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cemetery-girlGraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind® Celebrates their 10th Anniversary this month with their exciting new CEMETERY GIRL audio. Adapted from CEMETERY GIRL: THE PRETENDERS, a Graphic Novel written by New York Times bestselling Fantasy authors Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden and illustrated by Don Kramer, the audio version is directed by Richard Rohan.

The GraphicAudio® production of CEMETERY GIRL Part 1: THE PRETENDERS is the first time that the “A Movie in Your Mind®” sound design takes center stage driving a suspenseful and eerie listening experience, where sound becomes a character in its own right. The Sound Design was created by Nathanial Perry and he and Director/Adaptor Richard Rohan carefully constructed the scenes in audio. CEMETERY GIRL Part 1: THE PRETENDER will be available in 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo Audio Download Formats exclusively at http://www.graphicaudio.net.

Charlaine Harris says, “Wow, what a pleasant surprise! GraphicAudio® has knocked this audiobook out of the graveyard. I can’t wait to hear the next installment.”

CEMETERY GIRL centers around a teenage girl who awakens, bruised and bloody, in the grim surroundings of an old graveyard, with no memory of who she is, how she got there, or who left her for dead. All she knows is that whoever tried to kill her is still out there. Not knowing where to go, or who to trust, she avoids all human contact. She survives on stolen food and uses a cemetery crypt as her home. She takes the name Calexa from the name above her crypt.

Calexa soon makes a startling discovery: she can see the spirits of the dead, and one in particular, can see her. The victim of a murder that Calexa has inadvertently witnessed compels her to take action, even if it means her own life will be put at risk. Now Calexa must make a decision: continue to hide to protect herself—or come forward to bring justice to the sad spirit who has reached out to her for help…

Rohan says, “CEMETERY GIRL is the perfect story to explore the immersive atmospherics of audio, especially in the 5.1 Surround format, and GraphicAudio® delivers the listener an experience that is captivating and haunting. Emlyn McFarland has given us a sincere, nuanced and often heartbreaking portrayal of Calexa, the Cemetery Girl.”

Included with the GraphicAudio® download program of the CEMETERY GIRL 1: THE PRETENDERS is an exclusive interview with Rohan and writers Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden discussing the creation of the CEMETERY GIRL Graphic Novel, cemeteries, Sookie Stackhouse, comics and more.

Over the past 10 years, GraphicAudio® has published over 900 titles and 60 series with Action Adventure genres ranging from Comics, Westerns, Sci Fi, and Fantasy. Listeners can download and experience THE PRETENDERS using the GraphicAudio® Access App for Mobile Devices.

About the Authors:
Charlaine Harris, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, the basis of the HBO series True Blood. She has been published in 35 languages, with over 35 million copies of her work sold worldwide, and her Aurora Teagarden mysteries will be coming to Hallmark TV in 2015.

Christopher Golden is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous horror, fantasy and suspense novels for both adults and young readers. His credits also include writing for comic books, video games and co-writing the online animated series “Ghosts of Albion.”

 

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Tune-in NOW to a brand new episode of DEEP TISSUES — the indulgent and deliciously intriguing audio podcast hosted by and Sasha Grey and David Guy Levy. Once again, these two talents interview a special guest while getting deep tissue massages—you’ll have to listen to believe it! This week’s episode features a fascinating interview with Mark Borchardt—an independent filmmaker and and subject of the 1999 documentary, American Movie. The critically acclaimed film documents the two year making of Mark Borchardt’s horror short, Coven. 
In case you missed it, you can also check out the last episode featuring an interview with RODNEY ASHER, director of ROOM 237—the captivating 2013 experimental documentary that explored all the speculated theories behind Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.**
**Select interviews with Sasha Grey and David Guy Levy will be available this summer—please let us know if you would be interested in submitting a request.**
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WHAT: DEEP TISSUES Episode Four – Featuring Mark Borchardt
WHEN: LIVE NOW
WHERE: http://deeptissuespodcast.com/
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"Monsters of Legend" CD by Midnight Syndicate (July 2013)From the press release:

This “tribute to the golden age of horror” will feature sweeping symphonic horror instrumental music and sound effects in the signature style the band pioneered. “We want to make you feel like you are a character in one of those classic horror films – that you’ve entered a world where any one of the iconic characters from the Universal Horror and Hammer Films could be right around the corner,” said composer Edward Douglas.

