FANGORIA Podcast Network: New Lovecraftian “THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW” is Here, Plus Bonus Short Film!


With two episodes under its belt, buzz has been building among fright fans for FANGORIA’s second original podcast, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW. Our audio adaptation of Clay McLeod Chapman’s incredible, immersive stage show brings the twenty year legacy of the series to life via incredible performances of Chapman and his PUMPKIN PIE cohort Hanna Cheek. And this week, we have some that Lovecraft lovers will absolutely go mad for, as Chapman and Cheek bring us the eerie anatomical tale entitled “Late Bloomer”!

For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW podcast…

Celebrating its second decade of performances, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is a literary fist in the face. Part storytelling session, part boxing match, part shamanistic ritual, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW has established itself as an all-points artistic hodgepodge of theatre and literature.  We pick and choose the essentials of both mediums, channeling their rocking properties in order to create a more intimate relationship between performer and audience. Our goal is to strip away the elements that we find extraneous to the tale being told, conjuring up an atmosphere of “creating something out of nothing,” as well as focusing on that ethereal connective tissue between the one telling the story and our audience. Packed with enough emotional intensity to feel like a rock concert rather than just spinning a yarn, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is pure bedtime stories for adults.

“Late Bloomer” was written by Clay McLeod Chapman and performed by Chapman and Hanna Cheek. An homage to the works of H.P. Lovecraft, “Late Bloomer” finds a young man whose education invokes something primal within himself. To hear the macabre monologue, you can download the episode FOR FREE via Libsyn, Stitcher and iTunes or you can enter the RSS Feed into your third party podcast listening application such as BeyondPod. You can also grab the mp3 file directly by opening the file below on a new tab/window, right clicking the page and selecting “Save as…”



However, as a special bonus feature for this week’s episode, you can find the Sundance Film Festival-accepted short film adaptation of “Late Bloomer”, directed by THE BOY helmer Craig McNeill for Northlake Films, below!



For more information about the whereabouts of future PUMPKIN PIE SHOW performances as well as information about Clay’s new horror graphic novel SELF STORAGE from 451 Comics, you can visit his official website HERE. You can also follow Clay and Hanna on Twitter, and check back in 2 weeks for the next installment of THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW!

THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW Podcast is a presentation of the FANGORIA Podcast Network. THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is produced by Clay McLeod Chapman, Ken W. Hanley and Thomas DeFeo for FANGORIA Entertainment. “Late Bloomer” was recorded and engineered by Madeleine Koestner, and all material is copyrighted by Clay McLeod Chapman, 2015. Podcast Art provided by Robert Feldman for FANGORIA Entertainment.

For more on Clay McLeod Chapman and THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW, please visit Clay’s official website HERE. For more information, press opportunities and advertising rates pertinent to THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW podcast, please contact ken@fangoria.com.

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