From Samuel Zimmerman at ShockTillYouDrop.com:
A budding tradition and must-see at the annual Stanley Film Festival in Estes Park, CO is Tales From Beyond the Pale Live, an in-flesh, festival-tailored iteration of the Larry Fessenden & Glenn McQuaid-produced horror audio dramas. One of the festival’s more experiential events, Tales From Beyond the Pale Live: The Stanley Edition is written exclusively for the Stanley and features performers in person, as well as the magic of live foley, sound and music. It’s a treat that both reveals the form and yet draws you in even further.
At the 2015 Stanley Film Festival, taking place April 30-May 3 at the Stanley Hotel, Tales From Beyond the Pale Live is entitled The Stanley Edition: Parlor Tricks. Taking place Friday, May 1st at 7 p.m. sharp at The Historic Park Theatre, Parlor Tricks is comprised of two tales: Cold Reading, written by Glenn McQuaid & newcomer to Tales, April Snellings (writer and editor at Rue Morgue Magazine and co-editor of the book Horror Movie Heroes); and No Signal by Larry Fessenden.
The show will feature the voice talents of Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, We Are Still Here) and Leon Vitali (Barry Lyndon, Terror of Frankenstein) as well as Larry Fessenden (We Are Still Here, Body, Habit). The rest of the cast will be filled by very special guests.
Check out the full article and learn more about the show at ShockTillYouDrop.com.
Did you miss TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE Live from The Stanley Film Festival? Well what better day to listen to it than on Halloween!
To celebrate our favorite holiday, we’re now offering this chilling tale for free at the Tales From Beyond The Pale Listening Room
Written by Fessenden, McQuaid, and Chapman, these tales of terror are inspired by Colorado’s Stanley Hotel and its surroundings, which also served as the muse for Stephen King’s THE SHINING. Featuring the voice talents of Fessenden, Martin Starr, AJ Bowen, Ana Asensio, Jocelyn DeBoer, Martha Harmon Pardee and Sam Zimmerman.
GEP had a great time bringing TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE to the Stanley Film Festival! Check out the TALES: STANLEY EDITION official trailer below and see pics from the fest here.
[Stanley Fest ’14] Getting Vocal With ‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’
By EvanDickson on April 27, 2014
One of the most pleasant surprises of this year’s Stanley Film Fest was being able to witness a live recording of Tales From Beyond The Pale at the Historic Park Theater in downtown Estes Park. For those unfamiliar, Pale is a radio show produced and directed by Larry Fessenden (Habit, Beneath) and Glenn McQuaid (V/H/S, I Sell The Dead). Previous episodes have been penned by the likes of JT Petty, Simon Barrett and many other noted horror writers.
Fessenden filled me in on the show’s history several days before the performance, “we devised the concept some years ago and we went into the studio and did 10 of them, which allowed us to craft them very well. It’s an experience as an audio drama, it’s not just about dialogue. It’s also about sound design. And that did well, it was well liked. So we said, ‘let’s do it live.’ An opportunity came up with a theater engagement in New York and we pushed ourselves and approached different collaborators and did it live and that was great. But this is our first time traveling with the live show.”
That live show is surprisingly complex. If you’re thinking a radio show just involves a microphone and some prerecorded sound effects, you’d be wrong. There are several other performers onstage in addition to the voice actors, ensuring the room (and your ears) are filled with a palpable atmosphere. From plinking ice in a glass when someone pours a drink to stretching celery in unnatural ways to depict a werewolf transformation. McQuaid rightly insists that this stuff is every bit as valuable as the meat and bones of the narrative, “the foley because your performance too. The show is happening live and if someone’s digging a grave, the actor needs to hear and feel that.”
“Larry Fessenden and his Glass Eye Pix are helping keep the audio horror drama alive with TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, and with a new CD set on sale and a live version set to be staged at this weekend’s Stanley Film Festival, they’ve given us the first look at a new poster!
TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: THE STANLEY EDITION will be staged at the fest (taking place at the haunted Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King’s THE SHINING) this Saturday, with two brand new stories written specifically for the event by Fessenden, TALES co-creator Glenn McQuaid and frequent collaborator Clay McLeod Chapman. Festival attendees AJ Bowen (THE SACRAMENT), Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer (both from DEAD SNOW: RED VS. DEAD), Ana Asensio and others will be part of the voice cast; the poster…was illustrated by artist Trevor Denham…
Now available at the series’ official website and Amazon.com is the TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE SEASON 2 boxed set, containing four CDs, a DVD and a 12-page booklet. The nasty narratives for this collection, all recorded live at New York City’s Dixon Place, were written by Fessenden, McQuaid, Chapman, YOU’RE NEXT’s Simon Barrett, THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN’s Jeff Buhler, BITTER FEAST’s Joe Maggio, ANNO DRACULA author Kim Newman and short filmmaker/Fango contributor Ashley Thorpe, with voice performers including Sean Young, Vincent D’Onofrio, Mark Margolis, James Le Gros, Michael Cerveris, Kate Lyn Sheil and Jonny Orsini and Fessenden serving as host. The DVD includes the half-hour documentary BEHIND THE CURTAIN and the video-clip collection DISPATCHES FROM SEASON 1. Gary Pullin designed the box, which retails for $25.”
