50. The Deep Vault, “Episode 2: The Fall”
“The Deep Vault” is a medley of throwbacks to a radio sci-fi landscape of the 40s and 50s, which thrived on monotone-voiced robots, out-of-this-world mind melds and sinister government plots. But beyond the dystopian melodrama, the distinguishing quality of this show (and its Dead Signals precursor “Archive 81“) is its hearty sound design, fashioning a covert underground lair from thin air. What transpires in the latter half of this second chapter in the series is a terrifying cacophony of screams, shots and a creature that doesn’t seem to belong in our world. Strap on a pair of noise-canceling headphones, close your eyes and make sure all the lights are on when you’re finished.
Listen to the episode here.