR: That was the voice of the intelligence of Mars who lived in a city of mile-high buildings!


1ST ANNCR: Through fantastic dangers, unimaginable terrors, they came to his world in--


2ND ANNCR: (ECHO) "The Angry Red Planet"!


1ST ANNCR: The most revolutionary motion picture experience you've ever had!


2ND ANNCR: In CineMagic -- the new wonder of the added fourth dimension!


1ST ANNCR: See (ECHO) "The Angry Red Planet"! (NO ECHO) In Eastman Fifty-Two-Fifty Color.

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Monsters Crash the Pajama Party (1965) 


SOUND: THUNDER ... THEN IN BG


MUSIC: BARELY DISCERNIBLE ... IN BG


ANNOUNCER: (SLIGHT ECHO) It's so scary, we dare you to see "The Monsters Crash the Pajama Party," the first movie ever filmed in Horror Vision, Hollywood's latest miracle. You'll scream as fiendish movie monsters actually become alive, then crash right out of the screen, go into the audience and carry screaming girls from their seats, right back into the picture to become part of the movie. We warn you: Horror Vision is not 3-D! The movie monsters become real flesh and blood! Be sure to see "The Monsters Crash the Pajama Party," in Horror Vision and color. 

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Destroy All Monsters (1968) 


ANNOUNCER: Our planet may be doomed. Our Earth devastated. The monsters are in revolt -- and civilization is in chaos!


GODZILLA: (SCREAMS)


SOUND: OF MONSTERS HOWLING AND DESTROYING LARGE CITIES, IN BG


ANNOUNCER: Godzilla is laying waste to New York. Rodan is attacking Moscow. Manda is smashing London, and Peking trembles under the wrath of Mothra. Our battle cry must be: (ECHO) "Destroy All Monsters, Monsters, Monsters!" (NO ECHO) Who can say which country or city will be next? We must unite and "Destroy All Monsters"!


SOUND: MONSTERS OUT BEHIND--


GODZILLA: (BLOODCURDLING SCREAM)


MUSIC: THRILLING ... IN BG


ANNOUNCER: Is there a way to defend against Godzilla, Rodan, Manda, and Mothra? The answer is no. Let our battle cry be: "Destroy All Monsters"! Be prepared. See for yourself. In color, from American-International. (ECHO) "Destroy All Monsters, Monsters, Monsters, Monsters, Monsters"! (NO ECHO) This picture is rated G for General Audiences. (ECHO) "Destroy All Monsters, Monsters, Monsters, Monsters, Monsters, Monsters, Monsters, Monsters"! (FADES OUT)

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The Astro-Zombies (1968) 


SOUND: A CHAOTIC BACKGROUND OF WHIRRING SCI-FI MACHINERY, BEATING HEARTS, SCREAMING WOMEN, POLICE SIRENS, GUNSHOTS, BARKING DOGS, ET CETERA


ANNOUNCER: Beware the Astro-Zombies! They mutilate, they torture, they kill! Spine-tingling horror, unspeakable shock, and breathless excitement will grip you as you watch living organs ripped from the bodies of voluptuous females; as beating hearts and throbbing brains are transplanted to create - the Astro-Zombies! Cringe in terror, scream in fright, as these skull-faced monsters strike blindly at living flesh and the motion picture screen flows in the blood-drenched wake of the Astro-Zombies! The beautiful, voluptuous, deadly, vicious Satana -- a woman who would stop at nothing to gain control over the Astro-Zombies, whose creed was "Kill, kill, kill!" John Carradine as the deranged scientist, Wendell Corey as the doctor who opposes him, match wits in this bloody, sadistic, terror-filled, suspense-laden horror film of brutal mutilations and senseless killings -- as the Astro-Zombies go berserk and threaten the city with death! Watch it and you die a thousand deaths! "The Astro-Zombies," in color, coming soon to your local theater.

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Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)


SOUND: INCREASINGLY HEAVY ECHO ON RAPIDLY ALTERNATING VOICES--


MAN: Shock!

WOMAN: After shock!

MAN: After shock!

WOMAN: After shock!

MAN: After shock!

WOMAN: After shock!

MAN: After shock!

WOMAN: After shock!

(THEN CLIMAX AND OUT BEHIND--)


MAN: Warning! The sexual transformation of a man into a woman will actually take place before your very eyes. 


MUSIC: ORCHESTRA, IN BG


MAN: (ECHO, GRIM) Dr. Jekyll-- 


WOMAN: (BREATHY, SEXY) --and Sister Hyde.


