Tales From Beyond The Pale: Season Two

LARRY FESSENDEN & GLENN McQUAID (2012 CD, 8 episodes, approx 30 mins each, created by LARRY FESSENDEN & GLENN McQUAID)

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Season 2 of Glass Eye Pix’s take on radio dramas, performing all episodes live at Dixon Place, NYC.


“THE MUST LIST: 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!“

“TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE most definitely delivers.”

“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.”

“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.”

“top tier talent… phenomenal sound design 
with each episode the talent behind the microphone is fantastic.”

“I can’t wait for the next TALE”

“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”

Each TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is chillingly brought to life

What makes Tales… so successful, is the high level of production values Fessenden and McQuaid bring to each drama. As curators they bring together the best writing with the best of acting talent.

HORROR PUNKS

I remember Tales From The Darkside. I remember Tales From The Crypt. I remember the re-done Twilight Zone and Outer Limits shows. I remember all of the Simpsons Treehouse Halloween episodes. I remember and I miss these things. Once a year we get a new Simpsons Halloween episode, a few years ago we had Masters of Horror and Feat Itself… but now… Horror Compilations are a thing to love and respect. Weekly (or monthly, or yearly, or whenever they damn-well feel like it) stories about whatever tickles an author, all compiled and assembled into a structure, a form… I love it. I love these ‘get a taste’ samplers because I can learn about so many new writers, so many new actors, so many new directors… so much new horror.
Tales From The Pale is another name I can add to that list. I can chalk it up with these greats, but also with the old radio serials I remember my grandfather and father talking about. Serials like The Shadow.
In this new second season of the podcast/radio show, we get a few new stories by a few seasoned authors. New jumps, new chills. New horrors, new thrills. They have sound effects, thrown voices, characters, settings, and depth. They don’t fall into the ‘this is a novelty, so I wont try all that hard’ category. Each story is a detailed and loving creation. Each one is careful and sinful all int its own way. Each one is very, very real… in a manner of speaking.
A standout for me, one that I actually listened to twice, back to back out of enjoyment was episode 8, Caper. I loved the grit, the drama, the cold realism in the strangeness. I loved the voice work, and the light, but authentic sounding noises and backgrounds helped to paint a vivid picture.
It was refreshing to HEAR such wonderful horror. Movies have the ability to go overboard and show toooooo much, and not let you imagine anything, where as books can sometimes leave a bit too much to the mind (if the author isn’t painting pictures with their words), but this radio-drama was able to play in both fields. Carefully.
I am excited to hear what else comes from this show. I now have to set out to gather up the first seasons episodes, seeing as I have missed them, and I am now eagerly awaiting season 3.


TBD


 

TALES 2 Ram KingRam King

Performed LIVE 2 October 2012, Dixon Place, New York, NY

In a nameless mountain village, just 16 years after the Black Death, Lassa, an inquisitive young goatherd, is falsely accused of witchcraft by the child of an all-powerful village elder. Lassa looks to the Ram King for comfort, a mythical beast, half-man, half-ram, with skin of blue flames…

Writer & Director: Joe Maggio

Cast: Owen Campbell, Vincent D’Onofrio, Tobias Campbell, Brenda Cooney, Bonnie Dennison, Larry Fessenden, Joel Garland

Crew: Natalia Paruz (Musician – Saw), Dave Eggar (Musician – Cello), Jeff Seelye (Sound Record), John Moros (Live Sound Design), Shaun Brennan (Live Foley), Gisela Fulla-Silvestre (Addl Sound Design & Music), Beck Underwood (Production Design), Sarah Jones (Stage Manager), Rob Lariviere (Dixon Place Tech), Larry Fessenden (Producer), Glenn McQuaid (Producer), Gary Pullin (Poster Artist)

 

 

likefatherlikesonLike Father, Like Son

Performed LIVE 2 October 2012, Dixon Place, New York, NY

A scientist loses his five year old son in a car accident after losing control of the wheel. Wracked with grief, he refuses to let his boy go-choosing to bury himself in his work instead: Reanimating human tissue. On the brink of a major breakthrough, he’s determined to have a family reunion, no matter how many body parts it takes.

