Dark Fantasy - Single Episodes

(4.5 stars; 171 reviews)


Dark Fantasy was a short series with tales of the weird, adventures of the supernatural, created for you by Scott Bishop. The series aired as a horror drama on NBC between 1941 and 1942. Dark Fantasy was a series dedicated to dealings with the unknown. Originating from radio station WKY, Oklahoma City, it was written by Scott Bishop (of Mysterious Traveler and The Sealed Book fame) and was heard Fridays over stations. Tom Paxton served as announcer. The shows covered horror, science fiction and murder mysteries. Although a short series, the shows are excellent with some stories way ahead of their time. The following is a news promo promoting the show: Every since Lights Out went out several years ago, fans of the fiendish have been clamoring for more good old goose-pimple horror drama on the air. Now they have it. One of the programs that currently freezes the airwaves with its chilling stories is Dark Fantasy comparatively new to the networks. In the late hours of Friday nights these shivery, shocking stories go out over NBC - right straight from Oklahoma City, which you might not have thought of as headquarters for haunts. Station WKY is the home of the Dark Fantasy plays, and the writer is Scott Bishop, who lives in the midst of mystery and the supernatural, represented by the innurnerable volumes of thriller fiction, fantasy lore and all kinds of horror literature that fill his home andhis office. Bishop has long contributed to network broadcasting and to magazines. He says, "Give the listener enough material to let his imagination go to work, and he'll supply his own goose-pimples." Dark Fantasy has been furnishing plenty of such material since last November. And judging from enthusiastic comment, the horror fans are responding with goose-pimples galore! Tune in every Friday on Station WKY Oklahoma City.

NOTE: Updated Release! Title corrections and other miscellaneous changes (16-Mar-2011).

From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



A Toast To The Radio Auteurs

(4 stars)

Stone" for 3Dhorrorfi. And I just want to put on record how much these great auteurs of 40s horror drama such as Scott Bishop and Arch Oboler mean to me, how much they continue to inspire me: other horror writers can have Stephen King et al for their role models; these guys are mine and I'm so grateful to the Archive for making their work available (I only recently became a member, but I've been listening for over a year now). The important thing is that they and their work aren't just relics of a bygone age, of only nostalgia value in the modern world, but the instigators of an ONGOING tradition. As one small contributor to that tradition's continuing, I salute these guys, wherever they may be.

At the Top... Dark Fantasy!

(5 stars)

Many thanks to Mr Prelinger and the Old Time Radio Researchers' Group for making so many fine programs available!

Awesome Listen

(5 stars)

I love it from the first listen..I do wish there were more episodes..I do love the sounds in the background it adds to the stories..Great readers as well..

(5 stars)

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to each of these stories! They were all very well voiced. I loved having them in the background while working on artwork.

Dr. Uwe Boll?

(5 stars)

I give. Does anyone know? Actually, never mind. I seem to have an allergy to whining on librovox. What I love is when reviewers recommend a chapter or story. How about yours ? I liked

I love it!

(5 stars)

dark fantasy is a great example for what non-muxical radio programs should be like. thank you for it.

Dark Fantasy

(4 stars)

Excellent archive of old radio horror. The writing is everything you could hope: dreadful, predictable and ridiculous. I love this kind of campy OTR. Thank you! Unfortunately it is missing the end of the last episode.

Well done

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed listening and introduced my kids to old time radio, most excellent. Our world desperately needs to step back to this kind of entertainment vehicle.