Radio 4 presents Deadhouse – three immersive horror shorts

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Immersive event specialists Darkfield have produced a trio of audio horror shorts.

If you are in the mood for some horror this Halloween, Radio 4 have releases a series of short podcasts which might do the trick. Designed for headphone listening when lying down and with eyes closed, Deadhouse uses binaural sound to transport you to strange, frightening and otherworldly scenes.

Here’s the synopsis for the three experiences:

In Bethlehem the listener awakes in a not-too-distant future where the reality of extreme medical advances come to bear. Salem centres on a hypnotic trance where the listener can do little to withstand the malevolent instructions of a voice in their ears. In Xanadu the listener becomes aware of themselves in a body, but not a living one.

Content warnings

As you might expect, Deadhouse is not for the fainthearted and comes with advisory content warnings; each of the three experiences taps into a unique set of anxiety and adrenaline-inducing themes as they explore the separation of mind and body.

Darkfield’s artistic directors, David Rosenberg and Glen Neath, seem thrilled saying: “We are really happy to have had the opportunity to create our first ever podcast and hopefully expose our work to a whole new audience. We hope the three audio experiences are truly unsettling.”

Radio 4 seem to be making a name for themselves in spine-chilling arena, with the success of The Battersea Poltergeist, new investigation series Uncanny and their entertaining reinvention of Children of the Stones last year.

All three episodes of Deadhouse are available now on BBC Sounds – but are you brave enough to listen?