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Not As Brightly Lit

Not As Brightly Lit

By Rob
Something spooky, because everyday is Halloween.

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The Dance Of The Devil Dolls
We take another dive into old time radio this week with a pretty different take on voodoo dolls. From Hall of Fantasy, we'll listen to The Dance of the Devil Dolls. Originally broadcast February 9th, 1953.
August 18, 2021
Alive in the Grave
Venturing back down the old time radio rabbit hole, Rob play's an episode of 'The Creaking Door' called 'Alive in the Grave'. Originally broadcast on November 30th, 1964. It's the story of theft and premature burial... you know everyday stuff.
August 11, 2021
Spooky Cookies
It's time to look at one of Halloween's most beloved traditions, Pillsbury's SPOOKY COOKIES!
August 04, 2021
Pumpkin Medely
Rob returns from his medically forced hiatus to just generally talk about Halloween stuff he likes. 
July 28, 2021
Will Return After These Messages
Hi everyone, just putting out a quick message to explain why there hasn't been a new episode and hopefully when a new one will drop.
July 21, 2021
Calling All Souls
More signs of Halloween 2021 are being seen prompting Rob to play an episode of Quiet Please from Halloween night 1948. The story is named 'Calling All Souls', get it?
July 08, 2021
Code Orange
WE HAVE A CODE ORANGE, I REPEAT CODE ORANGE. HALLOWEEN MERCHANDISE IS BEING SPOTTED! In addition to Rob talking about some of the early Halloween stuff he's been seeing, he talks about some of the spooky stuff he likes from various stores each season. The best time of the year is starting up, everybody hop in your Doom Buggy and enjoy the ride! 
July 07, 2021
A sudden migraine inspires Rob to revisit an older episode of the show that many haven't heard. The plastic vampire fang, one of Halloween's most hallowed traditions. 
June 23, 2021
The Doll
Rob talks about the newest early peaks of Halloween merchandise hitting stores. Then we listen to an episode of Weird Circle called "The Doll". Originally airing on November 10 1944, it's a story of an evil doll that's a little different than others.
June 16, 2021
A Corpse For Halloween
Things are starting to get spooky as Rob talks about the first inklings of the Halloween season that he's found locally. Then we listen to an episode of Inner Sanctum from 10/31/1949 called 'A Corpse For Halloween'. It may be hot outside, but it's a brisk autumn day in our minds!
June 09, 2021
Summerween Is In The Air
Summer is beginning, which will be leading into our favorite time of year. This week, Rob talks about where the first glimpses of Halloween at retail stores will be this summer. Sure, we're all sitting around the swimming pool, but we all have pumpkins on our mind.
June 02, 2021
Graveyard Mansion
Memorial Day weekend is approaching and summer is starting up! As the prelude to Halloween, summer indeed is a spooky season. In the spirit of those scary stories soon to be told around a camp fire, we're listening to an episode of 'The Witches Tale' from March 6th 1933 called 'Graveyard Mansion'. 
May 26, 2021
THE Halloween Costume
We're halfway into May and what to be for Halloween is obviously on our  minds. This week Rob talks one of Halloween's most popular costumes, or  as he calls it, THE Halloween costume. You've been it more than once and  so has everybody else. That's right, a robe with make-up on your face.  Probably one color with another color around your eyes. It's as part of  Halloween as pumpkins and plastic fangs.
May 19, 2021
This IS My Costume
Sometimes you  don't wear a costume on Halloween. Perhaps a t shirt that has a pumpkin  or a monster on it instead. Maybe one of these light up necklaces. This  week Rob takes a look at some of the seasonal stuff we wear in place of a  costume. Or as your shirt may say, 'This IS my costume'.
May 13, 2021
Don't Tell Me About Halloween
The old saying 'Happy Wife, Happy Life' rings true in this tale of a man in an unconventional marriage to a witch. This week we listen to "Don't tell me about Halloween" from a 'Quiet Please' episode that originally aired October 27th 1947 as Rob deals with the side effects of his second vaccination shot. 
May 05, 2021
Poltergeist of the Grave
This week we're going to listen to an episode of Lights Out from December 16, 1936. Poltergeist (also known as Gravestone) is the tale of 3 friends who discover the hard way that you shouldn't dance on graves. It's a great scary story with an ending you didn't see coming.
April 28, 2021
Spooky Treats
Nothing says 'right now' like a look into some of this years upcoming Halloween food items!
April 21, 2021
Camera Obscura
There's nothing better than a good spooky story at Halloween... or anytime of the year! This weeks episode we listen to the Quiet Please episode 'Camera Obscura' from October 13th, 1947.
April 14, 2021
Five Million Faults At Freddy's
A scary movie is a great way to have some spooky fun any time of the year. Though if you've caught yourself yelling 'what are you doing?' at the TV... your not alone. This week, Rob talks some of the silliness used to combat Freddy Krueger. Because seriously, a Dungeon Master? 
April 07, 2021
Amityville Fools Day
It's April Fools Day and a good of a time to talk about something that most people think is a hoax. This week, Rob takes a little time to look at the Amityville Horror. Once the scene of a horrific mass murder then later became one of the most famous haunted houses in the world. 
April 01, 2021
Summertime Is Halloween Time
Everyday is Halloween, but the spooky season starts officially when? Rob talks about the spookiness of summer and how it's actually the start of the Halloween season. 
March 24, 2021
Creepy Craw
Going trick or treating is a great time, but let's face it. There's a thing or two that'll really get under your skin while your out and about. Rob goes over a few of his whilst talking the basics of tricks or treats...*sigh*
March 17, 2021
Residential Evil
Every neighborhood has a haunted house, but what if a Satanic guy also lived there? This week, Rob revisits the neighborhood that Suicide Hill was located in and talks about it's other place of horror. The haunted house that a Satanic guy lived in.
March 10, 2021
Plastic Vampire Fangs
Like pumpkins and spider webs, nothing say's Halloween as much as a pair of plastic vampire fangs. This week, Rob talks about the holiday stand by and it's many uses. 
March 03, 2021
Suicide Hill
We've all heard an urban legend or two that's given us the spooks. This week, Rob talks about one from his childhood called Suicide Hill and the adventure to it's location one spring day.
February 24, 2021
Seen and not Hurt
There are many, many, many dangers associated with trick or treating. So many that the topic of safety is as much a part of Halloween as plastic fangs. This week, Rob talks about the importance of flashlights and reflective tape. 
February 17, 2021
Ancient Burial Grounds
From The Amityville Horror to Pet Sematary, ancient burial grounds have long been the cause of haunted houses in popular fiction. Rob talks about the graveyards he grew up around that are now the site of newly built homes. 
February 11, 2021
Bootleg Jason Costumes
In the debut episode of Not as Brightly Lit, Rob talks about the infamous dollar hockey mask. Everyday is Halloween and what better way to enjoy the spooky season than one of it's more common costume choices! Not as Brightly Lit is a production of, a blog about robots, monsters, and misadventure!
February 04, 2021