March 15, 2016
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6 questions with “Hap and Leonard” radio guest stars Larry Fessenden and James Le Gros

From the SundanceTV Website:

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You may have seen Larry Fessenden (I Sell the DeadWendy and LucyHabit) and James Le Gros (Living in OblivionGirls) on the red carpet of the Independent Spirit Awards, among other places. Where you won’t see them is on HAP AND LEONARD where you’ll hear them instead. (They guest star in the radio play to which Uncle Chester is listening in Episode 102.) Learn more about Fessenden’s and Le Gros’ longtime collaboration below.

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December 28, 2015
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YEAR-END SHOUT-OUTS and BEST OF’S for Fessenden and GEP

2015 was a busy year for Fessenden, Glass Eye Pix and all our assorted GEP Pals. Here are some year-end showings on various Best-Of 2015 lists….

THE FESSENDEN COLLECTION Blu-ray Box set of 4 Fessenden Films

Bloody-Disgusting: BEST BLU-RAY COLLECTIONS OF 2015
“Scream Factory had an incredibly impressive year, both on their own and from their partnership with IFC. Through all those great releases one truly stood out for me and that was The Larry Fessenden Collection (my review).”

L.A. TIMES: BEST BLU-RAYS OF 2015
“The Larry Fessenden Collection” (Scream! Factory/IFC/Glass Eye Pix): One of the best arguments for the continued existence of physical media is this box set spotlighting the work of one of America’s most original horror auteurs. Fessenden has quietly put together a body of features, shorts and experiments that make more sense when they’re gathered all in one place than when they’re scattered.”

TALES SEASON 3 by Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid / A Glass Eye Pix Production

AV CLUB: STAFF PICKS
“Larry Fessenden lives and breathes horror. Besides writing and directing a box-set worth of his own indie scare fare, he’s also acted in any number of fright flicks, mentored young horror mavericks like Jim Mickle and Ti West, and worked on the screenplay for this year’s slasher-movie-inspired video game, Until Dawn. One of his most interesting contributions to the genre, however, is the horror podcast Tales From Beyond The Pale, whose third season premiered on Black Friday. Produced and developed by Fessenden with regular collaborator Glenn McQuaid, the series resurrects the radio drama of early last century: Each episode is a one-act horror play, gamely performed by voice talent both recognizable and not, and written/directed by various artists of the genre, with Fessenden dropping in before and after to play old-school host. The content varies in quality, but especially in tone: Some episodes aspire to the creaky theatrical style of an old Boris Karloff segment, while others are distinctly modern in adult subject matter and language. What links them all, beyond uniformly excellent sound design, is an earnest interest in using pure audio techniques—foley effects, dialogue, creepy music—to elicit unease and create a whole world within listeners’ ears. The best of the bunch, such as season one’s unnerving surgery story “The Conformation,” serve as good reminders that what you can hear and imagine is sometimes much scarier than what you can see. It’s not surprising that Fessenden, a one-man champion of all things frightening, would understand that better than most. [A.A. Dowd]”

DARLING by Mickey Keating / A Glass Eye Pix Production

Iconsoffright: TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES OF THE YEAR
“#1 DARLING is in no way for everyone, that’s one thing I’ll get out of the way when talking about the film that is easily my favorite film of the entire year and in all actuality, my favorite film in quite a few years. It’s a complete descent into madness, told through flashing lights, long moments without dialogue and a Polanski-heavy vibe that is sure to turn some genre fans off. With all of that being said though, it’s also very simply, a film so close to being a perfect piece of cinema that it feels like an important thing, watching it.”

WE ARE STILL HERE by Ted Geoghegan, featuring Fessenden

Rolling Stone: 10 Best horror movies of 2015
“A peculiar New England terror with Lucio Fulci in its veins, Ted Geoghegan’s wintry haunted-house film defies the tired affectations of the standard ghost story. Its isolated pair of couples are melancholy, middle-aged, and terribly offbeat (see: the possession of Larry Fessenden and the space case of Lisa Marie). The specters on hand are as likely to thrust charred hands through a body, as they are to ominously lurk. And it’s all tied to a Lovecraftian home, a beast of a structure whose walls are the canvas for one of 2015s finest splatter-filled finales. SZ”

UNTIL DAWN, writers Graham Reznick and Fessenden / Sony Playstation

Engadget: These are our favorite video games of 2015
“Supermassive Games’ PlayStation 4 debut is unlike any big-budget game I’ve played in ages. Rather than sticking a gun in my hand, it sat me down in a director’s chair and essentially told me to craft my own horror movie. It could’ve been disastrous, but Supermassive intrinsically gets what makes for a good horror flick: the unknown, atmosphere, killer writing, and great performances from (mostly) unknown actors.”

 

December 2, 2015
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FANGO: McQuaid and Fessenden talk TALES

The suspiciously named new feature from Fango (The Cutting Room?????!) presents an archived interview with McQuaid and Fessenden.

Have you ordered your new box set yet? Ships end of week!!

