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Feb 6, 2023

THE SUNDOWNERS – Episode 4: Three Faces of Death
[Rated R for Violence and Adult Language]

Written by Mark Slade
Directed and Produced by Viktor Aurelius

Featured in the cast were:

David Ault as Fowler
Viktor Aurelius as Granger
Alexis Bristowe as Amy
Atticus Jackson as Mick
Austin Beach as Jakus
Snake as Heck
Josei Kage as the Little Girl, Woman and Dawn
Jeff Niles as Stranger #1 and #2
and Pete Lutz as Stranger #3 and #4

Music by Kevin MacLeod ( http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ )
Sound Design by Viktor Aurelius

© The 4077th and ALL BETTER AUDIO (2016)

Feb 6, 2023

THE SUNDOWNERS – Episode Three: “BLOOD BATH”

[Rated R for Adult Language, Violence and Sexual Situations]

Written by Mark Slade

Directed and Produced by Viktor Aurelius

Featured in the cast were:

Jeff Niles as the Narrator

Keane Lutz as Joey

Mary Genevieve Fortier as Maddy

David Ault as Fowler

Viktor Aurelius as Granger

Terrence Drye as Glenndale

Pete Lutz as Boris

Angela Young as Sabrina

Jessica Mathews as Nadya

Cheyenne Gibbs as Drina

David Schütz II as Gino Thompson

and Cary Michael Ayers as Ned

Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/)

Sound Design by Viktor Aurelius

© The 4077th and ALL BETTER AUDIO (2016)

Feb 6, 2023

The Sundowners - Episode 2: Sam Hill Died Here

[Rated R for Adult Language, Sexual References and Violence]

Written by Mark Slade

Directed and Produced by Viktor Aurelius

Featured in the cast were

Jeff Niles as the Narrator

David Ault as Fowler

Viktor Aurelius as Granger

Gwendolyn Jensen Woodard, Mary Genevieve Fortier, Jeff Niles, Viktor Aurelius and Jack Ward as the Voices

Pete Lutz as Sam Hill

Keane Lutz as the Paper Boy

Ryan Vollmer as Ned

Mary Genevieve Fortier as the Little Girl

Gwendolyn Jensen Woodard as the Mother

Cary Ayers as the Tavern Keep

Jeff Niles as Chester

Cheyanne Gibbs as Dawn

and Terrence Drye as Glenndale

Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/)

Sound Design by Viktor Aurelius

© The 4077th and ALL BETTER AUDIO (2015)

Feb 6, 2023

THE SUNDOWNERS Episode 1: Elixir

It is 1887 in a Salt Mining town in Utah Territory populated by peaceful citizens who have their own "unique" way of life. Some believe that they are religious fanatics, but that only scratches the surface. But when two detectives wander into town to investigate a missing person, the truth is revealed.

ORIGINALLY AIRED AS A JEFF NILES PRESENTS EPISODE.
Featured in the cast were:

David Schütz II as the Drunk
Jeff Niles as the Tavern Keep
Matt Weller as Boone
Laura Nicole as Lucinda
David Ault as Fowler
Viktor Aurelius as Granger
and Kat Waterflame as Glory

Music by Kevin MacLeod ( http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ )
Sound Design by Viktor Aurelius

Feb 6, 2023

Jeff Niles Presents: “Seeing Red”
Written by Mark Slade
Directed and Produced by Viktor Aurelius

Synopsis: Tonight, Danny and his recently wedded wife, Helen, are leaving a concert. They had a great time and were really enjoying themselves. But it seems that their evening of fun might run into a snag.

Featured in the Cast were:

Viktor Aurelius as Danny
Laura Nicole as Helen
and Rachel Rumler as Susan

Music by Kevin MacLeod ( http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ )

Sound Design by Viktor Aurelius
© The 4077th and ALL BETTER AUDIO (2015)

Jan 9, 2023

From DREAMS & SCREAMS PRODUCTIONS comes a 5-part audio horror series called The Somnilyte Sessions, produced by Sara Brooke Christian, PhD. Here we present Episodes 5, the season finale. Enjoy!

  • Episode 5 The Train is Coming

          In the season finale, Rebekah comes face to face with her greatest fear. Will Rebekah be able to escape the grips of the SomniLyte Institute? 