JEKYLL: (GRUNTS AND BREATHES HEAVILY ... THEN OUT BEHIND--)


MAN: An unnatural laboratory experiment transforms the brilliant young Dr. Jekyll into--


WOMAN: (MOANS WITH PLEASURE, CHUCKLES SENSUOUSLY) Sister Hyde. At last! Free to enjoy all my cravings! (CHUCKLES)


MAN: A man by day.


WOMAN: A woman by night.


MAN: The perfect disguise to indulge a lust for sex and violence that terrorized all London.


2ND WOMAN: (BLOODCURDLING SCREAM)


MAN: This warning to parents: be sure your children are sufficiently mature to witness the intimate details of this frank and revealing film. (ECHO) "Dr. Jekyll-- 


WOMAN: (BREATHY, SEXY) --and Sister Hyde."


MAN: An American-International Pictures release, in color, rated PG.


WOMAN: Was he a woman?


MAN: Was she a man?


MAN &

WOMAN: (ECHO) Or were they both?


MAN: See "Dr. Jekyll-- 


WOMAN: --and Sister Hyde." (CHUCKLES)


MUSIC: UP AND OUT

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The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) 


MUSIC: EARLY 1970s ROCK BAND ... ELECTRIC BASS AND GUITAR, PERCUSSION ... IN BG


WOMAN: (BLOODCURDLING SCREAM) 


SOUND: CRASH! BANG!


ANNOUNCER: When was the last time a movie froze you to your seat? Made your palms sweat? Quickened your pulse? "Cat o' Nine Tails" really does the job.


MAN: (BIG GROAN)


SOUND: CRASH! BANG!


MAN: (MORE GROANS)


ANNOUNCER: National General Pictures presents "Cat o' Nine Tails" -- from the same masters of tension who paralyzed audiences with "Bird with the Crystal Plumage," the picture that out-Psychoed "Psycho"! "Cat o' Nine Tails," starring Karl Malden, James Franciscus, and Catherine Spaak. It's nine times more suspenseful than "Bird with the Crystal Plumage." "Cat o' Nine Tails," rated GP. All ages. Parental guidance.

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The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971) 


1ST VOICE: (ECHO) "The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant." (CONTINUES TO REPEAT THIS PHRASE QUIETLY BEHIND--)


2ND VOICE: Evil lurks in the head of man, twisting tortured brains to satisfy fiendish desires. Remember Frankenstein, Wolf Man, and King Kong? In each case, a woman of incredible beauty soothed their raging passions. Now a monster more terrifying in appearance, more diabolical in its deeds, with two brains and two heads grafted on the body of a giant to create "The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant," a monster with two insane passions: one to kill, one to love. Twice as terrifying as any monster of fact or fiction.


MUSIC: BIG CHORD! ... OUT BEHIND--


BOTH VOICES: You must see "The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant."


2ND VOICE: It lives, it loves, it kills -- attracted by beauty it could not resist.


BOTH VOICES: "The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant." "The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant." In color. Rated GP.


1ST VOICE: (ECHO) "The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant." 

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Werewolves on Wheels (1971)


WOMAN: (BLOODCURDLING SCREAM)


MUSIC: FAUX-FUNKY SEVENTIES PSYCHEDELIA WITH A SWIRLING JAZZ FLUTE, IN BG


VOICE: Hey, horror fans, here comes the most terrifying motorcycle horror film ever made. "Werewolves on Wheels" is the ghoulish story of a wild motorcycle gang, lost in the desert, mocking the supernatural. One by one, they die -- unnatural, unbelievable deaths.


ANNOUNCER: See "Werewolves on Wheels" -- in color -- the chiller-thriller from the Fanfare Corporation! Rated R!


VOICE: It's a hair-raising experience.

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The Exorcist (1973) 


VOICE: (SLOW AND GRIM, WITH A SLIGHT ECHO) Somewhere between science and superstition, there is another world -- a world of darkness.


MUSIC: EERIE, IN BG


SOUND: INCREASINGLY HEAVY ECHO ON THE POSSESSED REGAN'S VOICE


REGAN: (RASPY AND CREEPY) Merrin!


VOICE: Nobody expected it.


REGAN: Merrin!


VOICE: Nobody believed it.


REGAN: Merrin!


VOICE: And nothing could stop it.


REGAN: Merrin!


VOICE: The one hope--


REGAN: Merrin!


VOICE: The only hope--


REGAN: (HEAVY ECHO, LONG AND DRAWN-OUT) Merrin!


