Knifepoint Horror

Knifepoint Horror Podcast

These tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia adhere to the most primal element of storytelling: a single human voice describing events exactly as it experienced them. The stories, stripped of even proper titles, spill forward as taut, uninterrupted confessions. Knifepoint Horror leaves nothing but the story's riveting spine to compel and chill you to the core. Music by Kevin MacLeod. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning that anyone is free to adapt them as they see fit, even for profit, without the obligation to compensate the author. Email: songofsadbirds@aol.com. Also by Soren Narnia: the podcast 'Those Snowy Nights You Read to Me, They'll Never Be Forgotten.' Patron: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia

transit
Memories of three weird occurrences that cannot be explained merge for their living witness into a common theme. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning that anyone is free to adapt them as they see fit, even for profit, without the obligation to compensate the author. Other audio horror by Soren Narnia: “Outcall" - Episode 15, Alexandria Archives podcast “Paranormal Appraisal 151" – Episode 20, Alexandria Archives podcast “Q & A With a Vampir...

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The Copper Cup
A man who insists on the existence of a relative no one else has ever seen delves dangerously into the swirling fog of his own youthful perceptions. Radio host played by Currer Hathaway....

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elements
A man blinded by infatuation learns the object of his desire has intentions to become something from which he may have already missed his chance to escape.   Additional narration by Amy Paonessa of The Bloodlust podcast.   MUSIC: Lee Rosevere, from “10 Minute Meditations,” licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere AND by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. "Mesmerize," "Mystic Dark Background," and "The Dread" licensed under Creative Commons: By A...

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circles
Maybe your own town holds one: a folk tale, discredited and in many ways absurd, that nevertheless will not die. Here is a glimpse into one such tale ... and the rare destructive force it happened to carry with it.  Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. "Virtutes Instrumenti" licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia...

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impound
A man in trouble, wanting only an escape from a crisis, stumbles across a mystery which leads to another... and yet another, demanding a return to a dangerous place and time. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. "Shadowlands 1: Horizon" licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/   Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia...

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The Crack
Another tale of lands touched by both enigmatic beauty and dormant, uncategorizable cruelty.  The narrator: Justy Gee, the Starless podcast The poem reader: Jes Echo Gail Greenlove: Amy Paonessa, The Bloodlust podcast The truck driver: Cal Butera Michael Spinell: Soren Narnia Nadia Oliver: Susan Wallace Ronald Garr: Brian Lillie Poetry by Mia LeBemay Music: “Concentration” and “Smoother Move” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License  http://creativecommo...

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family
For the haunted, any calm explanation of a supernatural phenomenon is a comforting one, no matter where it comes from. But it is never more important than in that very moment to remain watchful and mistrusting. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. "Magic Forest" licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. For a spooky little radio drama I wrote recently, listen to episode 20, "Paranormal Appraisal 151," at www.alexandriaarchives.com....

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moonkeeper
A man thrust onto the streets must navigate their disturbing sights and sounds, all the while living under the threat of a monster moving relentlessly through their shadows. Music by David Temyik ("Afterlife" and "Mystic Dark Background"), Getty Music. _____________________________________ P.S. What are we hearing at the very end of this episode? If you ask me, it's nothing more than the voice of the strange, lonely soul from a different part of the story, comforting himself as he walks ever onward. On this...

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Four for Halloween
Two tales of Knifepoint Horror, and two radio plays. 1. thrifting (00:38) 2. radio play: “Report on an Unidentified Space Station,” adapted from the short story by J.G. Ballard (8:39) 3. west (25:54) 4. radio play: “The Cleaver” (44:45) The Captain -and- John Graham: Jason Hill Suzanne: Ariel Alexa Sullivan Gillian: Amy Paonessa (of The Bloodlust podcast) Father Walls: Teddy Ray Bullard Therapist: Kalem Murray Diane Fora: Susan Wallace Mr. Loring: Brian Lillie Master of Ceremonies: Justy Gee (of The Starles...

