Exclusive: Barbara Crampton & Leon Vitali Lead Stanley’s Tales From Beyond the Pale Live

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A budding tradition and must-see at the annual Stanley Film Festival in Estes Park, CO is Tales From Beyond the Pale Live, an in-flesh, festival-tailored iteration of the Larry Fessenden & Glenn McQuaid-produced horror audio dramas. One of the festival’s more experiential events, Tales From Beyond the Pale Live: The Stanley Edition is written exclusively for the Stanley and features performers in person, as well as the magic of live foley, sound and music. It’s a treat that both reveals the form and yet draws you in even further. 

At the 2015 Stanley Film Festival, taking place April 30-May 3 at the Stanley Hotel, Tales From Beyond the Pale Live is entitled The Stanley Edition: Parlor Tricks. Taking place Friday, May 1st at 7 p.m. sharp at The Historic Park Theatre, Parlor Tricks is comprised of two tales: Cold Reading, written by Glenn McQuaid & newcomer to Tales, April Snellings (writer and editor at Rue Morgue Magazine and co-editor of the book Horror Movie Heroes); and No Signal by Larry Fessenden.

The show will feature the voice talents of Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, We Are Still Here) and Leon Vitali (Barry Lyndon, Terror of Frankenstein) as well as Larry Fessenden (We Are Still Here, Body, Habit). The rest of the cast will be filled by very special guests.

“This will be my third year at Stanley, second with Tales. It’s a very special fest, feels like… ‘we’ve always been there'”, says Fessenden. 

“We’re there to scare,” adds McQuaid

Also joining the Tales crew is Glass Eye Pix regular Graham Reznick (director of I Can See You, The Viewer) on Sound Design and Music, as well as Tales stalwarts Chris Skotchdopole and Tessa Price on foley, and Lee Nussbaum on tech. Jenn Wexler produces with the Pale Men. Rebekah Brown associate produces.

Below, find the Tales From Beyond the Pale, The Stanley Edition: Parlor Tricks poster art, from fantastic regular artist Trevor Denham.

For more, visit Stanley Film Festival, Glass Eye Pix and Tales From Beyond the Pale. You can actually listen to last year’s Stanley Edition: Tales We Tell, featuring the voice talents of Fessenden, AJ Bowen, Martin Starr and even myself, right here.


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