MUSIC & SOUND: ECHO BUILDS TO A LENGTHY CLIMAX, THEN CUTS OUT CLEANLY


VOICE: The exorcist.


REGAN: (NO ECHO) Merrin?!


MUSIC: SOMBER ORCHESTRA, IN BG


VOICE: Warner Brothers presents William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist." "The Exorcist," directed by William Friedkin. "The Exorcist," rated R. Under seventeen not admitted without parent.


MUSIC: GENTLY OUT

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Abby (1974) 


DEMON: (VICIOUSLY) I've - got - Abby! What do ya think of my powers now?!


SOUND: ECHOING BOOM! 


MUSIC: TYMPANI-LADEN AND OMINOUS, IN BG


VOICE: American-International presents "Abby," the story of a woman possessed.


DEMON: (HISSES SAVAGELY)


MUSIC: INCREASINGLY INTENSE SYNTHESIZER, IN BG


VOICE: She took the devil for a lover and he possessed her -- body and soul.


ABBY: (SCREAMS, GASPS, THEN SCREAMS AGAIN)


DEMON: (GROWLS)


SOUND: CRASH! 


VOICE: "Abby," a story of terror, lust, and exorcism.


BISHOP: (GRIM) Grab her arms and hold her.


VOICE: "Abby," starring William Marshall as the exorcist.


BISHOP: (IMPRESSIVELY) I command you to vacate this body now!


VOICE: And Carol Speed as Abby.


MUSIC: SHARPLY OUT WITH--


DEMON: (OMINOUS GUTTURAL GROWL, THEN IN BG)


VOICE: Can anyone stop her? Can anyone help her? Can anyone save her soul?


DEMON: (VICIOUSLY) I've - got - Abby


SOUND: ECHOING BOOM! 


VOICE: "Abby," the story of a woman possessed. Rated R. Under seventeen not admitted without parent.

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The House of Exorcism (1975) 


SOUND: PIERCING THUNDERCLAP


MUSIC: POUNDING ORCHESTRA ... IN BG


ANNOUNCER: "The House of Exorcism," starring Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, and Robert Alda. 


SOUND: BACKGROUND OF MAYHEM ... SCREAMING, PROPERTY DAMAGE, ET CETERA


ANNOUNCER: "The House of Exorcism," locked in the grip of the ultimate evil. Where every corner of the soul is lost to the icy clutch of the supernatural.


SOUND: MAYHEM OUT BRIEFLY FOR--


DEFIANT WOMAN: You won't use me tonight! You won't use me in your games tonight!


SOUND: MORE MAYHEM AND--


MUSIC: --POUNDING ORCHESTRA 


GIRL: (YELLS IN TERROR) Mom!


SOUND: MAYHEM OUT WITH--


MUSIC: EERIE CALM FOR--


RESIGNED WOMAN: There's nothing you can do. It's already happened.


MUSIC: POUNDING ORCHESTRA ... THEN BEHIND--


ANNOUNCER: Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, Robert Alda. 


SOUND: WIND HOWLS, THEN IN BG


ANNOUNCER: "The House of Exorcism," a terrifying motion picture.


EXORCIST: (INTENSE) I exorcise you from this house. You and your accursèd souls! I exorcise you from this house forever!


SOUND: WIND OUT WITH--


MUSIC: POUNDING ORCHESTRA ... THEN BEHIND--


ANNOUNCER: Rated R. Under seventeen not admitted without parent. "The House of Exorcism," a Peppercorn-Wormser release.


MUSIC: POUNDING ORCHESTRA UP AND FADE OUT

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Grizzly (1976) 


BEAR: (BREATHES HEAVILY ... THEN IN BG)


SOUND: BEAR'S HEAVY MOVEMENTS BEHIND--


ANNOUNCER: You are listening to the most massive carnivorous ground beast in the world.


BEAR: (GROWLS)


MUSIC: THRILLING ... IN BG


SOUND: BACKGROUND OF BEAR ATTACK ... BEAR GROWLS, PANICKED MEN AND WOMEN SCREAM, PROPERTY DAMAGE, ET CETERA


ANNOUNCER: Over two thousand pounds and eighteen feet of gut-crunching, man-eating terror. By its size alone it can overpower and devour any human.


SOUND: CRASH! OF BROKEN GLASS


BEAR: (GROWLS)


WOMAN: (SCREAMS)


ANNOUNCER: The deadliest jaws on land belong to--


MUSIC & SOUND: ALL OUT EXCEPT FOR--


BEAR: (QUIET OMINOUS GROWL ... THEN OUT)


ANNOUNCER: --"Grizzly." Rated PG. Parental guidance suggested.


