By Clark Collis
Updated October 31, 2011 at 07:35 PM EDT
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As a form of mass entertainment, the once-mighty radio play seems to have gone the way of the Charleston dance and movies starring Yahoo Serious. But that hasn’t stopped horror-loving writer-directors Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter) and Glenn McQuaid (I Sell The Dead) from creating a series of spooky “radio plays for the digital age” under the banner of Tales From Beyond the Pale.

The pair debuted these yarns — which feature the vocal talents of Vincent D’Onofrio, Ron Perlman, and James LeGros amongst others — on the TFBTP website and are now releasing them on a series of CDs and as a 5-disc box set.

To mark that release — and to celebrate the scariest day of the year — we asked Fessenden to introduce an excerpt from his self-penned yarn, “The Hole Digger.” Please do gather around ye olde computer and give it a listen, after the jump.

Happy Halloween!

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