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‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’ Season IV Ends With ‘Conviction’ and ‘The Vampire Party’ — Plus a Listening Party

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‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’ Season IV Ends With ‘Conviction’ and ‘The Vampire Party’ — Plus a Listening Party
As you may have noticed, tomorrow is Halloween. To celebrate, “Tales From Beyond the Pale” is celebrating with a listening party in New York for Season IV’s final two episodes: “Conviction” and “The Vampire Party.” Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid, the horror podcast’s co-creators, shared a few thoughts on the stories’ conceptions — and what comes next for “Tales.”

Read More:‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’: ‘Barricade’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ Prove That Hearing Is Believing (Exclusive)

“Me and my buddy went to this very eccentric home of vampire enthusiasts and had a most unusual evening,” recalls Fessenden when asked about “Vampire Party,” which he wrote by his lonesome. “It was a story I often told in celebration of the wacky things one can get up to to promote a movie, and the crazy subcultures in old Hollywood.” About two indie filmmakers promoting their horror movie when they
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‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’: ‘The Mattress King’ and ‘Hidden Records’ Warn You Not to Let the Bed Bugs Bite

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‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’: ‘The Mattress King’ and ‘Hidden Records’ Warn You Not to Let the Bed Bugs Bite
There’s a reason you were always warned not to let the bed bugs bite. As insidious as they are disgusting, the tiny creatures leave their mark — even in audio form. “The Mattress King,” one of two new episodes of Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid’s “Tales From Beyond the Pale” premiering this week, serves as a potent reminder of that all-too-timely fact.

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman, the 30-minute narrative is joined by Douglas Buck’s “Hidden Records.” Kevin Cline, Tony Todd, Susan Corbett, Alexandre Lazarre, and Esinam Beckley lend their voices to the latter story, which tells of a wayward teenager whose record collection includes an LP that links the worlds of the living and the dead — namely the boy’s departed father.

Read More:‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’: ‘Barricade’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ Prove That Hearing Is Believing (Exclusive)

Ana Asensio, Kate Flannery, and Martin Starr voice-act alongside Chapman,
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‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’: ‘Barricade’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ Prove That Hearing Is Believing (Exclusive)

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‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’: ‘Barricade’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ Prove That Hearing Is Believing (Exclusive)
Seeing is believing, but hearing can be too. The newest season of Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid’s “Tales From Beyond the Pale” has delivered audio tales about spooky goings on in such far-flung locales as the Stanley Hotel and the film industry itself, with this week’s two new episodes — which IndieWire can exclusively premiere — taking place in rural Pennsylvania and Montreal, respectively.

Read More:Celebrate Friday the 13th With ‘Tales From Beyond the Pale,’ New Horror Stories From Some of the Genre’s Best Filmmakers — Exclusive

“Barricade” finds a just-married couple on their honeymoon, where the aftereffects of nearby fracking unleash something chthonic from the ground; Fessenden wrote the 23-minute tale, which features the voice talents of Roxanne Benjamin, Jeremy Gardner, Tony Todd, Samuel Zimmerman. It’s like a short film in sonic form, with the details of just what those beings look like left to the listener’s imagination.
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Celebrate Friday the 13th With ‘Tales From Beyond the Pale,’ New Horror Stories From Some of the Genre’s Best Filmmakers — Exclusive

Celebrate Friday the 13th With ‘Tales From Beyond the Pale,’ New Horror Stories From Some of the Genre’s Best Filmmakers — Exclusive
While horror movies continue to show life at the box office, some of the most innovative directors working with the genre on a smaller scale have found a more creative storytelling approach: audio. For three seasons, the radio dramas of “Tales From Beyond the Pale” have found a number of indie horror filmmakers channeling their talents into a series of gripping audio-based narratives, and you can listen to new installments of the fourth season every Friday exclusively on IndieWire, starting with two new episodes today, and concluding with a special presentation on Halloween.

Each of the 10 episodes in the latest season was recorded in front of a live audience, at special events in Los Angeles, Colorado and Montreal, between 2014 and 2015. The stories were told with a handful of actors, live music and sound design produced in real time.

“Tales From Beyond” is the brainchild of GlassEye Pix founder Larry Fessenden,
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Fantasia’s Frontières Market: The Best Horror Films Yet to Be Made, Including George Romero’s ‘Road of the Dead’

For the past six years, genre moviemakers and moneymen have congregated for long weekends at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, taking part in the Frontières Co-Production Marketplace. Founded in 2012, the market was conceived as a place for horror/fantasy/action auteurs — both established names and newcomers — to pitch projects to potential backers and take part in various networking events.