Writer & Director: Clay McLeod Chapman

Cast: Larry Fessenden, Tobias Campbell, Bonnie Dennison, Joel Garland, Vincent D’Onofrio, Brenda Cooney, Owen Campbell

Crew: Natalia Paruz (Musician – Saw), Dave Eggar (Musician – Cello), Jeff Seelye (Sound Record), John Moros (Live Sound Design), Shaun Brennan (Live Foley), Kate Billinski (Additional Sound Design), Beck Underwood (Production Design), Sarah Jones (Stage Manager), Rob Lariviere (Dixon Place Tech), Larry Fessenden (Producer), Glenn Mcquaid (Producer), Gary Pullin (Poster Artist)

 

 

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Stranger

Performed LIVE 9 October 2012, Dixon Place, New York, NY

When four friends escape the city to view a spectacular meteor shower high in a remote mountain range, they encounter a stranger who walks out of the woods. The man from the woods wears no shoes, has a loose grip on reality and a very colorful fireside story to tell…

Writer & Director: Jeff Buhler

Cast: Matthew Stephen Huffman, Helen McTernan, Jason Yachanin, Kate Lyn Sheil, John Speredakos, Brenda Cooney

Crew: Julian Maile (Theremin), Dave Eggar (Cello), John Moros (Live Sound Design), Jeff Seelye (Sound Record), Shaun Brennan (Live Foley), Kate Bilinski (Additional Sound Design), Beck Underwood (Production Design), Sarah Jones (Stage Manager), Rob Lariviere (Dixon Place Tech), Larry Fessenden (Producer), Glenn McQuaid (Producer), Gary Pullin (Poster Artist)

 

 

deadmansshoesDead Man’s Shoes

Performed LIVE 9 October 2012, Dixon Place, New York, NY

A struggling novelist with writer’s block takes on some translation work for a housebound elderly aristocrat who wants ‘to put his affairs in order’ before his death. The events that unfold will require every ounce of the novelist’s creativity he’s got to keep them both alive!

Director & Producer: Glenn McQuaid

Writer: Ashley Thorpe

Cast: Larry Fessenden, Michael Cerveris, Brenda Cooney, John Speredakos, Tobias Campbell

Crew: Dave Eggar (Cello), Julian Malie (Piano), John Moros (Live Sound Design), Jeff Seelye (Sound Record), Shaun Brennan (Live Foley), Gisela Fulla-Silvestre (Addl Sound Design & Music), Beck Underwood (Production Design), Sarah Jones (Stage Manager), Rob Lariviere (Dixon Place Tech), Larry Fessenden (Producer), Gary Pullin (Poster Artist)

 

 

Sarah

Sarah Minds The Dog

Performed LIVE 16 October 2012, Dixon Place, New York, NY

Well-mannered, well-brought-up young Englishwoman, Sarah gets herself into a bit of a pickle when left in charge of the much loved Rottweiler of a Russian mob boss.

Director & Producer: Glenn McQuaid

Writer: Kim Newman

Cast: Leila George, Alison Wright, Richard Mazda, Aidan Redmond, Larry Fessenden

 

Crew: Julian Maile (Guitar), Sam Sadigursky (Flute & Clarinet), John Moros (Live Sound Design), Jeff Seelye (Sound Record), Shaun Brennan (Live Foley), Kate Bilinski (Additional Sound Design), Beck Underwood (Production Design), Sarah Jones (Stage Manager), Rob Lariviere (Dixon Place Tech), Larry Fessenden (Producer), Brahm Revel (Poster Artist)

 

 

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The Crush

Performed LIVE 16 October 2012, Dixon Place, New York, NY

Loretta will stop at nothing to own her very own vineyard, but when the wine finally flows, it comes at a price.

