BY: DAKOTA DAHL
Now that I’m forcibly confined indoors (rather than just voluntarily avoiding sunlight at all costs) I find myself burning through media at an alarming rate. I’m beginning to worry I’m actually going to run out of things to watch, listen to, or play. Luckily, there are some soft hearted mavericks out there still cranking out projects for us to voraciously consume. One such gathering of madmen and women are Pocket Universe Productions, who have had taken on the daunting task of adapting the classic EC Comics series THE VAULT OF HORROR. Before you ask, yes, it’s still hosted by The Vault Keeper, he’s still a total pun-slinging creep, and now he’s fantastically portrayed by Kevin Grevioux (creator of Underworld.)
The first season, which is already running, will run for 12 episodes and adapt 24 classic tales of spine-tingling terror, so there’s going to be plenty to keep you from descending into madness (at least from boredom.) It also has 60 voice actors slinging their sounds into the 3D binaural mic, some of whom include Phil Proctor (co-founder of the Firesign Theatre), Denise Poirier (MTV’s Æon Flux) and Peter Berkrot (Caddyshack.)
If you aren’t familiar with THE VAULT OF HORROR then just think a slightly different flavor of Tales From the Crypt. Not the show, the comics, although the show was also awesome. There’s going to be murder, revenge, ghouls and more than just a touch of melodramatic monologuing. If you are a fan of other horror fiction podcasts, odds are, you’ll enjoy this.
This is also one of the last projects of Pocket Universe Productions co-founder William Dufris before his unfortunate passing, and if rumors are to be believed, this is one of the best audio dramas he has ever directed.
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