A group of buddies goes hunting in the Maine woods and find an evil beyond imagination. This haunting story is penned by Morgan Sylvia -- a metalhead, an Aquarius, a beer snob, coffee addict, and a work in progress. A former obituarist, she is now a full-time freelance writer. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Pseudopod, Forgotten Realms, Wicked Witches, Wicked Haunted, Northern Frights, Haunted House Short Stories, Endless Apocalypse, Twice Upon An Apocalypse, and The Final Summons, among others. Her first poetry collection, Whispers From The Apocalypse, was released in 2014. Her debut horror novel, Abode, was released by Bloodshot Books in 2017. Her second novel, Dawn, the first book of a fantasy trilogy, was released in 2018. Her most recent book, As The Seas Turn Red, an ocean-themed poetry collection, was nominated for an Elgin Award. She lives in Maine with her boyfriend, two cats, and a chubby goldfish. Nathan Dana Aldritch is a native Mainer currently calling Los Angeles home where he’s a professional actor and also slinger of a mean drink. He has over a dozen television appearances to his name as well and numerous stage credits with such awesome roles depicted as “Psychotic Redneck” “Paranoid Husband” “The Devil” and .. The Elephant Man. If you’ve checked out our standalone mini-series The Dark Tome: Undertow, he plays the small town bureaucrat Marty Ducharme. Sound Design/Editing - Fred Greenhalgh. Music by Blue Dot Sessions. Additional sound and music by Mind’s Eye Productions. CONTENT WARNING: This story has strong language and really messes with your mind. Not recommended for listening while on psychedelics.
A Dark Tome exclusive short story reading of The Ding Ding, written and read by Judith Pancoast. It's the 1970s. A teenager accepts a babysitting job with a strange family because she's dying to scrape up a few bucks to buy records. But this job will prove the strangest she's ever taken when a haunted "Ding Ding" turns up in the middle of the night. Judith Pancoast is a Grammy-nominated musician and writer born and brought up in Waterville, Maine. Her stories have appeared in the new Journal of the Horror Writers of Maine, Northern Frights, and a third was published in the summer edition of the Scary Snippets anthology. Judith is now a proud member of the Horror Writers Association Sound design and music by Carter Wogahn. And featuring the sound of 'haunted ice cream truck' Fred has been dying to put into a production for the better part of 8 years...
This week a reading of the short story JANINE, a haunting tale of youth gone awry thanks to devils in the Maine woods. Story by Emma J Gibbon - Emma J. Gibbon is originally from Yorkshire in the U.K. and now lives in Midcoast Maine. She is a Rhysling-nominated speculative poet, horror writer and librarian. Her debut fiction collection, Dark Blood Comes from the Feet, is out now from Trepidatio Publishing and was one of NPR’s best books of 2020. Her stories have appeared in the Toasted Cake podcast, The Muse & The Flame and the New England Horror Writers anthologies, Wicked Haunted and Wicked Weird. Her poetry has been published in Strange Horizons, Liminality, Pedestal Magazine, Kaleidotrope and Eye to the Telescope. Emma lives with her husband, Steve, and three exceptional animals: Odin, Mothra, and M. Bison (also known as Grim) in a spooky little house in the woods. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the New England Horror Writers, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association and the Tuesday Mayhem Society. Read by Lisa Stathoplos - Lisa Stathoplos is an actor, voice artist and special education teacher/behavior specialist. She's been acting on stage, film and video for forty years; teaching for twenty. Moving north from her beloved theatrical home, Portland, Maine, Lisa lives in Searsport with Michael and a motley collection of adopted furry creatures. Sound design and music editing by Carter Wogahn. Thanks to the Fable and Folly network for ad support and Brooklinen for underwriting this episode. Enjoy $20 off your $100 order by going to Brooklinen.com and using Promo Code TOME.
This week's story is the haunting GARGOYLES, by Stephanie Diaz Reppen. You heard Stephanie's work as Sonia in Dark Tome Undertow. Performing as Stephanie Diaz, she is an accomplished and versatile actress - as, as well as horror aficionado and writer. Stephanie's short story Gargoyles is a treatise on the dark rooms found in every home, and the monsters that lurk within. Content warning: alludes to child sexual abuse.
