Our friends at Fangoria are continuing their mission to take over the entertainment world with a brand-new horror podcast, The Narrow Caves. Adapted from a script by S. Craig Zahler, the eight-episode series will feature voice acting by Vincent D'Onofrio, Will Patton, Lili Simmons, Wyatt Russell and a score by Binary Reptile.
From the press release:
FANGORIA, which was recently acquired by the Texas-based production company CINESTATE, launches horror podcast The Narrow Caves as part of the Audioboom Originals Network. The podcast is sponsored by Shudder, the on-demand video subscription service featuring horror, thriller and supernatural fiction titles owned and operated by AMC Networks.
Adapted from a script by award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and director S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, Wraiths of the Broken Land), The Narrow Caves features voice acting by Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil), Will Patton (Armageddon, Falling Skies), Lili Simmons (Bone Tomahawk, Banshee) and Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some, Black Mirror). Binary Reptile provides the haunting score to the eight-episode series.
“The Narrow Caves is the first Audiostate ever released, a new type of content that combines the immersive quality of Hollywood films with the intimacy of audio, creating an ‘ear-movie’ experience,” says CINESTATE & FANGORIA CEO Dallas Sonnier. “Top talents from film and television have brought their years of storytelling experience to the podcast, bringing these characters to life and setting them on a lurid yet gorgeous path.”
The podcast follows two college students, Walter and Ruby, who are drawn to each other despite an antagonistic initial encounter. Their strange bond grows stronger when Walter joins Ruby on a holiday trip to her home in upstate New York, where a living darkness inhabits the woodlands that surround her family’s mansion. This engrossing and unpredictable blend of mystery, horror, and romance subverts the idea of “fated love” while exploring strange compulsions, intense desires, and ancient mysteries best left buried deep in the earth.
“Since launching the Audioboom Originals Network in 2017 we’ve experienced great success with everything from sci-fi comedies to improvised courtroom dramas and The Narrow Caves is a provocative and flawlessly produced addition to our audio fiction offerings,” said Audioboom’s VP of Content Partnerships, Brendan Regan. “We are thrilled to work with CINESTATE and introduce an internationally beloved franchise like FANGORIA to podcast fans.”
To capitalize on the cinematic quality of the series, all eight episodes of the podcast will be released at once, allowing the listener to explore the mysterious world of The Narrow Caves without interruption.
We're digging the sound of this "ear-movie experience." If this year's relaunch of the greatest horror magazine ever made wasn't enough for you, Fangoria is showing no signs of slowing down. With a new line of novels and numerous movie projects in the works (and now, apparently, a podcast), they've got all your horror needs covered! We here at Birth.Movies.Death. are astounded at the company's rapid growth, particularly given that it's happened under the direction of BMD's former East Coast Editor, Phil Nobile Jr., a man who doesn't even know how to eat breakfast pastries properly.
The Narrow Caves launches Thursday, December 20, 2018.