May 8, 2019
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THE GRANDFATHER on Vinyl — Now Shipping!

GEP pals HOLY MOUNTAIN PRINTING are shipping this special edition of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE episode The Grandfather, written, directed, and sound designed by Graham Reznick and starring the incomparable Angus Scrim.

Available in two tone green or Glow in The Dark Vinyl! from HOLY MOUNTAIN PRINTING.

From Reznick’s liner notes: “I wouldn’t ask an audience to spend thirty solid minutes wandering through the foggy head of an elderly man possibly suffering cognitive decline unless they were guided by Angus. Because spending any time with Angus is to be treasured – as anyone who was lucky enough to spend time with him in real life can attest. His consummate congeniality was equalled only by his legendary, terrifying screen presence. I’ve always been fascinated by this contrast, and so The Grandfather is an attempt to have it both ways. An “attempt” only on my part as a writer and director: Angus achieved a pitch perfect blend of charm, sadness, intimidation, and danger. I hope you enjoy letting him into your head. “

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March 6, 2019
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RUE MORGUE: TALES PODCAST COMING THIS SPRING

The news is out, Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden will present Tales from Beyond the Pale
as a Podcast starting this Spring, with old favorites and brand new
Tales served up with fresh commentary by the Pale Men themselves.

Read all about it in this Month’s Rue Morgue Magazine,
available at your favorite Brick and Mortar Newstand.

And keep an ear out (and an eye) for TALES on
Vinyl from Holy Mountain Printing!

February 22, 2019
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Weekends with GEP: April Snellings interview on Horror Happens Radio

Tune in to Scratching the Surface on Horror Happens Radio
TOMORROW and listen to an interview with GEP pal April Snellings.

While you’re at it, swing by Tales From Beyond the Pale to enjoy
FOOD CHAIN, SPEAKING IN TONGUES and COLD READING,
all penned by Snellings.

October 30, 2018
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Tales Trax! From McQuaid

This Halloween Eve, shake what your Momma gave you to
Pale Man Glenn McQuaid’s Spooky soundscapes!

Visit the Tales From Beyond the Pale
Soundcloud page!

August 23, 2018
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TALES Big Night Out!

Audiences at the Walter Reade Theater were treated to 4 new Tales
at the one time only LIVE event!

August 8, 2018
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From The Archives: TALES at The Green Space.

“THE MASK” by Larry Fessenden.
 
Tales from Beyond the Pale is curated and produced by Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid,
featuring performances by John Speredakos and Larry Fessenden,
live foley by Chris Skotchdopole and Tessa Price,
music and sound design by Glenn McQuaid and technical direction by Lee Nussbuaum.
October 18, 2017
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From The Archives: Tales Crew discusses Cold Reading and No Signal

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Glass Eye Pix Tales From Beyond The Pale

Fessenden, McQuaid, Jenn Wexler, April Snellings and Graham Reznick
prattle on about the Double bill Now Streaming at IndieWire.
May 1, 2017
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Birth. Movies. Death. — TALES “a highlight” of The Overlook Film Festival

“There’s a quaintness to the delivery of these scary stories
that makes their unnerving content stand out in stark contrast.”

The Overlook Film Festival: TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE
The spooky radio drama got a live read at Timberline Lodge.

by Meredith Borders

If you’re not familiar with Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid’s radio drama Tales From Beyond the Pale, it’s a terrific and haunting storytelling device. I’ve been lucky enough to see two live reads of the show – once at The Stanley Film Festival, and this week at The Overlook Film Festival.

The performers stand at mics with headphones and scripts on podiums, while McQuaid sits in the background at a soundboard, producing the show and playing his original score. Two sound effects artists work at a table to the side, using sound props like a small door in a frame, shoes in a box of gravel, jars full of liquid, a tube they shake to create, as my colleague Katie Rife phrased it, “ambient spookiness.” As riveting as the stories are, and as great as the performances, it’s tempting to just watch the sound artists at work, the little magic they create with bags of sand and aluminum ducts.

Fessenden, in his marvelous voice, opens the show with a Crypt Keeper-type monologue, assuring us that today’s stories are intended to distract us from the “hundred-day horror show” that has been this nation. He also performs a role in each story, along with Shudder’s Sam Zimmerman, The Pumpkin Pie Show’s Clay McLeod Chapman and actress Janet Scanlon.

The first story is titled “Re-Appraisal,” in which a man (Chapman) is trying to sell his house so he can escape the modern insanity of the United States and move back to his homeland of Ireland. A potential buyer (Fessenden) arrives with a very compelling offer, but the seeming bargain comes at a terrible price. “Re-Appraisal,” written by McQuaid, trades on our new, unfortunate revival of nuclear panic, and tells a lesson about the selfishness of our own anxiety.

The second story, written by Fessenden, is called “In the Wind,” and it’s a Fargo meets The Mist-type tale in which Scanlon plays Frannie, a small town police chief in a snowy mountain resort, with Zimmerman playing her sweet-tempered second-in-command. While investigating a homicide, Frannie and her team soon realize that what they’re dealing with is something much worse, a supernatural foe that threatens to overtake the entire town.

Both stories were perfectly creepy and beautifully performed, generating real suspense in that small, warm room. Tales From Beyond the Pale was once more a highlight of this horror festival, a refreshing change from slasher flicks and the like. There’s a quaintness to the delivery of these scary stories that makes their unnerving content stand out in stark contrast. If you ever get a chance to see Tales From Beyond the Pale performed live, you should take it, and in the meantime, check out more tales here.

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October 5, 2016
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Fessenden & McQuaid on NEW FLESH podcast

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On this week’s New Flesh, Brett Arnold sits down with legendary horror filmmakers Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD, V/H/S)! Joe is nowhere to be found.

After confirming once and for all how to pronounce Larry’s last name, Larry and Glenn detail their audio drama series “Tales From Beyond the Pale,” which is now available on iTunes and their website, and discuss the allure of making strictly audio rather than a typical feature.

After promoting their upcoming live show (October 20th at Lincoln Center in NYC!), Larry explains just how close he came to remaking THE ORPHANGE with Guillermo Del Toro and Kate Winslet, and ultimately get into a discussion on what’s wrong with the mainstreaming of the horror genre.

In addition to writing and directing numerous films (NO TELLING, HABIT, WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER, BENEATH), you may recognize Larry from his roles in countless horror films, including HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, YOU’RE NEXT, STAKELAND, WE ARE STILL HERE, THE BATTERY, and many more.

Tickets for Tales From Beyond the Pale Live go on sale this Thursday.

Also available on iTunes!

June 21, 2016
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TALES wins at New York Festival’s Radio Program Awards

TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE wins the Silver Radio Award for Best Regularly Scheduled Drama Program at the 2016 New York Festival’s International Radio Program Awards! Co-creator Glenn McQuaid was in attendance, accepting the award. Check out the pics here, then listen to TALES at TalesFromBeyondThePale.com!

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