Three Skeleton Key

“Three Skeleton Key” by Frenchman George Toudouze brings together three men in a lighthouse besieged inexplicably and unrelentingly by a horde of voracious rats. The story is the earliest example of the “nature gone mad” genre that I’ve been able to find, and was adapted three times for radio by the CBS anthology series “Escape”, and twice for the CBS anthology series “Suspense”. This version starring Vincent Price first aired on March 17, 1950, and is the better known of the adaptations. The original story first appeared in English in the January 1937 edition of “Esquire”. And now, without further ado, Delta-vee and the Critical Mass Podcast present….

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