What if another mind could inhabit your body? Would you happily hand over the reins to them?
Having been lulled into a hypnotic trance by a soporific voice you wake up somewhere you didn’t expect. You spend the next 20 minutes finding out where you have been and what you have done...
Content warning: Depictions of hypnosis, Extreme Violence, Murder, Animal Cruelty, strong language.
THE BBC AND DARKFIELD PRESENT AN UNNERVING TRILOGY OF IMMERSIVE BINAURAL EXPERIENCES. MEET YOURSELF IN THE DEADHOUSE.
DEADHOUSE is a trilogy of immersive audio horror shorts, all for a single listener, lying down, with their eyes closed. Headphones are essential. The listener becomes the subject while the binaural sound surrounds and creeps towards them. Their familiar environments slip away, to be replaced by other, less comfortable, worlds that feel unnervingly real. Each episode is for the cold and the callous amongst us, and takes a look at the separation of mind and body.
DEADHOUSE was created by DARKFIELD for BBC Radio 4.
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: David Rosenberg & Glen Neath
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Matthew Blake
CREATIVE PRODUCER: Victoria Eyton
WRITER: Glen Neath
SOUND DESIGNER: David Rosenberg
PRODUCTION COORDINATORS: Sara Codrington & Mario Ruiz
SOUND ASSOCIATE: Anna Sulley
CASTING: John Cannon
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Salmon
PERFORMERS: Rosie Cavaliero as Woman; John Dagleish as Man on phone; Siyah the Dog as Salem.
Special thanks go to Noa Bodner, Nasim and Jan Körting, Premises Studios and Karolina Jedrezejczyk from Sound Disposition.
No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.
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