Dark Tome
Dark Tome
Dagaz Media
What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds?Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?Cassie, a teen that's having trouble fitting in at school, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village.
Janine, by Emma J Gibbon
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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jul 6
30 min
Introducing The Gloom
Samantha Williams, an investigative journalist, introduces the infamous unsolved early 1990s cold case of the Filmore Four, a group of teenagers caught up in a ghastly web of murder and destruction, tied to a Queens, New York psychiatric hospital, and quite possibly, their emotionally damaged therapist, Dr. Darlene Harrington. This is THE GLOOM, a slow-burn psychological thriller by Violet Hour Media, a member of the Fable and Folly podcast network. The Gloom contains adult language and depictions of violence. Please proceed with caution. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jul 1
29 min
Gargoyles, by Stephanie Diaz Reppen
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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jun 1
31 min
Maggie Doll, by Alex Jennings
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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
May 2
52 min
Henry, by Fred Greenhalgh
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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mar 3
21 min
S3E1: Introducing The Dark Tome: Undertow
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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jan 22
37 min
Trailer - The Dark Tome: Undertow
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/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jan 5
2 min
Bonus Episode - Last Stop on Route 9 by Tananarive Due
This week a special opportunity to showcase the work of Nightlight Podcast! A black horror podcast hosted and produced by Tonia Ransom. The story is "Last Stop on Route Nine" by Tananarive Due - a chilling tale of taking a wrong turn and ending up in another world. Nightlife Pod is an amazing anthology, check out their work at: nightlightpod.com - on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/nightlightpod ) - and Twitter ( https://twitter.com/missdefying ) Discover Tananarive Due's work on her website ( http://tananarivedue.com/ ) - Also don't miss her on-demand webinar on black horror taught with Steven Barnes. The Sunken Place ( http://bit.ly/SunkenPlaceCourse ) [http://bit.ly/SunkenPlaceCourse] See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Dec 24, 2020
42 min
Season 3 Announcement | Halloween Special
Today we announced Dark Tome Season 3 - yahooo! Coming in January, 2021. Also, a re-play of a classic horror radio play, reinvented by Fred's FinalRune Productions. Three men who tend the light at a reclusive island off the coast of French Guiana see a rogue ship adrift in the Atlantic. The reason for the derelict ship soon becomes obvious – it has been overrun by hundreds of thousands of ferocious ship’s rats. The rats land on the isle and soon we are in for a claustrophobic tale of terror as the three men struggle to keep their minds from cracking under the pressure of thousands and thousands of squeaking, scratching, hungry rats. Written by George Toudouze, adapted for radio by James Poe *Part of the FinalRune/Mad Horse Old Time Radio on Location Project* See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Oct 30, 2020
26 min
Curious History of the Dark Tome, Epilogue - An Essay by Mr. Gussy
"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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jun 8, 2020
19 min
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