Audio is emerging as a leading channel which horror fans consume their favorite scary stories. Whether staying up-to-the-minute via podcasts or listening to an audiobook, headphones are becoming as common as a TV screen when floating down the Channels of Fear.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News. At twenty minutes before eight, Central Time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Illinois, reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars. The spectroscope indicates the gas to be hydrogen and moving towards the Earth with enormous velocity…” War of the Worlds (1938)