Writer, Director & Producer: Glenn McQuaid

Cast: Sean Young, Matthew Stephen Huffman, John Speredakos, James Le Gros, Larry Fessenden

Crew: Julian Malie (Guitar), Sam Sadigursky (Flute & Clarinet), John Moros (Live Sound Design), Jeff Seelye (Sound Record), Shaun Brennan (Live Foley), Clay McLeod Chapman (Live Foley), Beck Underwood (Production Design), Sarah Jones (Stage Manager), Rob Lariviere (Dixon Place Tech), Larry Fessenden (Producer), Ashley Thorpe (Poster Artist)

 

 

 

 

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Dead Air

Performed LIVE 23 October 2012, Dixon Place, New York, NY

A college DJ struggles with the demonic forces that haunt the hallways during a late night broadcast.

Director & Producer: Larry Fessenden

Writer: Simon Barrett

Cast: Jonny Orsini, Joel Garland, Matthew Stephen Huffman, John Speredakos, Alison Wright

Crew: Julian Maile (Guitar), Eddy Zweilback (Percussion), Kung Fury (Featured Recording Artist), Voltaire (Featured Recording Artist), PAID (Featured Recording Artist), John Moros (Live Sound Design), Graham Reznick (Guest Sound Design), Jeff Seelye (Sound Record), Shaun Brennan (Live Foley), Beck Underwood (Production Design), Sarah Jones (Stage Manager), Rob Lariviere (Dixon Place Tech), Glenn McQuaid (Producer), Trevor Denham (Poster Artist)

 

 

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Performed LIVE 23 October 2012, Dixon Place, New York, NY

Four burglers are trapped in a fantasmagoric nightmare when they discover the abandoned mansion they break into is shapeshifting.

Writer, Director & Producer: Larry Fessenden

Cast: James Le Gros, Matthew Stephen Huffman, John Speredakos, Jonny Orsini, Mark Margolis, Joel Garland

Crew: Julian Maile (Guitar), Eddy Zweiback (Percussion), John Moros (Live Sound Design), Jeff Seelye (Sound Record), Shaun Brennan (Live Foley), Beck Underwood (Production Design), Sarah Jones (Stage Manager), Rob Lariviere (Dixon Place Tech), Glenn McQuaid (Producer), Brahm Revel (Poster Artist)



Larry Fessenden – (Ram King, Like Father, Like Son, Dead Man’s Shoes, Sarah Minds the Dog, The Crush) He is the director of the art-horror films NO TELLING, HABIT, WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER and BENEATH. He is a producer on dozens of projects in and out of the horror genre including STAKE LAND, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, I SELL THE DEAD, THE COMEDY, and WENDY AND LUCY as well as the audio series TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE. Fessenden has operated Glass Eye Pix since 1985 with the mission of supporting individual voices in the arts.

Mark Margolis – (Caper) He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1939 and attended Temple University briefly before moving to New York where he studied drama with Stella Adler and at Actors Studio. He is best known for being frequently casted for the films by Darren Aronofsky, such as PI, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, THE WRESTLER and THE BLACK SWAN. He also had a memorable role in television sensation Breaking Bad, in which he was nominated for an Emmy.

Sean Young – (The Crush) Actress who graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy. A trained dancer, she studied at the School of American Ballet in New York City, and recently made her professional stage debut in the Los Angeles production of “Stardust”. She is best known for her film roles in BLADE RUNNER, DUNE and ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE. She also worked side by side with Larry Fessenden in the film JUGFACE.

Vincent D’Onofrio(Ram King, Like Father, Like Son) An accomplished character actor, he has been referred to as “The Human Chameleon” and is often called an “actor’s actor”. He is known for his roles as Gomer Pyle in the war film FULL METAL JACKET, Edgar and the alien in MEN IN BLACK, and Detective Robert Goren in the crime television series LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. D’Onofrio is currently cast as Wilson Fisk in the Netflix series DAREDEVIL, based on the Marvel comics series.

