Behind the Mic: On EC Comics Present… The Vault of Horror! by Johnny Craig et al., Read by Lauren Fortgang
Jonathan Smith and Jo Reed Discuss the Campy Horror of Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Unsavory Creatures
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith discuss this deliciously grisly full-cast recording that captures the campy horror of EC Comics’ 1950s stories. The cast features Phil Proctor, Denise Poirier, and an outstanding performance by Kevin Grevioux as the Vault Keeper, whose rumbling voice and wicked laugh nearly steals the show. A multilayered soundscape including creepy period music and carefully engineered sound effects (footsteps that advance ominously out of the darkness, screams that echo in an abandoned house) contributes to the unsettling atmosphere that marks each tale.
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