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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!

 

April 27, 2015

Shock Exclusive!: Art, First Word on This Year’s TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: THE STANLEY EDITION


From Samuel Zimmerman at ShockTillYouDrop.com:

A budding tradition and must-see at the annual Stanley Film Festival in Estes Park, CO is Tales From Beyond the Pale Live, an in-flesh, festival-tailored iteration of the Larry Fessenden & Glenn McQuaid-produced horror audio dramas. One of the festival’s more experiential events, Tales From Beyond the Pale Live: The Stanley Edition is written exclusively for the Stanley and features performers in person, as well as the magic of live foley, sound and music. It’s a treat that both reveals the form and yet draws you in even further.

At the 2015 Stanley Film Festival, taking place April 30-May 3 at the Stanley Hotel, Tales From Beyond the Pale Live is entitled The Stanley Edition: Parlor Tricks. Taking place Friday, May 1st at 7 p.m. sharp at The Historic Park Theatre, Parlor Tricks is comprised of two tales: Cold Reading, written by Glenn McQuaid & newcomer to Tales, April Snellings (writer and editor at Rue Morgue Magazine and co-editor of the book Horror Movie Heroes); and No Signal by Larry Fessenden.

The show will feature the voice talents of Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, We Are Still Here) and Leon Vitali (Barry Lyndon, Terror of Frankenstein) as well as Larry Fessenden (We Are Still Here, Body, Habit). The rest of the cast will be filled by very special guests.

“This will be my third year at Stanley, second with Tales. It’s a very special fest, feels like… ‘we’ve always been there’”, says Fessenden.

“We’re there to scare,” adds McQuaid

Also joining the Tales crew is Glass Eye Pix regular Graham Reznick (director of I Can See You, The Viewer) on Sound Design and Music, as well as Tales stalwarts Chris Skotchdopole and Tessa Price on foley, and Lee Nussbaum on tech. Jenn Wexler produces with the Pale Men. Rebekah Brown associate produces.

Below, find the Tales From Beyond the Pale, The Stanley Edition: Parlor Tricks poster art, from fantastic regular artist Trevor Denham.

For more, visit Stanley Film Festival, Glass Eye Pix and Tales From Beyond the Pale. You can actually listen to last year’s Stanley Edition: Tales We Tell, featuring the voice talents of Fessenden, AJ Bowen, Martin Starr and even myself, right here.

October 31, 2014

Did you miss TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE Live from The Stanley Film Festival? Well what better day to listen to it than on Halloween!

To celebrate our favorite holiday, we’re now offering it for free at the Tales From Beyond The Pale Listening Room

Written by Fessenden, McQuaid, and Chapman, these tales of terror are inspired by Colorado’s Stanley Hotel and its surroundings, which also served as the muse for Stephen King’s THE SHINING. Featuring the voice talents of Fessenden, Martin Starr, AJ Bowen, Ana Asensio, Jocelyn DeBoer, Martha Harmon Pardee and Sam Zimmerman.

Listen now.

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October 25, 2014

Glass Eye Pix heads to SpectreFest at Cinefamily in LA this Wednesday, Oct 29, for a live show of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, with three new stories from Fessenden, McQuaid and Chapman!

Get a look at the special edition poster art by Trevor Denham below.

Doors open at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Cinefamily website.

Cast announcements coming soon!

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August 7, 2014

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TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE coming to vinyl!

We’re delighted to announce that Tales from Beyond the Pale is coming to vinyl! It’s been a dream of ours to get our stories on to wax and it’s happening very soon thanks to Deep Focus Records. THE HOLE DIGGER and TRAWLER will be released in a limited edition of 500 copies with hand-stamped gold foil numbering on two vinyl records in a gatefold sleeve! The first 100 copies will be colored vinyl (red/black mix for The Hole Digger and clear/blue mix for Trawler). Get all the details below or on the Deep Focus Records website!

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Deep Focus Records is proud to announce our debut release, a horror double feature from the first season of Tales From Beyond The Pale: The Hole Digger by Larry Fessenden and Trawler by Glenn McQuaid.

The pair of chilling audio dramas will be released in a limited edition of 500 copies with hand-stamped gold foil numbering on two vinyl records in a gatefold sleeve! The first 100 copies will be colored vinyl (red/black mix for The Hole Digger and clear/blue mix for Trawler).

THE HOLE DIGGER

It was the summer that everything changed, that summer in Cape Cod when me and my brother first found the hole dug down in the dunes in front of our house. Whether it was for a grave or a treasure, that hole changed our lives for good.

Larry Fessenden’s haunting tale stars James Le Gros (DRUGSTORE COWBOY, LIVING IN OBLIVION, POINT BLANK) and Owen and Tobias Campbell (BITTER FEAST, CONVICTION), and features Kevin Corrigan (BUFFALO ’66, THE DEPARTED, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS), Heather Robb (HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, STAKE LAND) and Joel Garland (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, I SELL THE DEAD).

TRAWLER

Something lurks out there in the salty brine…

Glenn McQuaid’s bizarre tale of mayhem and menace on the high seas, TRAWLER takes us to the edge of sanity and beyond the pale.

Featuring the voice talents of Christopher Denham (SHUTTER ISLAND, HEADSPACE), AJ Bowen (THE SIGNAL, A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE, HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) and Larry Fessenden (HABIT, I SELL THE DEAD).

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These Tales are a loving homage to a time when horror and suspense were manifested in the minds of the audience, just as much as they were in the performances themselves. We hope you will take a journey with us, one that hasn’t been traversed since the days of Orson Welles, Boris Karloff, and Vincent Price.

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Larry Fessenden – The New York City-based horror film director, actor and producer owns Glass Eye Pix, which has produced a number of movies from the new wave of young horror directors, including Ti West’s House of the Devil and The Innkeeper, Jim Mickle’s Stake Land, and Glenn McQuaid’s I Sell The Dead. His own directorial works include Habit, The Last Winter, Wendigo, and Beneath.

Glenn McQuaid – Writer and director Glenn McQuaid, born and raised on the north side of Dublin, first collaborated with Larry Fessenden when he coordinated the visual effects on THE ROOST. Since then he has worked on several of Glass Eye Pix productions including THE LAST WINTER, HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and STAKE LAND. McQuaid’s feature debut I SELL THE DEAD was a festival favorite that sold to IFC.

RAVES FOR TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE

“Fans of shows from ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ to ‘This American Life’ that take their stylistic cues from radio’s glory days — should enjoy these macabre R-rated tales.”

– THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Tales from Beyond the Pale looks backward into nostalgia while offering glimpses of futuristic ambition… a handful of these episodes push the state of the art to the next level.” – SLATE

“If you’re looking for some spooky aural accompaniment to your Halloween season this year, look no further than TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE” – FANGORIA

“Terror-themed audio plays boasting performers like Vincent D’Onofrio, Ron Perlman, and horror auteur Larry Fessenden, whose spine-tingling intros would make Vincent Price proud. Bwah-ha-ha!“ – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

The release will be available for pre-orders soon. If you’d like to be given a heads up when that date is determined, contact us today and we’ll be sure to email you the news!