HV074- Bloody Hell

Medieval illustration of Hell in the Hortus deliciarum manuscript of Herrad of LandsbergHearing Voices from NPR®
074 Bloody Hell: For Halloween
Host: Tom Lopez of ZBS Productions
Airs week of: 2011-10-26 (Originally: 2009-10-28)

“Bloody Hell” (52:00 mp3):

An hour of horror for All Hallows’ Eve, the first half is bloody, the second goes to hell:

“Blood on the Pulpit” (5:03) David Greenberger

Based on a conversation with Edna Wofford about ESP, dreams and intuition. From the 2003 CD, Mayor of the Tennessee River. Artist David Greenberger of Duplex Planet has been collecting the thoughts, memories and stories from elderly Americans for more than a quarter century.

“The Bleeding Man” (12:05) ZBS

From birth, a young Native American has been bleeding from his chest. The government keeps him locked in a cell, refusing to heed his uncle’s warnings. A 3D ZBS adaptation of Cherokee writer Craig Strete’s short story from The Bleeding Man and Other Science Fiction Stories.

“La Llorona” (5:31) Ginna Allison

La Llorona — the weeping woman — is the Mexican equivalent of the bogeyman. The man she loved rejected her, in madness she drowned her children, then herself. Now she roams the night wailing “Aaay, Mis Hijos;” a scary story that keeps children from wandering at night: “La Llorona will get you.”

“I Want to Bite Your Hand” (2:03 excerpt) Gene Moss (MP3J mashup)

Gene Moss’s 1964 Beatles parody mixed w/ SFX by MP3J. Full vers at Mashuptown, “I Want to Bite Your Hand”” (2:50 mp3):

“Jesus and I Go to Hell” (6:48) found-sound

From a cassette tap found by The Professor of WFMU (mp3) & TheAudioKitchen.net. A video vers with images added by Kenneth Salt:

Thunderstorms in the foothills of the Adirondacks, recorded with Fritz, the binaural microphone that captures surround-sound for headphone listening.

Cantos (7:44 excerpt from Radio Inferno) Andreas Ammer & FM Einheit

In 1993, German artist Andreas Ammer and members of Einstürzende Neubauten, with the laste-great BBC rock DJ John Peel, conspired to create a radio play based on Dante’s Divine Comedy. Radio Inferno music is by Einstürzende’s FM Einheit. Blixa Bargeld plays Dante, Phil Minton is Virgil, and John Peel is “The Radio” narrator. Caspar Brotzmann played guitar, and Bootsy Collins is among the guest musicians. (MP3s at WFMU).)

“Monsters I’ve Met” (0:33) Shel Silverstein

From his collection The Best Of Shel Silverstein His Words His Songs His Friends.

“Yodeling Ghost” (2:10) Patsy Montana

A 1940s Cowgirl C&W classic, on the CD Cowboy’s Sweetheart.

“The Box” (2:03) ZBS

From their collection of tiny telephonic terrors titled: 90 Second Cellphone Chillin’ Theater.

“Halloween” (5:16) Kevin Kling

The storyteller crosses genders and religion in this Trick or Treat trip around town, from Kling’s CDHome And Away).

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Comment (1)

this takes about twenty minutes to really get interesting, it really caught my interest when when they start talking about “la llorona”. I used to hear that same story when i was in Colombia, that was always one of my favorite horror stories.

Comment added by steven mejia on 02.21.12

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