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"CBS Radio Mystery Theater" was an old-time radio show with a cast was made up of voice actors.  The show relied on sound effects and musical underscoring to create its atmosphere.

"Radio Mystery Theater" was a popular old-time radio show that ran from 1974 to 1982 and was well received by audiences during its time on the air. 

Some of the critical reception of the show:

  • Nostalgia Today: Many fans of the show look back on it with fondness and appreciate it as a classic example of old-time radio.
  • Suspenseful storytelling: Critics have praised the show for its suspenseful and well-crafted stories, which often drew on classic works of mystery and horror literature.
  • Atmosphere: The show's use of sound effects and musical underscoring was noted for its ability to create a spooky and suspenseful atmosphere that effectively set the mood for each episode.
  • Acting: The show's cast of voice actors was also well-regarded for their performances, which were able to bring the stories to life through their delivery of dialogue and sound effects.

"CBS Radio Mystery Theater" is remembered as a classic example of old-time radio, and its well-crafted stories and atmospheric sound design continue to captivate audiences today.

Some popular CBSRMT episodes you will not want to miss:

  • "The House on Chimney Pot Lane" based on the Suspense episode, "The House in Cypress Canyon" - A young woman inherits a mysterious old mansion in the hills of Los Angeles and moves in, only to find that strange and eerie things start happening.
  • "House of the Voodoo Queen" - A man inherits a cursed estate in the Louisiana bayou that is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a voodoo priestess.
  • "The Tell-Tale Heart" - A retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story about a man who is driven to madness by guilt after he murders an old man and tries to hide the body under the floorboards.
  • "The Phantom of the Opera" - A retelling of the classic Gaston Leroux novel about a mysterious and disfigured musical genius who haunts the Paris Opera House.


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