Nightfall was a radio drama series produced and aired by CBC Radio from July 1980 to June 1983. While primarily a supernatural/horror series, Nightfall featured some episodes in other genres, such as science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and human drama. Some of Nightfall's episodes were so terrifying that the CBC registered numerous complaints and some affiliate stations dropped it. Despite this, the series went on to become one of the most popular shows in CBC Radio history, running 100 episodes that featured a mix of original tales and adaptations of both classic and obscure short stories.

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  • Nightfall was a radio drama series produced and aired by CBC Radio from July 1980 to June 1983. While primarily a supernatural/horror series, Nightfall featured some episodes in other genres, such as science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and human drama. Some of Nightfall's episodes were so terrifying that the CBC registered numerous complaints and some affiliate stations dropped it. Despite this, the series went on to become one of the most popular shows in CBC Radio history, running 100 episodes that featured a mix of original tales and adaptations of both classic and obscure short stories. Nightfall was created by producer , who was known at the time for his work on CBC Playhouse and the cult adventure series, Johnny Chase: Secret Agent of Space. When CBC Radio was revamped and given an expanded budget in 1980, Howell approached the newly appointed head of radio drama, Susan Rubeš, about his idea for a supernatural/horror anthology series. Though not a fan of the horror genre, Rubeš greenlit the production. Bill Howell served as executive producer of Nightfall at CBC Toronto for the first two seasons. The third season was produced by at CBC Vancouver. Nightfall featured two hosts during its run. The Toronto years (1980–1982) were hosted by "the mysterious Luther Kranst", a character created by Bill Howell and played by character actor Henry Ramer. For its Vancouver run (1982–1983), Don Kowalchuk worked with voice actor Bill Reiter to develop the character of Frederick Hende. (en)
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  • A scientist experimenting with hostility in animals accidentally spills a chemical on his hand which causes animosity toward him. He resorts to killing his assistant and the lab security guard, before being chased into by guard dogs. Sensing no escape, he chops off his hand before suffocating. (en)
  • Heading to confront a friend about an affair he has been having with his wife, a man drives out to the lighthouse where the couple now lives. But when he arrives, the pair seem more interested in a strange black ship which has appeared just offshore. (en)
  • Stand-up Danny is a dreadful comedian and continues to perform night after night in a club. The owner decides to fire him, and with Danny feeling greatly rejected, he decides to kill himself. His last request is a roast from former student and successful comedian, Steve. (en)
  • An alcoholic lobsterman is unhappy with the treatment he receives from his boss. He decides to murder him by throwing him overboard, in order to become "man enough" as well as claim the insurance money for their boat. (en)
  • On the night of a snowstorm, a married couple wake up in their isolated home to find their porch light has been inexplicably turned on. The appearance of a man on the porch leads Bob to having to admit to his wife he has a secret about the house. (en)
  • The story of a young Cambridge student, Jim Warner, who learns of a debauched eighteenth century club that continues to meet even after its members have died. He wonders whether he can also attend one of the meetings and survive. (en)
  • A doctor advises ill-tempered farmer, Jack, to have eye surgery before he goes completely blind. Returning home, a mysterious young man shows up and offers to help him when his car breaks down, however the farmer's past comes back to haunt him. (en)
  • A middle-aged couple find their television set is receiving a strange broadcast showing them the future. When they see visions of their sons involvement in a fascist regime, they debate whether to take action in the present and kill him. (en)
  • An economic adviser working at the treasury is hypnotised to only remember what he is supposed to do when triggered by the previous step, to ensure his mind remains clear. He discovers himself buying a gun and attending the U.N. General Assembly. (en)
  • Based on the historic story of Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed, the Blood Countess of Hungary. The story begins with the death soon after of her husband Count Ferencz Báthory, which is the impetus for his wife’s heinous crimes. (en)
  • An aging zoologist accidentally discovers that he has produced an amphibian that can breed rapidly and grows to an abnormally large size. Confirming the experiment, he soon comes to the attention of the Soviet secret service, who plan on using the animals to their advantage. (en)
  • A young girl living in a foster home looks to be facing homelessness when her guardians announce they expecting a child, leading to strange and supernatural events beginning to happen around the house. A psychiatrist begins to investigate the occurrences. (en)
  • Foreign news correspondent David Winston returns from Rome and is offered a news anchor position, replacing a friend who walks from the job and into a padded cell. Winston soon finds a range of conspiracy-laden tales from long-time friend Stella. (en)
