Author Archives: Kathryn L Ramage

About Kathryn L Ramage

Kathryn L. Ramage has a B.A. and M.A. in English lit and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She lives in Maryland with three calico cats. As well as being the author of numerous short stories, novellas, and essays, she is the author of “Maiden in Light,” “The Wizard’s Son,” and “Sonnedragon,” novels set on an alternate Earth whose history has diverged from ours somewhere during the medieval period. All three are part of an intended series of fantasy novels that mostly take place in a dukedom called the Northlands, a part of the Norman Empire that roughly covers the north-eastern U.S.

Kolchak: Firefall

I’ve always been fond of this episode, in spite of its flaws. It shows a certain originality in merging the phenomena of spontaneous human combustion with the ages-old myths and legends of the double spirit, fetch, or doppelganger; the only … Continue reading

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DVD Review: The Legend of Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden took an axe Gave her father 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, Gave her mother 41. Now that that’s out of the way, I must point out that most of the details in this famous … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Dragonwyck

When I was 15, I was hit by a car while crossing the street on my way home from school. I spent several weeks in a cast and weeks more recovering afterwards, and which gave me a lot of time … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows: Curse of the Pharaoh

Last week, I went shopping on Amazon to see how many other Dark Shadows audio dramas were available, following Return to Collinwood. Quite a lot of them, as it turns out. They come in two types: 1. Audio plays performed … Continue reading

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CD Review: Imprisoned with the Pharaohs

Imprisoned with the Pharaohs (a.k.a. Under the Pyramids) was H.P. Lovecraft’s first collaboration with Harry Houdini; the serialized story was ghost-written for Weird Tales magazine in 1924 as a first-person account of an experience the great escape artist is supposed … Continue reading

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Who Killed Toby Glovins? Third Excerpt

It was dusk by the time Freddie returned to Foxgrove Park. At this same hour yesterday, they’d found Toby dead. Instead of entering the house, he walked a little way down the drive toward the Vixen and let himself in … Continue reading

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Kolchak: The Werewolf

Werewolf on a cruise ship (I know, I know, it’s serious) There’s a lot I really like in this episode, and one thing that really lets it down. But we’ll save that for later. After the usual introductory framing narration, … Continue reading

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CD Review: Dagon: War of the Worlds

This episode of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre concludes with announcer Eskine Blackwell’s words: “If we’ve taken more liberties with our story than usual, we hope that you and Mr. Lovecraft will forgive us. We thought it would be fun.” Yes, … Continue reading

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Who Killed Toby Glovins? Second Excerpt

“Freddie.” When Freddie left the Vixen, he headed toward Foxgrove along a path that skirted the outer garden wall. Inspector Deffords stood waiting for him. “I thought you’d gone.” “I had some business with my men before they packed up, … Continue reading

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Kolchak: The Vampire

“This vampire didn’t come from Transylvania. It came from Las Vegas!” Although no one says so distinctly–probably for copyright reasons–this episode is a sequel to the original Night Stalker movie. Catherine Rawlins, the eponymous vampire, is another victim of Janos … Continue reading

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