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Free the Beast


Furtive conversations take place between an unseen entity and a patient of a sanitarium for the insane. A freak accident triggers a chain of events that lead to the discovery of her horrifying family secret.



Air Dates

  • First Run - June 10, 1976
  • Repeat - September 26, 1976





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4 Responses to Episode 0490

One of the better episodes I've heard so has a spooky feel to it and kept me guessing until the very end. The last few seconds of Act 3 and the Epilogue appear to be missing/cut off, but it doesn't affect the resolution of the story.


An inmate of an insane asylum has conversations with an unseen visitor. When a fellow inmate dies in an "accidental" fall, a psychiatrist and a cop discover her horrible family secret.

S. Nismo

Staff at an asylum hear strange voices coming from a patient's room even though no one else is in the room. Another patient is in conflict with the resident and when she turns up dead, the investigation turns in an odd direction.


A fairly good episode that makes you wonder if it's a supernatural tale or not, and you don't find out until the end which it is. As mentioned by Mike above the version that I listened to was likely the same with the file ending in last few seconds of Act 3, but not affecting the end of the story.


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