A strange tale of toys left to fend for themselves after a great disaster occurs to humans. Written by Alex Jennings, read by Kym Dakin, with sound design and music editing by Carter Wogahn. This episode brought to you by Function of Beauty.
Today, an original short story by Dark Tome creator Fred Greenhalgh, HENRY - a meditation on loss, and a study of the power of love to hold off the forces of darkness. Inspired by the steadfast heart of his late pet, Henry. Content warning: depicts pet mortality. This short story appears in the winter 2021 edition of Northern Frights: The Journal of HORROR WRITERS of MAINE [http://horrorwritersme.com/northernfrights/] Written, read, sound designed by Fred Greenhalgh with sounds/music from Mind's Eye Productions studios.
More Dark Tome is here! Enjoy our new standalone audio movie, UNDERTOW. UNDERTOW takes place 18 months after the end of Dark Tome Season 2. As the world tries to reconcile the inexplicable occurrences in Simpson Falls, Maine, Simpson Falls native and investigative reporter Tony Baxter, is called on assignment. But as Tony starts to dig underneath the surface, he finds the subject of the story is soon on him, and the aftermath of a childhood tragedy he’s never fully reconciled. Tony is faced with an impossible choice, and he and his partner, photojournalist Sonia Proud, won’t be able to leave the town as they arrived. Featuring over 40 actors, a full original score and recorded across the United States during lockdown, UNDERTOW is a slow-burn audio-horror thriller in the veins of 1980s Stephen King paperbacks. All episodes available now, currently exclusive to Stitcher Premium (stitcher.com/premium), use promo code DARK for a free month’s trial.
The Dark Tome is back with a standalone audio movie, called UNDERTOW. UNDERTOW takes place 18 months after the end of Dark Tome Season 2. As the world tries to reconcile the inexplicable occurrences in Simpson Falls, Maine, Simpson Falls native and investigative reporter Tony Baxter, is called on assignment. But as Tony starts to dig underneath the surface, he finds the subject of the story is soon on him, and the aftermath of a childhood tragedy he’s never fully reconciled. Tony is faced with an impossible choice, and he and his partner, photojournalist Sonia Proud, won’t be able to leave the town as they arrived. Featuring over 40 actors, a full original score and recorded across the United States during lockdown, UNDERTOW may be the most ambitious Dark Tome project to date. UNDERTOW will be exclusive to Stitcher Premium, debuting on *January 14th, 2021*. Learn more at: https://thedarktome.com/undertow/
"I gotta give you a warning: there is no truth about the Dark Tome. If you think I can tell you anything certain about it, well, turn your computer off now and knock yourself in the head for the fool you are. What makes you think we can ever understand something so old?" A special episode featuring recovered tape of the author, Wilbur Gussy, reading his controversial 1999 essay, "The Curious History of the Dark Tome," long thought to be an apocryphal part of internet history. Though its authenticity has been hotly debated in academic and online forums over the ensuing two decades, none can cast doubt how effective it was at creating a lucrative online book business for the AOL user who wrote it. The more cynical online commenters suggest that it was written as a crass commercial publicity stunt.
Jun 8, 2020
Caitlin no longer tracks days by the calendar - instead, it's by the theme covers of the journals she writes while she goes to work at the derelict Java Shack in Augusta, Maine. The themes of these journals, e.g. "The Days of Flaming Motorcycles," are both a useful counter of time and contain the truthful account of her observations of the zombie apocalypse... A mesmerizing story of pandemic and zombies by Catherynne M. Valente, NYT bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry (including one of my personal all-time-favorites, the Orphan’s Tales). Read by Kat Moraros, a Chicago-based actor originally hailing from North Yarmouth, Maine. Kat has a deep background of stage, film and voice acting, and is represented by Gill Talent Group Chicago. www.katmoraros.com ( http://www.katmoraros.com ) @katmoraros Female zombie FX by Sarah Golding, AKA Quirky Voices, sarahgoldingvoiceactorandmore.weebly.com and host of the MADIVA podcast for voice actors. Produced, designed, and some zombie sounds by Fred Greenhalgh, co-creator of the Dark Tome.
Apr 10, 2020