Brock Media, the TV and film production company backed by BBC Studios, has made its first venture into the horror genre with a new podcast series.
EERIE is an anthology series featuring eight stories written and performed by leading voices in the horror genre, including authors Julia Armfield (salt slow and Our Wives Under The Sea), Alison Rumfitt (Tell Me I’m Worthless and Brainwyrms) and Kirsty Logan (Things We Say In The Dark).
Others include theatre maker Willy Hudson (Bottom), filmmaker Paris Zarcilla (Raging Grace – winner of the Narrative Feature Jury Award and Thunderbird Rising Award for Best Debut at SXSW), and featuring the writing début of actors Marli Siu (Everything I Know About Love) and Jemma Moore (Host).
The series is created, produced and hosted by author and podcaster Anna Bogutskaya. Anna is the host of The Final Girls podcast and Film Programmer for the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest. She has produced podcasts for Paramount, Studiocanal, BFI and Vertigo Releasing, as well as contributing to many others.
Anna says: “My two great loves are horror and podcasts. It is an unbelievable pleasure to commission some of the most out-there, horrifying and haunting original stories from some of my favourite voices in the genre space and make them come alive with a bespoke soundscape.
“Sarah Brocklehurst and Brock Media’s ambitious, generous approach to filmmaking applies to their approach to audio too.”
Sarah Brocklehurst, Founder & CEO of Brock Media and Executive Producer of EERIE added: “Brock Media is proud to champion bold authored storytelling across genres, and we are so excited to be launching our horror slate with EERIE, in partnership with the brilliant Anna Bogutskaya.
“This collection of truly frightening stories speaks to our love of using genre to explore queerness, gender and race and to the range of sub-genres from body horror and psychological horror through to comedy horror that characterises the company’s genre slate across TV, Film and Audio.”
The first episode of EERIE will be available wherever you get your podcasts on Monday 2 October, with two new episodes released weekly on Mondays and Fridays until the 27 October.