            Cast: Emily Gray, Chase Bernard, Sydni Meyers, Victoria Myssik, Théo Lambert-Scott, Henry Southwick, Sophia Brazda, Hannah Thibodeaux, Anna Broussard, Samantha Staggs, Abbe Gail Gross, Marq Parks, Zachary Ochinko, Robin Talbot, Brandon Persica

Jan 8, 2023

From DREAMS & SCREAMS PRODUCTIONS comes a 5-part audio horror series called The Somnilyte Sessions, produced by Sara Brooke Christian, PhD. Here we present Episodes 3 & 4, which we promised for November, but life got in the way. As stated before, the finale is promised soon. Enjoy!

  • Episode 3 Birthday Cake

            The Institute’s true intentions begin to show as Rebekah endures another session and her friends and fellow patients begin to disappear.

            Written by Chase Bernard and Desiree Carpenter

            Cast: Emily Gray, Chase Bernard, Sydni Meyers, Victoria Myssik, Théo Lambert-Scott, Henry Southwick, Sophia Brazda, Hannah Thibodeaux, Anna Broussard, Samantha Staggs, Abbe Gail Gross, Marq Parks, Zachary Ochinko, Robin Talbot, Brandon Persica

  • Episode 4 In The Name of Science

            Rebekah investigates the unexplained and confronts those in charge in her most tense dreamscape yet.

            Written by Aaron Wood and Sara Brooke Christian

            Cast: Emily Gray, Chase Bernard, Sydni Meyers, Victoria Myssik, Théo Lambert-Scott, Henry Southwick, Sophia Brazda, Hannah Thibodeaux, Anna Broussard, Samantha Staggs, Abbe Gail Gross, Marq Parks, Zachary Ochinko, Robin Talbot, Brandon Persica

Oct 29, 2022

Horror Fest '22: Campfire Radio Theatre: The Dreams of Wolves

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting a wide selection of new, old-time radio (and other) horror programs. For our 10th and final entry, we are proud to present The Dreams of Wolves from Campfire Radio Theatre.

During the Civil War, a small band of Union soldiers seek refuge for the night within the confines of a southern plantation home inhabited by three frightened residents, unaware they are closely stalked by a predatory beast. CAMPFIRE RADIO THEATRE

 Warning: Contains explicit language and frightening situations.

Written, directed and produced by John Ballentine

Cast:

Soren Narnia

Melissa Medina

Blaine Hicklin

Monique Sacay-Bagwell

Owen McCuen

Shelby Sessler

John Bell

Julie Hoverson

Original music score by Kevin Hartnell

"All the Pretty Little Horses" and "Wayfaring Stranger" performed by Melissa Medina

Oct 28, 2022

Horror Fest '22: THE CELLAR Miniseries 2, Episode 2: The Game, by John Bell & Becky Beach

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting a wide selection of new, old-time radio (and other) horror programs. For our ninth, we are proud to present "The Game" by John Bell and Becky Beach, the Third Place winner in The Cellar's scriptwriting contest in 2019. 

In this new production, made especially for World Audio Drama Day 2022, a laid-back guy and his prudish date go to the home of a fun-loving couple for game night. Some experiments with a Ouija Board lead to the unexpected arrival of an uninvited guest, who insists on taking over the evening...and a few other things! NARADA RADIO COMPANY

CAST:

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

ANNOUNCER: Robin Robbins

BOB:  Dana Gonsalves

ALTON:  Pete Lutz

SHARON: Angela Young

ELLEN:  Rachel Pulliam

THE STRANGER: John Bell

Directed by Pete Lutz

Produced by John Bell

Theme music composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons

Oct 28, 2022

Horror Fest '22: THE CELLAR Miniseries 2, Episode 1: Terror on Edge Island, by Adrian Cory

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting a wide selection of new, old-time radio (and other) horror programs. For our eighth, we are proud to present "Terror on Edge Island" by Adrian Cory, the First Place winner in The Cellar's scriptwriting contest in 2019. 

