89 episodes

Come walk between the black pines! Your nightmarish host Nikignik broadcasts weekly stories of heartfelt horror and queer identity into your dreams. Each episode follows the increasingly connected residents of the Northern Hallowoods as they learn to live, love, and survive in the forest at the end of the world.

Hello From The Hallowoods William A. Wellman

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    • 4.9 • 115 Ratings

Come walk between the black pines! Your nightmarish host Nikignik broadcasts weekly stories of heartfelt horror and queer identity into your dreams. Each episode follows the increasingly connected residents of the Northern Hallowoods as they learn to live, love, and survive in the forest at the end of the world.

    Episode 49 - Rescues

    Episode 49 - Rescues

    Jedediah runs into the forest, Diggory stops at the ring of birds, and Riot gets bad news. The theme of tonight’s episode is Rescues.

    (To avoid spoilers, content warnings are listed at the end of this episode description).




    The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘Old Growth’, and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show’s Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, exclusive merchandise, and more! Because the show runs without ads or sponsors, we rely on support from fans to guarantee the survival of this LGBTQ+ horror podcast.


     


    Hello From The Hallowoods is written and produced by William A. Wellman, a queer horror author and writing coach. You can visit their website for more information! 


     


    The transcript for this episode is available on the Hello From The Hallowoods Website. Click here to read!


     


    You can also find Hello From The Hallowoods on social media! The show is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @thehallowoods. If you’d like to connect with other fans of the show, there’s even a fan-run Discord Server!






    Music for this episode was used under license from Artlist.com. The soundtracks featured were: 


     



    ‘Forest Overture’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘The Weight’, by Kneelio, 
    ‘Thrill of the Chase’, by Will Van De Crommert, 
    ‘Flow State’, by Theater of Delays, 
    ‘Zircon’, by Ottom, 
    ‘Break of Day’, by Charlie Ryan, 
    ‘Witches’ Brew’, by CK Martin, 
    ‘Don’t Mind the Rain’, by the Oriole Orchestra (public domain), 
    ‘Hunt’, by Naski, 
    ‘Angst’, by Jan Baars, 
    ‘Ganymede’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Desolate’, by Zac Nelson, 
    ‘Dead Leaves’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Drowned in Vintage Strings,’ by John Gegelman, 
    ‘Exhale’, by Salt of the Sound, 
    And ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat 


     



    Content warnings for this episode include: 
    Violence, Kidnapping and abduction, Death + Injury, Strangulation, Static (including sfx), Emotional Manipulation, Body horror

    • 32 min
    Episode 50 - Radios

    Episode 50 - Radios

    Olivier makes a connection, Clara makes summer plans, and Moth arrives in Chicago. The theme of tonight’s episode is Radios.

    (To avoid spoilers, content warnings are listed at the end of this episode description).




    The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘How To Get By’, and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show’s Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, exclusive merchandise, and more! Because the show runs without ads or sponsors, we rely on support from fans to guarantee the survival of this LGBTQ+ horror podcast.


     


    Hello From The Hallowoods is written and produced by William A. Wellman, a queer horror author and writing coach. You can visit their website for more information! 


     


    The transcript for this episode is available on the Hello From The Hallowoods Website. Click here to read!


     


    You can also find Hello From The Hallowoods on social media! The show is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @thehallowoods. If you’d like to connect with other fans of the show, there’s even a fan-run Discord Server!




    Music for this episode was used under license from Artlist.com. The soundtracks featured were: 


     


     


    ‘Forest Overture’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Eternity Clock’, by Shahead Mostafafar, 
    ‘Witness - Extended Version’, by Oliver Michael, 
    ‘Odd Numbers’, by Curtis Cole, 
    ‘Cold Sugar’, by Sun Wash, 
    ‘Living’, by Borrtex, 
    ‘Don’t Mind the Rain’, by the Oriole Orchestra (public domain), 
    ‘Deep Blue Sea - Instrumental Version’ by Sivan Talmor, 
    ‘Ganymede’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘What I Want - Instrumental Version’, by Cunningham Manor, 
    ‘Free Radicals’, by Stanley Gurvich, 
    ‘Exhale’, by Salt of the Sound, 
    And ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat 



    Content warnings for this episode include: 




    Animal death (Dogsmell as usual), Static (including sfx), Emotional Manipulation, Bugs, Spiders


     

    • 32 min
    Episode 51 - Maps

    Episode 51 - Maps

    Jonah goes fishing, Bern deals with new arrivals, and Polly leads the way. The theme of tonight’s episode is Maps.

