Edgar gets mixed up trying to tell Charlie a ghost story. Edgar plans to give Charlie a surprise Halloween costume party. Orson Welles invites Edgar and Charlie to the museum where he is to give a lecture, but when the boys arrive, they find Orson working as a tour guide.
Arch Oboler hosts and plays himself in this story. Arch has trouble coming up with a good story for the next show, but he's been thinking about a terrible monster for the past week. Suddenly the monster he created in his own mind appears in the room with him. The monster commits murders that Arch is blamed for, because no one sees it but him.
A professor with an obsession to kill insects, and believes they want to kill him, is living in the swamps with his wife, trying to perfect a formula that will kill the insects instantly. A stranger arrives claiming to be a handyman looking for work and is hired, but later develops his own plans for the professors' formula, and his wife.
The city is in a panic after being blackmailed by criminals using a stolen black fog machine that has plunged the city into darkness. If 5 million dollars isn't paid, a poison gas will be added to the fog and kill everyone, and the Shadow is the only hope to save millions of lives.
Survivors from a shipwreck are rescued along with an odd shaped box with a man strapped to it. One survivor, Edgar Allen Poe, relates to the captain of the rescue ship, the story behind their misadventure, only to be shown by the captain, the contents of the oblong box.
Eddie talks about having appeared as a department store Santa Claus, and then Boris Karloff arrives and insists Eddie get him a doll. Eddie is in a panic after being warned that Karloff may try and poison him.
An apathetic scientist, totally disinterested in the consequences of his research, becomes responsible for the deaths of his brother, much of the Earth, and the destruction of the moon, but doesn't care.
Ray Milland stars in this radio adaptation of the 1944 film; The Uninvited. The tale of a brother and sister who move into an old seaside home and discover it to be haunted by a ghost. The previous owners' granddaughter believes the ghost is that of her mother.
A shipment of Japanese weapons disappeared right before the end of the war, and are now believed to be somewhere in Panama. Steve Mitchell is assigned to replace another agent, a friend of his, that was killed trying to locate the weapons.
Fred presents the News Of The Week and interviews victims of unscrupulous loan merchants, and then interviews a Loan Shark. Kenny Baker gets in character for the western sketch, changing his name to Bad Bill Baker, and changes Portland Hoffa into an Indian named Little Field Mouse. The question for the Texaco Roundtable is, "Should boys and girls consult their parents before getting married?" And the Texaco Workshop Players perform their version of, "Western Union".
A young couple argue because the woman has decided to marry another man. The marriage doesn't work out and she leaves her husband, and runs into the man she jilted, and marries him. Later, workmen discover the body of her first husband.
Jack conducts the show rehearsal like a courtroom. Jack and the cast perform "I Stand Condemned", with Peter Lorre, about a man who meets a mysterious stranger who pays him a lot of money for his possessions.
Orson Welles hosts the Playhouse production of Beau Geste, starring Laurence Olivier, Naomi Campbell, and Noah Beery. A jewel turns up missing, and so does Beau Geste who joins the French Foreign Legion followed by his two brothers. They find themselves stationed at a garrison in French North Africa under attack.
Fibber McGee and Molly star in this radio adaptation of their 1944 film Heavenly Days. Mollys' cousin invites the pair to Washington D.C. for a visit, but Fibber doesn't want to go until he gets the idea that Washington needs to hear from an "Average Man".
Boris Karloff stars in this fourth anniversary broadcast of Lights Out. Karloff portrays an accused murderer awaiting the return of the jurys' verdict. While waiting, he recounts to himself the events leading up to this day. He is a man who had never had a dream in his life, until he started dreaming of a demonic woman.
A cab driver picks up a fare who wants to be taken to a cemetery, any cemetery, to die, but the driver puts him out before they arrive, but then the man dies. Months later, another fare wants to go to, any graveyard, to die. It happens again and again, and each still dies before reaching their destination.
Riley gets jealous when Peg hears from an old boyfriend. When he realizes that he's been taking her for granted, he brings her flowers and promises to take her out to dinner, but his friends talk him into going to a stag party instead. At 15:00 minutes into the program, there's a brief news bulletin about the war against Japan.
A private detective, after having an auto accident with a suspicious hearse from a sanitarium, investigates posing as a patient. To his horror, he discovers fiendish experiments performed by a Nazi doctor.