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October 30, 2015

EW Debuts Exclusive Poster and Stream from

TALES SEASON 3

TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, SEASON 3 is coming for you November 27th (Black Friday)! But Entertainment Weekly has a Halloween treat for you today– Stuart Gordon’s episode, THE HOUND, is available for you to stream, plus they’ve got exclusive poster art (created by acclaimed Nightmare on Elm Street/Evil Dead artist Graham Humphreys) along with info about the release.

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“The 10-episode season will feature tales written by McQuaid, Fessenden, and Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train), among others. Meanwhile, the impressive cast list includes Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nick Damici, James LeGros, Sean Young, and Pat Healy.

The new season also features a Re-Animator reunion with director Stuart Gordon, actress Barbara Crampton, writer Dennis Paoli, and composer Richard Band returning to H.P. Lovecraft territory with an adaptation of the famous horror writer’s short story, The Hound.

Tales from Beyond the Pale: Season 3 will be released with a hardcover book — illustrated by renowned poster artist Graham Humphreys — and on a USB drive that will also feature an introductory film by Beck Underwood.”

Head over to EW to listen to the episode and check out the new poster.

TALES: SEASON 3 is now available for pre-order in the TALES online store.  

October 28, 2015

Blumhouse has your exclusive first look at a new animated teaser for Season 3 of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE.

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We told you recently about the upcoming third season of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE — the amazing old-school horror radio drama created by writer-producer-director-actor and all-around genre legend Larry Fessenden (HABIT, WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER) and his partner in auditory mischief, writer-director Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD). This season, genre icons like Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR), Eric Red (THE HITCHER), Barbara Crampton (WE ARE STILL HERE) and more will be joining the TALES team, so we’re seriously stoked — and you should be too!

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To help in that area, the fine folks at Glass Eye Pix (Fessenden’s production company for three decades and running) have a little present to tide you over until the new season begins: a spooky stop-motion animated teaser directed by Beck Underwood — who was also art director and production designer on several Glass Eye productions, including STAKE LAND, I SELL THE DEAD and BITTER FEAST. She’s also the creator of animated shorts THAT CREEPY OLD DOLL, PHANTOM LIMBS and PERFECTLY PERFECT.

Check out more of her amazing creations at BeckUnderwood.com… but first, dig this adorably creepy Season 3 promo, which today you can only see right here!

More TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE news coming soon… so keep your ears open!

To watch the full, creepy teaser, head over to Blumhouse now.

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October 14, 2015

TALES S3 Exclusive Art/Comments on Fango

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From Fangoria.com:

Filmmaker and Glass Eye Pix topper Larry Fessenden and I SELL THE DEAD creator Glenn McQuaid (pictured) have more sonic nightmares coming in the third season of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE audio dramas, and they gave Fango the scoop about some exciting contributors, plus an exclusive first look at the promo art.

“This new collection is, after a few years of taking our show on the road, a return to the comforts of the studio,” McQuaid tells us (the TALES recorded live at this past summer’s Fantasia festival will be part of the fourth season). “I’m very proud of the results. After five years in the business, the audio format is opening up to us in new ways, and these 10 TALES are a wonderful edition to our crazy canon of stories. They make for a diverse, inventive and, I believe, vital horror anthology.”

One of them sources H.P. Lovecraft, and was created by the team behind the classic features RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND. “Our first show was directed by Stuart Gordon and written by his longtime partner Dennis Paoli,” Fessenden reveals. “It’s a Lovecraft story called ‘The Hound,’ and Barbara Crampton is in it and Richard Band is doing the music.” The eldritch author’s tale concerns graverobbers who steal a magic amulet from an interred body, with grisly consequences, but Fessenden promises there’s a lot more to the TALES version. “The original story is like three pages, and it has been wonderfully embellished. I won’t say much more, except that Barbara’s character shows up with a whip [laughs]. It’s a very rich piece, and Glenn did some spectacular sound design for it. I think you’ll enjoy the creaking of the bed—let’s leave it at that!

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“Then we have [THE HITCHER and NEAR DARK screenwriter] Eric Red,” Fessenden continues, “which we’re very excited about. He’s written a crazy one about…well, I don’t want to reveal too much, but it’s very special. Brahm Revel, who did all our comic books, has got one, and some old pals are back like James McKenney [of AUTOMATONS and HYPOTHERMIA] and Jeff Buhler, who’s been doing a lot of work out in Hollywood and has done all three seasons of TALES; Glenn, of course, has one, and I do too. The whole lineup is very exciting.” McQuaid adds that genre journalist April Snellings also has a TALE on tap.

There’s new blood involved on the visual side as well. “We have original paintings [including the poster seen above] by Graham Humphreys, who is famous for his British posters for THE EVIL DEAD, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and others,” Fessenden says. “He has an amazing legacy, and it’s very important to TALES that the images be strong. We just can’t wait to release these to the listeners; we’re figuring out our release plan now. There will be, as always, physical media too, because we want to celebrate the possibilities of artful packaging.”

Check out the original post, along with the S3 art, on Fango.

September 17, 2015

Coming soon

New TALES Coming Soon…

July 8, 2015

This year’s Fantasia International Film Festival—Montreal’s amazing film fest that runs from July 14th to August 4th, 2015—includes a live TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE!

From the press release:

TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: LIVE!
Monday July 27, 10PM at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club
Fantasia is thrilled to be presenting the first-ever Canadian presentation of indie genre legends Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid’s adored TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE radio drama.
Touting itself as “Radio plays for the digital age”, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE has become the stuff of horror legend in the five years since its inception. Prepare yourself for a trip back in time with live radio drama, complete with musical accompaniment, on-stage foley work, and extensive sound design – all created before your very eyes (and ears)!
With performances across the United States, popular CD sets, a Communicator Award of Excellence, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE shows are notoriously entertaining, imaginative, frightening… and FUN.
And now, it’s coming for Montreal.
Fantasia is immensely proud to present the first-ever TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE live show on Canadian soil.
Taking its inspiration from the vintage radio shows of Hitchcock and Welles, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is the creation of acclaimed independent filmmakers Larry Fessenden (HABIT, THE LAST WINTER) and Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD, V/H/S). Through them, their extensive Glass Eye Pix production team, and indie film allies, they’ve produced a unique series of “radio play” podcasts and theatrical storytelling happenings that have mesmerized and amazed audiences lucky enough to have the experience.
For this special Canadian debut, the Glass Eye Pix team are putting together a night that will surely go down in festival history, featuring all new Tales by McQuaid, Fessenden, and series newcomer Douglas Buck (SISTERS, THE THEATRE BIZARRE), starring a special secret cast to be revealed soon!