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37 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
Five Night's at Feary Tales
Feary Tales dives back into the digital world to see if it can survive Five Nights at Freddy's. This week, I'm tackling the survival horror franchise, Five Nights at Freddy's and looking at it's quick rise to legendary status. I'll read a creepypasta version of the events of the first game, discuss the characters, themes and lore behind the franchise and look into the impact it's on in the horror community. Written and produced by me. Music is provided by Nicholas Gasparini and found at www.thedarkpiano.com
34 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
Feed my Frankenstein
This week, I'm going back to the early 19th century and taking a look at the classic horror novel, Frankenstein. Join me as I discuss the tragic life of author Mary Shelley, her influences as she created what many regard as the first true science fiction novel and her views on philosophy and morality. I'll also discuss the wide range of movies, shows, plays and parodies inspired by the Frankenstein Monster and touch on Greek mythology and the story of Prometheus. Written and Produced by Me Music is by Myuu and can be found at www.thedarkpiano.com
24 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
The Devil Went Down to...Jersey?
The Pine Barrens of South New Jersey hold many relics and legends among its wooded trails and paths, none more famous than the Devil of Leeds Point itself. A creature so aptly named as...The Jersey Devil Tonight, we're diving into cryptozoology and discussing the Jersey Devil, where it can be found, the many sightings of the famed cryptid, as well as exploring some of the other spooky denizens of the area known as the Pine Barrens. Written and Produced by Me Music is by Myuu and found at www.thedarkpiano.com.
35 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
We're the Dream Warriors
Sleep has a way of controlling every creature on this earth, none more so than humans. But what happens when the safety and security of that sleep and the accompanying dreams is compromised? Join me in the Season 3 premiere as we seek to answer that question and look into sleep paralysis, sudden deaths while sleeping and lucid dreaming. We will also be exploring the nightmares we experience and the monsters that stalk our dreams, namely one specific dream demon and his attacks on the children of Elm Street. That's right, we're diving in the horror franchise Nightmare on Elm Street and the legacy that is Freddy Krueger. Written and Produced by Me Music is provided my Nicolas Gasparini and www.thedarkpiano.com
31 minutes | Jun 5, 2018
The Werewolves Among Us
Since the beginning of humanity, stories have been told about the beasts and creatures that stalk the night. Unexplained murders and vicious attacks became pinned on these beast-men and legends were woven of vicious warriors becoming like animals on the battlefield. Hear that howling in the distance? Lock the doors, grab the silver and your wolfsbane, and brace yourself for the coming of -- the Werewolves.This week I'll be reading an old Irish Folktale that inspired Stephen King's The Cycle of the Werewolf, then I'll dive into the long history of lycanthropes, how the lore has grown and changed with the rise of the monster movie, and cover whom I believe are the five best werewolves of all time.Written and Produced by MeMusic is by Nicolas Gasparini and can be found at www.thedarkpiano.com
26 minutes | May 23, 2018
They got me Hypnotized
Mesmerism has been a curious science over the last few hundred years and our grandfather of horror himself, Edgar Allan Poe, had a very special interest in it, producing three separate stories about it. Sit for a spell, look into my eyes, drift off and let us evaluate the Facts of the Case of M. Valdemar.This week I will be reading a shortened version of Poe's story, discussing his interest in mesmerism and showcasing some other interesting and frightening hypnotists.Written and Produced by me.Music is by Myuu. His work can be found at www.thedarkpiano.com
20 minutes | May 15, 2018
Unbreakable Smiling Man
Have you ever been out and about, in your comfortable parts of town, and just came across someone that didn't seem...right? Someone who might have been moving unnaturally or looking just a bit too...happy? Join me as we take a walk through the city and encounter the peculiar -- Smiling Man.This week features the Smiling Man as derived from an r/letsnotmeet post from reddit by blue_tidal. I discuss the rise of the smiling man urban legend, the links to last season's Slender Man, and some other creepy smiling monsters that have shown up over the years.The artwork for tonight's episode was found on the creepypasta wikipedia. Artist is unknown.Music is provided by Nicolas Gasparini.