  • A middle-aged couple take a vacation. Winter has arrived and there is bad weather around, and the couple find that a sick man, Lennis Freed, also arrives at every place that they visit despite the conditions. (en)
  • Two editors and a president of a failing publishing company receive a strange manuscript from a reclusive author... who happens to have been dead for two years. The book tells of a first-hand account of a soul's experience while in Hell. However, the book can not be printed, photocopied or recorded in any way. (en)
  • The Great Santini, a hypnotist, has a plan to defraud his insurance company of half a million dollars by faking his own death and allowing himself to be buried alive. However, his assistants who are supposed to dig him up have other ideas. (en)
  • A storm results in a circus cancelling a show. Star performer Tania, ends up in a fight with her boss and lover Ernie, when he believes she is seeing someone else, and eventually firing her. However, Ernie has an unexpected visitor in his office which results in his death. (en)
  • A lonely trucker, RC, is heading towards Homerville. Fellow drivers and others along the way are horrified to learn of his destination and beg for him to avoid Homerville at all costs, however as he continues to drive, the destination gets further away. (en)
  • A bus driver struggles after the death of his wife, and his regular route proves difficult with him being late and missing stops. On a lonely section of the run, he finds that a woman keeps getting off at the cemetery, leading him to need to find out where she is going. (en)
  • Professional photographer André Phillipe and his assistant Steve prepare for a photo shoot for an upcoming horror novel. They have acquired a Von Hensdorf – a rare camera from pre-war Germany – which has an unusual outcome when used. (en)
  • Fifty years after a small town suffers a number of murders, the killings begin again. Some of the elderly residents believe that the murderer is back, and may be an entity both ancient and evil. (en)
  • Trouble-making Irishman Teig O'Kane refuses to wed a woman whose reputation he has besmirched. He is set a task by fairies of burying a talkative corpse before the sun rises, which results in a considerable change in his personality. (en)
  • A woman currently hypnotized begins remembering a previous, disturbing incarnation of herself, in which she sees herself with an attachment to the Devil. Her new psychiatrist begins to try and reduce her dependency on her previous doctor and complete the experiment underway. (en)
  • A pottery maker accidentally knocks his assistant into the kiln, and finds that human ash makes the best glazes. However, he also finds that the quality of the person affects the quality of the glaze, and sets about seeking perfection. (en)
  • A woman has been having dreams and her partner Ralph takes her to fortune teller, Olivera. She recognises Olivera from his dreams and believes him to be an infamous serial killer who uses his psychic power to kill. (en)
  • A couple rush to see their aunt after being informed she is dying. They are involved in a car crash on the way after encountering four ambulances. In the hospital, the situation becomes weirder when a staff member mentions special services they offer relating to organs for important people. (en)
  • A psychiatrist meets with a poor-performing boxer after he loses a fight, and offers experimental methods to get him to be able to win. However, the doctor not reveal that the methods are a continued experiment from his working with test animals. (en)
  • A man arrives home to his wife, who is angry that he has purchased an antique mirror. Treating him with contempt, he is forced to move it up to the attic. However, when he looks into the mirror, he sees an alter ego which offers to take revenge for him on people who have treated him badly. (en)
  • A widow offers a large sum to anyone who is willing to spend a night in the Yellow Room - a room in which her husband died many years prior. She advises that a number of men have previously attempted the feat but they either go mad or die of fright, though skeptical young Ronald Todd decides to try. (en)
  • Hugh Blair, a former Vietnam war hero has an interest in palaeontology, and finds a collection of bones in the Nevada desert. The bones turn out to be a Stegosaur, however something else lurks in the desert that haunts Blair. (en)
  • A writer takes a holiday by the coast on the advice of her friends, and falls into a Lovecraft-like nightmare. She soon finds that sharks off the coast foretell the towns mass-pregnancy with the local church being dedicated to the sea, and the women giving birth to sharks. (en)
  • Gerald, a child, has an evil imaginary friend, Tom, that uses his help to capture souls of those he has killed. His parents fail to spot his sociopathic tendencies, even when their dog and his friend Ricky, are found tortured and killed. (en)
  • Young husband Alex, buys his wife Kathleen an antique doll for their anniversary. However, during the night Kathleen hears a baby crying, which becomes the first of a number of incidents in which she takes to mothering the doll like a real child. (en)
  • A mortician who has a reputation as a ladies' man sets about preparing the body of a woman who loved him, and reminisces about the times they had together with a sense of guilt and grief. (en)
  • Set in the Black Forest in Germany, a wealthy man and his daughter receive a mysterious house guest who has to be left with them while on a journey. The guest, Carmilla, has a secret life however which threatens to destroy anyone who encounters her. (en)
