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Inner Sanctum Mysteries

The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, Your host, Raymond, in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score (played by Lew White) punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated Pleasant dreeeeaams, hmmmmm His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow, from fellow radio hosts like Ernest Chappell (on Wyllis Cooper's later series, Quiet, Please) and Maurice Tarplin (on The Mysterious Traveler).[2]


EPISODES

Amazing Death Of Mrs Putnam

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Death Ship

Hunter from Beyond

Island of Death

The Man from Yesterday

Death Has Claws

Dead Reckoning

Study for Murder

Black Sea Gull

The Horla

The Skull That Walked

The Melody of Death

The Silent Hands

Death Is a Joker

Dead Man's Vengeance

The Voice on the Wire

The Color Blind Formula

Desert Death

Death Is an Artist

Death in the Depths

No Coffin for the Dead

The Bog-Oak Necklace

The Judas Clock

Song of the Slasher

The Girl and the Gallows

The Black Art

Dead to Rights

Musical Score

Death Across the Board

Portrait of Death

Dead Man's Holiday

Dead Man's Debt

Dead Man's Deal

The Murder Prophet

The Last Story

Terror by Night

The Lonely Sleep

The Shadow of Death

Death by Scripture

Till Death Do Us Part

The Corridor of Doom

The Wailing Wall

Boomerang

The Dark Chamber

The Undead

The Creeping Wall

The Edge of Death

The Confession

Blood of Cain

Skeleton Bay

The Man Who Couldn't Die

I Walk in the Night

Strands of Death

Death Is a Double-Crosser

Lady with a Plan

Make Ready My Grave

You Could Die Laughing

Detour to Terror

Eight Steps to Murder

I Want to Report a Murder

Spectre of the Rose

Murder Comes at Midnight

The Dead Laugh

Death's Old Sweet Song

Death Bound

The Ghost in the Garden

Don't Dance on My Grave

Over My Dead Body

Till Death Do Us Part

Death out of Mind

Tempo in Blood

The Doomed

The Magic Tile

Death Demon

Murder Takes a Honeymoon

The Murder Ship

House of Doom

Death Rides a Riptide

Hangman's Island

Murder by Prophecy

Death of a Doll

Deathwatch in Boston

Cause of Death

Murder Faces East

Between Two Worlds

Fearful Voyage

Murder Comes to Life

Mark My Grave

The Deadly Dummy

The Devil's Fortune

Death Demon

Birdsong for a Murderer

Flame of Death

Only the Dead Die Twice

Appointment with Death

Death Wears a Lonely Smile

The Death Deal

The Unburied Dead

Death on the Highway

Corpse Without a Conscience

Pattern for Fear

Deadly Fare

Dead Heat

Mind over Murder

Death's Little Brother

Murder Rides the Carousel

The Vengeful Corpse

Honeymoon with Death

Catch a Killer

The Devil's Workshop

Image of Death

Night Is My Shroud

Corpse for Halloween

Wish to Kill

Beyond the Grave

Killer at Large

The Scream

The Hitch-Hiking Corpse

Skeleton Bay

Murder Mansion

Beneficiary -- Death

Twice Dead

The Smile of Death

Man from the Grave

The Unforgiving Corpse

Birdsong for a Murderer

Terror by Night

Death Pays the Freight

Death for Sale

The Listener

The Murder Prophet

Murder off the Record

The Magic Tile

The Corpse Laughs Last

No Rest for the Dead

Strange Passenger aka The Corpse In The Taxi

The Meek Die Slowly

Till Death Do Us Part

The Corpse Nobody Loved

The Dead Walk at Night

Death Pays the Freight

Amazing Death Of Mrs Putnam

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Death Ship

Hunter from Beyond

Island of Death

The Man from Yesterday

Death Has Claws

Dead Reckoning

Study for Murder

Black Sea Gull

The Horla

The Skull That Walked

The Melody of Death

The Silent Hands

Death Is a Joker

Dead Man's Vengeance

The Voice on the Wire

The Color Blind Formula

Desert Death

Death Is an Artist

Death in the Depths

No Coffin for the Dead

The Bog-Oak Necklace

The Judas Clock

Song of the Slasher

The Girl and the Gallows

The Black Art

Dead to Rights

Musical Score

Death Across the Board

Portrait of Death

Dead Man's Holiday

Dead Man's Debt

Dead Man's Deal

The Murder Prophet

The Last Story

Terror by Night

The Lonely Sleep

The Shadow of Death

Death by Scripture

Till Death Do Us Part

The Corridor of Doom

The Wailing Wall

Boomerang

The Dark Chamber

The Undead

The Creeping Wall

The Edge of Death

The Confession

Blood of Cain

Skeleton Bay

The Man Who Couldn't Die

I Walk in the Night

Strands of Death

Death Is a Double-Crosser

Lady with a Plan

Make Ready My Grave

You Could Die Laughing

Detour to Terror

Eight Steps to Murder

I Want to Report a Murder

Spectre of the Rose

Murder Comes at Midnight

The Dead Laugh

Death's Old Sweet Song

Death Bound

The Ghost in the Garden

Don't Dance on My Grave

Over My Dead Body

Till Death Do Us Part

Death out of Mind

Tempo in Blood

The Doomed

The Magic Tile

Death Demon

Murder Takes a Honeymoon

The Murder Ship

House of Doom

Death Rides a Riptide

Hangman's Island

Murder by Prophecy

Death of a Doll

Deathwatch in Boston

Cause of Death

Murder Faces East

Between Two Worlds

Fearful Voyage

Murder Comes to Life

Mark My Grave

The Deadly Dummy

The Devil's Fortune

Death Demon

Birdsong for a Murderer

Flame of Death

Only the Dead Die Twice

Appointment with Death

Death Wears a Lonely Smile

The Death Deal

The Unburied Dead

Death on the Highway

Corpse Without a Conscience

Pattern for Fear

Deadly Fare

Dead Heat

Mind over Murder

Death's Little Brother

Murder Rides the Carousel

The Vengeful Corpse

Honeymoon with Death

Catch a Killer

The Devil's Workshop

Image of Death

Night Is My Shroud

Corpse for Halloween

Wish to Kill

Beyond the Grave

Killer at Large

The Scream

The Hitch-Hiking Corpse

Skeleton Bay

Murder Mansion

Beneficiary -- Death

Twice Dead

The Smile of Death

Man from the Grave

The Unforgiving Corpse

Birdsong for a Murderer

Terror by Night

Death Pays the Freight

Death for Sale

The Listener

The Murder Prophet

Murder off the Record

The Magic Tile

The Corpse Laughs Last

No Rest for the Dead

Strange Passenger aka The Corpse In The Taxi

The Meek Die Slowly

Till Death Do Us Part

The Corpse Nobody Loved

The Dead Walk at Night

Death Pays the Freight