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The BBC and Darkfield present an unnerving trilogy of immersive binaural experiences. Meet yourself in the DEADHOUSE.

DEADHOUSE BBC Radio 4

    • Fiction
    • 4.3 • 43 Ratings

The BBC and Darkfield present an unnerving trilogy of immersive binaural experiences. Meet yourself in the DEADHOUSE.

    3. XANADU

    3. XANADU

    What if consciousness outlives the body? What if there was an experience of being dead?

    You are dead. Your eyes do not react to light, in fact all your reflexes are absent. And that is because you are dead. Even if you were to briefly sit up, like Lazarus, it wouldn’t alter the fact. And they are burying you in the ground because you are dead. Hell, it turns out, is simply disembodied life.

    Content Warning: Death, Injury, Dead bodies, Medical procedures, Confined spaces, Strong language.

    THE BBC AND DARKFIELD PRESENT AN UNNERVING TRILOGY OF IMMERSIVE BINAURAL EXPERIENCES. MEET YOURSELF IN THE DEADHOUSE.

    DEADHOUSE is a trilogy of immersive audio horror shorts, all for a single listener, lying down, with their eyes closed. Headphones are essential. The listener becomes the subject while the binaural sound surrounds and creeps towards them. Their familiar environments slip away, to be replaced by other, less comfortable, worlds that feel unnervingly real. Each episode is for the cold and the callous amongst us, and takes a look at the separation of mind and body.

    DEADHOUSE was created by DARKFIELD for BBC Radio 4.

    Episode credits:
    ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: David Rosenberg & Glen Neath
    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Matthew Blake
    CREATIVE PRODUCER: Victoria Eyton
    WRITER: Glen Neath
    SOUND DESIGNER: David Rosenberg
    PRODUCTION COORDINATORS: Sara Codrington & Mario Ruiz
    SOUND ASSOCIATE: Anna Sulley
    CASTING: John Cannon
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Salmon
    PERFORMERS: Kenneth Cranham as Death; Amit Shah as Diener; Nathalie Armin as Mother; John Dagleish as Porter/ Ferryman; Kathryn McGarr, Mia Jerome, Nigel Barrett, Mercy Ojelade, Linden Walcott-Burton, Jun kim, Matthew Blake, Lanna Joffrey, Rakhee Sharma and Walles Hamonde as hospital staff, mourners and all other characters.

    Special thanks go to Samuel Booth, Premises Studio and Karolina Jedrezejczyk from Sound Disposition.

    • 22 min
    2. SALEM

    2. SALEM

    What if another mind could inhabit your body? Would you happily hand over the reins to them?

    Having been lulled into a hypnotic trance by a soporific voice you wake up somewhere you didn’t expect. You spend the next 20 minutes finding out where you have been and what you have done...

    Content warning: Depictions of hypnosis, Extreme Violence, Murder, Animal Cruelty, strong language.

    THE BBC AND DARKFIELD PRESENT AN UNNERVING TRILOGY OF IMMERSIVE BINAURAL EXPERIENCES. MEET YOURSELF IN THE DEADHOUSE.

    DEADHOUSE is a trilogy of immersive audio horror shorts, all for a single listener, lying down, with their eyes closed. Headphones are essential. The listener becomes the subject while the binaural sound surrounds and creeps towards them. Their familiar environments slip away, to be replaced by other, less comfortable, worlds that feel unnervingly real. Each episode is for the cold and the callous amongst us, and takes a look at the separation of mind and body.

    DEADHOUSE was created by DARKFIELD for BBC Radio 4.

    Episode credits:
    ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: David Rosenberg & Glen Neath
    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Matthew Blake
    CREATIVE PRODUCER: Victoria Eyton
    WRITER: Glen Neath
    SOUND DESIGNER: David Rosenberg
    PRODUCTION COORDINATORS: Sara Codrington & Mario Ruiz
    SOUND ASSOCIATE: Anna Sulley
    CASTING: John Cannon
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Salmon
    PERFORMERS: Rosie Cavaliero as Woman; John Dagleish as Man on phone; Siyah the Dog as Salem.

    Special thanks go to Noa Bodner, Nasim and Jan Körting, Premises Studios and Karolina Jedrezejczyk from Sound Disposition.

    No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

    • 20 min
    1. BETHLEHEM

    1. BETHLEHEM

    What if death is merely a pause? If you could live for just one more day, is that an offer you’d take up?

    You come into consciousness. You cannot speak. You cannot move. You cannot even make it understood that you hear everything going on around you. All you can do is listen as your fate and the fate of all the other recovered bodies on the ward with you are determined by petty-minded bureaucrats.

    Content warning: Medical procedures, Bodily fluids, Death, Dead bodies, Physical violence, Strong Language.

    THE BBC AND DARKFIELD PRESENT AN UNNERVING TRILOGY OF IMMERSIVE BINAURAL EXPERIENCES. MEET YOURSELF IN THE DEADHOUSE.

    DEADHOUSE is a trilogy of immersive audio horror shorts, all for a single listener, lying down, with their eyes closed. Headphones are essential. The listener becomes the subject while the binaural sound surrounds and creeps towards them. Their familiar environments slip away, to be replaced by other, less comfortable, worlds that feel unnervingly real. Each episode is for the cold and the callous amongst us, and takes a look at the separation of mind and body.

    DEADHOUSE was created by DARKFIELD for BBC Radio 4.

    Episode credits:
    ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: David Rosenberg & Glen Neath
    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Matthew Blake
    CREATIVE PRODUCER: Victoria Eyton
    WRITER: Glen Neath
    SOUND DESIGNER: David Rosenberg
    PRODUCTION COORDINATORS: Sara Codrington & Mario Ruiz
    SOUND ASSOCIATE: Anna Sulley
    CASTING: John Cannon
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Salmon
    PERFORMERS: Lanna Joffrey as Director; Nathalie Armin as Mercy (Administrator); Amit Shah as Frank; John Dagleish as John (Orderly); Kathryn McGarr, Mercy Ojelade, Nigel Barrett, Linden Walcott-Burton, Jun Kim, Matthew Blake, Lanna Joffrey, Rakhee Sharma and Walles Hamonde as all other parts.

    Special thanks go to Premises Studio and Karolina Jedrezejczyk from Sound Disposition

    • 21 min
    Introducing DEADHOUSE

    Introducing DEADHOUSE

    An unnerving trilogy of horror shorts. Meet yourself in the DEADHOUSE.

    DEADHOUSE is a trilogy of immersive audio horror shorts, all for a single listener, lying down, with their eyes closed. Headphones are essential. The listener becomes the subject while the binaural sound surrounds and creeps towards them. Their familiar environments slip away, to be replaced by other, less comfortable, worlds that feel unnervingly real. Each episode is for the cold and the callous amongst us, and takes a look at the separation of mind and body.

    ‘There is music at the limits of my hearing. There are demons at the edge of my vision.
    There are ghosts in the machine’
    - Edgar Allen Poe

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Amy JGee ,

Creepy yet compelling.

Totally immersed in this dark place. It’s disconcerting and genuinely creepy, but it was impossible to turn off. Hopefully there will be more.

sazfergus ,

chilling and intense - AMAZING

Deadhouse is the best podcast I’ve listened to! Keeps you in suspense yet weirdly keeps relaxed at the same time. I really hope they make some more!! If your into pineal stimulation then this is your thing!! ***** rated

net76 ,

Brilliant immersive podcast

Listen to this on headphones while lying on your back in the dark. These short podcasts each create a different creepy and immersive scenario. Brilliantly designed, and I hope they make more. Salem was probably my favourite, though also the most disturbing.

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