14 episodes

Dark Valley is a sci-fi and fantasy anthology podcast that aims to transport listeners to a world outside of their own. Join us aboard a Coalition Guard spaceship, inside a Hotel with extraordinary powers, and in a small town where creatures lurk around every corner.

Dark Valley probes the human psyche and explores our relationships with ourselves, each other, and the unknowable; in a way that can frighten, soothe, and challenge our perceptions of who we are and what we are capable of.

Dark Valley Elsbeth Zurek

    • Fiction
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

Dark Valley is a sci-fi and fantasy anthology podcast that aims to transport listeners to a world outside of their own. Join us aboard a Coalition Guard spaceship, inside a Hotel with extraordinary powers, and in a small town where creatures lurk around every corner.

Dark Valley probes the human psyche and explores our relationships with ourselves, each other, and the unknowable; in a way that can frighten, soothe, and challenge our perceptions of who we are and what we are capable of.

    The Beacon

    The Beacon

    Episode Notes
    Episode 13: The Beacon

    This episode was written by Mark Zurek and directed by Elsbeth Denman.

    Heather was played by Shelby Rebecca Wong

    Wyatt was played by Anthon Mondesir

    Nicole was played by Elsbeth Denman

    The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

    Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

    This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Ryan Boelter, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman, Marcia Mandel, Elaine Gibson, Brett McLaughlin and Michael Bowman.

    Please visit www.darkvalleypod.com to learn more about our show.
    Sound credits:
    "Door, Front, Opening, A.wav" by InspectorJ
    "Door, Wooden, Close, A (H1).wav" by InspectorJ

    Find out more at https://dark-valley-pod.pinecast.co

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

    • 34 min
    Welcome to Sycamore Drive

    Welcome to Sycamore Drive

    Episode Notes
    Content Warning: Death and loss of a parent

    Episode 12: Welcome to Sycamore Drive

    This episode was written and directed by Mark Zurek.

    Anne was played by Artemis Snow

    Leonard was played by Jamal James

    Tracey was played by Lucia Williams

    The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

    Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

    This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Ryan Boelter, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman, Marcia Mandel, Elaine Gibson, Brett McLaughlin and Michael Bowman.

    Please visit www.darkvalleypod.com to learn more about our show.

    Sound Credits:
    "Rain on Windows, Interior, A.wav" by InspectorJ
    "Assembling Furniture" by Ultradust
    "Footsteps, Stones, A.wav" by InspectorJ
    "Astounded" by Christopher J Astbury - Switzerland

    Find out more at https://dark-valley-pod.pinecast.co

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

    • 28 min
    Dad's Story

    Dad's Story

    Episode Notes
    Content Warning: Discussion of cancer, death of a parent, repetitive beeping

    Episode 11: Dad's Story

    A love story conceived by Mark S. Zurek.

    This episode was written by Mark Zurek and directed by Elsbeth Denman
    Based on a story by Mark S. Zurek

    Henry was played by Richard Denman

    Allan was played by Zachary Sherry

    Deborah was played by Cecelia Specht

    Ruth was played by Kaili Y. Turner

    Penny and Victoria were played by Gloria Tsai

    The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

    Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

    This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Ryan Boelter, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman, Marcia Mandel, Elaine Gibson, Brett McLaughlin and Michael Bowman.

    Please visit www.darkvalleypod.com to learn more about our show.

    Find out more at https://dark-valley-pod.pinecast.co

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

    • 30 min
    The Grace Hypothesis

    The Grace Hypothesis

    Episode Notes
    Content Warning: Forced family separation, parental loss, scratchy sci- fi effects

    Episode 10: The Grace Hypothesis

    Teen genius, Astrid Grace, is faced with a difficult decision. Continue her mother's research into the nature of our reality, or risk the persecution of the government and the disappointment of her father.

    This episode was written by Peter DeGiglio, edited by Mark Zurek and directed by Elsbeth Denman

    Astrid was played by Mia Christo

    Hal was played by Jim Yue

    Claire was played by Teresa Hui

    The State Agent was played by Peter DeGiglio

    The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

    Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

    This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Calie Ann, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Ryan Boelter, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman, Marcia Mandel, Elaine Gibson, Brett McLaughlin and Michael Bowman.

    "Chalk My Cue" is by Peter J. Schmidt

    Please visit www.darkvalleypod.com to learn more about our show.

    Find out more at https://dark-valley-pod.pinecast.co

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

    • 32 min
    Where Have You Been, Scott Thomas?

    Where Have You Been, Scott Thomas?

    Episode Notes
    Content Warning: Lost child/ sibling, grief, family trauma, and sound effects of bones crunching

    Episode 9: Where Have You Been, Scott Thomas?

    The Thomas family is overjoyed when their runaway son and brother, Scott, finally returns home. If only it were him.

    This episode was written by Mark Zurek and directed by Elsbeth Denman

    Ian and Scott were played by Ryan Halsaver

    Courtney was played by Brianna Eckhardt

    Jeremy was played by Aaron Catano - Saez

    Laura was played by Melanie Peterson

    The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

    Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

    This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Calie Ann, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Ryan Boelter, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman, Marcia Mandel, Elaine Gibson, Brett McLaughlin and Michael Bowman.

    Please visit www.darkvalleypod.com to learn more about our show.

    Find out more at https://dark-valley-pod.pinecast.co

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

    • 28 min
    Try Again

    Try Again

    Try Again
    Episode Notes
    Content Warning: Gaslighting, alcohol and a car accident

    Episode 8: Try Again

    After a night out with an old friend, Zach Fuller comes home to an angry wife and he can't seem to escape the feeling, that he's been here before.

    This episode was written by Mark Zurek and directed by Elsbeth Denman

    Zach was played by Byron Hagan

    Morgan was played by Eva Ding

    Jamie was played by Elizabeth Ann Rimar

    Doctor was played by Jesse Singleton

    The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

    Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

    This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, Charlie Neal, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Calie Ann, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Ryan Boelter, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman and Michael Bowman.

    Please visit www.darkvalleypod.com to learn more about our show.

    Find out more at https://dark-valley-pod.pinecast.co

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Richard KL ,

Classic Twilight Zone Goodness

If you're looking for the surreal stories that have something to say about the world, this is the perfect show for you. It has all the vibes of classic Twilight Zone stories brought up to date, without the deep grimness of shows like Black Mirror. It's not afraid to talk about serious or strange things, but neither does it revel in suffering.

Well put together, well acted, and a great listen.

CarawithaC ,

Chilling

This podcast always give me chills! The stories are so imaginative and the characters are extremely well written. If you want a short trip into an enticing, sinister realm, check it out!

Rhathoomb ,

Fantastic

Beautiful, eerie, and thought provoking story telling. Kudos to everyone involved!

Top Podcasts In Fiction

The Adventure Zone
The McElroys
The NoSleep Podcast
Creative Reason Media Inc.
Table Read
Manifest Media / Realm
The Sleepy Bookshelf
Slumber Studios
A Better Paradise
Absurd Ventures
Discovering Dad
GZM Shows

You Might Also Like