Knifepoint Horror

colony

Year by year, step by quiet step, a well-intentioned collective of great minds evolves into something to be feared. MUSIC – ‘Through the Past’ by Michael Vignola, ‘Gazing Wide’ by Palm Blue, ‘Where the Wind Blows’ by Sean Williams, and…

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A Compendium for Halloween

Eight very different stories for the season. 1. hitcher (0:00) 2. Is It That Time Again? (6:03)  3. prodigal (17:37) 4. panophobe (23:05) 5. legalese (33:39) 6. contestants (41:57) 7. A Bitter Pill (48:39) 8. blueberries (1:10:48) ‘Is It That…

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cleanse

There are reliable narrators, there are unreliable narrators… and then there are outliers like the one heard here. ‘Clearly guilty of murder, he somehow remains committed to his narrative,’ one journalist wrote of him. ‘I wasn’t sure whether to look…

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D.N.K.

A filmmaker recalls the details of his darkest project: the people who endured it, the illusions he lost to it, and the horrific force that set it all in motion. With: Donald Kokoschka – John Jorgenson Noah DiLeo – Corey Nelson ( podcast) Mayor -…

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pride

Many is the band that wishes they could have a second chance at what turned out to be their final performance—maybe they could have brought more energy to that night, or savored it just a little more… and then there’s the terrible but…

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The Smoke Child

No one in attendance at the talk on that December night in New England, 2021, really knew what they would hear from the presenter, though they certainly knew his name. And while no video exists of his methodical dissection of the past, the audio…

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attraction

You are invited to a place in the mountains where one man decided that no matter what the date, it will always, always be Halloween night. (And after ‘attraction,’ keep listening to experience the very… well, ROUND terror of a campfire tale called…

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I Was Called Anwen

A documentarian’s celebrity puff piece takes a dark turn when her subject reveals the story of a friend’s haunting. The documentarian Patricia Close : Mig Windows, www.migwindows.com Art by S. Patrick Brown, https://www.instagram.com/scalawagarts/…

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prisoner

There is a curious fact about the tiny railway station mentioned by the teller of this story that he would never know: Almost sixty years before the events he describes, the station was partially demolished in the night by someone or something…

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A Convergence in Wintertime

Someday, when you find yourself alone in a place like the one where this story occurred, take note of what happens to your footprints as the minutes tick by. As one of the narrators claims, the wind shifts things around fast–and it’s as if no trace…

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