The brainchild of veteran genre actor Ted Raimi, and produced by his Spooky Voodoo Pictures production company, Deathly Spirits is a homage to the classic horror/mystery radio dramas of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.
Raimi himself serves as the series analogue to Rod Serling in the series.
Set in the parlor of his gothic mansion, he invites you to sit and spend several minutes listening as he regales you with tales of the macabre.
In the first episode, Raimi weaves a creepy tale about two boys who venture into a decrepit haunted house with a ghastly history.
Yeah, you know it doesn't end well.
What is most appealing about Deathly Spirits is its simplicity.
Unlike the trend of excessive blood and gore in modern horror movies, this is a return to a more refined - yet more impactful - narrative style.
By using only his voice and superb sound effects to highlight important story beats, Raimi allows for your mind's eye to fill in all the disturbing details.
And yes, nothing visual effects houses can create can compete with what your imagination can concoct.
What gives Deathly Spirits even more of a unique spin is Raimi provides a different cocktail recipe at the end of each episode.
It's perfect for when you need something to calm your nerves afterward.
Here is the series trailer ...
To see all future episodes and find out more about the production, visit Ted Raimi's official web site.
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