In this new production, made especially for World Audio Drama Day 2022, a small band of climate scientists travel to an island off the coast of Norway to study the effect of climate change on its fjords and permafrost, with a secondary study of the prehistoric, primitive life that once thrived there. What else they find is something you'll soon find out for yourself! NARADA RADIO COMPANY

CAST:

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

ANNOUNCER: Robin Robbins

PROFESSOR LINFORD NOBLE: Jordan Scavone

DR GUNTER SCHMIDT: Thomas Rippert

DR GARY STILES: Les Marsden

DR ANNE HOLLOWAY: Angela Young

CANUTE: Orlando Segarra

Produced & Directed by Pete Lutz

Theme music composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons

Oct 22, 2022

Horror Fest '22: Project Audion 23: The Whistler, "Man From the Morgue"

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting a wide selection of old-time radio (and other) horror programs. For our seventh, we are proud to present a remake of a radio play that was broadcast only once, in 1952: THE WHISTLER, "Man From the Morgue".

Appropriate to the Halloween month - but good anytime - Project Audion's latest premiere is an episode of old time radio's long-running (1942-1955) mystery anthology series, "The Whistler". Over 700 episodes were originally broadcast, but we're recreating one that doesn't survive: "Man from the Morgue," which aired January 13, 1952 and was since lost. Our coast-to-coast cast features outstanding performances all transcribed live via Zoom...

Jeff Billard in Massachusetts

Larry Groebe in Texas

Chris Hart in Florida

Kristen James, California

Ken Jeffries, California

John Mauldin, Tennessee

Rhiannon McAfee, Calfornia

Greg McAfee, Calfornia

Brad Oxnam, Tennessee

Sound patterns were performed by Ele Matelan in Illinois.

The show was directed by Jon Mauldin and produced by Larry Groebe.

(Orig. launched 10/8/21)

Oct 21, 2022

From DREAMS & SCREAMS PRODUCTIONS comes a 5-part audio horror series called The Somnilyte Sessions, produced by Sara Brooke Christian, PhD. Here we present the first two episodes, "Welcome to the Institute" and "Ice Crystals". Episodes 3 & 4 will be released in November, and the finale is promised soon. Enjoy!

  • Episode 1 Welcome to the Institute

A new patient, Rebekah, checks in to a mental health facility called The SomniLyte Institute in hopes of getting treatment for her sleep disorder.

Written by Kyra Smith and Ethan Hunter

Cast: Emily Gray, Chase Bernard, Sydni Meyers, Victoria Myssik, Théo Lambert-Scott, Henry Southwick, Sophia Brazda, Hannah Thibodeaux, Anna Broussard, Samantha Staggs, Abbe Gail Gross, Marq Parks, Zachary Ochinko, Robin Talbot, Brandon Persica

  • Episode 2 Ice Crystals

Rebekah experiences her first full session inside The Ether and enters a dreamscape meant to help uncover the root of her fears.

Written by Aaron Wood and Sara Brooke Christian

 Cast: Emily Gray, Chase Bernard, Sydni Meyers, Victoria Myssik, Théo Lambert-Scott, Henry Southwick, Sophia Brazda, Hannah Thibodeaux, Anna Broussard, Samantha Staggs, Abbe Gail Gross, Marq Parks, Zachary Ochinko, Robin Talbot, Brandon Persica

Oct 15, 2022

Horror Fest '22: Project Audion 35: Midworld

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting a wide selection of old-time radio (and other) horror programs. For our sixth, we are proud to present a remake of a radio play that was broadcast only once, in 1939: MIDWORLD, "Return of the Werewolf", from the Texas State Network.

Horror stories work so well as audio drama because all the awful deeds take place in your mind's eye. That's why radio spawned such classic shows as Lights Out, Quiet Please, Inner Sanctum, and...Midworld? Project Audion brings back to life a late-night radio horror show that has been dead for 83 years: a series which was only heard on the two dozen stations of the then-new Texas State Network. A single Midworld script is all that survives from it - a tale of werewolves and ghosts set in the Canadian wilderness. This is the first time the show has been performed since 1939. Watch our voice actors from across the US perform via Zoom, or close your eyes and just listen...if you dare!

CAST:

Bob Beaumont in California

George Taylor in Tennessee

Frank Guglielmeli in Pennsylvania

and helmed and produced by Larry Groebe in Texas

Oct 14, 2022

Horror Fest '22: Stay Tuned for Terror (double-feature)

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting a wide selection of old-time radio (and other) horror programs. For our fifth, we are proud to present the only two known-to-exist episodes of the series "Stay Tuned for Terror", written, selected and adapted by Robert Bloch. So here we present, as a single installment, episodes 31 and 32 of that late 1940s series:

"The Boogey Man Will Get You" and "Lizzie Borden Took an Axe". 

