With the biggest holiday of the year upon us, we'd like to take this time to wish all of you a merry whatever the hell you believe in! Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, it doesn't matter. Just as long as you have a safe and wonderful time.
It's hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us already, but alas... here we are again, another year under our belts and some added spring in our steps thanks to the good spirit of the season. That being said, it's time once again to share some holiday smiles.
Ah yes, kids! It's in the air. Everyone's just a little happier and smiling just a bit more. Festive decor lines the streets, we've been spiking our eggnog since Tuesday, and I'm finally done adding glitter and paint to my testicles (one red, one green) so I can dangle them like mistletoe anywhere I can that won’t involve me getting thrown into jail for the weekend.
This, our thirteenth, episode is a bit of a departure for us. In honor of the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and to raise awareness of its plight, we decided to present something a little more appropriate. Tonight we present our rendition of Edgar Allan Poe's classic of horror, "The Tell-Tale Heart".
Every January college students return to classes in the rigorous pursuit of academic excellence. And waiting for them are those insidious organizations: the Greeks. Eager young students pander and scrape for social acceptance during Rush Week, and many organizations require their pledges to perform tasks to prove their worth to the club. But just how far would they go?
It's that time of year again, when random strangers stand on your front lawn singing and people actually hope to hear a weird fat guy climbing down their chimney. At any other time of the year, we call that trespassing and breaking and entering, but for one special day we call it Christmas. But there is a darker side to Christmas, when the night is stalked by a fearsome beast.
Thanksgiving is a special time, a time to reflect on your life and well-being. But for some people there's never enough for which to be thankful. They spend their lives obsessing over grabbing hold of that one thing that will give them everything they want. But there is an old saying: Be careful what you wish for.
After the destruction of our studios by zombies at the end of last season, it took us a while to get back together. But we're back now with the Season Two premiere of Dreadtime Stories!
It's an odd week for DVD and Blu-ray lovers with a couple of new releases but mostly just a lot of rehashes and semi-strange pairings such as Identity and Secret Window .
April first brings out the prankster in all of us. While most of us know just how far to take a joke, we all have that friend. The one who just doesn't know when to stop. The one who thinks that April Fool's Day means he can get away with murder. This episode of Dreadtime Stories is a salute to that friend, as well as an homage to Orson Welles. Special guest voice in this episode is none other than horror scribe Gary Braunbeck!
There's music in the night, and the smell of funnel cakes and popcorn fills the air. People line up for a game of chance to win teddy bears and goldfish. It's a fun night when the carnival comes to town. But for one lucky couple games on the midway aren't enough. They need to see the darker side, most often called the freak show. What they find, however, is more horrifying than they could imagine. Join us for our Dreadtime Story called "The Carnival."
Every parent has to deal with nightmares. When a child screams in the night, it takes a special kind of patience to reassure the child that there's nothing in the darkness. But what if the child wasn't dreaming? What if the nightmares are real? What happens when the child's fears become the parents' nightmares? Join us for our Dreadtime Story called "Under the Bed."
For the New Year the Dreadtime Players thought it might be cool to air our "Pilot Episode," the one that got us green-lit. Simple old-school terror reigns as a woman finds herself alone at night with a maniac loose in the neighborhood. We hope you enjoy our first effort, "The Caller."
The big day is upon us! Time for laughing, drinking, and indulging in the practice of giving and receiving some sweet, sweet presents. Just make sure you use protection and clean up when you're done.
The Dreadtime Stories Players would like to thank everyone for listening and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And to do so, we thought we'd share a bit of macabre holiday tradition. Gather the children, drink some nog, and enjoy our version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." We'll see you all in 2010!