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Mini Review – Night Terrors: Episode 6

A Mini-Review of

Episode 6: “Byron’s Tale”

By Ken Jarman

July 24, 2010

Night Terrors is an anthology horror series produced by Darker Projects. The website has a dark feel contributing to the nature of the stories released by Darker Projects. The website is also very easily navigated with productions listed on the left, and each individual episode listed on the title page from newest to oldest. Embedded on each page is also a playlist of episodes for those just beginning on a particular series. While this is a stand-alone story within the anthology collection of Night Terrors the world of Byron continues in The Byron Chronicles.

The voice actors did well in their parts even though Tom Davis is later replaced by David Ault in the continuing series. As with all episodes of Night Terrors, the host is voiced by Mark Bruzee as Harbinger. The music and his voice give a feel of a Tales from the Crypt type show, with the host introducing and closing out each episode. If you’ve listened to The Byron Chronicles, it will be interesting to note that the voice of Gabriel is none other than Laura Post, who is cast as Chris Sparrow in the continuing series. She does an awesome job of voice acting and playing the part that is assigned to her, as she does in the many different other shows that she has been involved with. The editing of both Ben Harmer and Laura Post is very well done, giving Laura’s voice and angelic quality and Ben’s voice a demonic one. The background noise of the episode gives the episode a nice feel with the lack of silence throughout the episode. Footsteps and rain are well done as well as background conversation in the bar scene.

Like most episodes of Night Terrors, the episode begins with a small clip, leaving the audience wondering how the story got to that point. A demon, named Morg, knocks down Byron’s door, stating that Morg’s master says “you come now.” Byron notes that the door was created for him by Merlin himself. He also narrates that the odd situation of a man walking next to a demon is unnoticed by the regular public due to the fact that humans have an inability to see the supernatural creatures for what they really are. The demon leads Byron to his master, the Devil, who is now beginning to call himself by the name of Logan. Logan informs Byron that he wishes him to find a woman by the name of Lilith who is allegedly the first one to escape from hell.

As Byron arrives back home, he is greeted by the angel known as Gabriel, who informs him that heaven is looking for Lilith as well, saying that she had walked out of heaven. At a bar known as Dante’s Inferno, Lilith tells Byron the truth of who she is. Byron then comes up with a way to keep Gabriel and Logan from obtaining Lilith, resulting in a stalemate. With Lilith locked in a cage that is unable to be penetrated by angel or demon kind, she no longer needs to worry about running from  the forces of heaven or hell, but is instead trapped with Byron. With events continuing in The Byron Chronicles, one can only wonder how long before the forces of heaven and hell will let Byron continue unchecked. If you’re interested in an anthology series or would like some insight into Byron’s previous adventures listen to Night Terrors.

Ken Jarman is a Freelance Audio Drama Examiner for Examiner.com as well as a reviewer for The Listening Post

Now Playing… June 21, 2010

This Week…

Icebox Radio Theater kicks off its summer podcast season with a special version of the classic tale “3 Skeleton Key” while The Post Meridian Radio Players pull off “The Mask of Innana” and premiere their latest mini-series! Texas Radio Theatre unleashes a schlock cinema “Virus”! Misfits Audio dares to open “The Box” on Miranda: Survivor’s Story, then its another Bold Venture for Bogart and Bacall as Sailor is “Framed for Treason… and Murder” on Radio Classics Restored! Wayland Productions Re-Releases two episodes of “We’re Alive” and walks down “The Road  to Living Death” once again! Circus 13 Productions turns another page of the Wolfman Journals and opens “Goblin Gate”! Pendant Audio crosses “The Line” and discovers “Hidden Messages” Once Upon a Time in Vegas! Darker Projects helps the Byron Chronicles introduce us to “Sam” while Radio Drama Revival comes down with a case of “Collector’s Fever” and Larisa Naples introduces us to “The Realtor and the CEO”!

And Its All… Now Playing!

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Icebox Radio Theater Presents

“3 Skeleton Key” In “Compare-O-Rama”!

June 21, 2010

In 2007, the Icebox Radio Theater presented an old time radio recreation at it’s Halloween show of ‘3 Skeleton Key’, a classic episode of ‘Escape’ that originally aired in 1948 starring Vincent Price.  In the story, three lighthouse keepers in tropical Guinea find their lighthouse besieged by millions of starving rats that have washed up on their tiny key (or quay) from an abandoned ship.

In Compare-O-Rama, the original radio play is spliced together with the IBRT recreation, telling the whole story by switching back and forth between versions, giving listeners a chance to hear differences in performances, sound effects, and music. Summer kicks off at the Icebox Radio Podcast!