Neblett Radio Productions, Chicago, c. 1947

(Obtained from archive dot org.)

Oct 13, 2022

HORROR FEST '22: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting at least four radio programs originally aired on BBC radio. For our fourth, another dramatized tale by Ray Bradbury, "Something Wicked This Way Comes."

Composer ..... David Paul Jones
Sound ..... Paul Cargill
Produced/Directed by Pauline Harris

Set in 1960's Illinois this gem of modern Gothic literature is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight. These two innocents, both aged 13, (Will is born one minute before Halloween, and Jim one minute after) save the souls of the town (as well as their own). This is a vivid variation on the eternal theme of the fight between Good and Evil. A thrilling, chilling, richly kaleidoscopic sound world ensues; a shimmering mirror maze that reflects your older or younger self, depending on your desires, and a magic carousel that plays Chopin's Funeral March forwards - with each rotation you gain a year, and rotating backwards - you get younger.

Cast:

Will: Theo Gregory

Jim: Joseph Lindsay

Charlie: Henry Goodman

Mr Dark: Kenneth Cranham

Mr Coogar: Gerard McDermott

Lightening rod salesman: Gerard McDermott

Miss Foley: Barbara Barnes

Dust Witch: Buffy Davis

Robert: Taran Stanzler

Young Miss Foley: Amelia Clarkson

Jed: Ethan Brooke

Originally aired 11/04/2011 on BBC Radio

(Obtained from archive dot org.)

Oct 13, 2022

HORROR FEST '22: Leviathan 99 by Ray Bradbury

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting at least four radio programs originally aired on BBC radio. Next up, a dramatized tale by Ray Bradbury, "Leviathan 99."

A fantastical adaptation of Moby Dick, Ray Bradbury takes audiences past the moon and the stars in search of the greatest and brightest comet in the universe. Join a deranged captain, an eight-foot-tall telepathic spider, and our reluctant hero. You can call him Ishmael.
 
Originally aired on BBC Radio 3, 3 May 1968 
Adapted and produced by H. B. Fortuin
Stars Denys Hawthorne as Ishmael  
 
(Obtained from archive dot org.)
Oct 13, 2022

HORROR FEST '22: The Chamois by Daphne du Maurier

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting at least four radio programs originally aired on BBC radio. Next up, another dramatized tale by Daphne du Maurier, "The Chamois."

When Stephen decides to fly to Greece, it's for one reason only.  He's determined to rid himself of a secret fear - a fear so painful that he'll try anything to conquer it...
Stephen …. Christopher Cazenove
Stephen’s Wife …. Anna Cropper
The Storekeeper …. Alexis Gallnos
The Storyteller …. Gabriel Woolf
Zus …. Nikolas Janis
Dramatised by Michael Bartlett.
Producer: Derek Hoddinott
First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1974.
 
(Obtained from archive dot org.)
Oct 13, 2022

HORROR FEST '22: The Alibi by Daphne du Maurier

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting at least four radio programs originally aired on BBC radio. First up, a dramatized tale by Daphne du Maurier, "The Alibi."

To change your life in middle age can be a traumatic experience.  For James Fenton, his sudden decision leads him along a strange street into a strange house - and an experience from which he'll never recover.
James Fenton …. Tony Britton
Anna …. Sarah Badel
Edna …. Katherine Parr
The Inspector …. Geoffrey Beevers
The Storyteller …. Gabriel Woolf
Dramatised and produced by Derek Hoddinott.
First broadcast on the BBC World Service in May 1974.

(Obtained from archive dot org)

Oct 11, 2022

In this original production written, directed and produced by Rachel Pulliam,  a famous, blind host during the Golden Age of radio is fired when his beloved horror serial is canceledOnce he learns his replacement is a 12-year-old, will it destroy him, or can the show still go on?

This script was the 2020 First Prize Winner in the Marian Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition.