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“For Season 3, the collaborators who joined us have been very big and as much as I love the challenge of writing these stories under the gun, it’s been equally refreshing to seduce others into TALES. So we have some old collaborators, some new collaborators as well…”

November 27, 2015
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TALES SEASON 3 Now Available!

Today is the day! Escape the stores and spend Black Friday with TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, SEASON 3, now available on iTunes, Amazon, Audible, and the TALES online store.  Plus get your hands on the TALES SEASON 3 complete set (book & flash drive), shipping next week.

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And keep it tuned to Indiewire all month long for interviews with the writer-directors and free-streaming sessions of the episodes.

Happy Black Friday!

 

November 25, 2015
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LISTEN NOW: Glenn McQuaid’s Sexual Thriller THE RIPPLE AT CEDAR LAKE – TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE SEASON 3

Indiewire’s back with another Season 3 episode of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE. Listen in to the second installment in McQuaid’s loose “crime of passion trilogy.”

 

Read on for more info and an interview with Glenn McQuaid.

November 16, 2015
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Indiewire Presents First Looks at New TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE

We’re teaming up with Indiewire to present brand new episodes of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE.

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“Indiewire is partnering with the independent horror studio Glass Eye Pix to provide exclusive first looks at the new episodes of its radio theater show “Tales Beyond the Pale.” Each Friday through mid-December, new episodes from the third season of the eerie audio plays will be available on the site for exclusive two-day windows alongside interviews with the talent.”

Read on for more info about the collaboration and an interview with Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid.

November 5, 2015
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Friday and Saturday: I SELL THE DEAD Screenings in NYC 11/6 & 11/7

Attention NYC Fans! Glenn McQuaid’s I SELL THE DEAD screens Friday 11/6/15 and Saturday 11/7/15 at midnight at the IFC Center in NYC.

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18th-century justice has finally caught up with grave robbers Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) and Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden). With the specter of the guillotine looming over him, young Blake confesses to a priest, Father Duffy (Ron Perlman), about his fifteen years of adventure in the resurrection trade; from his humble beginnings as a young boy stealing trinkets from corpses, to his partnership with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes hunting creatures unwilling to accept their place in the ground. The colorful and peculiar history of Grimes and Blake is one filled with adventure, horror, and vicious professional competition that ends where it begins — the grave.

For tickets and more info, head over to IFC.

October 30, 2015
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EW Debuts Exclusive Poster and Stream from TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE Season 3

TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, SEASON 3 is coming for you November 27th (Black Friday)! But Entertainment Weekly has a Halloween treat for you today– Stuart Gordon’s episode, THE HOUND, is available for you to stream, plus they’ve got exclusive poster art (created by acclaimed Nightmare on Elm Street/Evil Dead artist Graham Humphreys) along with info about the release.

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“The 10-episode season will feature tales written by McQuaid, Fessenden, and Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train), among others. Meanwhile, the impressive cast list includes Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nick Damici, James LeGros, Sean Young, and Pat Healy.

The new season also features a Re-Animator reunion with director Stuart Gordon, actress Barbara Crampton, writer Dennis Paoli, and composer Richard Band returning to H.P. Lovecraft territory with an adaptation of the famous horror writer’s short story, The Hound.

Tales from Beyond the Pale: Season 3 will be released with a hardcover book — illustrated by renowned poster artist Graham Humphreys — and on a USB drive that will also feature an introductory film by Beck Underwood. 

We can only show you a sliver here, so head over to listen to the episode and check out the new poster.

TALES: SEASON 3 is now available for pre-order over at the TALES online store.  Visit TalesFromBeyondThePale.com for more info about the new season.

October 29, 2015
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New 30th Anniversary Mini-Doc: TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE Season 3

New Doc from Glass Eye chronicler Adam Barnick features ‘Tales’ creators Glenn McQuaid and Fessenden detailing the origins of their macabre radio dramas; the nature of working exclusively with sound; and offer a sneak peek of the episodes and creators of Season Three, including Stuart Gordon!

October 27, 2015
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Blumhouse Teases With Animated TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE Promo

Blumhouse has your exclusive first look at a new animated teaser for Season 3 of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE.

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We told you recently about the upcoming third season of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE — the amazing old-school horror radio drama created by writer-producer-director-actor and all-around genre legend Larry Fessenden (HABIT, WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER) and his partner in auditory mischief, writer-director Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD). This season, genre icons like Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR), Eric Red (THE HITCHER), Barbara Crampton (WE ARE STILL HERE) and more will be joining the TALES team, so we’re seriously stoked — and you should be too!

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To help in that area, the fine folks at Glass Eye Pix (Fessenden’s production company for three decades and running) have a little present to tide you over until the new season begins: a spooky stop-motion animated teaser directed by Beck Underwood — who was also art director and production designer on several Glass Eye productions, including STAKE LAND, I SELL THE DEAD and BITTER FEAST. She’s also the creator of animated shorts THAT CREEPY OLD DOLL, PHANTOM LIMBS and PERFECTLY PERFECT.

Check out more of her amazing creations at BeckUnderwood.com… but first, dig this adorably creepy Season 3 promo, which today you can only see right here!

More TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE news coming soon… so keep your ears open!

To watch the full, creepy teaser, head over to Blumhouse now.

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