Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Peoria Plague (returns!)

The Peoria Plague is a great radio drama from (I believe) 1972. Not only is it well-executed, but it most likely features the first modern (that is, non-voodoo) zombies in audio drama history. It's clearly an homage to the War of the Worlds, and there are some some relatively minor sound quality issues, but if you're a fan of old-time radio, modern audio drama, and/or zombie films and fiction, it's totally worth an hour of your time.

I posted a link to the recording here a couple years ago, but it's been down for a while. I love sharing obscure gems with people, though, so it's back up, and it wants you to listen to it. Download it here.

And while you're at it, check out my full review of The Peoria Plague in my Dead Air segment of the Mail Order Zombie podcast. It's in this week's episode, #127, right around the 42-minute mark.

4 comments:

Scott said...

Thanks Scott for the Peoria Plague and the review. Looking forward to listening to this.

Need a Nickname Scott.

ZedWord said...

Nice! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I didn't even know it existed. Look forward to giving it a full listen.

Neil said...

Wow, just wow. This is an amazing show. You were right to say that it's part of the genre history. Thank you kindly for bringing such a thing back to the surface. Truly amazing!

Live well!
Neil (Coffin Nail Neil)

Sim Wonkdonk said...

Im actually hunting after a copy of this to see if its suitable to use audio clips from in some music we're putting together. But you're links are dead....... Any chance you can re-up it or tell me where to get it from?