Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories for Young People (1962)

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Close the doors. Shut the blinds. Turn out the lights. Make that room dark. Get ready for Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories for Young People. Originally recorded in 1962, the album features 11 ghost stories introduced by Hitchcock himself and then read by actor John Allen. If you were a kid during the early 60s, this may bring back some very good memories. The recording is available on YouTube and Spotify, embedded below. (Download Spotify’s software for free here.)

Here’s a playlist of the tracks:

  • The Haunted And The Haunters (The Pirate’s Curse)
  • The Magician (’til Death Do Us Part)
  • Johnny Takes A Dare (The More The Merrier)
  • The Open Window (Special Adaptation)
  • The Helpful Hitchhiker
  • Jimmy Takes Vanishing Lessons


h/t @BrainPicker

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  • woody says:

    Thank you for this! I was seven or eight when my dad brought this home for my brother and I in the 70s. I must have listened to it a hundred times. It filled me with terror. What a thrill to listen to it nearly 40 years later. Awesome!

  • Scallion says:

    I remember listening this as a kid. Used to scare the hell out of me. Love it!

  • jeff says:

    so glad you posted this. My daughter and I have listen to this a few times a week now for over year since coming across it. When I was a kid this record was magic, and still is the closest thing I can associate with magic. Would love so much to understand and know more about the narrator

  • SCOTT CASH says:

    Why are there 2 different ack covers for this album? What is the difference?

  • David Sheely says:

    Really cool, just awesome!
    so much informative article! Just, bookmarked it so that I can read it whenever I need! Thanks.

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