We have a triple play of terror to excite your ears. Each one sets its own distinct chill on the horror genre, forging a fresh perspective on making your blood run cold.
First up is Folxlore. This critically acclaimed series dives deep into queer horror with stories set above the subway lines of Glasgow’s inner city. Created by an all-queer team, each story subtly sucks you in to an atmosphere of fear…without the usual queerphobic tropes. In the Works — which produced Folxlore with Tin Can Audio — is a Scottish spoken word theater company; their collaboration with poet and performer Syd Briscoe brings a nuanced flair to the narrative and dialogue…a beauty that enhances the horror.
Folxlore gives you a taste of terror with a tale entitled “Seance.”
Our second stop is in Crestfall, Idaho. That’s the setting for the series Death by Dying, in which the local Obituary Writer investigates the strange and mysterious happenings around town; details bring columns about death to life, after all. The town’s denizens are already out of the ordinary. They’d fit right in if they migrated to Nightvale or Uncanny Valley. That makes their sundry deaths pretty extra-ordinary. Unless, of course, things like man-eating pussycats and haunted bicycles are common in your life.
Your visit to Crestfall starts with the very first episode, “Wyatt Died.” Created by Evan Gulock and Niko Gerentes, you’ll enjoy this dark comedy that lets you laugh in the face of death.
The humor continues in the third part of our audio sampler, as our old friends at It’s All Been Done Presents give us a twisted fairy tale about two princesses, presented with the troupe’s unique comic flair. After all, we’d rather have you finish the hour quivering with laughter than quaking with fear. For now.
To Learn & Listen More: