When video collector Mark Cambria watches a mysterious VHS tape, he begins talking in his sleep in a language that doesn't exist. Mark and his girlfriend Tamra set out to investigate the tape's origin and find themselves caught up in a web of conspiracy, occult, and dread surrounding a legendary video store with a sinister purpose beyond imagining. Video Palace was created by Nick Braccia and Mike Monello, directed by Ben Rock, written by Ben Rock & Bob DeRosa and stars Chase Williamson and Devin Sidell.
After watching a mysterious white VHS tape, Mark talks in his sleep in a language that doesn’t exist.
Mark interviews the wife of Thurman Mueller, who was obsessed with the Video Palace before he disappeared twenty years ago. While Mark is away, Tamra is unnerved by a strange sound at their door.
The Piano Tuner
Tamra helps Mark trace the new white tape to professional piano tuner Randy Wane. Mark interviews him and learns more about the Video Palace before the encounter takes a strange turn.
Mark and Tamra ask their music-composer friend Cat to analyze the white tapes. Cat’s discoveries, plus a revelation from Jacob Manders, send Mark and Tamra’s investigation in a new direction.
Mark and Tamra travel to Vermont to visit the original site of the Video Palace. After discovering a new lead, they stay overnight in a motel, where Mark’s sleep talking takes a turn for the worse.
The Hidden Basement
Mark interviews a former clerk from the Video Palace and learns some intriguing new information. Meanwhile, Tamra visits a mental institution in search of the owners of the Video Palace.
This show has amazing production value, and really keeps you hooked. The pacing, dialogue, and storyline are great and I was very invested
Sound effects are really annoying
A pretty decent podcast, but the sound effects are really cheesy and annoying at best and outright headache inducing at worst. I fell asleep to this podcast tonight and was woken up by the absolute worst background music/sounds effects, which went on for a solid 5 minutes straight. It was the episode where Mark disappears and Tamara is playing back audio to try and figure out what happened to him. Other than that, this podcast is pleasantly entertaining.
This is one of my favorites, if not my actual favorite podcast. I just finished my fourth time through it, and I am still impressed with the writing and production on this show. I still hope we will get a second season at some point, but the one season holds up fine on it’s own. The unanswered questions still swirl around in my head from time to time, and I go back and listen again to see if there was anything I missed. There are only a few podcasts I will consume a second time. This one is definitely worth a first time to anyone who is into this genre.