Light a candle, lock your doors, and listen in on The Middle Kingdom's most renowned and celebrated storyteller of the supernatural. Considered by many as the originator of the horror genre in China, Dark Studio depicts classical stories that have been loosely adapted from the legendary author Pu Songling and retold with a Hollywood flair.
Program Director: Zhang Wan
Program Editor : Xiaoyu Wang
Writer & Narrator : T.J Reid
Program Producers : Xiaoyu Wang, T.J Reid
01 The Enchantress With Painted Skin
Does one gesture of kindness, sympathy, and lust deserve surrendering one's life and the lives of others? Is true beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Let's find out together in this episode of Dark Studio.
02 Don't Make Me Laugh
Laughter is the key to preserving life, is it not? But what if it could be used to do just the opposite? Would you do it? Could you tell jokes even if you know they'd die laughing? In this installment of Dark Studio, let's see what happens when the joke's on you.
03 A Dog's Day
How far would you go to prove you're something you're not? But what if this proof could transform your life to a desirable extreme? Would look death in the face to get it? Find out in this grisly episode of Dark Studio.
04 Tainted Love
Love can be an alluring snare, especially for those blinded by its light and unable to see its shadow. For you hopeless romantics out there, this tale is for you, as we take walk to lovers’ pain.
05 Losing Face
A little bit of sibling rivalry never hurt anyone, has it? But what if you’re swallowed by jealousy? Know any brothers or sisters green with envy and slither when they walk? Well find out what happens in this mischievous tale of Dark Studio.
06 A Swine’s Tale
Does filial piety run deep in your sense of morality? To what extent would you go to uphold it? Murder, perhaps? Witness the dead speak, squirm, and squeal in this boar-ish tale from Dark Studio.