John Speredakos – (Stranger, Dead Man’s Shoes, The Crush, Dead Air, Caper) He has been on blockbuster features such as FANTASTIC FOUR and INSIDE MAN. He as well is a long time Glass Eye Pix friend, John has acted in I SELL THE DEAD, BITTER FEAST, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, WENDIGO, and more. John has also been featured in the television series ALL MY CHILDREN and SIRENS.

James Le Gros – (The Crush, Caper) Minnesota born James has been featured in multiple Glass Eye projects including BITTER FEAST and THE LAST WINTER. Otherwise he can be seen in POINT BREAK, ENEMY OF THE STATE, and the television series JUSTIFIED and the mini-series MILDRED PLACE.

Joel Garland – (Ram King, Dead Air, Caper) Joel can be seen in films such as BIRDMAN: OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE), THE BOUNTY HUNTER, and THE BELIEVER. On television, he’s making an extended stay in ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Brenda Cooney (Ram King, Like Father, Like Son, Stranger, Dead Man’s Shoes) Born in Ireland, Brenda has been a long time Glass Eye Pix actress who and can be seen starring in I SELL THE DEAD, SATAN HATES YOU, THE INNKEEPERS, HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, AUTOMATONS and THE OFF SEASON.

Michael Cerveris (Dead Man’s Shoes) Won Broadway’s 2004 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role – Musical) for his portrayal of John Wilkes Booth in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins.” He has appeared on films such as STAKE LAND, THE MEXICAN and CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT. He also appeared on the television series FRINGE.

Kate Lyn Sheil – (Stranger) An actress and writer, known for V/H/S, THE COMEDY, YOU’RE NEXT and THE SACRAMENT.

Owen Campbell – (Ram King, Like Father, Like Son, ) This young actor has been featured in Glass Eye’s BITTER FEAST, but has also been featured in the films CONVICTION and VERY GOOD GIRLS, and the TV series THE AMERICANS and BOARDWALK EMPIRE.

Bonnie Dennison – (Ram King, Like Father, Like Son) Bonnie was a member of the cast of NBC’s “Third Watch” as well as CBS’s “Guiding Light”. Her film work has included STAKE LAND and BENEATH. Off Broadway, Bonnie starred in David Rabe’s Hurlyburly and recently made her Broadway debut as Scarlett Johansson’s understudy in Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge.

Jonny Orsini – (Dead Air, Caper) An actor, known for CIGARETTE CANDY, GENERATION UM…, KING KELLY and Larry Fessenden’s BENEATH.

Aidan Redmond – (Sarah Minds the Dog) An actor, known for I SELL THE DEAD, DAYLIGHT and LAST LOOKS.

Helen McTernan(Stranger) Also goes by Helen Herbert, is known for her work on TELEFONE, ADDICTION INCORPORATED and DEADLY SINS.

Alison Wright – (Sarah Minds the Dog, Dead Air) English actress known for THE AMERICANS, THE NANNY DIARIES, and NIGHTS.

Jason Yachanin – (Stranger) An actor, known for POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD and V/H/S.

Richard Mazda – (Sarah Minds the Dog) Actor known for THE TERRORIST and INSEPARABLE BONDS.

Tobias Campbell – (Ram King, Like Father, Like Son, Dead Man’s Shoes) Actor known for CONVICTION and BITTER FEAST.

Leila George – (Sarah Minds the Dog) Daughter of Vincent D’Onofrio. She has done camera work on the documentary The Last Impresario. 



LARRY FESSENDENCurator, Producer – Is the director of the art-horror films NO TELLING, HABIT, WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER and BENEATH. He is a producer on dozens of projects in and out of the horror genre including STAKE LAND, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, I SELL THE DEAD, THE COMEDY, and WENDY AND LUCY as well as the audio series TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, created with the mad Irishman Glenn McQuaid. Fessenden has operated Glass Eye Pix since 1985 with the mission of supporting individual voices in the arts.

