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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Classic Cinema Online

Whether you're in the mood for some classic animation or some old-school spooky films to get you into the spirit of things, Classic Cinema Online has hundreds of films in dozens of categories. The movies are not audio described but are certainly worth a listen for their archaic dialogue and small budgets.

Classic Cinema Online has gathered together hundreds of films in categories ranging from Action to Westerns and even old cinema shorts and news reels. They routinely feature selections of movies based on the time of year, holidays, and other notable events. Even if you can't sit down and watch a film from yesteryear, browsing the awesome movie posters is worth the price, free admission.

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Watch Full Length Horror Movies Online

Are you a fan of watching horror movies? If you are, then you should check out Free-Horror-Movies. This website streams various horror flicks using a DivX web player or a flash plugin. Their selection has reached more than 450 movies including the latest releases for 2009 such as Zombieland, Jennifer’s Body, and Paranormal Activity. Classic horror hits like the 1931 Dracula, the original Friday the 13th, and Dawn of the Dead are also available. You can search for a particular movie, browse collection by various categories (aliens, cannibals, classics, cults, monsters, vampires, serial killers, demons, ghosts, and many more) and alphabetically list movies too.

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The Mercury Theatre on the Air

Now, if you want more classics, check out The Mercury Theatre.

The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, but the other shows in the series are relatively unknown. This site has many of the surviving shows, and will eventually have all of them.

The show first broadcast on CBS and CBC in July 1938. It ran without a sponsor until December of that year, when it was picked up by Campbell’s Soup and renamed The Campbell Playhouse. All of the surviving Mercury Theatre shows are available from this page in RealAudio format (some are also in MP3 format). There are several Campbell Playhouse episodes available here as well, in both RealAudio and MP3 formats; the rest are being added gradually.

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