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Texas Radio Theatre Presents

Son of Schlock Audio Theatre: Virus

June 21, 2010

This is the first step alien love child (son) of Schlock Audio Theatre.  The film we poke fun at is Kinji Kukasaku’s VIRUS, a dreadfully bleak film due to its being cut to ribbons for an international audience.  Virus was made in 1980 and originally starred Masao Kusakari, George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Chuck Connors, Olivia Hussey, Edward James Olmos, Ken Ogata, Sonny Chiba and Glenn Ford.

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The Post Meridian Radio Players Present

The Mask of Inanna

Episode 1:

Pilot Pilot Burning Bright

June 21, 2010

In which down-and-out 1950′s radio host Leonard Allen is given a second chance in 2008, and the mystery of his horror show begins anew.

This episode’s After Dark tale: “By the Brake Lights’ Red Glare

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Misfits Audio Presents

Misfit Monday June 21, 2010

Miranda: Survivor’s Story

Episode 29: “The Box”

Anoria finds her mental abilities are still growing, when she begins seeing flashes of memories from Isibo, the newcomer to the crew, who has her own secrets.

Radio Classics Restored

Bold Venture: Episode 14 –

“Sailor Framed for Treason… and Murder”

The police inspector informs Sailor that he has found incriminating evidence against her– she has 24 hours to leave Havana or be forced out. A friend of Shannon offers to help, but can he trust her?

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Circus 13 Productions Presents

The Wolfman Journals: Episode 2 – “Goblin Gate”

June 21, 2010

Jacob’s father Samuel stayed behind to fight a mountain troll and three harpies to allow Jacob time to get away. When Jacob returns with help, they find Samuel gone. As they follow his trail, it leads to a Goblin Gate, an entrance into the Shadow Realm. What will they find on the other side? Find out in The Wolfman Journals part 2: Goblin Gate!

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Wayland Productions Presents

A Special Re-Release of

“We’re Alive – A Story of Survival”

Chapter 9 – “The Road to Living Death” Part 1 & 2

June 21. 2010

Chapter 9, Parts 1 and 2 have been re-released with the role of Skittles recast. The role of Skittles will now be performed by Bob Bergen. You might recognize him from his various other roles, including the most notable, the Voice of Porky Pig.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0074036/

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Larisa Naples Presents

The Realtor & the CEO

June 21, 2010

Just in time for summer vacation: a Silicon Valley spooky story for geeks of all persuasions. Twelve delicious minutes of ghosts, crazies, and blood-curdling screams — as cheesy as it comes. Everything you need for your summertime car-trip or campfire entertainment. So, sit back and relax, close your eyes, and imagine…

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Pendant Audio Presents

The Line:

Season 1 Episode 3 – “Latera”

June 21, 2010

Kitty pushes fate and Joe gets a brutal revelation!

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Darker Projects Presents

The Byron Chronicles:

Season 3 Episode 2 – “Sam”

June 19, 2010

“I’m going to eat you… eat your pretty face!”

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Radio Drama Revival Presents

Radio Drama Revival: Episode 178 –

“Collectors Fever” and a Chat with Yuri Rasovski

June 18, 2010

This week we wrap up our focus on Yuri Rasovsky, one of audio drama’s true greats who has been so kind as to let us re-broadcast pristine stereo recordings of his Beyond 2000 series originally recorded for NPR.

Today we feature two last bits – “Collector’s Fever” by Roger Zelazny and “And Miles to Go before I Sleep” by William F. Nolan.

Followed by an interview with Yuri himself where we talk about his more recent work in noir audio drama, an exciting new project featuring Zorro, and reflections on 40 years in audio.

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Pendant Audio Presents

Once Upon A Time In Vegas:

Chapter 31 – Hidden Messages

June 18, 2010

Todd runs into Princess, the past haunts Robert and Abby and Jeff gets a spirited ultimatum!

Now Playing… May 27, 2010

This Week…

The Leviathan Chronicles makes waves with its epic two hour Season Finale and a bonus Mini-sode! The Byron Chronicles returns for its third season! Broken Sea serves up the supernatural, old school style on SwagCast! Wheeality Productions gets the drop on The Deadeye Kid as “Haunting Melody” continues! Icebox Radio Theater tickles our funny bone with a “Comedy Cavalcade!”

Its all New Audio, and its all… Now Playing!

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Christof Laputka Presents

The Leviathan Chronicles: Chapter 25 – “Showdown at Mount Chenglung”  (Part 1 & 2)

May 27, 2010

The Season Finale is here!  In this huge double length chapter, two mysterious worlds are about to collide!  Seinshun and Nathaniel race to Mount Chenglung to intercept Whitt Roberts before his nefarious plan can unfold.  Oberlin reluctantly helps Mai Lee find her father but instantly regrets his decision.  Macallan learns the heavy burden of leadership.  A covert union between Leviathan and Blackdoor is revealed.  And deep within Leviathan Cathedral, a secret is exposed that Evangeline has fought to keep hidden for 1,000 years.

