Welcome to the Inner Sanctum
Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum Mysteries debuted over NBC’s Blue Network in January 1941. Every week, Inner Sanctum Mysteries told stories of ghosts, murderers and lunatics - all brought to life through superb actors, writers and especially sound. Perhaps one of the most famous sounds in radio history (and one of only two to be tradmarked), the creaking door opens every week to let listeners into the sanctum.
However, what made Inner Sanctum Mysteries unique among radio horror shows was its host, a slightly-sinister sounding man originally known as “Raymond.” The host had a droll sense of humor and an appetite for ghoulish puns, and his influence can be seen among horror hosts everywhere, from the Crypt-Keeper to Elvira - a true classic!