What if death is merely a pause? If you could live for just one more day, is that an offer you’d take up?
You come into consciousness. You cannot speak. You cannot move. You cannot even make it understood that you hear everything going on around you. All you can do is listen as your fate and the fate of all the other recovered bodies on the ward with you are determined by petty-minded bureaucrats.
Content warning: Medical procedures, Bodily fluids, Death, Dead bodies, Physical violence, Strong Language.
THE BBC AND DARKFIELD PRESENT AN UNNERVING TRILOGY OF IMMERSIVE BINAURAL EXPERIENCES. MEET YOURSELF IN THE DEADHOUSE.
DEADHOUSE is a trilogy of immersive audio horror shorts, all for a single listener, lying down, with their eyes closed. Headphones are essential. The listener becomes the subject while the binaural sound surrounds and creeps towards them. Their familiar environments slip away, to be replaced by other, less comfortable, worlds that feel unnervingly real. Each episode is for the cold and the callous amongst us, and takes a look at the separation of mind and body.
DEADHOUSE was created by DARKFIELD for BBC Radio 4.
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: David Rosenberg & Glen Neath
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Matthew Blake
CREATIVE PRODUCER: Victoria Eyton
WRITER: Glen Neath
SOUND DESIGNER: David Rosenberg
PRODUCTION COORDINATORS: Sara Codrington & Mario Ruiz
SOUND ASSOCIATE: Anna Sulley
CASTING: John Cannon
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Salmon
PERFORMERS: Lanna Joffrey as Director; Nathalie Armin as Mercy (Administrator); Amit Shah as Frank; John Dalgleish as John (Orderly); Kathryn McGarr, Mercy Ojelade, Nigel Barrett, Linden Walcott-Burton, Jun Kim, Matthew Blake, Lanna Joffrey, Rakhee Sharma and Walles Hamonde as all other parts.
Special thanks go to Premises Studio and Karolina Jedrezejczyk from Sound Disposition