A highlight of the Market is the opening-day pitch session, in which selected directors, writers, and producers offer multimedia presentations of their nascent features. At the very first Frontières, this event spawned Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell’s exuberant futuristic actioner “Turbo Kid”; subsequent movies that took their first steps to fruition there include Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie’s cult/monster horror film “The Void”; Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard’s science-fiction thriller “Radius,” which premiered at this year’s Fantasia; and Jenn Wexler’s upcoming punk-slasher opus “The Ranger.
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How One Marketplace in Canada Is Sustaining Some of the Most Exciting Genre Films Made Today — Fantasia

How One Marketplace in Canada Is Sustaining Some of the Most Exciting Genre Films Made Today — Fantasia
While the general moviegoing public never has to endure the hellacious experience of film marketplaces, most independent filmmakers and producers are all too familiar with the frustrating hustle of meetings with potential financiers and sales agents, all of which reduces their projects to simplistic taglines and demographics. Frontières, the international marketplace for genre films currently underway in Montreal, faces a different set of challenges. For example: Can you have too many zombie movies?

“We wound up with two this time,” said Lindsay Peters, the market and industry director who has organized the industry showcase for five years. “But that’s the nice thing — they can be completely different, and just compliment each other.”

Read MoreHow One NYC Event Can Turn Promising Ideas For New Indies Into a Reality

At a time when many adventurous filmmakers are struggling to find the resources to get edgier projects off the ground, Frontières — which
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Horror Highlights: Without Name, Nitehawk Shorts Festival Selects, Frontières at Fantasia, The Passing

You never know what will be waiting for you in the woods... In today's Horror Highlights, we have two clips from the upcoming thriller Without Name, as well as details on the Nitehawk Shorts Festival Selects program, Frontières returning to the Fantasia International Film Festival, and the official trailer for The Passing.

Without Name Clips: Press Release: "Los Angeles, California (June 16, 2017) - Global Digital Releasing has set a distribution date for the award winning dramatic thriller Without Name. The North American release will be across multiple digital and VOD platforms, beginning Tuesday, June 20.

The story follows land surveyor Eric (Alan McKenna). He travels to a remote, unnamed Irish woodland to assess its suitability for a new development project. However, the assignment it is not as simple as it could be. Intrigued by the woods’ foreboding mysticism, Eric finds himself drawn into a dangerous game that could lead to him becoming
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New George Romero Zombie Film Among Horror Projects Coming to Fantasia Market This Summer

New George Romero Zombie Film Among Horror Projects Coming to Fantasia Market This Summer
Frontières, the Fantasia International Film Festival’s annual film co-production market, has announced its first wave of projects for the ninth edition, which takes place from July 20 to July 23 in Montreal. Among the projects that will participate in the co-production market is the zombie film “George A. Romero Presents: Road of the Dead.” The project was written by Romero and Matt Birman, who is attached to direct.

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“Road of the Dead” is the next zombie film following Romero’s last three movies as a director: “Survival of the Dead,” “Diary of the Dead” and “Land of the Dead.” Birman served as second unit director on all three movies, and has worked as a stunt coordinator and stuntman for more than three decades.

“Road of the Dead” originated as an original pitch from Birman roughly 10 years ago.
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The Overlook Film Festival 2017 Impressions: Immersive Experiences & Special Events

The Overlook Film Festival is something special. Easily the best genre event I’ve attended, Overlook was created for horror fans by a team whose passion for the genre runs deep. Not only have they scoured the globe for the latest horror movies that fans will get excited for, but they’ve also worked with some of the most creative people in performance art and immersive entertainment to offer attendees one-of-a-kind experiences.

Most film festivals focus heavily on the feature programming side of things for obvious reasons, but The Overlook Film Festival has enough alternative programming that you could spend your entire time focused on it. In fact, I’d say that calling it “alternative programming” does a disservice to what they’ve put together, as their special programming was stronger than the films they screened.

If you want the traditional film festival experience, that is entirely possible. If you
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2017 Overlook Film Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup, Including a Tribute to Roger Corman

2017 Overlook Film Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup, Including a Tribute to Roger Corman
The newly formed Overlook Film Festival has announced it inaugural year programming lineup, including 37 films (20 features and 17 short films from 16 countries), along with a bevy of location-appropriate genre-themed parties, interactive events, and live experiences. This year, the festival will also fete director Roger Corman with their Master of Horror Award. The award “was established to honor a living legend who has contributed lasting innovations to the genre throughout a long career, inspiring new filmmakers for years to come.”

The fest is styled a 4-day celebration of horror that runs from April 24 – 30 at the historic Timberline Lodge located in Mt. Hood, Oregon, featured in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” as the location of the infamous Overlook Hotel. The new festival comes from some of the same minds behind the now-defunct Stanley Film Festival, a similar horror-themed gathering based in a hotel in Estes Park, Colorado that inspired Stephen King to write his 1977 “Shining” novel.
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Genre Fanatics: Where Aficionados Go to Keep Up on the Latest in Blood, Frights and Creatures

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Genre Fanatics: Where Aficionados Go to Keep Up on the Latest in Blood, Frights and Creatures
(Editor’s Note: IndieWire has partnered with Directv this month for A Celebration of Cinema — focusing on the latest indie and genre titles available on Directv.)

