1870 - Five years after the end of the Civil War and amidst a contentious period of reconstruction, dark things have been allowed to fester within the wounds of a healing nation.
On the national stage debates are raging regarding politics and industry. Grand accords are being forged that will shape the future of a country. But on the night of April 30th, within the local sphere of one Ohio city, a potentially greater series of events are transpiring.
A haunted, love sick recluse.
A woman seeking revenge.
A forbidden, dark power threatening all life around it.
As these elements are brought together over the course of one storm ridden evening, they very well could mean the collapse of mankind, or allow a momentary respite from the oblivion which awaits us all.
Join us now and listen to the very first TRIO SIMPATICO production, presenting this original short story by podcast co-host Joshua Scott Witsaman.
Produced and directed by David Tavolier.
Read by Joshua Witsaman and Jessica Burkhart.
Finishing off our month-long series of horror episodes we offer you this audio production of Unrequited Death: 1870
Yes that's right! This week we're sitting down with world renowned* expert** of the occult, REGINALD STERLING and his vigilant assistant DENNIS!
Sure, Reginald Sterling might not be an A-list celebrity, heck he might not even be a C-List E-List celebrity, but we're a relatively new podcast and have to take whatever celebrities we can get! If you're not familiar with Mr. Sterling and Dennis then you are about to delve deep into a hidden world which surrounds and penetrates our own reality. Reginald Sterling is an investigator of the paranormal, cryptozoologist, monster hunter, and all around defender against the myriad of dark menaces which stalk humanity!
Which is great, since that fits in perfectly with our month long horror theme! So as we count down to Halloween tune into TRIO SIMPATICO and get some advice about how you can defend yourself against the lurking things that yearn for human blood!
Crack open a good book and get transported to a new and exciting world where you can forget about reality for awhile!
Crack open a horror book and face your own deep terror of the unknown along with an unsettling understanding that the universe as a whole regards you as insignificant!
If that sounds like just the pick-me-up you're looking for then join your co-hosts DAVID TAVOLIER and JOSHUA WITSAMAN for a brief and incomplete discussion of horror literature where they'll discuss some of their favorite works!
Joining us this episode and explaining what scares them the most is returning guest CARL RANDLES and Stephen King aficionado DANIELLE BARTLETT!
So stop peering into the void of madness presented on the page and take a time out from scaring yourself silly to listen to this week's TRIO SIMPATICO!
Night approaches and a shadowed moon rises. You find yourself walking, alone, as daylight slips away. Soon every gust of wind and each crunching leaf develops a sinister tone, but there's something more. The dawning fear within in you has been born from something more than simply the encroaching dusk.
And suddenly you understand, hearing it all around you. The lurking fear explodes into full blown horror when you realize what it is . . . .
Enough dramatics! We're back! And this week Dave and Josh are kicking off our series of horror themed episodes with a discussion of Horror Movies! We're talking about what we like about them, why we watch them, what makes a good horror movie, and which horror franchise monsters would win in a horror battle royale!
At some point along the way Josh is lost to the inky void of darkness and never heard from again but thankfully JASON LEMMON picks up the slack! But Jason isn't our only guest! Also joining the discussion this week are JOSH TUMPAK, RYAN RIMMELE, and returning guest DAVID WESTER!
So scramble under your bed, curl up into the fetal position, and listen to this week's TRIO SIMPATICO! And hope THEY don't find you!