    (To avoid spoilers, content warnings are listed at the end of this episode description).




    The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘Super Spy’, and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show’s Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, exclusive merchandise, and more! Because the show runs without ads or sponsors, we rely on support from fans to guarantee the survival of this LGBTQ+ horror podcast.


     


    Hello From The Hallowoods is written and produced by William A. Wellman, a queer horror author and writing coach. You can visit their website for more information! 


     


    The transcript for this episode is available on the Hello From The Hallowoods Website. Click here to read!


     


    You can also find Hello From The Hallowoods on social media! The show is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @thehallowoods. If you’d like to connect with other fans of the show, there’s even a fan-run Discord Server!


     


    Music for this episode was used under license from Artlist.com. The soundtracks featured were: 


    ‘Forest Overture’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Retrospecting’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Cascade’, by Kyle Preston, 
    ‘The Weight’, by Kneelio,
    ‘Zircon’, by Ottom, 
    ‘White Dream’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Lost Years’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Don’t Mind the Rain’, by the Oriole Orchestra (public domain), 
    ‘Outbreak’, by Charlie Ryan, 
    ‘Angst’, by Jan Baars, 
    ‘Ganymede’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘My Right Foot’, by Tamuz Dekel, 
    ‘Metamorphosis’, by The Bows, 
    ‘Exhale’, by Salt of the Sound, 
    and ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat


     


     


    Content warnings for this episode include:



    Animal death (Heidi, Bert as usual), Violence, Death + Injury, Birds, Static (including sfx), Smoking, Electrocution

    • 34 min
    Episode 52 - Memories

    Episode 52 - Memories

    Diggory asks for advice, Percy begins a journey, and Riot wakes up. The theme of tonight’s episode is Memories.


     


    (To avoid spoilers, content warnings are listed at the end of this episode description).




    The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘Black Eye’, and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show’s Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, exclusive merchandise, and more! Because the show runs without ads or sponsors, we rely on support from fans to guarantee the survival of this LGBTQ+ horror podcast.


     


    Hello From The Hallowoods is written and produced by William A. Wellman, a queer horror author and writing coach. You can visit their website for more information! 


     


    The transcript for this episode is available on the Hello From The Hallowoods Website. Click here to read!


     


    You can also find Hello From The Hallowoods on social media! The show is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @thehallowoods. If you’d like to connect with other fans of the show, there’s even a fan-run Discord Server!




     


    Music for this episode was used under license from Artlist.com. The soundtracks featured were: 




    ‘Forest Overture’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Eternity Clock’, by Shahead Mostafafar, 
    ‘Living’, by Borrtex, 
    ‘Zircon’, by Ottom, 
    ‘Dead Leaves’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Flow State’, by Theatre of Delays, 
    ‘Don’t Mind The Rain’, by the Oriole Orchestra (public domain), 
    ‘The Sky Above’, by Borrtex, 
    ‘Leaving Earth’, by Stanley Gurvich, 
    ‘Ganymede’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘We’, by Fjodor, 
    ‘Rebirth’, by Some Were At Sea, 
    ‘Exhale’, by Salt of the Sound, 
    and ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat


     


     


     


    Content warnings for this episode include:



    Death + Injury, Static (including sfx), Emotional Manipulation, Drowning

    • 36 min
    Episode 53 - Rivers

    Episode 53 - Rivers

    Ricou is faced with an ultimatum, Zelda attends to Scoutpost business, and Rick Rounds wakes up. The theme of tonight’s episode is Rivers.


     


    (To avoid spoilers, content warnings are listed at the end of this episode description).


     


    The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘New Management’, and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show’s Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, exclusive merchandise, and more! Because the show runs without ads or sponsors, we rely on support from fans to guarantee the survival of this LGBTQ+ horror podcast.


     


    Hello From The Hallowoods is written and produced by William A. Wellman, a queer horror author and writing coach. You can visit their website for more information! 


     


    The transcript for this episode is available on the Hello From The Hallowoods Website. Click here to read!


     


    You can also find Hello From The Hallowoods on social media! The show is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @thehallowoods. If you’d like to connect with other fans of the show, there’s even a fan-run Discord Server!