  • A retired sailor speaks with a doctor and relates the tale of why he has become haunted by a screaming skull. His best friend leaves his house to him, before he murders his wife and kills himself. The woman's spirit refuses to go to its grave, and haunts the house in which her body now resides. (en)
  • A wealthy, successful businesswoman has become bedridden by disease and has visions of dogs that speak to her, as well as a secretary that wants to run away with her cheating husband. (en)
  • A young man finds himself in debt to a man he met in prison. He resorts to borrowing the money from his wealthy wife who agrees to bail him out. However, his heavy debts aren't for the gambling losses he claims. (en)
  • The Alfred Jessop enters the tropics having left London, and encounters a ghostly graveyard of ships. The crew come across a ship made of solid stone where they also find the ghosts of the tough old captain and crew. (en)
  • In the sea close to Halifax, Nova Scotia in the area known as the Devil’s Backbone, two divers try to find a sunken treasure. They experience problems with one finding claw marks on his diving suit upon returning to the surface, and hear of a curse which inhabits the area. (en)
  • Down on his luck, Mr. Lucraft is an actor who is on the point of starvation. A man named Ebeneezer Grumbelow offers him a feast which he accepts, before also offering to buy his Lucraft’s appetite. However, on agreeing to the deal, Lucraft begins to experience the terms of the arrangement. (en)
  • A man takes a trip to an island in the West Indies, and gets on the wrong side of a young girl who practices black magic. He faces a battle to escape the island and tell the authorities of the strange deaths that have occurred. (en)
  • An unlikeable and unscrupulous real estate developer finds his business partners have started being murdered. He decides to retaliate against a Tenant's Association that blames, however the real murderer is closer to home. (en)
  • After becoming stuck in a snow drift while searching for her friends cottage, Sue meets Barry who offers her shelter. Arriving at the cabin, events take a turn for the stranger when Sue begins to hear voice-like noises and Barry tells her the story of his younger brother who drowned. (en)
  • Middle-aged bookkeeper Harvey Beasley has an argument with his wife Harriet, during which his prized shortwave radio is damaged. However, the damage has the impact of allowing them to hear broadcasts from the near future. (en)
  • A man takes his wife to the Victory Café in London, where his father died during a World War II blitz. While there, he is teleported back in time to 1944 where he meets his father, and then attempts to save the patrons when a plane is heard overhead. (en)
  • Teddy, a five-year-old hears the constant noise of other people's thoughts in his own mind. His torment continues as other people use him for their own selfish ends, including his own parents. However, Teddy may not be completely helpless to prevent them. (en)
  • During the first world war, a woman becomes haunted by the mournful cries of her brother emanating from the attic of the family home after he is killed on the Western Front. (en)
  • A count discovers his wife's infidelity. He sets about ensuring it doesn't happen again by bricking up the closet wall behind which her lover hides, and then spends several days ignoring the mans screams by her bedside. (en)
  • A railway signalman is starting to be driven insane by a spectre that appears in the mouth of a train tunnel. The apparition has previously appeared before a tragedy, and has begun to appear again. (en)
  • A fraternity ritual results in a young man, Ricky Lee, being killed when he is cut in half by a train. The fraternity brothers bury him hoping to be done with the situation. However, Ricky Lee's ghost sets about collecting on the debt the men owe him. (en)
  • Arriving in a small town, a reporter discovers a web of revenge and sorcery while investigating a report that a man rose from the dead. He discovers that the man, George Sannox, was murdered and his daughter resurrected him for vengeance. (en)
  • A drifter goes to work on a farm for an old man, and becomes obsessed with the man’s “evil eye”, resorting to eventually killing him and stashing his body beneath the floor. When the police come to check on the farm, his guilt begins to increase and the sound of a heartbeat takes over. (en)
  • The Lundens are on their way to visit their daughter, but are forced by a terrible fog in Newfoundland to stop at the Eternity Cove Hotel and Lounge. However, Eternity Cove is a place populated by seemingly one man and the fog plays tricks on those who visit. (en)
  • During a wave of child-murders which terrorise a city, dentist Jeff Robbins and his wife Myrna encounter old friend Carl and invite him over for a visit. However, when Jeff is called away, he discovers startling news about Carl. (en)
  • Chuck is a homophobic, womanising salesman who trawls the disco scene for women. He picks up Delores from the club who leaves quickly the following morning after "getting what she wants" despite Chuck's begging to stay. Chuck starts to fall apart chasing Delores, and comes across her trail of destruction. (en)
  • A car crash in bad weather leads to a couple becoming injured, with the man unable to move and the woman unable to see. Despite this, the woman heads out to seek help and finds an abandoned railway station where a strange man offers a deal in exchange for fixing her eyesight. (en)
