Cinedigm Announces Scripted Horror Podcast Series
February 1, 2023
Cinedigm announced that its multiplatform horror brand Bloody Disgusting will co-produce a new scripted audio series titled “The Dead,” with the George A. Romero Foundation.
“The Dead” will tell new stories that take place in Romero’s Night of the Living Dead universe, expanding on the characters and activities from the long-running movie franchise. The 24-episode podcast will feature a full cast and be entirely scripted. It will be distributed as part of the growing Cinedigm Podcast Network, and everywhere podcasts can be found.
Writers will be chosen to pen the stories following an application process through which the George A. Romero Foundation will select the best candidates. The Bloody Disgusting team will then work with the selected writers to produce stories.
“Our goal with this project is to introduce and support a new generation of horror writers who are influenced by George, while honoring and preserving his legacy through socially conscious horror,” Tom Owen, co-founder of Bloody Disgusting, said in a statement.
Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, founder and president of the George A. Romero Foundation, said the “unique model” opens up new opportunities for writers and encourages their creative spirit.
“Under the guidance of Bloody Disgusting, I know that the final stories produced will entertain us all,” said Desrocher-Romero.
Bloody FM, powered by Bloody Disgusting’s “Bloody FM” features a growing lineup of audio shows that are part of the Cinedigm Podcast Network. With more than 4 million monthly downloads, the network’s 25 horror podcasts, both fiction and nonfiction, cover everything from the anthology Scare You To Sleep to the Stephen King-inspired The Losers’ Club to SCP Archives Presents, which dives deep into the darkness of the internet’s most amazing stories.
The company’s most popular podcast, Creepy, receives more than 1 million monthly downloads alone and gives voice to urban legends and horror stories primarily posted online. The Bloody Disgusting Original Podcast “Mayfair Watchers Society” has been named one of the most-popular podcasts of 2022 by Apple and finished the year as a top 50 show and the top 1% most followed podcast on Spotify in 2022.