I've been enjoying A Night of Horror's short drama podcasts, made in Scotland by Kathleen Kidd. The podcasts are designed to keep you up at night – you'll find a selection of spooky stories to listen to on A Night of Horror website. The podcasts are also available to download..
They last between 3 and 15 minutes so they're perfect if you are looking for some entertainment but only have a wee bit of time to spare. They'll also be right up your street if you enjoy listening to a bit of colloquial Scots.
Kathleen started the project in October, 2015 with Episode 1, Vacancy and has been gradually adding to her selection of horror dramas.
Looking for someone to do a voice in the new Night of Horror series.
Would need to be able to make it to Ayr in the next 2 weeks, probably the week of the 7th, March, 2017
Similar voice to Dobbie, or gollum unpaid recording would take about an hour
Get in touch email@example.com
Episode 1 – Vacancy As Gordon Mahew goes traveling and finds himself at a hotel that is not what it seems.
Two girls embark on a holiday in France but their fortune soon turns sour. Brought back to mind my hitch hiking days back in the sixties, when I'd take off with other young Glaswegian girls looking for adventure. We got into quite a few scrapes but encountered nothing quite as sinister as these two.
Some children are naughtier than others. It should be fun dressing up as Santa Claus – I mean what can happen?
I got an extra kick out of this spooky Christmas drama as the soundtrack featured Bearpit Brothers.
There’s an intruder in the house! Will the police arrive before she’s found hidden in the cupboard?
A letter arrives at the long address
I'll be checking in regularly to catch Kathleen Kidd's latest podcasts at A Night of Horror
Kathleen Kidd, aged 24, was born in Glasgow, and grew up in Whiteinch. She has been involved in the arts since childhood, attended stage school and went on to star in roles on CBBC and films. When she was 20 Kathleen began studying Broadcast Production – her love of horror and psychological thrillers inspired her to write her own podcasts and produce A Night of Horror. By Christmas 2016 she had completed the first series. She has been playing table-top roleplaying games with some of the other podcast members, and this has inspired her second series of fantasy based horror.
Kathleen writes, records and edits the podcasts (for $3 or more member on Patreon, Kathleen posts screenshots of her edits for people to see how she works), and sometimes stars in them too. Some of the music is produced by Kathleen on a synthesiser, while other music is produced by Poor Larry, who was brought up in Old Kilpatrick. Poor Larry's music brought a professional quality to the podcasts and the addition of Bearpit Brothers' music in the Christmas episode made the piece feel modern and fresh. Holly Woods, who is 15, designed the striking Night of Horror logo.
Kathleen is currently working on Night of Horror series 2, due to be produced late February, 2017. She aims to tour parts of this series at horror festivals and is applying for the Edinburgh Horror Festival in October. The Twitter page has over 850 followers and is swiftly growing. Kathleen has been overwhelmed by the support she has received from friends and fans and hopes that the podcast will inspire others – and ultimately give people a fright!
All of the podcasts are made in Scotland by Kathleen Kidd.
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