  • Carol is plagued by a mysterious man who keeps calling her telephone and asking for a Mr. Agostino. Hoping after each call it will be the last, and failing to take heed of her friend Betty's advice on not talking to him, eventually they talk and he shows up at her door uninvited. (en)
  • A "peeping tom" invents a girlfriend to compensate for his lack of success with women. However, his friends begin to suspect, so he resorts to extremes to ensure his girlfriend is real and faithful to him. (en)
  • In the future, the world is controlled by rival corporations who test university students for their potential cunning as future executives. However, when one student rejects a job offer that doesn't take no for an answer, the game becomes more intense. (en)
  • Two medical students, Fred and George, steal the body of an elderly lady from the anatomy lab of their school to perform a joke. However, the prank causes a girl from another dimension to come to life where she begins to interfere in Fred’s life, before he succumbs and joins her in death. (en)
  • A local mail carrier is killed by a hit-and-run driver on Christmas morning. The mayor’s son and his girlfriend are thought responsible for the incident, however the police must prove their case by working out how the mail carrier made his final delivery to a reclusive old lady, after he was killed. (en)
  • In a garage, a female employee badly injures her hand which results in the owner and a customer rushing her to hospital. Arriving at a futuristic clinic, the group find a torturous procedure to navigate in their attempts to get help. (en)
  • Paul becomes addicted to video games, which are beginning to take over his life. His wife begins a campaign against games, but he continues to play, taking on a new game which appears to get more real each time he plays. (en)
  • Steven and Wendy, a couple, are very late and heading to a dinner event at Wendy's parents. They decide take a shortcut down a deserted road, but in the rush, end up crashing. This leads to a string of increasingly bizarre paranormal events. (en)
  • A woman accepts a job as an assistant to dentist Dr. Stewart, who often treats the poor for free. However, she begins to suspect that something is wrong when the patients leave the office in a disassociated state, and hatches a plan using her husband. (en)
  • Fettes comes across eminent doctor Macfarlane with whom he attended medical school, and recalls their work in taking bodies for dissection and paying the shifty men who deliver the corpses. (en)
  • A man who is known for his placid nature and fondness of the old ways, has an outlook that mankind is generally good. However, this world view is shattered when his wife is killed in a bar fight while the pair enjoy a night out, and the other townsfolk do nothing to help. (en)
  • The countess attempts to summon her husbands return from death, as a number of the people in the village work out that she is behind the murders of peasant girls in the village for their blood. She is subsequently sentenced to a fitting punishment. (en)
  • In an apartment fire, a man is rescued but severely burns his hands badly enough to lose the lines on his skin. He speaks to a psychic who had predicted the events, but comes to realise that no one can ever remember him. (en)
  • Elderly Lady Flora Neville, renowned for hosting elaborate balls, has become bored of the same guests. She longs to invite a guest who would rouse her, and decides on Death himself. However, upon agreeing to attend the party, Death is not what anyone expected. (en)
  • A man relates the story of how he came to be consigned to an asylum, after drinking then crashing his car and killing his wife. Hearing a voice inside his head, he suffers after effects of the crash which have no physical basis. (en)
  • A couple become concerned when their young son begins watching television evangelists and takes on a fanatical attitude. His mother takes to speaking with his school, and has to reveal that his father was also strongly religious before he killed himself. (en)
  • In the nineteenth century in England, times are hard and employment is difficult to come by. Grave robbing has become a lucrative business, though some people have decided to speed up the process rather than wait for people to die of natural causes. (en)
  • An industrial researcher makes his daughter beautiful after a car accident using an experimental technique. However, her new found looks attract a suitor who her father can not pay off to leave her. (en)
  • A man, Julian, gets off at the wrong train station and has to spend the night at the Blue Trout Inn, an old rundown hotel run by two sisters who live in fear of the local wildcats. After many years alone, the pair plot to keep Julian there to make up for the emptiness in their lives. (en)
  • A university professor has been researching reversal of the ageing process, and manages to reanimate a friends dead dog. Seeing this remarkable feat, his friend wants the professor to reverse his age as he laments getting older. (en)
  • Charles Willoughby, a lawyer for powerful underworld people dies of a heart attack shortly after his wife is electrocuted in the bath tub. Paul, a reporter is convinced supernatural powers are at play due to a number of oddities with the case. (en)
  • Two bumbling and bickering hitmen, one a veteran and another that is relatively new to the business, head for a job. The "target" arrives however the victim is in for a surprise. (en)
  • A young man, Goodman Brown, ventures into the woods as dusk falls. He stumbles across a Satanic ritual featuring the townspeople of Salem, including his own wife. The following morning, his faith in Christianity is shaken as he is uncertain whether the events of the night were real. (en)
