Tales To Terrify No 30 Lawrence Santoro

August 3, 2012 by Drew S

Coming Up

Good evening 0:00:00

Fact: A Tour of the Abattoir by Mike Allen and Shalon Hurlbert 0:05:09

Main Fiction: So Many Tiny Mouths by by Lawrence Santoro 41:00

Narrated by the author 0:41:05

Pleasant Dreams 1:27:55


  1. Quick note – Alien Ressurrection was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, not Luc Besson. Jeunet has a distinctly different style from Besson, one that I’d agree fits better with his own scripts than a franchise like Alien. His biggest hit would be Amélie, but genre fans might be more interested in the City of Lost Children and especially the cannibal slapstick rom-com Delicatessen. If you haven’t seen that last one as a horror fan, you’re in for a treat.

    Other than that, keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks for that, Simon. You’re absolutely right. And “City of Lost Children” and ‘Delicatessen” are among my favorite films…not to mention “Micmacs.” Okay. I like “Amelie” and “A Very Long Engagement,” too.

  3. I’m unsure if Simon’s note refers to my column with Shalon, since he doesn’t say, but if it does, then whichever one of us said that simply misspoke. (Ooops!) I’m quite familiar with both directors though I admire Jeunet more.

  4. I have the strongest feeling I have read the “Mouths” before. But I have no recollection of how and when.

    Never mind. It is a story of strangeness, and I’ve spent several hours this week listening it through and savoring the imagery and personalities. “The stars are shooting back!” — ingenious!

  5. I indeed was talking about your segment, Mike. In that case, I think both of you misspoke 😉

    Sorry if my initial comment came off as pedantry. English is my second language, and I tend to come off a little dry in writing. In case the tone’s not clear, let me just say thanks for the interesting segment and please continue the good work!

    As for Mouths, I heard it on Starship Sofa a while back – and it definitely bears a second listen. Mr. Santuro, I enjoy your narration style so much, especially of your own stuff, that I’m almost wishing no one else will send in those audition tapes.

  6. Oh dear God, Simon, may your wish die in the spinnerets of Fate. I like reading the occasional tale but do need some free time to write, ponder, feed the cats and such. But thanks for your thought and wishes. Appreciated, sir.

  7. As someone who was born and raised in Toms River, New Jersey and went to college at Stockton State College (and spent some autumn weekends in the pines and sugar sand looking for the Amatol Hookman, rather than the expected Jersey Devil) – let’s just say I really enjoyed this!

  8. I especially enjoyed Larry’s reminiscing about the radio programs in the 1950’s. I was a young radio nut in those days in NYC, and even enjoyed going down to the CBS studios and watching that fellow who was the first Mat Dillon on Gunsmoke read the news. Glad you mentioned the Jean Shepard program, and the Long John Nebble’s Party Line (I think that was the title) which made me useless in school the next morning after hearing about those people who claimed to be abducted to a spaceship.. You didn’t mention “Big John’s Happiness Exchange” . You sure don’t look old enough to have listened to all those progams you did mention.

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