Saturday, October 22, 2011


YEAR: 1973

LABEL: Troll Records

TRACK LISTING: The Dare, Dark Dark Dark, Big 'Fraid Little 'Fraid, Wait Til Martin Comes, The Skinny Toe, The Thing at the Foot of the Bed

IMPRESSIONS: "Here are six famous stories narrated with all the chills and thrills that made them so successful around campfires on late summer evenings or in darkened rooms on cold and rainy winter nights." says the liner notes on the back of the LP. These readings are similar to recordings like the Folktellers but they seem to be intended for a younger audience. If the stories aren't all that scary, the album cover is one of the greatest ever made and helps put you in the mood for some spookiness.

MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: The Dare, Dark Dark Dark, Wait Til Martin Comes, The Thing at the Foot of the Bed

FACT SHEET: SCARY SPOOKY STORIES is the first in a series of four albums of terror tales put out by Troll Records in the 1970s; the other three include "GREAT GHOST STORIES", "THRILLERS AND CHILLERS" and "WEIRD TALES OF THE UNKNOWN". The stories are read by Ralph Bell, Robert Dryden and Daniel Ocko; all three actors who appeared on the CBS Radio Workshop.

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