The CD artwork features original images from classic Universal Studios horror movies including Frankenstein, Werewolf of London, and Dracula. “Listeners will hear the influence of the Universal Monster, Hammer, and Euro Horror films from the 30s through the 70s, not only in the music but in the images the songs conjure,” added Gavin Goszka. Although the band promises the new disc will deliver the dark atmosphere haunted attractions, roleplaying gamers, and Halloween enthusiasts expect from them, they feel they’ve crafted a disc that transcends their favorite time of the year. “As we did on Carnival Arcane , we’re always trying to take things up a notch both musically and with the sound design. There is a lot going on in this one. Plenty to pull you in, spark your imagination, and keep hold of you anytime you’re looking to visit that mysterious place in your mind’s eye.”

The CD will be available for pre-order the first week in July. In addition to other new merchandise, Entity Productions Halloween Music will be releasing a special edition 12″ vinyl version of the Monsters of Legend album, hand-numbered and limited to 250 copies.

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Jan
09

New Paranormal Audio Drama Series

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Tales From BeyondTales From Beyond, a new paranormal Audio Drama Series is coming to audio CD from producers Jim O’Rear and Kevin Herren. Hosted/narrated (in “The Twilight Zone” style) by beloved actor Daniel Roebuck (Matlock, ABC’s Lost, Glee, The Walking Dead) and featuring an All-Star cast including John de Lancie (Star Trek, Days of our Lives, Charmed, Torchwood), Robert Picardo (China Beach, The Howling, Star Trek, Stargate), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Feaver, Two & ½ Men, Mike & Molly), Jim O’Rear (The Dead Matter, Star Trek 4, Nashville), Kyle Hebert (Dragon Ball Z, Wreck it Ralph, Naruto, Resident Evil) and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Blade, X-Men, Spiderman, Cowboy Bebop, Naruto)

Synopsis:

Tales From Beyond: Volume 1 is the first in a series of creepy audio drama CDs featuring 3 true stories on each volume relating to hauntings, cryptozoology, UFOs, and other paranormal activity (such as premonition of death, astral projection, and wildly improbable coincidence). Each volume of stories is professionally performed in the style of the classic radio dramas from yesteryear.

A fundraising campaign for this upcoming production just kicked off and here’s your chance to help out and receive some fantastic perks including: A pre-release copy of the finished retail CD before it hits stores; A behind the scenes “making of” DVD with cast interviews, bloopers, outtakes and more; A copy of the finished audio CD autographed by members of the cast; Experience the recording session firsthand with a visit to the recording studio to watch the session and have your photo taken with the cast! So get in on this fundraiser. There are a limited number of these fantastic offering so act soon!

You can check it out here: Tales From Beyond at Indiegogo

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The Talisman / Black HouseSimon & Schuster reports that though they were originally published on audio in the 2000s, Stephen King and Peter Straub’s bestselling collaborations, The Talisman and Black House are now available at a new low price on both MP3 CD and audio download.

With over 50 hours of listening between them, these Frank Muller narrated classics are not to be missed.

Listen to an excerpt of these two classics here: The Talisman Excerpt / The Black House Excerpt

You can order the MP3 Audio, Unabridged from Amazon for only $13.59 here: The Talisman

You can order the MP3 Audio, Unabridged from Amazon for only $13.59 here: Black House

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The Ghost Brothers of Darkland CountyHear Music/Concord Music Group is gearing up to release the all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a southern gothic supernatural musical from co-conspirators Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. This extraordinary collaboration features original music and lyrics plus key dialog excerpts performed by a stellar cast of guest artists including Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham and Kris Kristofferson, along with actors Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan. This special release also includes the musical’s complete libretto, penned by Stephen King. A haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge 13 years in the making, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will be released on March 19th, 2013.

The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County saga began when Mellencamp told King about a cabin on his land in Indiana where two brothers had gotten in a fight over a girl; one brother accidentally killing the other, only to die along with the girl in a car crash a short time later. King came up with an outline for a play in a matter of days. And then off and on, back and forth, they began to develop it into a full-length musical.