CAST: (in order of appearance)

ANNOUNCER: Rachel Pulliam

RITA: Raven Anderson

CECIL ELLIOTT: Glenn Hascall

VINCENT TIERNEY: John Bell

EMERSON CAMPBELL: Pete Lutz

SECURITY GUARD: Ian Shaffer

SANDRA TIERNEY: Marisha Tapera

RICHARD NESBIT: Boyd Barrett

LUCY HENSHAW: Delaney Brittingham

JUNE HENSHAW: Andrea Richardson

HOTEL CLERK: Bethany Baldwin

MARTY JENKINS: Joe Stofko

MISS EAGLE: Sharon Grunwald

'WESTON U' SPOT: Nicee Wagner

'WESTON U' SPOT: Jalen Frisbee

ALISTAIR BELLAMY ('THE COTTAGES' SPOT): Dan Ware

POLICEMAN: Jarman Day

Dedicated to the loving memory of Viktor Aurelius and Jeff Niles

Music: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Sound effects: Gina Moravec and freesound.org

Art: Karl Nordman

Oct 6, 2022

An alternative universe where Dark Shadows and Strange Paradise meet....when the mysterious Betty Hanscombe arrives back in her hometown, one has to wonder what she is running away from and what new terrors lie in store for her... 
 

Cast:

Announcer: Bruce Busby
Betty Hanscombe: Rhiannon McAfee
Elizabeth Collins: Meredith Jones
Roger Collins: Nathan Woltering
Bennet Hanscombe: Peter Wishinski
Jason McGuire: Adam Blanford
Victor Wells: Jake McAskill 
Train Conductor: Jerry Kokich
Sep 30, 2022

Originally released 7/17/22 for the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse, we present Rachel Pulliam and Sole Twin Audio‘s adaptation of “Ring Once for Death” from their Patchwork Classics series.


CAST 
Announcer/Host – Sharon Grunwald 
Whistling Man – Ross Bernhardt 
Edith Williams – Gina Moravec 
Dr. Mark Williams – Richard Braddock 
Sam Kee, Jr. – Caleb Bressler 
State Trooper – Stephen Murray 
Driver – Zachary Silva (right) 
Diana – Rachel Schumacher 
Voices – Charity Spencer, Billy Flynn, Sean Madsen, and Steve Fait 

MUSIC
Ross Bernhardt 

Produced/Directed by: Rachel Pulliam    

Sep 30, 2022

Originally released 7/31/22 for the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse, this remake of a 1980s Nightfall episode (that thrilling radio series from Canada) was produced by John Ballentine of the Campfire Radio Theatre. Enjoy!

Sep 9, 2022

Dark Paradise: a retrospection of two Gothic Soap Operas, "Dark Shadows" and "Strange Paradise." In this introductory episode, Host Rachel Pulliam discusses the beginnings of both soap operas. This will be a monthly series, airing on the first Monday of the month.
Original music composed specially for "Dark Paradise" by Ross Bernhardt
 
Find episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKayK8CXBhM&t=271s 
Sep 9, 2022

ENJOY THIS REMAKE OF A CLASSIC OTR SHOW BY SOLE TWIN AUDIOS! 

Synopsis: Radio DJ Smiley Smith is known for pulling elaborate stunts for his listeners, but when he ventures into the house known as the "Death Trap," he may just get more than he is bargaining for. 

Featuring the voice talents of:

Alexa Chipman as the Announcer 

John Bell as Smiley Smith 

Dean T Moody - as the OTRT Ad/Charles MacDonald  

Pete Lutz as Mr. Thorpe 

Jerry Kokich as Mr. Reed 

CREW:

Directed and produced by Rachel Pulliam 

Cover artist: Rylir 

Music: Dr. Ross Bernhardt 

Suspense theme: by Bernard Herrman (re-imagined by David Krause)

Sound Effects were provided by www.freesound.org

Aug 21, 2022

(Orig. rel. 8/14/22) The United Artists of Mutual present: Danse Macabre, a segment from a 1938 broadcast of The Royal Desserts Hour. Written by Arch (Lights Out) Oboler, this short piece describes how composer Camille Saint-Saëns might have been inspired to write the piece that made him famous.

With the voices of John Bell as Old Jacques and The Stranger; and Pete Lutz as Rudy Vallee and Saint-Saëns. Mr. Bell and Mr. Lutz also play the voices of the ghosts in the graveyard.

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