Ep 74: War of the Worlds (1938)- Revenge of Monstoberfest

The Nighthawks cafe turns the special Monstoberfest neon sign off, for another year, but if we’re going to go out, we’re taking the rest of the world with us.

Nothing is sacred as the Matt an Trevor take a deep bite of Orson Welles’ legendary radio broadcast, that panicked an entire nation!

Or… did it?

It is the 80th Anniversary of the Halloween Eve broadcast that would go down in infamy, and propel its director into putting together the (arguably) greatest American film ever made.

From the people who brought you Citizen Kane (Orson Welles), Casablanca (Howard Koch), and Psycho (Bernard Hermann serves as Welles’ orchestra leader). Assembled talent that would become synonymous with “Hollywood,” first took their stab at terrifying a nation wirelessly.

Just how successful were they?

A download of the original War of the Worlds broadcast is available from Archive.org.

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