The superb blues ‘n’ roots music of Ghost Brothers reflects the wide range of styles and influences needed for a work that jumps back and forth across decades. Rather than use the songs to propel the play’s narrative, as in a conventional musical, Mellencamp chose to make them a way to reveal the emotions and inner workings of the characters — like Neko Case’s exquisite, unapologetic delivery of “That’s Who I Am;” the intense passion of Kristofferson’s “How Many Days;” or Costello’s cunning “That’s Me,” which establishes the persona of “The Shape,” the Puck-like devil figure at the heart of Ghost Brothers who floats between the worlds of the living and the spirits. Numerous other highlights include the thunderous, dramatic ensemble piece “Tear This Cabin Down” and “Jukin,’” a grease-laden delta-rocker performed by Sheryl Crow. Mellencamp himself delivers the closing “Truth,” a sublime meditation on the moral issues underpinning the action.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will be available across a variety of formats. The (enhanced CD) Standard Edition features the complete soundtrack, dialog excerpts and digital libretto. The (2CD/1DVD) Deluxe Edition contains the complete soundtrack (with and without dialog), deluxe art work, handwritten lyrics, specially printed libretto and the “Making of Ghost Brothers” mini-documentary DVD featuring in-depth interviews with King, Mellencamp and Burnett along with other bonus material. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County digital editions for tablets, smartphones and e-readers will allow users to interact in unprecedented ways with the complete soundtrack + digital libretto, as well as exclusive video and graphic materials.

Set in the tiny town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi, the Ghost Brothers’ story centers on two sets of brothers: the ghosts of Jack and Andy, dead in an apparent murder/suicide, and their nephews, the living Frank and Drake, who seem to be headed toward the same downward spiral as their uncles. Joe, younger brother of Jack and Andy, father of Frank and Drake, has decided it’s time to reveal his own terrible secret at the site of the tragedy, before it’s too late.

Though some of the songs were written without knowing where they would fit in the script, most were the result of specific assignments. “Steve would call me up and go, ‘We need a song like this to fill this place,’” Mellencamp says. “To be able to go, ‘OK, now you’re a 10-year-old boy, what would he say? Now you’re a 19-year-old girl trying to attract the attention of a barroom of fellas’ … that was just fun to do.”

Once a working show had been assembled, producer Burnett — acclaimed for his work on such albums as Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss and the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack — was brought in to help unify the flow and feel of the music on stage. Burnett would also prove crucial when it came time to cast and record the Ghost Brothers album.

He started with the voice of “The Shape” — “immediately, Elvis Costello came up,” says Burnett, “who could be better playing the devil?” Rosanne Cash struck the producer as a match for Monique, Joe’s troubled wife, as did Kris Kristofferson’s unmistakable scratchy baritone to play the patriarch himself.

As the story emerged, it became clear to the collaborators that Ghost Brothers had taken them into unfamiliar territory — and they liked it that way. “John can make rock & roll records and I can write books for the rest of our lives,” says King, “but that’s the safe way to do it, and that’s no way to live if you want to stay creative. We were willing to be educated, and at our age, that’s an accomplishment.”

The highly successful original production of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, staged by Atlanta’s well-regarded Alliance Theatre, premiered in the spring of 2012. Additional productions of the musical will be mounted in the coming year

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Oct
31

6FtPlus Halloween Special

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6FtPlus6FtPlus a horror podcast with spooky music and more, has a very special treat for your Halloween listening. A mammoth sized episode, involving various members of other podcasts, including Strange Jason, Tomb Dragomir (Tomb TV/Rue Morgue Radio), Miguel Rodriguez and the gang from A Monster Island Resort, Dr.Gangrene, Psychobilly Gardner, The Insideout podcast, Monstermatt Patterson and more!

This episode is part audio play that centers around mysterious notes left around the party hall, that bear the warning: “It Is Coming!” Is it a Halloween Phantom? Is it a Trick or a Treat? There are many questions that wind up getting answered in the climax of the episode. What is the mystery? Find out!

Taking place in the town of Leathbridge, this episode of 6?+ centers around the GdL16 crew as they prepare for the festivities of the Gravedigger’s Local 16 Halloween Party at Union Hall. The Intern is determined to generate a local Halloween legend, since there isn’t one specific to Leathbridge. Strange Jason just wants the party to go without a hitch, which doesn’t seem likely when foreboding notes reading IT IS COMING start to pop up everywhere. What do they mean and will everyone get out alive to see another Halloween?

Catch it online for free here: 6FtPlus Halloween Special

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