PRX Review: TALES FROM THE MORGUE: CAN’T STAND THE HEAT

Tales From the Morgue: Can’t Stand the Heat (20:00)

producer: Mark Sawyer

Reviewed by Joseph Dougherty  for PRX ( Feb. 2, 2007)

“If there’s a radio equivalent to the gooey indulgence of macaroni-and-cheese, this is it. Gleefully derivative of everything from “Lights Out” to “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” this audio evocation of those youth destroying EC horror comics, the ones Stephen King used to hide under the mattress, is pure guilty pleasure. Uncontaminated by seriousness and higher purpose, produced with a careful eye for B-movie details, the piece is unrepentant balderdash and should be welcomed at any time of the programming day. “But, Jasper, you’re a scientist. Surely you don’t believe in this nonsense.” “

 Listen to the program here

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