LUTHER KRANST

HENRY RAMER - "NIGHTFALL"


Nightfall was a Canadian radio anthology series produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), with one episode produced in the USA.


During its three season run, it would have two different hosts. The first being Henry Ramer as the horror host Luther Kranst, who would host season 1 & 2, with season 3 hosted by Bill Reiter as the horror host Frederick Hende.
And later an Announcer.

Henry Ramer was born in Romania, and moved to Canada with his family in 1928. He died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 9 August 2009.

Ramer's career included stage, movies, television and radio.

Some SF & Horror genre included roles in The Marvel Super Heroes (TV Series 1966), Spider-Man (TV Series 1968), Starship Invasions (Movie 1977), Screamers (Movie 1995) and Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend (TV Series 1999).

Nightfall was a mix of horror and supernatural. It was so scary that there were many complaints about the content.

Each episode ran for about 30 minute, with some 100 hosted episodes being produced and at least 6 non hosted episodes being aired. On episode was produced in New York (USA).
After the conclusion of the hosted series in 1983, Nightfall aired two BBC produced shows, (Fall of the Moondust & The Chrysalids) both in three episode parts. These episodes had an announcer to introduce the stories.

The series was created by Bill Howell, who also produced and directed the series.
When production moved from Toronto to Vancouver for the third season, Don Kowalchuk would replace Howell.

The below episodes from season 1 and 2 are able to be listened to online.
Click on the radio to listen.

SEASON 1
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Love and the Lonely One
4 July 1980
The Monkey's Paw
11 July 1980
Welcome to Homerville
18 July 1980
Hands Off
25 July 1980
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
The Telltale Heart
1 August 1980
Late Special
8 August 1980
Future Fear
15 August 1980
How Did You Get My Name?
22 August 1980
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
The Body Snatchers
29 August 1980
The Willoughby Obsession
5 September 1980
No Admittance/No Exit
12 September 1980
Wind Chill
19 September 1980
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16
The Repossession
26 September 1980
The Stone Ship
3 October 1980
Special Services
10 October 1980
Buried Alive
17 October 1980
Episode 17
Episode 18
Episode 19
Episode 20
Last Visit
24 October 1980
Ringing the Changes
31 October 1980
The Devil's Backbone
7 November 1980
The Blood Countess, Part 1: Blood Red
14 November 1980
Episode 21
Episode 22
Episode 23
Episode 24
The Blood Countess, Part 2: Blood Blue
21 November 1980
Deadly Developments
28 November 1980
Where Does the News Come From?
5 December 1980
Where Do We Go From Here?
12 December 1980
Episode 25
Episode 26
Episode 27
Episode 28
On Christmas Day in the Morning
19 December 1980
The Appetite of Mr. Lucraft
26 December 1980
The Guest of Honour
2 January 1981
A Short Wave Good-bye
9 January 1981
Episode 29
Episode 30
Episode 31
Episode 32
They Bite
16 January 1981
Dark Side of the Mind
23 January 1981
Wildcats
27 February 1981
The Room
6 March 1981
Episode 33
Episode 34
Episode 35
Episode 36
Angel's Kiss
20 March 1981
The Book of Hell
27 March 1981
Mkara
3 April 1981
The Fatal Eggs
17 April 1981
Episode 37
Episode 38


Breaking Point
1 May 1981
All-Nighter
15 May 1981

SEASON 2
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Carmilla
20 November 1981
In the Eye of the Beholder
27 November 1981
Cemetery Stop
4 December 1981
In the Name of the Father
11 December 1981
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Baby Doll
18 December 1981
Reunion at the Victory Caf´┐Ż
1 January 1982
Gerald
8 January 1982
Mindrift
15 January 1982
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Your Fortune in Twenty Words or Less
22 January 1982
Teddy
29 January 1982
Child's Play
5 February 1982
The Club of Dead Men
12 February 1982
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16
The Thinking Room
19 February 1982
The Porch Light
26 February 1982
Volcano
5 March 1982
The Monkey's Raincoat
12 March 1982
Episode 17
Episode 18
Episode 19
Episode 20
From My Appointed Place Below
19 March 1982
The Old Post Road
26 March 1982
The Debt
2 April 1982
Harris and the Mare
9 April 1982
Episode 21
Episode 22
Episode 23
Episode 24
The Jogger
16 April 1982
The Screaming Skull
23 April 1982
Mr. Agostino
30 April 1982
The Road Ends at the Sea
7 March 1982
Episode 25
Episode 26
Episode 27
Episode 28
The Maid's Bell
14 March 1982
A Glimpse of Eternity
28 March 1982
Beyond the Law
4 June 1982
The Turn of the Blood
11 June 1982

Episode 29
Episode 30


Reverse Image
18 June 1982
Teig O'Kane and the Corpse
25 June 1982


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