Confined to a mental ward in 1951 and awaiting his impending lobotomy, an enigmatic WW2 veteran known only as Patient X recalls an ill-fated experiment to render a U.S. warship invisible resulting in nightmarish side effects for the survivors as well as uncovering a mind-bending temporal terror.

Warning: May contain explicit language and graphic content not suitable for younger audiences.

Cast

David Ault

Jack Kincaid

Joe Stofko

M Sieiro Garcia

John Ballentine

Blaine Hicklin

Glenn Hascall

Music by Kevin Hartnell, Kevin MacLeod, Richard Lainhart and  ERH

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Running time 32:58

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Two college coeds returning home for the holidays unwittingly unleash a zombie outbreak at a truck-stop after running over a mysterious man on a desolate country road.

Warning: May contain explicit language and graphic content not suitable for younger audiences.

Written, directed and produced by John Ballentine

Cast

Tanja Milojevic

Shelby Sessler

John Ballentine

Teresa Ballentine

Blaine Hicklin

Joe Stofko

Music by Kevin MacLeod and Michael Hoffman

Songs by The Experiments, Reigning Sound, The Ravonettes, Out of Orion and Dott

Running time  29:22

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A young woman's cell phone diary chronicles the end of days first hand as deadly alien war machines emerge from fallen meteorites and rain fiery destruction upon an unsuspecting populace.

A new adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic!

Warning: May contain explicit language and graphic content not suitable for younger audiences.

Adapted, produced and directed for this series by John Ballentine

Cast

Shelby Sessler     http://www.youtube.com/user/shelbeanie143?feature=watch

Joe Stofko            http://www.harvestaudio.joestofko.com/home/

Jack Kincaid         http://edictzero.wordpress.com/

Glenn Hascall       http://www.freewebs.com/glennhascall/

John Ballentine

Blaine Hicklin

Julie Hoverson      http://www.19nocturneboulevard.net/

Teresa Ballentine

Catherine Rinella  http://midnightaudiotheatre.com/

Scott Spaulding     http://decoratedair.com/

Music by Kevin MacLeod and Setuniman

 Running time  37:07

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 A new dental assistant is drawn into a perplexing mystery as many of Dr. Stewart's patients emerge from the office in a dazed stupor... a dead look in their eyes. Paranoia and dread soon take hold as she begins to suspect her kindly boss may be engaging in a terrifyingly macabre practice.

 Adapted from the NIGHTFALL classic! 

 Written by Bill Gray

 Series produced and directed by John Ballentine

 Cast

 Kellie Floyd

 Nathan Lowell

 John Ballentine

 Julie Hoverson

 Tanja Milojevic

 Jack Ward

 Music by Kevin MacLeod, John Carl Toth and Frankum

 Show Notes:

Special thanks to Bill Gray for allowing us to adapt his wonderfully chilling audio play from one of my favorite radio dramas of all time.

 Please check out the websites of some of our friends who volunteered their time and remarkable voice talents.

 Nathan Lowell  http://nathanlowell.com/

Julie Hoverson  http://19nocturneboulevard.net/

Tanja Milojevic  http://lightningbolttheater.com/

Jack Ward  http://www.evicuna.com/

 

Composer John Carl Toth  http://johnietoth.weebly.com/

Running time 29:58

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HungryHollow2.jpg On a weekend camping trip, three boyhood friends rescue an enchanting young hiker lost in the mountains but soon find themselves pawns in a dark ritual as old as the hills with lethal consequences. And as shadows grow longer, a hideous truth emerges regarding the campfire legends of a wrathful old woman said to inhabit the valley.

Written, directed and produced by John Ballentine

Cast

Blaine Hicklin

Shelby Sessler

John Ballentine

Alan Wells

Music by Kevin MacLeod, Zero V, Richard Lainhart, Cormi and Setuniman

Running time 31:10 

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A young woman, pronounced dead hours earlier, springs to life on the embalming table. Haunted by disembodied voices and recollections of a shadowy afterlife, Cerina is desperate to escape the ghoulish confines of the city morgue. Might she suffer delusions due to her accident or is something far more grisly amiss?

Written, directed and produced by John Ballentine

Cast

Diane Gilbert

Shelby Sessler

John Ballentine

Blaine Hicklin

Alex Pinnock

Teresa Ballentine

Music by Kevin MacLeod, Richard Lainhart, Tom Cusack, Ambient Fabric and Still Water

Running time 27:01

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Skeeter Dempsey went to the electric chair for murder and now they say when the lights are out in the old county jail, he comes back to visit his favorite cell. Locked up all alone in the dark, who would know if their cell mate was just a new arrival... or a dead man?

A re-creation of the LIGHTS OUT classic!

Written by Wyllis Cooper

Series produced and directed by John Ballentine

Cast

Rob McCue

Blaine Hicklin

John Ballentine

Glenn Hascall

Scott Spaulding

Music by Tom Cusack and Kevin MacLeod

Running time 26:41 

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As World War 2 draws to a close, a squad of bullying Nazis occupy a remote Romanian village populated by old men, women and livestock. But all is not as it appears as a bitter Winter night falls and the Germans find themselves stalked by something far more bloodthirsty than the pursuing Red Army.

Written, directed and produced by John Ballentine

Cast

John Ballentine

Blaine Hicklin

Dennis Kacsur

Tanja Milojevic

Glenn Hascall

Music by Kevin MacLeod

"Mournful Strings" by Hammerklavier

Running time 31:55

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I'm pleased to announce our most recent episode "Night Chills" won the Splattercast award for best horror audio drama! Many thanks to the guys over at the Splattercast podcast and all those that voted for us! Special thanks to Julie Hoverson of 19 Nocturne Blvd for nominating "Night Chills" and of course the spectacular voice talents of a stellar cast including Allison Manley, Shelby Sessler, Blaine Hicklin and Larry Perkins!

 

http://www.deadlantern.com/the-fifth-annual-splatcademy-awards/

Justin and Jill were content in their new home before the unexplained noises, the icy rooms... and a terrifying dead of night visitor.

Written, directed and produced by John Ballentine

Cast

John Ballentine

Allison Manley

Shelby Sessler

Blaine Hicklin

Larry Perkins

Music by Kevin MacLeod

The song "Lullaby" created and performed by _ghost

Running time 29:58

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Demon Eyes

Rookie FBI agent Sara Gowan must locate the missing victims of serial killer Wesley Morrow before his looming execution. Complicating matters... a pair of mysterious eyeglasses belonging to Morrow that may allow one to see a frightful truth lurking in our midst.

Written, directed and produced by John Ballentine

Cast

Diane Gilbert

Alan Pierce

John Ballentine

Blaine Hicklin

Teresa Ballentine

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Running time 32:36

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Welcome friend. Have a seat by the fire... Make yourself comfortable. 

And so opens our little anthology of spooky tales and things that go bump in the night. Campfire Radio Theater is something of a throwback to classic radio drama from the 30s and 40s but in many respects has more in common with a modern film soundtrack than those crackling recordings from a bygone golden era. It's a project I've wanted to do for a long time and we've had loads of fun putting it all together. I hope you enjoy our twisted tales and if possible listen with headphones in the dead of night.