So I’ve been listening to more Inner Sanctum mysteries – an old radio show produced during world war two. It’s a horror/mystery format. Most of the plots are corny, but fun. The best part is the narrator “Mr Host” who introduces the show and breaks and who manages to make silly puns about murder and ghosts sound suave.

There’s also the ‘creaking door’, a rusty door sound effect that opens and closes every show. Apparently it was actually produced by a squeaking swivel chair and was a prominent feature of the show until one day when a custodian who didn’t know what it was used for oiled it.