Second “TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE” launches on Friday the 13th!Books/Art/Culture,News Michael Gingold
Proving you can scare people just with sounds, Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix has a second season of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE audio dramas ready to unleash on a most appropriate day next month.
The New York-based production outfit that has given us such screen winners as STAKE LAND, THE INNKEEPERS, I SELL THE DEAD, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, WENDIGO and THE LAST WINTER will make the new round of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE available for purchase and download ($2.99 each) via its on-line store beginning Friday, September 13. The previous 10 TALES were recorded in-studio, but for these eight half-hour entries (see the complete list below), creators Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid (pictured below) changed things up by staging them live at New York City’s Dixon Place performance space. The actors involved included Sean Young, Vincent D’Onofrio, Mark Margolis, James LeGros, Michael Cerveris, Kate Lyn Sheil, Jonny Orsini and Fessenden himself. Award-winning artist “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin returned to create the TALES posters, along with Brahm Revel, Fango contributor Ashley Thorpe and Trevor Denham.
“TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is such a consistently thrilling project to be part of,” Fessenden says, “because we are working in a format that brings both nostalgia and innovation to all the artists involved. On the one hand, everyone has some affectionate recollection of the audio stories they heard as a kid, and on the other hand we are all pushing the limits of the format in a new and contemporary direction. It’s a blast, and a welcome break from visual storytelling.”
“Having a season of TALES already behind us,” McQuaid adds, “we thought it would be a fun challenge to pull back the curtain on our process and perform them live. Beyond the fact that it got us out of a comfort zone, I think the live setting helped us hone in on the heart of the project. I’m delighted with what we’ve accomplished, this is some of our best work.”
RAM KING by Joe Maggio (BITTER FEAST)
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON by Clay McLeod Chapman (HENLEY, THE TRIBE: HOMEROOM HEADHUNTERS)
STRANGER by Jeff Buhler (THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN)
DEAD MAN’S SHOES by Thorpe (THE HAIRY HANDS)
SARAH MINDS THE DOG by Kim Newman (ANNO DRACULA, NIGHTMARE MOVIES)
THE CRUSH by McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD, V/H/S)
DEAD AIR by Simon Barrett (YOU’RE NEXT, A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE)
CAPER by Fessenden