     


    Music for this episode was used under license from Artlist.com. The soundtracks featured were: 


     


    ‘Forest Overture’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Cold Sugar’, by Sun Wash, 
    ‘Cascade’, by Kyle Preston, 
    ‘Zircon’, by Ottom, 
    ‘Flight of the Inner Bird - Instrumental Version’, by Sivan Talmor, 
    ‘Under the Waves’, by Borrtex, 
    ‘Don’t Mind The Rain’, by the Oriole Orchestra (public domain), 
    ‘Soft Awakening’, by John Gegelman, 
    ‘Flowing’ by Borrtex, 
    ‘Ganymede’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Dark Tension’, by Kyle Preston, 
    ‘On the Knife’s Edge’, by Tilman Sillescu, 
    ‘Killer’s Remorse’, by Francesco Dandrea, 
    ‘Metamorphosis’, by the Bows
    ‘Exhale’, by Salt of the Sound, 
    And ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat.


     


    Content warnings for this episode include:


     


    Al has no skin, Animal death (a fish, but also Heidi as usual), Violence, Death + Injury, Blood, Birds, Gun Mention, Static (including sfx), Emotional Manipulation, Drowning, Body horror, Consumption of Inedible Materials, Bullying, Child Death (referenced) 


     

    • 35 min
    Episode 54 - Roads

    Episode 54 - Roads

    Gale is woken up by an unexpected guest, Riot spends her first night on the road, and Barb goes for a drive. The theme of tonight’s episode is roads.




    (To avoid spoilers, content warnings are listed at the end of this episode description).



    The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘End of the Line’, and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show’s Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, exclusive merchandise, and more! Because the show runs without ads or sponsors, we rely on support from fans to guarantee the survival of this LGBTQ+ horror podcast.


     


    Hello From The Hallowoods is written and produced by William A. Wellman, a queer horror author and writing coach. You can visit their website for more information!


     


    The transcript for this episode is available on the Hello From The Hallowoods Website. Click here to read!


     


    You can also find Hello From The Hallowoods on social media! The show is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @thehallowoods. If you’d like to connect with other fans of the show, there’s even a fan-run Discord Server!


     


    Music for this episode was used under license from Artlist.com. The soundtracks featured were: 


     


    ‘Forest Overture’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Free Radicals’, by Stanley Gurvich
    ‘The Sky Above’, by Borrtex, 
    ‘Tea For One’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Once Upon A Time’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat
    ‘Flow State’, by Theater of Delays, 
    ‘The Scent’, by Spearfisher, 
    ‘Mysa’, by Laurel Violet, 
    ‘Horror In Your Eyes’, by G Yerro, 
    ‘The Ghost’, by Martin Puehringer, 
    ‘Gazing Wide’, by Tamuz Dekel, 
    ‘Angst’, by Jan Baars, 
    ‘Ganymede’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Dreaming Lucifer’, by Dan Alayon, 
    ‘Back Alley’, by Will Van De Crommert, 
    ‘Soft Awakening’, by John Gegelman, 
    ‘84 Years Old’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Exhale’, by Salt of the Sound, 
    And ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat


     


     


    Content warnings for this episode include: 


    Violence, Kidnapping and abduction, Death + Injury, Blood, Gun Mention, Misgendering, Static (including sfx), Emotional Manipulation, Smoking

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

frog in a crown ,

I live here now

No one can stop me

neonaberration ,

gently apocalyptic

The writing is so good, and I love how relatable the characters tend to be, and the representation for the different kinds of people & relationships. The philosophy is impactful and doesn't feel condescending or fortune-cookie, and the world building is on point.

MystifiedMermaid ,

Hopeful Dystopia

Hopeful horror with fairy-tale, post- apocalypse, capitalist environmental dystopia vibes. In spirit it's sorta a mashup of Over The Garden Wall (spooky undead forest) and Welcome to Night Vale (narrator's cadence reminded me of Cecil's in the beginning) while being distinct from those media. The narration is comforting, vivid, emotional, and poetic, giving a fairy tale vibe (which is how I forgave the quick development of some of the romances) and I especially love the intro sequences and how they tie into each episode. A nitpick I have with the prose is a slight tendency towards unneccesary epithets. The narrator is wonderful and I love how they portray the characters, giving them distinct voices. The character dynamics, especially the friendships, are enjoyable. The fantasy elements of the worldbuilding satisfyingly blend with the post-apocalyptic sci-fi elements (the dreaming boxes). While a bit disorienting at first as you're thrown head first into the world, the plot threads come together in a satisfying way.

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