  • A man is released from a mental hospital and stays with an old friend. He immediately begins to receive phone calls and mail to the address and goes on to discover his own life and that of his friends is not what he thought it was. (en)
  • Young women begin disappearing downtown in the middle of the day, and Constable Wood has to figure out what is happening. When another woman goes missing, he finds that all signs point to a government building with a research lab. (en)
  • Alice Hartley, a servant takes a new job as lady's maid in a large country mansion. She is introduced to the building by another friendly maid, Agnes, however there is some mystery surrounding a service bell which should never be rang. (en)
  • A man recalls a story to a reporter, in which a bridge collapsed killing many people. However, there is reputed to be treasure in the waters and a diving expedition sets about finding it, though the watery depths are known to contain evil. (en)
  • An advertising executive, David, narrowly misses being killed by a truck while heading to lunch with his wife. Returning from being checked over at the hospital, he then becomes obsessed with the sound of footsteps following behind him wherever he goes. (en)
  • Arthur and Mary inherit her parents home - an opulent mansion - and visit it for the first time. Mary's repressed childhood memories of her strict, religious upbringing come flooding back to haunt her as well as the murder of her parents in her own bedroom. (en)
  • A worker at a laundromat, Cheryl, encounters evidence of murders committed by a killer who washes then dries the victims. Finding blood on a customers clothes, she takes to speaking with Officer Charlie Burns who visits the laundromat, and takes on the investigation. (en)
  • A man, known by everyone as 'Stink', considers committing suicide. However, he encounters 'Drum' who questions him before leading him to a room where he can finally hear his own thoughts. Meeting with a number of other people, he finds himself at The Suicide Club. (en)
  • Robert, a surviving conjoined twin, begins having nightmares about the death of his brother Douglas thirty years ago. He begins to feel that his twin brother is somehow responsible for oddities occurring in his life. Finally encountering Douglas, he finds his brother has set out to destroy him. (en)
  • A newly elected American president must prove himself by eliminating several assassins on his way to the White House after his inauguration process. The events are broadcast like a sporting event to the watching public. (en)
  • Neville Edwards is involved in a car accident though still very much alive. However, the gathering crowd around him see him as dead. Neville recalls his days events, awaits aid to ‘save’ him from his increasing panic. It is only once in the morgue that he begins to realise what is happening. (en)
  • Joe Brady, a faded former high-school football star, now in his forties, feels dejected with his current life, marriage and his self. He spots a jogger outside his house who begins to appear everywhere regularly, and feels he must catch him at all costs. (en)
  • An old man, Mercurian, pays a visit to a two-bit carnival fortune teller, and bestows true clairvoyant powers upon him, though this comes at a price when he starts to misuse the powers for his own advantage and proving himself untrustworthy. (en)
  • In 1943, Dr. Ray Park arrives in Ethiopia to help naturalist Charles Woodley. Woodley believes he is dying due to a curse placed on him by Mkara, the brother of a witch doctor, after he kills an elephant worshipped by the regions tribes. Ray offers to take the curse upon himself. (en)
  • Mr and Mrs White, and their adult son are introduced to a mummified monkey’s paw which grants them three wishes. Each wish is granted, however these always occur via hellish and unintended consequences. (en)
  • Two men began trapped by a violent storm at a remote weather station in the Arctic. The rookie of the pair begins to hear a female voice on the radio goading him into madness and to commit murder. (en)
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  • Nightfall (en)
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  • The Blood Countess, Part 1: Blood Red (en)
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  • The Book of Hell (en)
  • The Brides of Olivera (en)
  • The Club of Dead Men (en)
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  • This One Will Kill You (en)
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  • Welcome to Homerville (en)
  • Where Does the News Come From? (en)
  • Your Fortune in Twenty Words or Less (en)
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  • F. Peter Lee (en)
  • Frank W. McEnaney (en)
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  • Nightfall was a radio drama series produced and aired by CBC Radio from July 1980 to June 1983. While primarily a supernatural/horror series, Nightfall featured some episodes in other genres, such as science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and human drama. Some of Nightfall's episodes were so terrifying that the CBC registered numerous complaints and some affiliate stations dropped it. Despite this, the series went on to become one of the most popular shows in CBC Radio history, running 100 episodes that featured a mix of original tales and adaptations of both classic and obscure short stories. (en)
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  • Nightfall (radio series) (en)
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