30 minutes | May 8, 2018
Send in the (Killer) Clowns
The season two premiere is here and I'm stuffing a bunch of content in a clown car to help fuel those growing nightmares. Today I will be exploring the anomaly surround coulrophobia and the fear of clowns as it's grown in recent years.This week features an original story based on the urban legend, The Babysitter and the Clown statue. I also discuss clown sightings from 1981 and 2016, John Wayne Gacy and, of course, well known clowns like Twisty, The Joker and Pennywise.The artwork for tonight's episode was provided by my son, Oliver Dennis.Music is provided by Nicolas Gasparini.
4 minutes | May 3, 2018
Minisode 3 - White with Red
In the third of my minisode trilogy, I want to read for you an internet creepypasta surrounding a man who can't just let his curiosity rest. Tonight's story is White with Red and the author is anonymous.
5 minutes | Apr 26, 2018
Minisode 2 - Dead-Wood
In the second ever Feary Tale Friday Minisode, I want to read for you a chilling tale that will make you stop and think about the memories and ghosts that even trees can leave behind.Tonight's story is Dead-Wood, by Joe Hill, found in the short story collection, 20th Century Ghosts.Music is provided by Myuu and can be found at www.thedarkpiano.com
9 minutes | Apr 19, 2018
Minisode 1 - Quoth the Raven
In a special Feary Tale Friday minisode, I want to explore the 1845 horror poem about a man who falls further and further into madness over his lost love Lenore. Join me as we read -- The Raven.Written and produced by me.The story tonight is The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
31 minutes | Apr 13, 2018
Friday the 13th Super Spectacular!
It's here! The season one finale! And it's a special one as it's Friday the 13th, a day held in high regard for the horror community. Today, I will be exploring the movie franchise of the same name and exploring the story of the undead hockey masked killer himself -- Jason Vorhees!This week, I will be discussing some of the history of the Friday the 13th date, telling the story of Jason's (first) Final Chapter and showcasing the history of the franchise including the poor critical reception and facts about the big guy himself.Written and Produced by me.Music is provided by Nicolas Gasparini.The story today is loosely based on the plot to Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, arguably the best in the series.
20 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
Mad as (Killer) Rabbits
In this penultimate episode of Season One, I'd like to take you down the rabbit hole a bit and go on a search for a certain, maniacal, killer bunny. This isn't your normal cute and cuddly bunny and instead we visit a town that's gripped in terror at a large, ax-wielding floppy eared rodent who's come to take away the kiddies. Let's investigate the mystery of -- the Easter Bunny.This week I will be discussing my own personal feelings about rabbits, sharing a story about a more deranged Easter Bunny, providing some history on the holiday of Easter and discussing the concept of Easter Eggs, both the candy filled ones and the ones found in our favorite movies, shows and video games.Written and Produced by me.Music is provided by Nicolas Gasparini.The story was found on the site scaryforkids.com/easter-bunny and written by a member of the site.
20 minutes | Mar 28, 2018
Scooby Doo?! Where are you?!
Bear with me guys, as we head into the back third of the first season of Feary Tales. This week, to coincide with the premiere of the Scoobynatural episode of Supernatural, we are going to check out a group of teenagers attempting to solve the mystery of a certain creepy space man, named -- The Spooky Space Kook.I'm discussing the mystery-comedy kids show Scooby-Doo this week. I'll discuss space creatures of both the friendly and vicious varieties, a brief history of our old pal Scooby, and a look at a similar creature from the world of Doctor Who.Written and produced by me.The story is based off the Season 1 episode Spooky Space Kook of Scooby-Doo, Where are you?Music is by Nicolas Gasparini and can be found on www.thedarkpiano.comThe artwork is by Grimbo and can be found on DeviantArtPlease take some time to rate and review on iTunes and Stitcher as well as check out my patreon.
