Big Finish will release the latest DARK SHADOWS audio drama, BEYOND THE GRAVE, later this week on Halloween. The episode follows the misadventures of a British television crew who attempt to stage a live broadcast in Collinsport as part of an investigation into local folklore. It's part "found footage" epistolary, part mockumentary, and inspired by the British television film, GHOSTWATCH.
Aaron Lamont, the writer of BEYOND THE GRAVE, joins us in this episode to talk about the evolution and execution of this tale, which caps off a year's worth of loosely connected DARK SHADOWS episodes. A word of warning: I was a little loopy during the interview, having returned home the previous evening following a week-long trek through Disney World. I was exhausted, my feet looked like John McClane's at the end of the first DIE HARD movie, and the echoes of It's a Small World were still rattling around inside my skull.
Note: I don't know how serious they are, but some fans of the DARK SHADOWS audiobooks are discussing the possibility of live blogging the episode on Halloween. Because fans live in different parts of the world (and, consequently, different time zones) the idea will require some careful scheduling, so keep an eye on the forums for updates.
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