May 2, 2014
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Horror Boom on the TALES S2 Box Set

Why “Tales From Beyond The Pale” Season Two Boxed Set Is A Must-Listen For Old-School Horror Fans

From HorrorBoom.com on May 2, 2014:

Note: I’m not getting any free copies, perks, nor am I selling copies of this incredibly cool item. At times this piece might sound like I’m getting a cut of every sale, but that’s not the case. I’m just REALLY REALLY enthusiastic about it and I know horror fans in my age demographic (and up) will want to know about it.

Well, hell, even if you were born after the 80s, and just love all things horror, I’m pretty sure you’ll want to know about it.

The TFBTP S2 boxed set is only on Amazon via third-party sellers, and the least expensive copy is marked up to $30.00. If you want it right from the source, you can buy it on the TFBTP site’s official store for $25.00, which you can find right here. Oh, and the tales themselves are R-rated, another big plus. These are definitely not safe for work (unless you’re wearing ear buds, I guess) or for children!

Speaking of the official website, it’s just packed with goodies. Each “tale” not only has a description of the episode (just enough to rev you up, but not enough to spoil anything), there are Director-Writer notes for each episode. On some of then, they reveal that the story, even though there wasn’t a visual, was storyboarded (I didn’t see the actual storyboards on the site, but they could be there somewhere or included as extras for when you purchase the physical sets). That’s pretty painstaking, but it gives you an idea of just how much of a labor of love the episodes are. They also have really cool art for each tale

Season One doesn’t look too shabby either, and I’ve got some serious catching-up to do. For instance, an episode titled, “The Grandfather,” features Angus Scrimm in the title role.

If you go to the official website referenced above (hell, I’ll just give you the link again) you can hear excerpts from some of the stories. Co-creator and producer Fessenden also introduces/hosts the tales, and not only does the book-ends but steps in during a break mid-story (each of the Tales run approximately 30 minutes) with a E.C. horror-esque comment along the lines of “Well! [character name] seems to be in way over his head! But things certainly couldn’t get any worse, could they?” The breaks add to the ambiance instead of taking you out of the story.

If you don’t want to commit to the full boxed set without a taste, you can buy episodes on the iTunes store for $2.95 a pair (Season One) and individually (Season Two) for $1.95.

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April 24, 2014
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Fangoria: Five Must-Sees of The Stanley Film Festival 2014

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From Samuel Zimmerman at Fangoria:

TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE LIVE: Stanley Edition

If again, atmosphere is the name of the game, you couldn’t do better than a live rendering of Glass Eye Pix’s macabre audio dramas, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE. Overseen by fantastic filmmakers and classic horror aficionados Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid, the dramas consistently feature high-caliber horror work from an ensemble of acclaimed filmmakers and actors. Live, however, the feeling is chimerical. TALES has the energy and power to transport listener to time and place far and away and to extend that feeling and share it with an audience seems tailored for a setting with such history as The Stanley. That’s not to mention this edition is bespoke to the hotel and will star Ana Ansensio, AJ Bowen (THE SACRAMENT), Jocelyn DeBoer , Larry Fessenden and Martin Starr.

TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE will be performed Saturday, April 26 at 4:45 p.m. in the Historic Park Theater.

September 13, 2013
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EW Exclusive– ‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’: Hear two new scary stories for free

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive on the release of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, SEASON 2 LIVE! including news on how you can hear a double bill of Larry Fessenden’s “Caper” and Glenn McQuaid’s “The Crush” for free.
“Those sick folks over at Tales From Beyond the Pale are celebrating the release of the second season of their frightful-in-a-good-way audio play fables by streaming two new stories, which you can hear for absolutely nothing. The first is the Sean Young-starring The   Continue Reading »