When the sun goes down tonight and Halloween creeps closer, why not fire up the radio and listen to scary stories?
Tonight's tale of terror, Evening Primrose by John Collier, comes to us from the old radio show, Escape. Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high-adventure radio dramas, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954.
In the story, originally broadcast on November 5, 1947, a young man decides to shun the world and live within the labyrinthine walls of a 1930s New York department store. Little does he know there's already a underworld society of ghoulish monsters who call this store their home.
Fans of Clive Barker's Nightbreed or the Nosferatu clan within White Wolf's World of Darkness should pay heed to this little creepshow as it was certainly an inspiration for them both.