Leviathan Chronicles Mini-Sode:

Leviathan Orientation Program – Part 1

May 27, 2010

Stolen from the central AI server within Leviathan City, this secret audio program is required listening for all new immortals as they descend down into the Marianas trench to enter Leviathan for the first time.

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Darker Projects Presents

The Byron Chronicles: Season 3 Episode 1 – Reflections in Shadow

May 27, 2010

“Bit of an underestimate, my friend. I may have just caused the end of the world.”

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Brokesea Audio Presents New Audio ThursDAY

May 27, 2010

OTR Swag Cast: Season 2 Episode 17

Doc, Jack and Reggie are back again with Dead needing burying in Arizona! Join us for ep 6 TONIGHT!!!

Emma and John continue on their case which should not be sneezed at!

BUT FIRST….

Tonight— Tales of Aztec Ghosts and a Hand that just won’t go away! We must be in for some terrifying treats from CBSRMT!

It’s SUPERNATURAL THURSDAY at the SWAG CAST!

 

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Wheeality Productions Presents

The Deadeye Kid: Haunting Melody (Part 2 of 5)

May 24, 2010

More on what is ailing the girl.  And who got the drop on Lem?

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Icebox Radio Theater Presents

The Icebox Radio Podcast: Comedy Cavalcade!

May 24, 2010

The 2009-2010 Podcast Season wraps up with a comedy special!  It’s the Icebox Radio Theater’s Comedy Cavalcade!  Featuring new takes on three classic IBRT sketches, first recorded live, now given the ‘studio treatment’ for the first time!  Featuring ‘The Super Happy Sugar Elves’, ‘First Draft Playhouse: The Stallion on the Moors,’ and ‘Two Guys Coffee’.

In the News – May 10, 2010

Site Updates

NEW! – Two new Trailers join Jake Sampson and the  Gods of War here at the Listening Post! Be sure to check out the latest teasers from The Byron Chronicles and The Leviathan Chronicles, both are featured in our Coming Attractions section!

TWITTER! – The Listening Post Twitter Feed has been updated. You can now follow us  on  Twitter @ThListeningPost and get up to the minuet audio drama news!

REVISED! – An updated review of  “Children of the Gods” – An epic sci-fi audio series from Deadweasel Studio! Find it in our Reviews section.

THE LISTENING POST NEEDS… YOU!

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at writing audio drama reviews or articles? Well this is your chance. If you enjoy audio drama enough to write about it on at least a semi regular basis, then we’d love to hear from you.

Writing samples are preferred, but not required.

To find out more, Send an email to dextrenchcoatyahoocom RE:  The Listening Post

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Currently In Production

May 6, 2010

The Byron Chronicles – Eric Busby has confirmed that scripting and voice work has begun on the third season of Darker Projects: The Byron Chronicles. The Byron Chronicles is a modern fantasy serial set in the city of Portland Oregon, and has developed a large, devoted fan base over the course of two seasons.

Children of the Gods – Christopher Mack has resumed work on the  sci-fi serial Children of the Gods, after a long hiatus while he relocated Deadweasel Studio to sunny Las Vegas. The next Episode; Chapter 11: Gone to Ground, is fully scripted and casting is 75% complete while the voice work is 55% complete. Chapter 12: Dust to Dust is fully scripted as well, with several openings for new cast members.

Leviathan Chronicles – Christoph Laputka and Nobi Nakanishi have begun recording  the season finale of their show The Leviathan Chronicles. While Chapter 25 is the finale of season one,  it will also mark the relaunch of the shows website. Christoph and Nobi have assured fans that alot will be going on between now and the release of season two.

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“We’re Alive” Zooms up the Zune Charts

 

Modern Myth Productions proudly announced via Facebook that their production “We’re Alive”; a story of survival in a zombie infested world, is burning up the charts on Zune. This fine audio drama production is now the fourth most downloaded podcast in the Zune Marketplace. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew for this accomplishment!

Not only is this is a great achievement for Modern Myth Productions, its a great achievement for audio drama as a whole. Along with Decoder Ring Theatre’s notoriety on Twitter and Fred Greenhalgh’s Wall Street Journal article, it seems as though modern audio drama is slowly creeping into the mainstream consciousness. Is this wave of notoriety a sign of bigger things to come, or is it just another flash in the pan? We would love to hear what our readers have to say…