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The Dark Tome
44 minutes | 10 days ago
S E1: Introducing Beatrix Greene, A Haunted House Podcast
Guest content from Realm. Part podcast studio, part magical refuge, Realm is the audio entertainment company that creates original fiction podcasts and audiobook series, including official continuations of popular franchises.Written by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins, Beatrix Greene is a historical horror story that traps a group of sleuths in a haunted house desperate to escape the wrath of a vengeful ghost.Follow Beatrix Greene: bit.ly/BeatrixGreeneFollow Realm: Realm.fm (website) and @realmmedia (Twitter) and @realmmedia_ (Instagram)
17 minutes | a month ago
Undertow E10 - Next
A chapter ends, and a new chapter opens - insofar as there are beginnings, and ends, and middles.
28 minutes | a month ago
Undertow E9 - The River Forks
Tony has the opportunity to revisit the moment in his childhood when everything changed, and faces an impossible choice.
22 minutes | 2 months ago
S E1: Henry, by Fred Greenhalgh
Today, an original short story by Dark Tome creator Fred Greenhalgh, HENRY - a meditation on loss, and a study of the power of love to hold off the forces of darkness. Inspired by the steadfast heart of his late pet, Henry. Content warning: depicts pet mortality.This short story appears in the winter 2021 edition of Northern Frights: The Journal of HORROR WRITERS of MAINE [http://horrorwritersme.com/northernfrights/]Written, read, sound designed by Fred Greenhalgh with sounds/music from Mind's Eye Productions studios.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Undertow E8 - The Siege
Knocked off balance between there and now and the over there, Sonia latches on to an unreliable narrator to help her track down Tony. The crossing will be more dangerous than she could ever imagine.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Undertow E7 - Tony's Little Adventure
Sonia's nightmares may become reality as Tony makes a momentous decision to confront his past.
19 minutes | 2 months ago
Undertow E6 - Intensive Care
Tony and Sonia find themselves within the mirrored walls of the Malleus Corporation building, fighting to hang on to health and sanity, as memory and reality grow increasingly unreliable.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Undertow E5 - Off the Wagon
With their stay in Simpson Falls unexpectedly extended, Tony and Ricky visit an old childhood haunt while Sonia unearths secrets tucked along the river.
21 minutes | 3 months ago
Undertow E4 - Lunch at Mona's
Tony takes Sonia to the iconic Mona's Diner, and while grappling with the age-old question, "Whoopie pie or blueberry pie?" an unexpected visitor changes their trajectory.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Undertow, E3 - The Tour
As Tony ponders shocking new information, Sonia joins Digby and Madge for a Dark Tome conspiracy theory tour. As they see the sites -- the distressed downtown, the site of a legendary bookshop -- Sonia discovers she's getting far more than she bargained for.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
S3E1: Introducing The Dark Tome: Undertow
More Dark Tome is here! Enjoy our new standalone audio movie, UNDERTOW.UNDERTOW takes place 18 months after the end of Dark Tome Season 2. As the world tries to reconcile the inexplicable occurrences in Simpson Falls, Maine, Simpson Falls native and investigative reporter Tony Baxter, is called on assignment.But as Tony starts to dig underneath the surface, he finds the subject of the story is soon on him, and the aftermath of a childhood tragedy he’s never fully reconciled. Tony is faced with an impossible choice, and he and his partner, photojournalist Sonia Proud, won’t be able to leave the town as they arrived.Featuring over 40 actors, a full original score and recorded across the United States during lockdown, UNDERTOW is a slow-burn audio-horror thriller in the veins of 1980s Stephen King paperbacks. All episodes available now, currently exclusive to Stitcher Premium (stitcher.com/premium), use promo code DARK for a free month’s trial.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Undertow, E2 - Press Conference
Tony's blurry childhood memory comes into clear focus during a nightmare which quickly transitions to the world of the waking. He and Sonia pull together to get to their assignment - the Press Conference about the new hospital - and start to get a feel for what's really going down in Simpson Falls.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Undertow, E1 - Welcome to Simpson Falls
Reporter Tony Baxter is called back to his home town of Simpson Falls, Maine to investigate a new multi-million dollar boutique hospital project by the mysterious Malleus Corporation. He's joined by photojournalist and friend, Sonia Proud, but as the two wind their way from Boston to Maine, it quickly becomes clear that Tony's misgivings with the town are shrouded with a childhood tragedy which threatens to emerge from underneath the surface.