Genre is a close-knit community. The independent filmmakers behind the bloody and wonderfully weird genre films rely on a small, dedicated fan base who respond to good filmmaking that pushes boundaries. Yet so much of this work exists outside of the mainstream, prompting us to ask the question: How do genre fans keep up with the latest films and filmmakers? IndieWire checked in with genre fans and hunted around the internet to find the answers.

Film Festivals

In this sense, genre films are like other independent films, premiering at a handful of festivals with trusted curation can be the perfect platform to launch a movie. And while a number of films that draw from both the arthouse and genre tradition — for example “The Witch,
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‘Tales From Beyond The Pale’: Film Society Of Lincoln Center Scares Up Special Live Event For Acclaimed Audio Drama

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‘Tales From Beyond The Pale’: Film Society Of Lincoln Center Scares Up Special Live Event For Acclaimed Audio Drama
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced a special one-night-only Scary Movies live event, featuring “Tales from Beyond the Pale,” the acclaimed audio series curated and hosted by Glass Eye Pix’s Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid. The event will take place on Thursday, October 20, just in time to get viewers — listeners? — primed for the Halloween season. The event will showcase two new Tales written by Fessenden and McQuaid, with currently attached stars including Vincent D’Onofrio, Ron Perlman, Michael Cerveris, Misha Collins, Shea Whigham, Joe Swanberg, Nick Damici, Kevin Corrigan and James Le Gros.

In addition to the one-time-only October event, Fslc will continue to present special one-off Scary Movies nights throughout the year, culminating in the tenth anniversary edition of the annual horror fest, which is now moving to the summer, starting in 2017.

Read More: Exclusive: Listen to Dominic Monaghan in Larry Fessenden’s Ecological Thriller ‘Natural Selection
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Round-Up: Mezco’s Chucky Action Figure, Shudder Labs, Hologrid: Monster Battle, Volumes Of Blood Blu-ray / DVD, Haunting At Foster Cabin VOD

This five-inch Chucky figure from Mezco Toyz doesn’t ship until this fall, but he can be pre-ordered right now. Also in this round-up: an update on Shudder Labs’ 2016 filmmaking programs, gaming details and a trailer for HoloGrid: Monster Battle, Volumes of Blood Blu-ray / DVD info, and Haunting at Foster Cabin‘s VOD debut details.

Chucky Action Figure: Press Release: “Chucky, the homicidal doll who contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as “The Lakeshore Strangler,” is now a 5-inch action figure, Mezco’s latest edition to its ever-expanding line of Chucky merchandise.

Mezco’s designers have created an all-new sculpt in an all new scale that not only captures the look of Chucky but the very essence of his red-haired menace. Every detail has been captured; from his classic coveralls to his striped shirt. His glistening, insane eyes, his sneering lips, and his shocking
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Frontières unveils Brussels line-up

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Frontières unveils Brussels line-up
Third European edition of genre co-production market to feature new projects from Baskin’s Can Evrenol [pictured] and Doc Of The Dead’s Alexandre Philippe.Scroll down for full line-up

Frontières International Co-Production Market has unveiled the full line-up for its third European edition.

Taking place at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (Bifff) from March 30-April 1, Frontières will showcase 20 projects from the likes of Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey and the UK.

A total of 20 projects were selected from a record number of submissions new projects from Baskin’s Can Evrenol, Doc Of The Dead’s Alexandre Philippe, Go Down Death’s Aaron Schimberg and I Sell The Dead’s Glenn McQuaid.

Giles Daoust (Starry Eyes), Amy Darling (Violent), François Cognard (The Strange Color Of Your Body’s Tears) and Glass Eye Pix’s Larry Fessenden and Peter Phok are among the producers showcasing new projects in Brussels.

Frontières has also picked Amanda Kramer’s Drain You, executive
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Round-Up: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Docu Trailer, Judas Ghost DVD Contest, Like Me, Everlasting, Hidden, The Final Project

A new Indiegogo campaign has been launched for the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark documentary. Also in this round-up: a Judas Ghost DVD giveaway, Like Me production details, the trailer for Everlasting, the short film Hidden, and a look at The Final Project.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Press Release: "Chicago, Il - January 20, 2016 - Hot off the heels of news that Guillermo Del Toro is producing a film based on the nostalgic children's books Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, a documentary about the books is in the works. It has been in production for two years, is armed with an official trailer, and is now trying to finish in 2016.

