36 episodes

What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds?

Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?

Cassie, a teen that's having trouble fitting in at school, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village.

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    • 4.5 • 51 Ratings

What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds?

Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?

Cassie, a teen that's having trouble fitting in at school, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village.

    Trailer - The Dark Tome: Undertow

    Trailer - The Dark Tome: Undertow

    The Dark Tome is back with a standalone audio movie, called UNDERTOW.

    UNDERTOW takes place 18 months after the end of Dark Tome Season 2. As the world tries to reconcile the inexplicable occurrences in Simpson Falls, Maine, Simpson Falls native and investigative reporter Tony Baxter, is called on assignment.

    But as Tony starts to dig underneath the surface, he finds the subject of the story is soon on him, and the aftermath of a childhood tragedy he’s never fully reconciled. Tony is faced with an impossible choice, and he and his partner, photojournalist Sonia Proud, won’t be able to leave the town as they arrived.

    Featuring over 40 actors, a full original score and recorded across the United States during lockdown, UNDERTOW may be the most ambitious Dark Tome project to date. UNDERTOW will be exclusive to Stitcher Premium, debuting on *January 14th, 2021*.

    Learn more at: https://thedarktome.com/undertow/

    • 2 min
    Bonus Episode - Last Stop on Route 9 by Tananarive Due

    Bonus Episode - Last Stop on Route 9 by Tananarive Due

    This week a special opportunity to showcase the work of Nightlight Podcast! A black horror podcast hosted and produced by Tonia Ransom.

    The story is "Last Stop on Route Nine" by Tananarive Due - a chilling tale of taking a wrong turn and ending up in another world.

    Nightlife Pod is an amazing anthology, check out their work at: nightlightpod.com - on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/nightlightpod ) - and Twitter ( https://twitter.com/missdefying )

    Discover Tananarive Due's work on her website ( http://tananarivedue.com/ ) - Also don't miss her on-demand webinar on black horror taught with Steven Barnes. The Sunken Place ( http://bit.ly/SunkenPlaceCourse ) [http://bit.ly/SunkenPlaceCourse]

    • 42 min
    Season 3 Announcement | Halloween Special

    Season 3 Announcement | Halloween Special

    Today we announced Dark Tome Season 3 - yahooo! Coming in January, 2021.



    Also, a re-play of a classic horror radio play, reinvented by Fred's FinalRune Productions.



    Three men who tend the light at a reclusive island off the coast of French Guiana see a rogue ship adrift in the Atlantic. The reason for the derelict ship soon becomes obvious – it has been overrun by hundreds of thousands of ferocious ship’s rats.



    The rats land on the isle and soon we are in for a claustrophobic tale of terror as the three men struggle to keep their minds from cracking under the pressure of thousands and thousands of squeaking, scratching, hungry rats.

    Written by George Toudouze, adapted for radio by James Poe

    Part of the FinalRune/Mad Horse Old Time Radio on Location Project

    • 26 min
    Curious History of the Dark Tome, Epilogue - An Essay by Mr. Gussy

    Curious History of the Dark Tome, Epilogue - An Essay by Mr. Gussy

    "I gotta give you a warning: there is no truth about the Dark Tome. If you think I can tell you anything certain about it, well, turn your computer off now and knock yourself in the head for the fool you are. What makes you think we can ever understand something so old?"

    A special episode featuring recovered tape of the author, Wilbur Gussy, reading his controversial 1999 essay, "The Curious History of the Dark Tome," long thought to be an apocryphal part of internet history.

    Though its authenticity has been hotly debated in academic and online forums over the ensuing two decades, none can cast doubt how effective it was at creating a lucrative online book business for the AOL user who wrote it. The more cynical online commenters suggest that it was written as a crass commercial publicity stunt.

    • 19 min
    The Days of Flaming Motorcycles, by Catherynne M. Valente

    The Days of Flaming Motorcycles, by Catherynne M. Valente

    Caitlin no longer tracks days by the calendar - instead, it's by the theme covers of the journals she writes while she goes to work at the derelict Java Shack in Augusta, Maine. The themes of these journals, e.g. "The Days of Flaming Motorcycles," are both a useful counter of time and contain the truthful account of her observations of the zombie apocalypse...

    A mesmerizing story of pandemic and zombies by Catherynne M. Valente, NYT bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry (including one of my personal all-time-favorites, the Orphan’s Tales).

    Read by Kat Moraros, a Chicago-based actor originally hailing from North Yarmouth, Maine. Kat has a deep background of stage, film and voice acting, and is represented by Gill Talent Group Chicago. www.katmoraros.com @katmoraros

    Female zombie FX by Sarah Golding, AKA Quirky Voices, sarahgoldingvoiceactorandmore.weebly.com and host of the MADIVA podcast for voice actors.

    Produced, designed, and some zombie sounds by Fred Greenhalgh, co-creator of the Dark Tome.

    • 32 min
    Introducing: Of Fae & Fiends

    Introducing: Of Fae & Fiends

    Preview of the first episode of FAE & FIENDS, a new dark faerie tale podcast by Fred Greenhalgh, creator of THE CLEANSED and THE DARK TOME.

    Lizzie returns to her family’s ancestral farmhouse in rural Maine and discovers tapes in the attic that reveal an amazing family secret.

    Hear remaining episodes by going to StitcherPremium.com and use code FIEND to get immediate access to this binge-able audio experience!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

blkvadr ,

Beautiful

Love the short stories and would be cool to see this turned into a tv show. The twist at the ends of each episode are epic! Definitely recommend this podcast

Dci34 ,

Marked decline in the 2nd season.

Started out magnificently but deteriorated wildly. When the Dark Tome began it had a strange, serious, dark, and gothic feel. It seemed epic and disturbing. It was uneven in tone through the first season but still well done.

The second season though.... wow. It seems like a totally different show with rampant social justice narratives and often campy situations and storylines.

Production values remained high. It’s as though en entirely different writing staff took over - or the original ones suffered lobotomies. 4.5 stars for first season. 1.5 for second season.

Jvfrg ,

Great

Very entertaining, love how a bigger story ties the short tales together. Actors are perfect for the characters and love the horror theme.

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