15 episodes

Claysville - a colonial town in Massachusetts, founded in the 17th Century by the wealthy and influential Clayton family. However, some say there is a curse on the family, as not a generation has gone by without horrible tragedy. Time and time again, the family pulls itself up, and time and time again the fates break them back down. It seems an endless cycle. Things have been relatively quiet since 1971, but it is not the tranquility of peace - rather, it feels like the calm before the storm.



When local psychiatrist Mark McCain suspects the arrival of a supernatural presence in Claysville, the rumbles of that storm approach. The evil that seemed to be slumbering now stirs, and the calm begins to break down as the modern Clayton family is once again eclipsed by dark shadows from centuries gone by. Can the curse be overcome, or will the shadows of their dark past consume the Clayton family once and for all?



Immerse yourself in the tale of the ill-fated Clayton family in an original gothic horror drama podcast.

Shadows of a Dark Past Ando Valentine

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    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

Claysville - a colonial town in Massachusetts, founded in the 17th Century by the wealthy and influential Clayton family. However, some say there is a curse on the family, as not a generation has gone by without horrible tragedy. Time and time again, the family pulls itself up, and time and time again the fates break them back down. It seems an endless cycle. Things have been relatively quiet since 1971, but it is not the tranquility of peace - rather, it feels like the calm before the storm.



When local psychiatrist Mark McCain suspects the arrival of a supernatural presence in Claysville, the rumbles of that storm approach. The evil that seemed to be slumbering now stirs, and the calm begins to break down as the modern Clayton family is once again eclipsed by dark shadows from centuries gone by. Can the curse be overcome, or will the shadows of their dark past consume the Clayton family once and for all?



Immerse yourself in the tale of the ill-fated Clayton family in an original gothic horror drama podcast.

    Episode 1: From the Shadows

    Episode 1: From the Shadows

    Claysville psychiatrist Mark McCain is convinced he has discovered the presence of a vampire. He confronts Andrew Clayton, believing him to be the vampire, and they have a brief, tense conversation about his background and motives.

    • 27 min
    Episode 2: To the Shadows

    Episode 2: To the Shadows

    Andrew forbids Stanford from interacting with Mark. Mark questions Toby Clayton about the night Andrew arrived at Clayton Mill.

    • 17 min
    Interlude 1: A Call to the Light

    Interlude 1: A Call to the Light

    Holly Baumgartner guesses that Andrew is a vampire and tries to find out more about him.

    • 6 min
    Episode 3: A Handful of Olive Branches

    Episode 3: A Handful of Olive Branches

    Mark ponders why he is obsessed with Andrew. He is invited back for another conversation with Andrew, which is less strained, and both open up a bit more about themselves.

    • 25 min
    Episode 4: A Handful of Thorns

    Episode 4: A Handful of Thorns

    Mark allows Andrew to use mind control power on him. Andrew introduces Mark to Stanford Jameson, greatly disturbing and angering him.

    • 17 min
    Interlude 2: O Wounded, Piteous Night

    Interlude 2: O Wounded, Piteous Night

    Andrew despairs over Mark's fury, and Holly suggests he call Mark and try to make amends.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Potato Lady Bex ,

*The sound of a door slowly creaking open*

This is an audio drama that brought me right back to my days of playing point-and-click adventure games on my desktop PC. It's fun, it's spooky, it's just the right amount of camp. The story drew me in from the start, and I had a really good time listening.

Listen now!! ,

Listen now. Don't wait!

This is a great young podcast. Inventive and thoughtful while being very entertaining. Great cast, scripts, and direction.
A great start for what will be a great podcast.
Support the arts!!!!

robmeh ,

Another great Audio drama

Just finished the first episode really looking forward to hearing more. Give this one a shot.

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