Tales From Beyond the Pale

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Tales from Beyond the Pale
Hosted byLarry Fessenden
FormatRadio drama
Created by
No. of seasons3
ProviderGlass Eye Pix

Tales from Beyond the Pale is a horror podcast inspired by 1930s radio dramas. It is produced by Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid for Glass Eye Pix.

History[edit | edit source]

Fessenden was introducing old radio dramas to his child when Glenn McQuaid suggested they make their own. Fessenden agreed with him, and the two began producing episodes under Fessenden's studio, Glass Eye Pix. They were influenced by the works of Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Orson Welles.[1] McQuaid said that the project was an effort to reach out to collaborators and produce content without having to make a film. The series is recorded in New York City.[2] Graham Reznick is the sound designer.[3]

The first season debuted in October 2010.[4] A five-disc box set was released in October 2011.[5] The second season became available on September 13, 2013. It includes stories by Simon Barrett, Joe Maggio, Jeff Nuhler, McQuaid, and Fessenden.[6] In April 2014, the second season was released in a box set.[7] The series was released on vinyl record in limited numbers in October 2014.[8] Live performances have occurred at the Stanley Film Festival[9] and Fantasia International Film Festival.[10]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Mark L. Miller of Ain't It Cool News said that the series "most definitely delivers",[11] and Ken W. Hanley of Fangoria called it "one of the best podcast offerings" for horror fans.[12] Reviewing a live performance at Fantasia, Andrew Mack of Twitch Film called it "a terrific night out".[13] Also reviewing a live performance, Evan Dickson of Bloody Disgusting called it "a surprise and a delight".[14]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ashbrook, Tom (2011-10-28). "A Radio Horror Revival In The Podcast Age". On Point. WBUR-FM. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  2. Tinnin, Drew (2013-09-19). "Exclusive: Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden Talk Tales From Beyond the Pale and More!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  3. Hendrix, Grady (2011-10-27). "Close Your Ears!". Slate. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  4. Barton, Steve (2010-10-26). "Tales From Beyond the Pale Debuts October 26th!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  5. Collis, Clark (2011-10-31). "'Tales From Beyond the Pale': Larry Fessenden introduces an excerpt from his creepy radio play, 'The Hole Digger' -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  6. Truitt, Brian (2013-08-28). "Simon Barrett haunts a college DJ with 'Dead Air'". USA Today. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  7. Collis, Clark (2014-04-22). "'Tales From Beyond The Pale' trailer invites you to have a screaming good time -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  8. Barkan, Jonathan (2014-09-26). "'Tales From Beyond The Pale' Stories Coming To Vinyl". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  9. Hanley, Ken W. (2015-05-08). "Event Report: "TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE LIVE!" at the 2015 Stanley Film Festival". Fangoria. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  10. Mack, Andrew (2015-07-24). "Fantasia 2015: The Candyman Is Coming For TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  11. Miller, Mark L. (2011-12-15). "TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE CD Radio Play Season 1 Vol.3". Ain't It Cool News. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  12. Hanley, Ken W. (2015-05-25). "FANGO Flashback: "TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, SEASON 1″". Fangoria. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  13. Mack, Andrew (2015-07-28). "Fantasia 2015 Review: TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, Where Death Smells Like Watermelon!". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  14. Dickson, Evan (2014-04-27). "[Stanley Fest '14] Getting Vocal With 'Tales From Beyond the Pale'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 

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