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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum. Versions of Lights Out aired on different networks, at various times, from January 1934 to the summer of 1947 and the series eventually made the transition to television. Written by Pilot TV Network

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Adapted from a radio thriller series of the same name, which began on WENR Chicago in 1934. See more »

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Very inconsistent. For every 3 or 4 bad episodes, there appears to be one good one.
4 November 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

It's hard to judge this show in its entirety as there are probably only about 12-20 episodes available today (at archive.org). Most of the early shows (from 1946) were never recorded and don't exist any more. Based on what I've seen, this isn't exactly a tragedy! Compared to another similar anthology series from about the same time ("Tales of Tomorrow"), "Lights Out" is pretty limp. Both shows suffered from very poor budgets and the crudeness of early live television--but "Tales of Tomorrow" worked despite this because the writing was so good. As for "Lights Out", for a horror series, it was seldom scary and often overplayed and was seldom subtle. However, a few of the shows are quite good--such as "Dead Man's Coat" and are so good that the horrible ones like "Jasper" might just be worth wading through despite this! Very uneven and mostly second (or third) rate.


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