Forgotten Fiction | Satan’s Phonograph by Robert Bloch

Final Thoughts

Fast and fun, with only a little bit of hokey scientific logic to get over to enjoy. Definitely worth a quick read. It’s the kind of story that lets you see a bit of how Bloch operates. He clearly got a fun idea into his head, and then wrote this little piece to fully explore that seed of a scene. We don’t learn where or how Frye was able to create such a device, or what his eventual plans are which lends itself to the weird in a way. It has a couple of enjoyable horror tropes, killing the cat and ending with the narrator trapped and pleading with us as the reader. I thought the concept was fun and original and had a good time.

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