One-man Horror Drama
Horror/mystery inspired by Lovecraftian mythos, with one person performing all the characters. The body-sharing scenario with is an excellent use of the audio-only medium, as it creates an engaging narrative reason for surroundings to be described. The protagonist can't see impending danger any more than the audience can, which makes the experience immersive and is enhanced by the sound design. It's also a choose-your-own adventure story on the podcast's patreon, which is noticeable in a charming way and drives some of the interpersonal conflict. Tension exists not only in the dangerous situations the protagonist finds himself in, but in the developing relationship between him and the entity occupying his body as they are forced to work together to resolve their situation, which explores issues of symbiosis, body autonomy, and trust. The growth between the protagonist and the entity is interesting, though some of their arguments regarding autonomy become a bit circular over time.Read full review »
MystifiedMermaid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/22
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Just finished episode 21 and it’s safe to say that this show does a great job of creating characters that you really care about by the end. It is a perfect audio drama and I can’t wait for what comes next!
Chad Sterling via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/22
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Justin Cr. via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/01/21
I listen to horror podcasts to put myself to sleep at night. Seems counterintuitive, but it works for me. This one, however, was so engaging that I stayed up pretty late because I wanted to know what happened next.
Natalie Thompson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/22
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