Archive for the ‘Horror’ Tag
Man, it seems like forever since I’ve done a narration for Pseudopod, and it’s always such a pleasure.
If you’ve got 20ish minutes and can stomach a modern tale that would make Bradbury smile, this is a good one to check out. And if you do, be sure to join and visit their Facebook group and give it a LIKE or pop into the forum and express your thoughts to other audience members.
WARNING: This one’s not for everybody. This is a dark episode of a show that specializes in darkness. The theme: cannibalism.
I had the privilege of reading one of three short stories in this episode of Drabblecast, which is run by Norm Sherman, the editor I work with at Escape Pod. It’s a macabre piece that doesn’t wrap up in a happy ending…well, maybe it does for the patrons, but surely not for the “barista.” If you can stomach the content, this is an interesting episode of a show I am growing to like more every time I hear it.
This is one of my favorite projects to be involved with so far and I have been very, VERY eagerly awaiting it’s release. I’m proud of my work on it, the production value is good, and it’s free for you to listen to it, so there is no reason for you not to. Okay, if you don’t care for classic horror or have a strong aversion to the mention of blood, alien body posession or flamethrowers, this isn’t for you. For the rest of us: CLICK NOW!
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, this is the story that became the movie The Thing. If you remember The Thing, my character is Childs — one that was very fun to voice in this project.
Please have a listen and pass the link on to as many people as possible. It’s my understanding that this is producer Clay Dugger’s first major venture for his amateur audio drama group – Must Be Nice Studios. It would be a huge coup for them and I would consider it a personal favor if this got spread far and wide. Besides, it’s just plain X-Files/Twilight Zone/drive-in fright feature type fun and you’re going to want to pass it along.
- SNEAK PEAK: Who Goes There? (matweller.wordpress.com)
Originally Published 6.1.2011
I’ve been chucking out auditions all over the place for various audio drama productions at a rate fast enough that I can’t remember many of them. But when the casting call came out for Who Goes There – an audio adaptation of John W. Campbell‘s “Who Goes There”, the basis for the 1951 movie “The Thing From Another World” and the 1982 movie “The Thing” — I got a little extra excited because it had already cast Jake Bible (see Dead Mech in my ‘Free Time’ section), and I am quite fond of his work. I just found out that I have been cast in this production, and while I’m yet to read a full script, I get the feeling it’s a semi-major character and one of the lines I read for the audition said I got a flame thrower — so how could it be anything other than a win?
More news on this as it develops, I just had to share since it was giving me pretty hefty geek-shivers.
UPDATE: First, I should clarify for the picture below, I was only listening to the stream, not watching movies at work. Second, I have to admit that “geek-shivers” was not intended to be a pun, but it ended up being one when considering the setting of the story. Third, I’m happy to report that in the movie, the character with the same name as mine, Childs, is actually one of two that lives to the end. This doesn’t necessarily mean my Childs will in this adaptation, but here’s hoping! 😉
UPDATE 2: I just got my script in today and it’s fair to say that I am VERY excited. I may not have the lead, but I my character gets to live all the way to the end, and this may be the most lines I’ve had (even in productions where I’ve had the lead) and the longest single script I have done to date. Keep an eye out, this is going to be a fun one!
In my opinion, this is the best story I’ve been given to read for Pseudopod so far, but it’s not one for all audiences. PsuedoPod is a horror show, so take that into account before you listen. That being said, they put together a high-quality show that I highly recommend checking out if you’re into Hitchcock/Twilight Zone, only darker.
- RECORDING: On a Blade of Grass for Escape Pod (matweller.wordpress.com)