Anthology Series DARK DITTIES Dredges Up the Horror of Our Own Humanity

Dark Ditties is a six-episode anthology series that recently launched on Amazon Prime; it’s produced by Gary Smart, and independent UK writer/producer on documentaries such as You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night, Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser, RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop, Pennywise: The Story of IT, The Party’s Just Begun! The Story of Night of the Demons, and What an Institution! The Story of Police Academy. This guy knows both horror and comedy, and Dark Ditties reflects this in spades.

The first three episodes of Dark Ditties, “The Offer”, “Mrs. Wiltshire”, and “Finders Keepers” are available to see now on Amazon Prime; Episode 4, “The Witching Hour” (featuring Game of Thrones’ Ian Gelder) is currently in post-production.

About Dark Ditties:
Dark Ditties taps into the devilish twists of the great Ealing thrillers, the who-done-it, that flourished in the glory years of British film and adds a wicked modern horror comedy gloss that leads the audience to invest in each satisfying episode. Agatha Christie with chainsaws was one critic’s take on episode one ‘The Offer’ and a plea for more as soon as possible. At the heart of each unique but interlaced Ditty is the importance of rich dialogue, characters that are at once endearing and loathsome in their naked humanity, steeped in frailties that are just waiting to be exploited in cunningly wicked twists that leave the audience open-mouthed with delight.  The Dark Ditties Universe is unique anthology series of six 45-90-minute episodes that run counter to the trend of narrative behemoths, catering to the growing trend of start to end stories that leave the viewer satiated on each showing and eagerly awaiting the next sitting. Each episode nods to the last and winks at the one to come, offering subtle character links and streams that meander towards common tributaries for us all to spot and take pleasure in. Quite simply The Dark Ditties are stories that are designed to delight the ear as well as the eye. No corners are cut, no sloppy dialogue permitted and more than not the horror element is dredged up from the souls of our own humanity, asking us to question our own morality and ask how different we are to the characters depicted. We ask that you brace yourselves for a world that is only a heartbeat away from your own but as strange and gruesomely funny as any you could imagine. 

You can keep up to date on all Dark Ditties news by following the anthology’s official Facebook Page, HERE.

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