It begins with the most evil cry, deep from the twisted shadows of the night. Then, its laughter, like some insane dog ringing in your ears, it comes with the flaming jaws of hungry horror. Oh yes, it hungers...for you! Run! Run! But there is no escape for you who will see the terrible true story of a man caught in the icy fingers of Shock! Shock! SHOCK!
Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn.
The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the radio stars.