~ THIS ORACLE MOON
Release date ~
November 16th, 2010
THE EPISODE HERE for only $1.99!
26 October 2010
— From Glass Eye Pix,
the maverick production company responsible for recent independent
genre movies THE LAST WINTER, I SELL THE DEAD, and THE HOUSE OF
THE DEVIL, as well as the forthcoming STAKE LAND and THE INNKEEPERS
comes a new venture in the macabre.
by the classic radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock, Boris Karloff
, Peter Lorre, and Orson Welles, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is
a half hour downloadable audio program featuring notable thespians
including Vincent D’Onofrio, Ron Perlman, Angus Scrimm,
Shea Wigham, James Le Gros, Joe Swanberg, and Kevin Corrigan.
Hosted by Glass Eye Pix CEO Larry Fessenden, each thirty-minute
episode is written and directed by one of today’s horror
auteurs including Joe Maggio (BITTER FEAST)¸ JT Petty (THE
BURROWERS, SOFT FOR DIGGING), Graham Reznick (I CAN SEE YOU, THE
VIEWER), Paul Solet (GRACE), Ashley Thorpe (THE HAIRY HANDS, SCAYRECROW),
Simon Rumley (THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, RED WHITE AND BLUE), Jeff
Buhler (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, INSAINTARIUM), and Sarah Langan (Author
of THE KEEPER, THE MISSING).
during a fog-drenched car ride by Fessenden and frequent collaborator
Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD, effects supervisor on THE ROOST
and THE LAST WINTER), this project continues the mission at Glass
Eye Pix to celebrate individual voices in the arts and to reassert
the broad palette of moods that comprise the horror story.
Fessenden: “We thought it would be a great opportunity to
get into production, work with some of our favorite people and
meet some new ones with a project that was relatively affordable.
I’ve always loved radio and audio books. We wanted to try
our hand at the format. I’m amazed at what people came up
with. Feels pretty special. Like addicts, we’re already
looking to Season two.”
adds: “Season One has been a tremendous pleasure to work
on. Larry and I wanted to gather stories from all walks of life;
let each tale stand on it's own merits, as well as complement
the entire season. Listeners will be transported far and wide,
from distant moons to misty moors, by stories told with a wide
range of styles and sensibilities. The challenge for Larry and
I, and all the filmmakers we reached out to, was to close our
eyes, let go of our visual technique and concentrate purely on
sound and performance.”
one to skimp on fanfare, Glass Eye has commissioned the wildly
talented Gary Pullin to design the logo and website and a unique
poster for each tale, evocative of illustrated one sheets from
the 60’s or pulp comic covers from Marvel and EC. Each Tuesday
for ten weeks a new episode will be unleashed, and with it, another
Pullin original. All the graphics will be available for collectors
through the TALES merch store.
to celebrate the launch of this new Glass Eye Pix venture, a very
special video from the notorious animator Voltaire will be released,
featuring the TALES theme music by award winning composer Jeff
Grace (STAKE LAND, MEEK’S CUTOFF, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL).
into release for the Halloween Season, the first episodes of TALES
FROM BEYOND THE PALE will only be available through
the website ($1.99 by paypal or credit card), but will soon
be downloadable from itunes, amazon and other outlets. In December,
all of Season One will be presented in a deluxe CD package just
in time for Christmas. Plans are ongoing to get the show onto
the radio where it belongs, and look for the TALES FROM BEYOND
THE PALE i-pad app very soon.