Episode 301 – The Statement of Randolph Carter by Horrorscopes

The recently revamped HORRORSCOPES collection is a series of ten of horror’s darkest little tales, ranging from classics by Poe and Bradbury to originals by Anthony Marino and Clay Graybeal. In today’s episode, we feature the inspired adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Statement of Randolph Carter, wherein an unsuspecting grave robber opens a door that […]

Episode 247 – Fangoria Audio Horror Takes a “Late Shift”

Late at night at a local shopping plaza, some serious labor violations are taking place. Crooked management and intimidated store owners go beyond hiring illegal workers – they employ a cadre of the living dead. So begins “The Late Shift,” part of Dreadtime Stories, a collaboration between Carl Amari and Fangoria Entertainment and introduced by […]

Roger Gregg is Back! Haunted Horror from Latest Gaiety School of Acting Class

Ready for some chills? Then sink into the tub at the Horror Hotel where Roger Gregg has prepared this frightening clip: From Roger: The scene features wonderful performances by Margaret McAuliffe and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman. For location realism, Margaret got in her bathing suit and we filled the bath to record this scene. The scene was […]

Episode 201 – Mutt Media Brings Us the Art of Pickman

This awesome artwork found on FrostTLU’s deviantART page and NOT provided by production company. Buy a print if you like it 🙂 Mm… Nothing like a little bit of raw human flesh eaten by demons from the bowels of hell to help you through a pile of Thanksgiving leftovers, right? If your holiday taste leans […]

Episode 200 – Leonard Allen Wants to Have it Your Way

Holy crap! It’s episode 200! After nearly 4 years of radio drama podcasting we hit another round of triple digits. A pretty cool milestone and a great program to share to celebrate. We’re featuring another installment of The Mask of Innana, an original mystery series by the Post Meridian Players who you probably have heard […]

Episode 196 – Chatterbox’s Dark Rendition of Pinocchio

You may recall (and how could you forget?) Chatterbox’s award-winning mini series The Dead Girl, which we played back in . That series won a well-deserved Ogle, in no small part due to the taut and suspenseful writing of writer-in-residence Kyle Hatley. So it’s with great pleasure I get to bring something new by Chatterbox […]

Episode 195 – FinalRune Returns with a Dark Passenger and Cruel Confession

This week we continue our Halloween fright fest with tales of terror sure to curdle your blood… Close your ears to make the horror stop! We’re on a westward train of Transcontinental Terror that will culminate on All Hallow’s Eve with a 6-hour festival of fear that runs from 5pm to 11pm EDT. This week […]

Episode 160: The Explorers Club’s “Resident Member”

This week, our stories of spooks continues with a more mischievous ghost than we encountered in last week’s tale of Sinister Properties. At the Etheric Explorers Club, the gentlemen members are confronted with impossible things, and when it can’t all be chocked up to magnetism, their investigation discovers their building’s “Resident Member.” Enjoy this colonial-esque, […]

FinalRune Releases Halloween Videos!

My own audio troupe, FinalRune Productions, has released a series of videos from behind the scenes of our live Halloween radio show. The videos give you a bit of flavor of what the show was like – the gear and guys and gals that make a great live radio show, plus sound innovative uses of […]

Episode 148 – The Zombies Are Coming… But We’re Alive!

Ahhh, the living dead. Just in case the onslaught of reanimated corpses in my Halloween special weren’t enough to suite your tastes for the undead, we’ve got a plentiful serving of more from our new friends Wayland Enterprises, a group of California-based filmmakers turned audio dramatists. It’s “We’re Alive,” AKA the Zombie Podcast. In this […]

Malleus Review: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, read by Stephen Lang (English Audiobook)

Joe Hill?s debut novel Heart-Shaped Box is accomplished, polished, and hauntingly familiar. Although a malevolent ghost stalks the hero, a more powerful shade looms over the author: his father, Stephen King. I approached Heart-Shaped Box with sympathetic curiosity: how do you forge your own path when you?re the son of the world?s most famous horror writer? Well, you might try and write something King wouldn?t or couldn?t, like a comic book (Hill has) or an academic work of history (hasn?t). (Hey Joe, I don?t think King ever wrote an original audio drama . . .)

Or if you?re Joe Hill, you could stare down the master of the Dark Tower and beat him at his own game. You might even do it with a story about rebellion against powerful, over-reaching fathers. Perhaps Joe Hill deserves to have his work critiqued without reference to his father?s oeuvre; perhaps he doesn?t. I?ll leave that question to others wiser than me. For better or worse, this longstanding King reader can?t ignore the connection. Guess that means I?m haunted too.