2 minutes | 4 months ago
Trailer - The Dark Tome: Undertow
The Dark Tome is back with a standalone audio movie, called UNDERTOW. UNDERTOW takes place 18 months after the end of Dark Tome Season 2. As the world tries to reconcile the inexplicable occurrences in Simpson Falls, Maine, Simpson Falls native and investigative reporter Tony Baxter, is called on assignment. But as Tony starts to dig underneath the surface, he finds the subject of the story is soon on him, and the aftermath of a childhood tragedy he’s never fully reconciled. Tony is faced with an impossible choice, and he and his partner, photojournalist Sonia Proud, won’t be able to leave the town as they arrived. Featuring over 40 actors, a full original score and recorded across the United States during lockdown, UNDERTOW may be the most ambitious Dark Tome project to date. UNDERTOW will be exclusive to Stitcher Premium, debuting on *January 14th, 2021*. Learn more at: https://thedarktome.com/undertow/
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Bonus Episode - Last Stop on Route 9 by Tananarive Due
This week a special opportunity to showcase the work of Nightlight Podcast! A black horror podcast hosted and produced by Tonia Ransom.The story is "Last Stop on Route Nine" by Tananarive Due - a chilling tale of taking a wrong turn and ending up in another world. Nightlife Pod is an amazing anthology, check out their work at: nightlightpod.com - on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/nightlightpod ) - and Twitter ( https://twitter.com/missdefying )Discover Tananarive Due's work on her website ( http://tananarivedue.com/ ) - Also don't miss her on-demand webinar on black horror taught with Steven Barnes. The Sunken Place ( http://bit.ly/SunkenPlaceCourse ) [http://bit.ly/SunkenPlaceCourse]
26 minutes | 6 months ago
Season 3 Announcement | Halloween Special
Today we announced Dark Tome Season 3 - yahooo! Coming in January, 2021. Also, a re-play of a classic horror radio play, reinvented by Fred's FinalRune Productions. Three men who tend the light at a reclusive island off the coast of French Guiana see a rogue ship adrift in the Atlantic. The reason for the derelict ship soon becomes obvious – it has been overrun by hundreds of thousands of ferocious ship’s rats. The rats land on the isle and soon we are in for a claustrophobic tale of terror as the three men struggle to keep their minds from cracking under the pressure of thousands and thousands of squeaking, scratching, hungry rats. Written by George Toudouze, adapted for radio by James Poe *Part of the FinalRune/Mad Horse Old Time Radio on Location Project*
19 minutes | 10 months ago
Curious History of the Dark Tome, Epilogue - An Essay by Mr. Gussy
"I gotta give you a warning: there is no truth about the Dark Tome. If you think I can tell you anything certain about it, well, turn your computer off now and knock yourself in the head for the fool you are. What makes you think we can ever understand something so old?"A special episode featuring recovered tape of the author, Wilbur Gussy, reading his controversial 1999 essay, "The Curious History of the Dark Tome," long thought to be an apocryphal part of internet history. Though its authenticity has been hotly debated in academic and online forums over the ensuing two decades, none can cast doubt how effective it was at creating a lucrative online book business for the AOL user who wrote it. The more cynical online commenters suggest that it was written as a crass commercial publicity stunt.
33 minutes | a year ago
The Days of Flaming Motorcycles, by Catherynne M. Valente
Caitlin no longer tracks days by the calendar - instead, it's by the theme covers of the journals she writes while she goes to work at the derelict Java Shack in Augusta, Maine. The themes of these journals, e.g. "The Days of Flaming Motorcycles," are both a useful counter of time and contain the truthful account of her observations of the zombie apocalypse... A mesmerizing story of pandemic and zombies by Catherynne M. Valente, NYT bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry (including one of my personal all-time-favorites, the Orphan’s Tales). Read by Kat Moraros, a Chicago-based actor originally hailing from North Yarmouth, Maine. Kat has a deep background of stage, film and voice acting, and is represented by Gill Talent Group Chicago. www.katmoraros.com ( http://www.katmoraros.com ) @katmoraros Female zombie FX by Sarah Golding, AKA Quirky Voices, sarahgoldingvoiceactorandmore.weebly.com and host of the MADIVA podcast for voice actors. Produced, designed, and some zombie sounds by Fred Greenhalgh, co-creator of the Dark Tome.
33 minutes | a year ago
Introducing: Of Fae & Fiends
Preview of the first episode of FAE & FIENDS, a new dark faerie tale podcast by Fred Greenhalgh, creator of THE CLEANSED and THE DARK TOME. Lizzie returns to her family’s ancestral farmhouse in rural Maine and discovers tapes in the attic that reveal an amazing family secret. Hear remaining episodes by going to StitcherPremium.com and use code FIEND to get immediate access to this binge-able audio experience!
17 minutes | a year ago
The Green Knight's Wife, by Kat Howard
"The boys arrive with the changing of the weather, ushered in by winter’s cold. Once a year, at the beginning of December, those silly boys who think coming here means they are brave. All of them so eager to test their worth on the edge of my husband’s axe."For this winter's solstice, we dramatize a sharp (ha, ha) story by Kat Howard ( http://www.kathowardbooks.com/ & @katwithsword) that subverts the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. What happens when the Green Knight's Wife has a chance to tell the story?Feat. Moira Driscoll, William Dufris, Stephen McLaughlin, and Thomas Campbell. Sound design by Rory O'Shea with music by Blue Dot Sessions ( http://www.sessions.blue/) , Mind's Eye Productions, & AudioJungle. Produced & Directed by Fred Greenhalgh, originally appearing in Uncanny Magazine - https://uncannymagazine.com/article/green-knights-wife/
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