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Halloween Bonus: Five Folk Horrors

October 30, 2018

Happy Halloween! As a special bonus episode to celebrate the good Hallows Eve, I decided to dig up and re-write five old folk horror tales from around the world. The stories span the last 500 years and show that no matter what time you lived in or which language you spoke, we all have a fascination with telling a good scary tale. Usual schedule will commence with a new episode this coming Sunday. Cheers and have a good one!

Stories included:

Mae Nak (Thailand)

Sawney bean (England)

Botan Doro (Japan)

La Llorona (Mexico)

The Deacon of Dark River (Iceland)

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Music was recorded by me © Ben Cutmore 2017

Other Outro music was Paul Whiteman & his orchestra with Mildred Bailey - All of me (1931). It's out of copyright now, but if you're interested, that was that.