4 out of 10 A flawed curiosity, the Mind's Eye production of Kafka's surreal, tragicomic tale of the salesman-turned-cockroach is notable for a striking voice effect and an outstanding performance by Erik Bauersfeld. Listening to him, you'll believe a cockroach can talk and shudder with disgust and sympathy. It's a shame the rest of the cast doesn't measure up. … [Read more...] about Malleus review: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, an audio drama adapted by Erik Bauersfeld (English)
Malleus Review: Dracula’s Gast – Gruselkabinett #16 (German)
9 out of 10 An audio drama adaptation of Bram Stoker's little-known prelude to his famous horror novel. The Good, the Bad, and the Vlad face off in one of old Germany's forgotten valleys for the soul of a very foolish Englishman. Ironically, only the use of classical music mars Titania Medien's otherwise classic production. … [Read more...] about Malleus Review: Dracula’s Gast – Gruselkabinett #16 (German)
This?week Malleus focuses on the emergence of explicit?sex in two mainstream audio drama serials, (insofar as a mainstream exists in this field), one German, one American.? These productions go way beyond the light eroticism that flits through Tom Lopez's ouevre or the bawdy puns?of the Firesign Theater.? Now that public radio drama is shifting towards private audio drama, is this new?frankness?a sign of things to come? This article contains no explicit images - that's kind of the point - … [Read more...] about Aural sex?
Malleus review: The Buoy (English)
9 out of 10 As the buoy dips and water closes over your head for the final time, you reach a terrifying conclusion:? Steven Thomas Oney is one hell of a writer. … [Read more...] about Malleus review: The Buoy (English)
Malleus Review: Needful Things read by Stephen King (English)
6 out of 10 Is Stephen King the Garrison Keillor of horror? … [Read more...] about Malleus Review: Needful Things read by Stephen King (English)