A Shudder Original Podcast
Whatever you do, don’t press play! Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, has launched its first scripted podcast series Video Palace. Created exclusively for Shudder by Nick Braccia and The Blair Witch Project producer Michael Monello, co-written/directed by Ben Rock (20 Seconds to Live, Alien Raiders) and co-written by Bob DeRosa (Killers, White Collar), the 10-part series chronicles a young couple’s investigation into the origins of a mysterious VHS tape and the infamous video store from which it came. All episodes of Video Palace, along with 5 extended interview scenes, are available now on Shudder exclusively for its members. Episode 1 of Video Palace is also available to non-members on Apple Podcasts and other platforms, where subsequent episodes will be released weekly.
“Shudder is the preeminent destination for fans of horror and suspense, and we’re thrilled to launch our first scripted podcast for our members,” said Craig Engler, General Manager of Shudder. “With Video Palace, Nick Braccia and Michael Monello have created a mysterious, compelling and unique story that will draw listeners in from the opening moments and keep them hooked.”
Video Palace tells the story of video collector Mark Cambria who after watching a recently acquired VHS tape, begins talking in his sleep in a mysterious language. Mark and his girlfriend Tamra set out to investigate the tape's origin and find themselves caught up in a web of conspiracy, the occult, and dread surrounding a legendary video store with a sinister purpose. Starring Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End) and Devin Sidell (31) along with Bonita Freidericy (Preacher), Larry Cedar (Twilight Zone: The Movie), Leon Russom (A Quiet Place) and Justin Welborn (Beyond the Gates).
“We are thrilled Shudder chose Video Palace as its first original scripted podcast because Shudder’s audience is filled with people like us: passionate fans who are fascinated by the obscure, the rare, and the weird” said creators Michael Monello and Nick Braccia. “And ultimately, Video Palace is a story about the perils (psychological and physical!) of our own obsessive minds and the subcultures in which we dwell. We hope you enjoy it.”
Video Palace is written/directed by Ben Rock and written by Bob DeRosa and produced by Liam Finn (The Revenant, Midnight Movie) with Executive Producers Michael Monello, and Nick Braccia.
After watching a mysterious white VHS tape, Mark talks in his sleep in a language that doesn’t exist. His search for answers leads him and his girlfriend Tamra to the legend of the Video Palace.
Mark interviews the wife of Thurman Mueller, who was obsessed with the Video Palace before he disappeared twenty years ago. While Mark is away, Tamra is unnerved by a strange sound at their door.
The Piano Tuner
Tamra helps Mark trace the new white tape to professional piano tuner Randy Wane. Mark interviews him and learns more about the Video Palace before the encounter takes a strange turn.
Mark and Tamra ask their music-composer friend Cat to analyze the white tapes. Cat’s discoveries, plus a revelation from Jacob Manders, send Mark and Tamra’s investigation in a new direction.
Mark and Tamra travel to Vermont to visit the original site of the Video Palace. After discovering a new lead, they stay overnight in a motel, where Mark’s sleep talking takes a turn for the worse.
The Hidden Basement
Mark interviews a former clerk from the Video Palace and learns some intriguing new information. Meanwhile, Tamra visits a mental institution in search of the owners of the Video Palace.
Mark and Tamra enlist Cat’s help in lining up the audio in all four white tapes. The results cause a visceral reaction in Mark, leaving Cat and Tamra on their own as they make a crucial new discovery.
Mark and Tamra are rocked by a terrible series of events. Pushed to the breaking point, they have an explosive argument that could mean the end of their investigation as well as their relationship.
Tamra solves the hidden code, which points to a familiar location. While staking it out, Mark’s investigative instincts kick into overdrive and he charges directly into the heart of the mystery.
The Interrogation Police Officer
Police Officer Russo
The Eyeless Man
NICK BRACCIA & MICHAEL MONELLO
BEN ROCK & BOB DEROSA
Executive Produced by
MICHAEL MONELLO & NICK BRACCIA
With Special Contributions by
Music Composed by
Post Production Supervisor
EVAN MENAK & MICHAEL CAPUANO
JEREMY LEE & JORDAN TANI
BRITTANY COBB, NOELLE HOFFMAN, IAN BURCH, BEN ROCK
Post Production Sound Services Provided by
Under the Supervision of
DREW DALZELL & HEATHER WATERS
Studio Recording Services Provided by
Additional Recording Provided by
PRIME RIB PRODUCTIONS
OWEN SHIFLETT, NICHOLAS LAZO, & ROBIN JONES
Special Thanks to
THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD
JENNIFER CHRISTINA DEROSA
ALICIA CONWAY ROCK
The characters and events depicted in this podcast are fictional. Any similarity to any actual person, living or dead, or to any actual events, firms, places, and institutions or other entities, is coincidental and unintentional.
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Country of first publication: United States of America.
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