Fans of podcasts: I have some interesting news to share with you. If you are into audiobooks or radio dramas, Larry Fassenden and Glenn McQuaid have a new weekly show based off something they’ve been doing for years. I actually work a desk job during the day, so I have long hours for podcasts and this idea really intrigues me. It is called Tales from Beyond the Pale and is debuting on October 10th, 2019
A little history about this, Fessenden introduced radio dramas to his child. Think of the ones that were made popular back in the 1930s. When McQuaid learned of this, he recommended they should do their own. It shouldn’t come as shocking news that these two could pull it off with Fessenden being a cult favorite with his New York based horror films like Habit or this year’s Depraved. He also helps out with other filmmakers behind the scenes and with cameos in their films. McQuaid is no slouch either. He was a writer and director for the anthology film V/H/S and I Sell the Dead among other hats he wears behind the scenes.
This idea actually started back in October of 2010 when the first season was released. It has been followed up with three more seasons over the years before they decided to roll with a new vehicle for their stories. Tales from Beyond the Pale will now be a free weekly podcast for horror fans to enjoy. From what I’ve seen, the first episode with be Reappraisal, that was written and directed by McQuaid. It will also feature Fessenden as the lead in it. The following week we will get In the Wind. From there, Tales from Beyond the Pale will offer up new content from different genre names like Graham Reznick (The House of the Devil, Stake Land), Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) and Eric Red (The Hitcher, Bad Moon) to just name a few.
There is also a litany of voice talent that is featured as well. It has featured names like Barbara Crampton (From Beyond, You’re Next), Doug Jones (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth), Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination) and A.J. Bowen (Southbound, The Signal). There was quite a bit more names on this list, but I just wanted to give you a taste of people you can expect. I was actually shocked to see how deep the talent goes that are involved here. I’m also surprised I didn’t know about this sooner!
If you want to check out the original seasons, they’re available for physical copy, individual download or bundle discount downloads. Does this new podcast version interest you though? Will you be checking out Tales from Beyond the Pale? Let us know on Twitter, in the Nightmare on Film Street Subreddit, and on Facebook in the Horror Movie Fiend Club!