GLENN McQUAID, Curator, Producer – Writer director Glenn McQuaid was born and raised on the North side of Dublin. McQuaid’s first Collaboration with Larry Fessenden came about 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 STAKELAND. McQuaid’s feature debut I Sell the Dead was a festival favorite that sold to IFC and is currently available to rent or buy at all decent retailers. He is currently curating TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, and developing various feature projects.

LISA WISELY, Producer – Lisa is a partner in The Work Room Productions and feature film producer with work that includes the critically acclaimed feature film AUTOMATONS as well as SATAN HATES YOU which is currently showing in festivals worldwide. She has worked as a producer and Business Manager for several film companies including Glass Eye Pix (THE LAST WINTER, I SELL THE DEAD, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) and Noujaim Films (CONTROL ROOM, STARTUP.COM), Inc. and heads up all operations at Channel Midnight Releasing, an independent feature film distribution company.

GARY PULLIN, Logo and Graphics – “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin is an award-winning freelance artist residing in Toronto Canada and has steadily carved out his own unique niche with-in the genre he loves – horror. In 2009 he was voted artist of the year at the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, an organization which recognizes professionals working in the horror realm. For over ten years he made his mark as Art Director at Rue Morgue Magazine, the world’s leading genre publication dedicated to horror in culture and entertainment. His artwork and influence at Rue Morgue helped shape the ever-evolving face of horror, leading him to work with many notable contemporaries such as musician/filmmaker Rob Zombie and artist Mike Mignola (Hellboy), as well as the influences that inspired him to create in the first place, such as horror icons Clive Barker and Basil Gogos. Gary’s work has hung in galleries across the globe and has been published in numerous publications, such as Royal Flush and the heavy metal magazine Revolver. When he’s not making monsters, Gary is Rue Morgue’s resident art columnist for The Fright Gallery and has been interviewed for several genre-related documentaries, the latest being Fanboy Confessional – a TV series on SPACEchannel about fans and personalities with an undying love for counter-culture.”

VOLTAIRE, Web Animation – Started his career as a stop-motion animator and director in the eighties, at a handful of New York City animation houses, During those years, a teenaged Voltaire animated stop-motion commercials for Budweiser, Ikea, RC cola, Hess, Parker Brothers, Kellogg’s, Arm and Hammer, Marvel and many others. Voltaire went on to direct a handful of horror, sci-fi and Halloween oriented station IDs for SyFy Channel, USA Networks, Discovery, The Learning Channel, Fangoria and others. After a ten year hiatus from the film business that saw Voltaire develop a large following for his music, comic books and toys, Aurelio Voltaire has returned to making films for the love of it. He is presently working on a series of shorts call the “Chimerascope series”. The first four films in the series are narrated by Danny Elfman (Oingo Boingo), Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Deborah Harry (Blondie) and Richard Butler (The Psychedelic Furs). The films have toured the festival circuit and have been seen at scores of horror and animation film festivals around the world as well as collected a handful of awards.

JEFF GRACE, Theme Music – Is a composer working for film, concert and stage. His work has been performed by Flux Quartet, Bulgarica Philharmonia, Lucia Micarelli, Valentina Farcas (Berlin Comic Opera), Marcus DeLoach (New York City Opera), Kenny Barron and members of the Metropolitan and New York Philharmonic orchestras.Jeff’s recent film credits include Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND, Kelly Reichardt’s MEEK’S CUTOFF, Larry Fessenden’s THE LAST WINTER, Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, THE ROOST, TRIGGER MAN, and Ilya Chaiken’s LIBERTY KID, as well as NBC’s Fear Itself episode SKIN & BONES. From 2001 to 2004 Jeff was an assistant to Academy Award winning composer Howard Shore working on the three films of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, Martin Scorsese’s THE GANGS OF NEW YORK, David Cronenberg’s SPIDER, David Fincher’s PANIC ROOM, and Frank Oz’s THE SCORE. Through that association, Jeff worked with such artists as Renee Fleming, Annie Lennox, Enya, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Kronos Quartet, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Terry Edward’s London Voices, and top studio orchestras and musicians in London, Los Angeles and New York.