(October 30, 2019) Pocket Plot, one of the leading production companies of high-impact full-cast audio dramas, announces its collaboration with legendary comics publisher EC Comics in the form of the audio drama EC Comics Presents: THE VAULT OF HORROR, starring Kevin Grevioux, creator of the Underworld film franchise, as “The Vault Keeper”. The books is live on Audible and is free with a 30 day free trial. Download TODAY at bit.ly/VoH-Direct.
The sister title to EC’s legendary comic book series (and HBO television series) Tales from the Crypt, the first season of THE VAULT OF HORROR will feature adaptations of the first six issues of the original series for a total of 24 spine tingling stories. Adapted by Pocket Plot Co-Founder Lance Roger Axt and former MAD Magazine writer Butch D’Ambrosio, and directed by Pocket Plot Co-Founder William Dufris, each piece brings to life the over-the-top fun and fright of the original comics, updated with modern sensibilities that reflect today’s diversity.
In addition to Mr. Grevioux, an ensemble of over 60 actors is featured in the first season, including Phil Proctor (co-founder of the famed comedy team The Firesign Theatre), and the voice of MTV’s Æon Flux, Denise Poirier. And, as always, Pocket Plot signature soundscapes are employed through two of the finest sound design firms on the team - David Chen Sound & O'Shea Creative Media - offering listeners an immersive experience that draws them deeper into the action like never before.
"We’re so excited to crack open the Vault with Pocket Plot" remarked Corey Mifsud, grandson of EC Comics publisher William Gaines. "These audio adaptations breathe a whole new life into the classic EC horror tales. And frankly, it’s about time the Vault Keeper got his own show!"
About EC Comics:
EC Comics, also known as ENTERTAINING COMICS, is considered one of the most celebrated publishers in comics history specializing in titles covering horror, crime fiction, suspense, and satire from the 1940s through the mid-1950s. EC's horror titles (Tales from the Crypt, The Haunt of Fear, and of course The Vault of Horror) have been cited as an influence on writers ranging from Stephen King to RL Stine to Joe Hill. In addition to EC celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020, two of the company's properties are in development for television and film: an adaptation of the comic anthology Weird Fantasy, and a biopic about William Gaines. Visit them on Instagram/Twitter at @eccomics. www.eccomics.com
About Pocket Plot:
Company founders Lance Roger Axt and William Dufris launched their multiple-award-wining audio drama production company Pocket Plot (formely Pocket Universe Productions) to create the finest quality audio dramas on the market. They produced the recent X-Files audio dramas for Audible Studios starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, as well as the Locke & Key audio drama for Audible featuring Tatiana Maslany and Haley Joel Osment. Their work includes producing numerous podcasts including Midnight Matinees, AudioComics Redux, and the first season of Sight Unseen for Wondery Media, created and co-written by Lance Roger Axt. All productions were directed and designed by William Dufris.