H.P. Lovecraft wrote, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”
The House in Cypress Canyon, an audio drama first broadcast December 5, 1946, does this concept justice. No, I’m not saying that it’s Lovecraftian horror, but in a way, it is. Because Lovecraftian horror is about that fear of the unknown, that realization that there are forces out there that we don’t understand. It’s about the protagonist realizing that he/she is doomed, and there is no one who can save them.
I’ve been a fan of old-time radio my entire life, and this Suspense episode is the scariest of them all, in my opinion. Tonight, turn off the lights and listen to this in the dark, and I think you’ll agree. And hey, comment below and tell me what you thought of it!