Conceived during a fog-drenched car ride with nothing beyond the windshield but a horizon-less void, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid created the acclaimed "Tales from Beyond the Pale," audio theater inspired by the vintage radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles. Having previously released 10 studio-recorded Tales for Season One, Fessenden and McQuaid decided to up the ante and stage a second season of Tales before a live audience at the performance venue Dixon Place in downtown New York City.
Tales Season Two delves even further beyond the pale with eight explosive tales to tickle your fancy and curdle your blood. The series is produced by filmmakers Larry Fessenden & Glenn McQuaid; Associate producers Lisa Wisely, Jenn Wexler. In "Caper" by Larry Fessenden, four burglers are trapped in a fantasmagoric nightmare when they discover the abandoned mansion they break into is shapeshifting. Featuring the voice talents of James Le Gros, Matthew Stephen Huffman, John Speredakos, Jonny Orsini, and Mark Margolis.
"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)
"The team at Glass Eye Pix and the filmmakers they've assembled are very much crafting great little spookfests that remind us why we love horror storytelling in general." (Fangoria)
"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)
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