Larry Fessenden’s ‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’ Returns to Lincoln Center

Larry Fessenden is a beloved guy over here at PopHorror. He’s like the King Midas of indie horror. Everything he touched turns to cult gold. So when we heard that his audio drama series, Tales From Beyond the Pale, was getting a live performance in NYC, we were thrilled with the news! In case you haven’t heard of it, the series is now in its eighth year of operation. Larry and his partner in crime, Glenn McQuaid, have created a horror anthology series\ much like the old radio shows like The Inner Sanctum and The Mercury Theatre, but of course, these two have put their own stamp on the genre. So far, there are 42 tales available on CD, vinyl, and digital download.

The creator’s promise is this:

Tales From Beyond the Pale offers listeners a thoroughly immersive auditory experience.”

Sounds good to us!

On Wednesday, August 22, at 7:30 P.M. as a part of the NYC’s Lincoln Center’s Scary Movies XI, two brand new creepy stories with be performed live. The tales with be “Die Sleeping, My Sweet” by McQuaid and “Blackout” by Fessenden. Both will be performed at the Walter Reade Theater with actors, foley artists, sound designers, and musicians. In addition, there will be a very special live presentation of two audio poems for a Tales Halloween release on vinyl.

Here are some amazing reviews to get you excited for the event and audio releases to come!

“Eerie-fy your ears with this CD box set of 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

“Some episodes re-create pop-culture archetypes… Other episodes play with expectations of characters that seem familiar… At least half the enjoyment, though, is the colorful sound design”
— The Wall Street Journal

“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

You can catch up on all four season’s worth of Tales From Beyond the Pale at your favorite audio outlet or buy directly at Tales From Beyond the Pale’s website.

About Christine Burnham

When not writing, Christine Burnham is watching TV, Horror films, reading, cooking, and spending time with her menagerie of animals.

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