“In the mood for some scare-ification? Then we heartily, bloodily, and spookily recommend you check out the Tales From Beyond The Pale Season 2 box set, which is released today. A series of horror-themed audio plays, TFBTP is the brainchild of terror auteurs Larry Fessenden (Beneath) and Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead) who, according to press release-legend, conceived the idea during “a fog-drenched car ride with nothing beyond the windshield but a horizon-less void.”
Season 2 was recorded live in New York and features the vocal talents of Vincent D’Onofrio, Mark Margolis, James Le Gros, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Fessenden’s Jug Face costar Sean Young, among others. Besides Fessenden and McQuaid, story scribes include Simon Barrett (the mighty You’re Next) and British horror novelist Kim Newman. In addition to the tales themselves, the box set also boasts a DVD chronicling the history of the project and the staging of the shows.
The release of the season 2 box set comes ahead of this weekend’s Stanley Film Festival at the Colorado Hotel, the locale that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining and where the TFBTP team will unleash two tales created just for the event.
But enough of my blather. They say a scream is worth a thousand words — well, at least I do — so please do check out the screech-suffused Tales From Beyond The Pale season 2 trailer below.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STANLEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES JOE DANTE TO RECEIVE “MASTER OF HORROR” AWARD PRESENTED BY MICK GARRIS, FULL CAST FOR TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: THE STANLEY EDITION, PANELS, AND ADDED SCREENINGS
April 14, 2014 (Denver, CO) – The Stanley Film Festival (SFF), presented by Chiller and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced their full lineup of panels, added screenings, Dean’s Cup short films, and the full cast of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: The Stanley Edition (presented by Glass Eye Pix). Celebrating the best in independent horror cinema, SFF will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels and fully immersive experiences – set at the Stanley Hotel. The haunted landmark opened in 1909 and was the inspiration for Stephen King’s Overlook Hotel in The Shining.
Adding to the 4-day celebration of horror, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: The Stanley Edition has been created specifically for SFF 2014. TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is an ongoing series of audio dramas penned by luminaries from the world of contemporary horror. The Stanley Edition will proudly feature SFF attendees Martin Starr (Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead), Jocelyn DeBoer (Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead), AJ Bowen (The Sacrament), Ana Asensio and noted director and writer Larry Fessenden and additional special guests. The performance will be held at the Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park on Saturday, April 26 at 4:45pm.
Rounding out the weekend is a series of panels. SpectreVision cofounders Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller will present a panel about their film production and music management company and their future plans. Additional panels include Who Watches This Stuff?: Buying, Selling, Distributing and Exhibiting Horror Films Today as well as a panel focusing on the New Wave of horror featuring Ti West, Travis Stevens, Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden.
Check out the full press release here.
The Stanley Film Festival full line-up has been announced! In addition to Glass Eye Pix’s special Stanley Edition of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE LIVE, GEP’s LATE PHASES, directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano, will be playing the fest. Check out the program below.
From the official press release:
The Stanley Film Festival (SFF) produced by the Denver Film Society (DFS) and presented by Chiller, announced today its full line-up and schedule. As previously announced, Doc of the Dead will open SFF. The festival, taking place April 24-27, will close with the mockumentary from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), What We Do In The Shadows, about a house of vampires trying to get back in touch with modern society. Throughout the four-day celebration of the best in horror cinema, SFF will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels, special events and awards presentations at the historic haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.
The Stanley Film Festival is honored to welcome the founders of SpectreVision, Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller to accept the Visionary Award for their contribution to independent film. Founded in 2010, SpectreVision is a film production and music management company created to tell heartfelt, character-driven stories tackling real, emotional and social issues that test the boundaries of the horror genre. The Visionary Award presentation will be followed by a screening of SpectreVision’s executive produced film, Open Windows, an otherworldly new thriller which stars Wood.
“The Stanley Film Festival is about showcasing horror films that not only scare and entertain, but seek to elevate the genre,” said Denver Film Society Festival Director Britta Erickson. “SpectreVision has broken onto the scene in a fantastic fashion an is leading the industry by producing films that feed the horror audience the type of genre fare they crave. We are thrilled to honor them with our second annual Visionary Award.”
The 2014 Stanley Film Festival film selection was curated by SFF Programming Director Landon Zakheim, DFS Programmer Matthew Campbell and SFF Programming Consultant Michael Lerman.
“This has been a tremendous year for horror cinema. We’re especially honored to showcase some the world’s finest new features, time honored staples of the genre presented by special guests and a truly innovative slate of short films,” said Zakheim.
Individual tickets and the full program are now available at www.stanleyfilmfest.com.
Late Phases – USA/2014 – (Director: Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Featuring Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Tina Louise, Rutanya Alda) -When a no-nonsense war vet moves into a secluded retirement community that’s fallen victim to a series of violent beast attacks, he vows to stop the creature once and for all. Stanley Film Festival alum Adrien Garcia Bogliano (Here Comes The Devil) returns with his English-Language debut.
To keep up to date with the Stanley Film Festival visit www.stanleyfilmfest.com