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Come walk between the black pines! Your nightmarish host Nikignik presents a heartfelt horror show from the beautiful (and deadly) Northern Hallowoods. Tune in for weekly updates as a cast of LGBTQ+ survivors face twisted wildlife, the Instrumentalist, and other terrors in the forest at the end of the world.

Hello From The Hallowoods William A. Wellman

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 76 Ratings

Come walk between the black pines! Your nightmarish host Nikignik presents a heartfelt horror show from the beautiful (and deadly) Northern Hallowoods. Tune in for weekly updates as a cast of LGBTQ+ survivors face twisted wildlife, the Instrumentalist, and other terrors in the forest at the end of the world.

    Q&A with Nikignik

    Q&A with Nikignik

    Nikignik answers some questions from the dreaming audience.

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




    The Season One Epilogue Story for this week is ‘Fulgurite’, 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: 


    ‘Zirzon’, by Ottom, 
    ‘Deep Blue Sea - Instrumental Version’, by Sivan Talmor, 
    ‘Retrospecting’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Ganymede’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Rebirth’, by Some Were At Sea, 
    And ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat 







    Content warnings for this episode include:



    Electrocution, Gun Mention

    • 14 min
    Q&A with Lady Ethel Mallory

    Q&A with Lady Ethel Mallory

    Lady Ethel answers questions from Botco's Happy Dreaming Family! 

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




    The Season 1 Epilogue story this week is ‘Thirteenth’, 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. You can read it here!


     


    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: 


     


    ‘A Good Mood’, by the Young Rich Pixies,
    ‘Dream Family’, by Evgeny Bardyuzha,
    ‘Minutes Before the Event’, by Gvidon, 
    ‘Pursuit of Happiness’, by CK Martin, 
    ‘Mysa’, by Laurel Violet, 
    ‘Watching the Rain Fall’, by Be Still The Earth, 
    ‘Homely’, by Mattia Vlad Morleo, 
    ‘Aphrodite’, by CK Martin, 
    ‘Her Land - Instrumental Version’, by Carlie Fairburn, 
    And ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat



    Content warnings for this episode include: 



    Rainbow capitalism, homophobia

    • 12 min
    Episode 48 - Revelations

    Episode 48 - Revelations

    Diggory writes a song, Riot grapples with endings, and Marco confronts the future. The theme of tonight’s episode is Revelations.

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




    The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘Judgement Day’, and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show’s Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, 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.


     


    The voice of Valerie Maidstone is Andrea Hilborn, a naturopath and historical fiction writer based in Kingston, Ontario. You can find her on Instagram at @drandreahilbornnd, or her website.


     


    The voice of Riot Maidstone is Libby Wellman, a student and aspiring actor for film and theatre. You can find her on Instagram at @its.raining.sunlight, or on TikTok at @80percentoff.



     


    The voice of Xyzikxyz, Emptiness Between Worlds is Charlene Bayer. Charlene hosts the podcasts Drinking and Screaming, a horror review show, and Tabletop Tiddies, a real play Dungeons and Dragons podcast. You can find her on social media at @charlenebayer! 


     


    The voice of Danielle O’Hara is Kdin Jenzen, a voice actor, producer, director and more. You can find her as May Marigold in the webseries RWBY, as well as numerous TV and game appearances. You can learn more about her acting work at @KdinJenzen on twitter, or visit her website. 


     


     


    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. You can read it here!


     


    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, 
    ‘White Dream’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Dead Leaves’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Grounded’, by Jameson Nathan Jones,
    ‘Zircon’, by Ottom, 
    ‘Walking In Forests’, by Ben Winwood, 
    ‘Cold Sugar’, by Sun Wash, 
    ‘Retrospecting’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Mysa’, by Laurel Violet, 
    ‘Soft Awakening’, by John Gegelman, 
    ‘Metamorphosis’, by The Bows, 
    ‘Enigma’, by Charlie Ryan, 
    ‘Ganymede’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘The Weight’, by Kneelio, 
    ‘Deep Blue Sea - Instrumental Version’, by Sivan Talmor, 
    ‘Exhale’, by Salt of the Sound, 
    ‘Witches’ Brew’, by CK Martin, 
    And ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat 


     








    Content warnings for this episode include:


    Ableism, Animal death, Death + Injury, Birds, Gunshots (including sfx), Static (including sfx), Emotional Manipulation, Character Death

    • 43 min
    Episode 47 - Regrets

    Episode 47 - Regrets

    Diggory leads a revolution, Riot makes a rescue, and Percy stands with his family. The theme of tonight’s episode is Regrets.

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




    The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘Break Me’, and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show’s Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, 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. You can read it here!


