Fangoria, the iconic horror and entertainment company, teams up with the Audioboom Originals Network to launch its first podcast
PRESS RELEASE — December 14, 2018 · 3.2 minutes to read
New York NY, USA— FANGORIA, which was recently acquired by the Texas-based production company CINESTATE, launches horror podcast The Narrow Caves as part of the Audioboom Originals Network. The podcast is sponsored by Shudder, the on-demand video subscription service featuring horror, thriller and supernatural fiction titles owned and operated by AMC Networks.
Adapted from a script by award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and director S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, Wraiths of the Broken Land), The Narrow Caves features voice acting by Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil), Will Patton (Armageddon, Falling Skies), Lili Simmons (Bone Tomahawk, Banshee) and Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some, Black Mirror). Binary Reptile provides the haunting score to the eight-episode series.
“The Narrow Caves is the first Audiostate ever released, a new type of content that combines the immersive quality of Hollywood films with the intimacy of audio, creating an ‘ear-movie’ experience,” says CINESTATE & FANGORIA CEO Dallas Sonnier. “Top talents from film and television have brought their years of storytelling experience to the podcast, bringing these characters to life and setting them on a lurid yet gorgeous path.”
The podcast follows two college students, Walter and Ruby, who are drawn to each other despite an antagonistic initial encounter. Their strange bond grows stronger when Walter joins Ruby on a holiday trip to her home in upstate New York, where a living darkness inhabits the woodlands that surround her family's mansion. This engrossing and unpredictable blend of mystery, horror, and romance subverts the idea of "fated love" while exploring strange compulsions, intense desires, and ancient mysteries best left buried deep in the earth.
“Since launching the Audioboom Originals Network in 2017 we’ve experienced great success with everything from sci-fi comedies to improvised courtroom dramas and The Narrow Caves is a provocative and flawlessly produced addition to our audio fiction offerings,” said Audioboom’s VP of Content Partnerships, Brendan Regan. “We are thrilled to work with CINESTATE and introduce an internationally beloved franchise like FANGORIA to podcast fans.”
To capitalize on the cinematic quality of the series, all eight episodes of the podcast will be released at once, allowing the listener to explore the mysterious world of The Narrow Caves without interruption.
The Narrow Caves launches Thursday, December 20, 2018.
FANGORIA is an internationally distributed American horror film fan magazine, in publication since 1979. FANGORIA was acquired by CINESTATE, the Texas-based production company run by producer Dallas Sonnier, who re-launched the magazine in October as a print-only quarterly collectible while extending the franchise into films, podcasts, and books. FANGORIA recently wrapped production on the Grady Hendrix-penned Satanic Panic, directed by Chelsea Stardust and starring Rebecca Romijn.
CINESTATE is best known for producing S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk starring Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins, and Brawl In Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughn and Don Johnson. The company will soon release its next two features in 2019: another Zahler film, Dragged Across Concrete which premiered at the Venice Film Festival; and Henry Dunham’s The Standoff At Sparrow Creek which premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival.
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