BEAR: (ROARS SAVAGELY)

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Squirm (1976) 


MUSIC: TENSE AND UNEASY, IN BG


VOICE: You sweat, but you don't dare move. You want to scream, but you can't. Terror grips every nerve in your body. And your heart is beating so fast, it feels like your eardrums are going to burst. You swallow hard, and you realize - there is nothing you can do, but wait - and - squirm.


MAN: (BLOODCURDLING SCREAM)


VOICE: Now American-International Pictures presents "Squirm" -- the ultimate horror.


MUSIC: OUT FOR--


SOUND: WRITHING WORMS


VOICE: Millions of writhing, seething creatures--


SOUND: OOZING WORMS


VOICE: --oozing out of the mire--


SOUND: BZZZT! OF ELECTRICITY ... THEN BEHIND--


VOICE: --shocked into a frenzy by one hundred thousand volts of electricity--


SOUND: MAYHEM ... PEOPLE GRUNTING AND SCREAMING, ET CETERA ... IN BG


VOICE: --driven by an uncontrollable urge to feed -- on human flesh.


WOMAN: (BLOODCURDLING SCREAM)


SOUND: WRITHING, OOZING, RAPIDLY SQUIRMING WORMS


VOICE: "Squirm." Rated R. Under seventeen not admitted without parent.


SOUND: RAPIDLY SQUIRMING WORMS UP AND OUT

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Zombie (1979)


MUSIC: OMINOUS STRINGS, IN BG


SOUND: SURF BACKGROUND BEHIND--


MAN: It is midnight on a tropical island. A beautiful young girl's long hair streams against the coral reef. Her beautiful body is caressed by the tide. Suddenly--


WOMAN: (GIBBERS WITH FEAR)


MAN: --a decayed hand rises up and blood-drenched jaws move to bite her!


WOMAN: (BLOODCURDLING SCREAM) Nooooooo! (GIBBERS WITH FEAR, IN BG)


MAN: The living dead walk again.


WOMAN: (GASPS)


MUSIC: BIG ELECTRIC GUITAR CHORD! ... THEN IN BG


MAN: "Zombie"! They are decaying. They are missing from their graves. They live in hunger for your flesh.


WOMAN: (BLOODCURDLING SCREAM) Nooooooo!


MAN: There's no place you can hide.


MUSIC: BIG CHORD! ... THEN IN BG


MAN: (ECHO) "Zombie"! 


SOUND: TROPICAL ANIMALS CHATTER BEHIND--


MAN: You are what they eat. No one under seventeen will be admitted. (ECHO) "Zombie"! 

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Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) 


SOUND: PHONE RINGS ... THEN IN BG, OUT AT [X]


WOMAN: (CONFIDENTIALLY) If you are alone, don't answer the phone. It could set you up for a visitor who turns killer. He is not particular -- as long as you're beautiful, sensuous, and photogenic. [X] You see, he poses as a magazine photographer and schedules an appointment for murder -- yours. I know because it happened to me. I was one of the lucky ones; I didn't keep the appointment. You'll see the complete story in the new shocking motion picture "Don't Answer the Phone!"


ANNOUNCER: Rated R. Under seventeen must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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Schizoid (1980) 


MUSIC: UNEASY ... THEN IN BG


ANNOUNCER: (CALM AND GRIM) "Schizoid" is a motion picture of such biting, gnawing terror, it claws at your brain. 


"Schizoid" -- so mind-boggling the following warning has been posted in the theater: "Schizoid" is not recommended viewing for persons with schizophrenic tendencies. 


"Schizoid": the loss of reality; a personality split in two.


TWO WOMEN: (ONE VERY CALM; THE OTHER SHOUTING, HEAVILY ECHOED, AND TERRIFIED) It's terrifying, doctor. This long corridor -- and then -- thousands of bats -- attacking me.


SOUND: CHATTERING FLUTTERING BATS


TWO WOMEN: I run into a room. A woman is there. And I just plunge a dagger into her heart.


WOMAN: (HEAVY ECHO, BLOODCURDLING SCREAM)


TWO WOMEN: Tell me it's a nightmare. Please. Let it be a nightmare.


ANNOUNCER: Was it a dream? Or was it real? Don't miss "Schizoid," an American-International Pictures release, in color, rated R. "Schizoid" -- it might even drive you out of your mind.


MUSIC: UP AND FADES OUT

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