     


    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, 


    ‘Angst’, by Jan Baars, 


    ‘Grounded’, by Jameson Nathan Jones, 


    ‘My Right Foot’, by Tamuz Dekel, 


    ‘Zircon’, by Ottom, 


    ‘Lost’, by Generation Lost, 


    ‘A Drop of Sparks’, by Benja, 


    ‘Don’t Mind the Rain’, by the Oriole Orchestra (public domain), 


    ‘What Have We Lost’, by David James Terry, 


    ‘The Scent’, by Spearfisher, 


    ‘Horror In Your Eyes’, by G Yerro, 


    ‘Bleeding Fields’, by Muted, 


    ‘Ganymede’, by Yehezkel Raz, 


    ‘Narcissus’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat, 


    ‘The Day Before’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat, 


    ‘Four On Five’, by Yehezkel Raz, 


    ‘Exhale’, by Salt of the Sound, 


    And ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat 


     




    Content warnings for this episode include: 



    Abuse, Animal death, Violence, Death + Injury, Blood, Sexism and misogyny, Transphobia, Homophobia,Birds, Gun Mention, Gunshots (including sfx), Misgendering, Static (including sfx), Emotional Manipulation, Body horror, Religious Violence, Evangelism, Character Death, House Fire


     

    • 40 min
    Episode 46 - Teeth

    Episode 46 - Teeth

    Olivier brings the thunder, Bern says goodbye, and Yaretzi tastes blood. The theme of tonight’s episode is Teeth.

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




    The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘Rightful Time’, and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show’s Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, 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. You can read it here!


     


    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, 
    ‘Witches’ Brew’, by CK Martin, 
    ‘Outbreak’, by Charlie Ryan, 
    ‘Zircon’, by Ottom, 
    ‘Leaving Earth’, by Stanley Gurvich, 
    ‘Taurus’, by Spearfisher, 
    ‘Thrill of the Chase’, by Will Van De Crommert, 
    ‘Don’t Mind the Rain’, by the Oriole Orchestra (public domain), 
    ‘Into the Storm’, by Ian Post, 
    ‘On the Knife’s Edge’, by Tilman Sillescu, 
    ‘Eleven Hours A Night’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Ganymede’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘New Land’, by Ian Post, 
    ‘Hunt’, by Naski, 
    ‘Inferno’, by Rift, 
    ‘Exhale’, by Salt of the Sound, 
    and ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat


    Content warnings for this episode include: 



    Abuse, Animal death, Violence, Death + Injury, Blood, Transphobia, Homophobia, Gun Mention, Strangulation, Misgendering, Static (including sfx), Emotional Manipulation, Body horror, Consumption of Inedible Materials, Electrocution, Religious Violence, Character Death, Teeth 

    • 32 min
    Episode 45 - Tombs

    Episode 45 - Tombs

    Clara plays a dangerous game, Diggory gets a visitor, and Solomon meets the angels. The theme of tonight’s episode is Tombs.

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




    The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘Hunting Time’, and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show’s Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, 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. You can read it here!


     


    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, 
    ‘Moon’, by Daniel Arthur Edwards, 
    ‘Angst’, by Jan Baars, 
    ‘Metamorphosis’, by The Bows, 
    ‘The Ghost’, by Martin Puehringer, 
    ‘Witness - Extended Version’ by Oliver Michael, 
    ‘Zircon’, by Ottom, 
    ‘Into the Next Dimension’, by Shahead Mostafafar, 
    ‘Desolate’, by Zac Nelson, 
    ‘Grounded’, by Jameson Nathan Jones, 
    ‘What Have We Lost’, by David James Terry, 
    ‘Don’t Mind the Rain’, by the Oriole Orchestra (public domain), 
    ‘Dead Leaves’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Revolution’, by Shahead Mostafafar, 
    ‘Ganymede’, by Yehezkel Raz, 
    ‘Lullaby’, by Michele Nobler,  
    ‘The Weight’, by Kneelio, 
    ‘Thirty Years’, by Sid Acharya, 
    ‘The Day Before’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat, 
    ‘Exhale’, by Salt of the Sound, 
    And ‘Farewell’, by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat 


     



    Content warnings for this episode include:


     


    Abuse, Animal death, Suicide, Violence, Kidnapping and Abduction, Death and Injury, Blood, Mental illness, Sexism and Misogyny, Transphobia, Homophobia, Birds, Suffocation, Misgendering, Static (including sfx), Emotional Manipulation, Body Horror, Electrocution, Religious Violence, Evangelism

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

musiccrit. ,

Awesome Work!

This is such a good story! Creepy and touching as well as constantly intriguing. Thank you for sharing this creation with us!

Cyanalkal ,

I love this podcast so much

A beautiful blend of horrific fantastical imagery, eldritch philosophical musings, and textured character interactions, this story is masterfully created. The fact that (nearly) all characters are voiced by the same person, yet have their own distinct voices is incredibly impressive, and it gives the podcast a very rounded and continuous, yet not monotone feel. Also, I really appreciate the presence of so many distinct and fleshed out queer people (as written by a creator who uses they/them pronouns too!). I can’t wait to see where this astounding story goes!

Kaytee_kaltenbacb ,

Best Voices

I am so hooked on this narrators voice. I was nervous going in because, for me, no matter how good the story the narrators voice makes or breaks it. I know others have also mentioned it but if youre a fan of The Magnus Archives you'll find your next podcast fixation here!

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