Do you love horror & miss the good ole days of being frightened by terrifying radio serials (rhetroric!)? Do you love Glass Eye Pix, the independent company behind such genre classics like House of the Devil (of course you do!). Well Fright fans, this post is just for you because Larry Fessenden & Glen McQuaid’s TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is returning with another season of 8 original audio shows with a bevy of special guests that will be preformed LIVE in front of an audience! Read on for the press release below that spills all the devilish details!
Glass Eye Pix, the fiercely independent film company behind STAKE LAND, THE INNKEEPERS and I SELL THE DEAD, in association with Clay McLeod Chapman’s FEAR-MONGERS: FIRESIDE CHATS ABOUT HORROR FILMS, is taking its successful audio dramas TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE out of the studio and onto the stage.
A new twist on the vintage radio shows of yesteryear, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid’s TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE has already thrilled fans of the macabre with it’s first season of creepy dramas released last year. Now they are upping the ante and recording 8 original audio shows before a live audience.
Journey beyond the pale the first four Tuesdays in October as Fessenden and Co. present a double-bill of original genre stories performed by an exciting cast of special guests, and featuring live music, live foley, and live sound effects by a team of audio artisans. A feast for eyes and ears.
Each performance will be recorded and made available online to fans who can’t attend the live events. Plans to produce new studio-based Tales are also underway; the live and studio recordings will be collected and made available as Season 2 of Tales from Beyond the Pale. Season 1 is already available at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes and features such genre luminaries as Ron Perlman, Angus Scrimm, Vincent D’Onofrio and Michael Cerveris. Season 2 promises to keep up the tradition of esteemed voice talent; but who will show up to perform, for now, remains a closely guarded secret.
Check out www.talesfrombeyondthepale.com for more ongoing updates.
Fessenden says “Glenn and I wanted to find a way to take the classic radio play and give it new life and celebrate the power of sound design in storytelling. We also found if we cut out cameras and lights, we can tell stories a lot cheaper and keep working with our community of collaborators.”
From McQuaid – “As was the case with Season One, we’ve got some pretty amazing talent on board for our live shows. The new collection of Tales is even more eclectic and pulpy then Season One, fans of the macabre are in for a treat.”
THE DATES ARE: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, and 10/23. 9:30PM
THE PLACE IS: Dixon Place,161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002
Praise for TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE Season 1:
“THE MUST LIST horror auteur Larry Fessenden’s spine-tingling intros would make Vincent Price proud.” —Entertainment Weekly
“ONE OF THE BEST SURPRISES OF 2010!” — FearNet
“ONE OF THE GREATEST OFFERINGS OF THE GENRE THIS YEAR” — Fatally Yours
“ONE OF THE YEAR’s TOP 10 — the team at Glass Eye Pix and the filmmakers they’ve assembled are very much crafting great little spookfests that remind us why we love horror storytelling in general.” — Fangoria
“Fans of shows from ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ to ‘This American Life’ that take their stylistic cues from radio’s glory days — should enjoy these macabre R-rated tales.” — The New York Times
“I can’t wait for the next TALE” — Rue Morgue
The writing talents of Season 1 include: Joe Maggio, Simon Rumley, Sarah Langan, Jeff Buhler, JT Petty, Larry Fessenden, Paul Solet, Graham Reznick, Glenn McQuaid and Ashley Thorpe.