Open main menu

Wikipedia β

The Hermit's Cave

The Hermit's Cave was a syndicated radio horror series which aired from 1930 to 1944. The show was originally broadcast from WJR AM in Detroit, Michigan, but later moved to KMPC AM in Los Angeles, California, with William Conrad as producer. Over 800 episodes were produced but less than 40 are currently available.

Show sponsors included the Carter Coal Company which advertised its home-heating coal product, Olga Coal, and the Simoniz Company which promoted its various automotive care products like Simoniz Cleaner.

The Hermit's Cave was narrated by the character, the Hermit, with a majority of episodes beginning with the following dialogue:

"Ghost stories, weird stories, and murders, too. The Hermit knows of them all. Turn out your lights. Turn them out. Ahhh. Have you heard the story (of) [insert episode title here]? Then listen while the Hermit tells you the story..."

Throughout the years, the voice of the Hermit was provided by various actors beginning with John Kent and later by Charles Penman, Toby Grimmer, Klock Ryder, Mel Johnson, and John Dehner.

Select list of episodesEdit

  • "Buried Alive"
  • "Castle By The Sea"
  • "Fever"
  • "Footprints In The Snow"
  • "From Another World"
  • "Hanson's Ghost"
  • "House Of Madness"
  • "Inheritance"
  • "It Happened On Sunday"
  • "Living Or Dead"
  • "Marked Hours"
  • "Mr. Randall's Discovery"
  • "Mysterious Return"
  • "Notebook On Murder"
  • "Plantation Mystery"
  • "Reflected Image"
  • "Sea Wolf"
  • "Spirit Vengeance"
  • "Spirits Of Vengeance"
  • "The Author Of Murder"
  • "The Black Band"
  • "The Blackness Of Terror"
  • "The Crimson Hand"
  • "The Devil Dog"
  • "The Guilty One"
  • "The Gypsy's Curse"
  • "The Haunted Theater"
  • "The House Of Murder"
  • "The House Of Purple Shadows"
  • "The House On Lost Man's Bluff"
  • "The House With A Past"
  • "The Lost Black Crow Mine"
  • "The Man With White Hair"
  • "The Mystery Of The Thing"
  • "The Nameless Day"
  • "The Omen From The Sea"
  • "The Possessed"
  • "The Professor's Elixir"
  • "The Search For Life"
  • "The Sound That Never Ends"
  • "The Unseen Force"
  • "The Vampire's Desire"
  • "The Will In The Book"
  • "Without End"
  • "You Only Die Once"


External linksEdit