22 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
(Alan) Wake Up
We're in the video game world again this week as we explore the sleepy little town of Bright Falls and the dark presence that has taken it over. Can our hero fight back against the darkness and find his lost wife? Join me as we fall into the dark imagination of -- Alan Wake.I will be examining the world and plot of Alan Wake this week, discussing cabins as horror settings, the interesting game mechanics of Alan Wake, episodic storytelling, and the influences the developers used to craft the world of Bright Falls, Washington including Twin Peaks and Stephen King.Written and Produced by Me.The story tonight is based off the plot of the 2010 video game Alan Wake.Music is provided by Nicolas Gasparini. His music can be found here.Artwork is by InvisibleRainArt on DeviantArtPlease take a look at my Patreon for exclusive rewards and goals that I hope to achieve with the help of you, my fans, to provide higher quality episodes and more content in the future.
30 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
Leave My Monkey (Paw) Alone
This week we explore cursed objects, careful wishing and the benefits of bringing your loved ones back from the dead. Join me as we examine a peculiar little object and discover the dark secrets of -- The Monkey PawWritten and Produced by Me.The story tonight is an adaptation of the 1902 short story The Monkey Paw by W.W. Jacobs.Music is provided by Nicolas Gasparini. His music can be found here.Artwork is by Tillinghast23 on DeviantArtPlease take a look at my Patreon for exclusive rewards and goals that I hope to achieve with the help of you, my fans., to provide higher quality episodes and more content in the future.
23 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
She was just a (vanishing) hitchhiker
Ghost stories are always a favorite of many people. Combined with the mysteries of the highways and the frightening prospect of unknown passengers in your car, it can be a recipe that can produce one of the most well-known urban legends, the story of -- The Vanishing Hitchhiker.This week I tell the story of the vanishing hitchhiker, discuss the horror movie, The Hitcher, review the history and root of the legend and discuss some real life sightings of ghostly hitchhikers.Written and Produced by Me Music is by Nicolas Gasparini. His music can be found at www.thedarkpiano.com The story today is an original variation of the Vanishing Hitchhiker ghost story.I've started a Patreon to help start covering the cost of hosting this podcast as well as to work towards upgraded equipment and extra episodes. Find it at https://www.patreon.com/fearytales
22 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
I want to paint it (Pokémon) Black
Haunted and cursed games have been a staple in the internet horror community for years. It's especially more frightening when it revolved around a beloved children's series. While on a thrift store expedition, one young man finds a surprising and frightening haunted game, titled -- Pokemon Black.This week I tell the story of Pokemon Black, tell the history of thrift stores, discuss the history of Pokemon and review some other urban legends surrounding the game as well as real life mysteries.Written and Produced by MeMusic is provided by Nicolas Gasparini (Myuu. His works can be found at thedarkpiano.com) Additional music is the Lavender Town theme developed by Nintendo.The story today is based on the internet creepypasta, Pokemon Black
24 minutes | Feb 20, 2018
The Thing that should not be
Deep in the farthest reaches of the world, where the ice and snow reign supreme, scientists and researchers lock themselves away in underground research facilities for months at a time. What happens when their peaceful existence is invaded by outside forces, by the intrusion of the creature known as -- The Thing.This week, I discuss the mythology behind the day night cycle, tell the story the Thing, review John Carpenter's legacy, the cult following of the movie and similar horror movies of the 80s and discuss the real life murder case in 2000 in an Antarctic research base.Written and Produced by Me.Music is from Nicholas Gasparini (Myuu) and can be found at www.thedarkpiano.comThe story is based on the 1982 cult classic, John Carpenter's The Thing.
26 minutes | Feb 14, 2018
Tangled up in Blue(beard)
Today's story explains that if your new husband gives you a set of keys to your new castle home, then tells you to not go in one specific room, it's probably a good idea to just use the front door to get out as quick as you can. Join me as I share the tale of the supernatural man of legend -- Bluebeard.This week, I'll be discussing the history behind Valentine's Day, the real life origins of the frightening Bluebeard, and discussing the common theme of curious women told throughout history, touching on the stories of Pandora and Psyche.Written and Produced by me.The story is "Bluebeard" originally written by Charles Gerrault and adapted by me.Music in this episode is composed by Nicolas Gasparini (Myuu) and can be found on http://www.thedarkpiano.com/.Episode Art is from ApocalypticCandy on DeviantArt.
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