"The pyramids by moonlight. They have a ghoulish menace which one just doesn't see by daylight."
Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: Imprisoned with the Pharaohs lets you hear this eerie tale of Egyptian mystery as it might have been dramatized for radio in the 1930s. Dark Adventure Radio Theatre presents HPL's story with a huge cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Troy Sterling Nies. Click here for more information about our other Lovecraft stories in the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre series. It's like a movie you can enjoy with your eyes closed.
In 1924, Lovecraft ghost-wrote this story for the celebrated magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. In the tale, Houdini visits Cairo hoping to tease out the mysteries of Ancient Egypt. He gets more than he bargained for as he runs afoul of a gang of dubious bedouins who plunge him headlong into a terror filled adventure beneath the pyramids. Will Houdini be able to make the most difficult escape of his storied career, or will he join the untold legions of the dead waiting in the darkness?
In addition to the full radio drama on CD, you'll get these carefully made props from the story to enhance your listening experience:
• a newspaper clipping from the Egyptian Gazette (Cairo's English language newspaper at the time) reporting on the disappearance of a senior official from the Cairo Museum of Antiquities
• a handwritten Egyptian postcard from Harry Houdini himself to tycoon Charlie Tower
• the playbill from the Houdini vaudeville show at the American Cosmograph theater in Cairo
• an archeological analysis of the purported Sarcophagus of Nitocris at the Cairo Museum
All of these great extras are complemented by the fantastic artwork of illustrator Darrell Tutchton in the style you've come to know and love from other episodes of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre. The CD edition includes a free MP3 download of the show.
Or Download Now. You can skip the props and CD, and download a high-quality MP3 of the show right now and be enjoying it in just a few minutes. It's available as a single audio file or a collection of multiple chapter files. It's eco-friendly, with no shipping or tax charges!
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