After Sunset (Aired April 29, 1983)
Nightfall is 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. One episode was even adapted from a folk song by Stan Rogers. 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 the brainchild of producer Bill Howell, who was best known at the time for his work on CBC Playhouse and the cult favorite adventure series, Johnny Chase: Secret Agent of Space. (Howell later went on to be executive producer of CBC Radio's highly-popular series, The Mystery Project, which ran from 1992 to 2004.) Show Notes From Calfkiller.
April 29, 1983. Program #98. CBC network, Edmonton origination. "After Sunset"
. "Every morning they find another body. A few frightened townsfolk know what's out there and how to kill it...but someone must sacrifice themself. Would you?" Stu Carson, Nicole Evans, Graham McPherson, Gordon Marriott, Araby Lockheart, Frank C. Turner, Walter Kaasa, Blair Haynes, Lawrie Seligman (performer, production assistant), Ruth Fraser (script editor), Don Kowalchuk (executive producer), Al Lamden (sound engineer), Brian Taylor (writer), Bill Reiter (host), Dean Purves (sound effects), Barbara Gault (production assistant). 27:01. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.