The upcoming documentary is backed by the family of the late author, the trailer featuring both his wife and grandson. The doc will explore subjects such as the banning of children’s books in America,
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Exclusive: Listen to Dominic Monaghan in Larry Fessenden's Ecological Thriller 'Natural Selection'

Exclusive: Listen to Dominic Monaghan in Larry Fessenden's Ecological Thriller 'Natural Selection'
For the next several weeks, Indiewire is exclusively premiering new episodes from the third season of "Tales From Beyond the Pale," the audio play series produced by Glass Eye Pix. Episodes will be available for two-day windows. The season continues with filmmaker Larry Fessenden's "Natural Selection," starring Dominic Monaghan. Listen to the episode above, and read interviews with Fessenden and Monaghan conducted by Indiewire's Eric Kohn about the inspiration for the episode below. The episode is inspired by the show "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan." When did you discover the show and how did you get Dominic onboard to play the lead role? I worked with Dom on Glenn McQuaid's movie "I Sell the Dead" and we've always stayed in touch, so naturally when his show came on, I tuned in. The show has a really fun travel-type vibe, lively editing and exotic locations that become increasingly remote
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Exclusive: Listen to a Kinky Crime of Passion in 'The Ripple at Cedar Lake'

Exclusive: Listen to a Kinky Crime of Passion in 'The Ripple at Cedar Lake'
For the next several weeks, Indiewire is exclusively premiering new episodes from the third season of "Tales From Beyond the Pale," the audio play series produced by Glass Eye Pix. Episodes will be available for two-day windows. The season continues with filmmaker Glenn McQuaid's "The Ripple at Cedar Lake." Listen to the episode above, and read an interview with McQuaid conducted by Indiewire's Eric Kohn about the inspiration for the episode below. Pre-order the third season of "Tales From Beyond the Pale" here. Where did the idea for this one come from? "The Ripple at Cedar Lake" is the second part of a loose crime of passion trilogy that started with Season 2's "The Crush." I'm a big fan of EC's Crime SuspenStories and wanted to tap into that world while keeping one foot firmly beyond the pale. While the double crossing in "The Crush" is coupled with a
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Exclusive 'Tales From Beyond the Pale' Season 3 Posters Will Chill You to the Bone

Read More: Get Your Scary Story Fix Here: Indiewire to Present Exclusive Episodes of 'Tales from Beyond the Pale' Season 3 Starting this week, Indiewire is partnering with the independent horror studio Glass Eye Pix to provide exclusive first listens at the new episodes of its radio theater show "Tales Beyond the Pale." Each Friday through mid-December, new episodes from the third season of the show will be available on the site for exclusive two-day windows, alongside interviews with the talent behind the installment. The brain child of Glass Eye Pix founder Larry Fessenden and filmmaker Glenn McQuaid, "Tales From Beyond the Pale" draws on the 1930's radio dramas that showcased numerous filmmakers from the contemporary horror scene. This season, participants include Stuart Gordon, whose episode will kick off the series on Friday, in addition to screenwriter Eric Red ("Near Dark") and installments scripted by both McQuaid ("I Sell the...
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Get Your Scary Story Fix Here: Indiewire to Present Exclusive Episodes of 'Tales from Beyond the Pale' Season 3

Indiewire is partnering with the independent horror studio Glass Eye Pix to provide exclusive first looks at the new episodes of its radio theater show "Tales Beyond the Pale." Each Friday through mid-December, new episodes from the third season of the eerie audio plays will be available on the site for exclusive two-day windows alongside interviews with the talent. The brain child of Glass Eye Pix founder Larry Fessenden and filmmaker Glenn McQuaid, "Tales From Beyond the Pale" draws on the 1930's tradition of radio dramas that showcased numerous filmmakers from the contemporary horror scene. This season, that includes Stuart Gordon, whose episode will kick off the series on Friday, in addition to screenwriter Eric Red ("Near Dark") and installments scripted by both McQuaid ("I Sell the Dead") and Fessenden ("Habit," "Last Winter"). Fessenden also provides the voice of the host in each episode. Here, the duo discuss the...
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Round-Up: I Sell The Dead Vinyl Soundtrack, Watch The Slashening Trailer, TeeFury’s Horror Icons Apparel

The limited edition I Sell The Dead vinyl soundtrack is set to be released in September but is available for pre-order on August 10th. Also in this round-up: a trailer for The Slashening and horror icon apparel from TeeFury.

I Sell the Dead Vinyl Soundtrack: Press Release: "It's been many months in the making, but the time has finally come.

The I Sell The Dead soundtrack is finally coming to vinyl for the first time! Pre-orders will begin Monday, August 10, 2015. The release date is September 15, but for those who place a pre-order, your copies will ship as soon as we get them.

This limited edition of 500 copies will come in red and purple swirl vinyl, plus artwork created exclusively for the release by Ghoulish Gary Pullin. We were also fortunate enough to have Angus Scrimm write liner notes for the release!

As an exclusive bonus to those of you who
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