Shudder and The Paragon Collective are teaming up for a weekly horror podcast just in time for Halloween, with RuPaul and Lee Pace on vocals.
AMC’s horror subscription streaming service launched in the UK last week, giving horror fans a new place to discover rising talent in the genre scene and stream hard-to-find horror gems. Shudder has already proven itself willing to think outside of the spooky movie box, snapping up the rights to new French series Beyond the Walls and old show Tales From The Darkside. Now, it’s branching out into audio too with a weekly podcast.
Called Darkest Night, the anthology series will be produced in partnership with The Paragon Collective, creators of the award-winning NoSleep podcast.
The series promises to take fans on a “bone-chilling auditory journey”. Written by Chris Bloodworth, each episode will place the listener at the center of a recovered memory that sounds and feels as though it’s happening in real time. Every chapter will delve into the last memories of the recently deceased, slowly revealing a horrifying master plan.
Recorded binaurally with cutting-edge technology, the sound quality will create an immersive, 360-degree, virtual reality effect when listening with headphones, with sounds heard in all directions.
The show will be narrated be Lee Pace. Known for his role as Joe MacMillan in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, he’s an actor with the kind of voice that’s designed to be heard in 360-degrees, not to mention the kind of voice that could seriously creep you out.
Alongside Pace is a star-studded cast that includes RuPaul, Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), Missi Pyle (Dodgeball), Michelle Visage, Ricky Dillon, KC Wayland (We’re Alive), Johnny Ferro, Callie Schuttera, Miguel Lopez and more.
The first two episodes of the hour-long podcast will be available on Monday 31st October, with Shudder also premiering a third episode ad-free for Halloween. Subsequent episodes will then arrive exclusively on Shudder a week in advance of their general release.
Here’s a trailer for the podcast:
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