Tales from Beyond the Pale
If you’re a fan of the audio horror anthology Tales from Beyond the Pale and live in New York, you’re among the lucky few who have a chance to see live performances of new episodes this coming October.
Here are the 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 its first season of creepy dramas released last year. Now they are upping the ante and recording eight new 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.
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.”
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 under way; the live and studio recordings will be collected and made available as Season Two of Tales from Beyond the Pale. Season One 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 Two promises to keep up the tradition of esteemed voice talent, but who will show up to perform, for now, remains a closely guarded secret.
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. 9:30 PM
THE PLACE IS: Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
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