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tarp
A boy growing up in post-Depression Kansas learns there are no truly innocuous objects as long as the human imagination can infuse them with fearsome properties. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. "Shadowlands 1: Horizon" and "Shadowlands 4: Breath" licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ For a horror tale slightly off the beaten path, listen to episode 15, "Outcall," at www.alexandriaarchives.com. Listeners might also enjoy the dark sus...

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mother
Built as a place of solace for those who could no longer fully fend for themselves, the house should never have been disturbed or even noticed. But then one summer night, unfamiliar footsteps approached. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License   http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional music by Anonymous Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia For the Sessions podcast, I recently helped narrate "I Hope Your Sleep," a tale combin...

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attic
A conflict in memory between two brothers leads to a return to a place where childhood may have been hiding something too ghastly to retain in the mind. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. "Past the Edge" and "Mourning Song" licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks to those who would not let me slip away into the light so easily, and have demanded more excursions into horror. For a horror tale slightly off the beaten path, listen to ...

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A Quick Decology of Terror
These 10 stories were produced as videos for YouTube over the past year as a slight change of pace--here they are, if you haven't heard them yet, in audio-only format as a convenience to those (like me, actually) who prefer to do without the creaky visuals. Some have been partially re-recorded. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia...

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Let No One Walk Beside Her
Here's a horror tale told through a different format. In a mysterious, undefined era, a desperate foot journey traverses a winter wilderness that promises a lonely death--perhaps a natural one, but likely not. LET NO ONE WALK BESIDE HER with Kalem Murray, Teddy Ray Bullard, Melinda Kordich, and Jason Hill Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia...

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fields
The next time you take a long country drive, look to your left and right as the scenery rolls by, the forgotten places where no footsteps tread for weeks, months, maybe years at a time. How long would it be before anyone noticed that such a place had become shelter for something unspeakable? Listeners might also enjoy the dark suspense tale An Oral History Of Hell. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia   From Josh Mckelvey (@joshmckelvey on Instagram), this image:...

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guest
He was a teenager who suddenly had no place to sleep, no money, and no options. The world had quickly become a very scary place ... and then shelter appeared much too conveniently....

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chasm
In the space of minutes, a travel writer venturing alone in remote waters goes from a state of enviable tranquility to blinding terror. Producer and photographer Jeffrey Laub has done a series of photographic portraits of characters from the podcast; check them out at http://jeffreylaub.com/index.php/projects/. P.S. Fans of zombie stories--non-traditional ones, that is--might be interested in an audio novella of mine called Song of the Living Dead over at http://thosesnowynights.libsyn.com/....

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landmark
Somewhere near your house it stands, one of those decaying places that people always whisper about as they pass by. For every day you age, it seems to age three. But it may well live beyond you, silently daring you each night at dusk to enter, coldly confident you'll always be too afraid....

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sleep
There exists in this life a very real, horrifying phenomenon that science cannot yet extinguish. It strikes a surprising number of people, and none of us are safe. And if it comes for you, it will come at the most vulnerable moment you will ever know.   When I was younger, I loved adapting stories I’d read into radio plays or short films or long monologues, but the results just grew old in a drawer, because there was always the spectre that these projects were based on someone else’s original work and the...

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bargain
It seemed like such a simple deal, but it felt wrong from the very beginning--and led to a glimpse of a horror which, for those with even a little experience peering into the shadows, need not be named. Artist David Montano created this image for the tale:...

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staircase
A comfortable suburban existence begins to fracture with a single sound. You may have heard it sometime yourself, but those who have surely possess no need for stories like these to haunt them. Artist Jessica Mellen created this eerie bit of business with this episode in mind. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia...

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legend
A tale made specifically for the campfire--a simple tale of the woods, long-buried secrets, and letting chances to escape terror slip agonizingly away. When I was younger, I loved adapting stories I’d read into radio plays or short films or long monologues, but the results just grew old in a drawer, because there was always the spectre that these projects were based on someone else’s original work and there would certainly be much ceasing and desisting and legal threats. These days especially, everyone see...

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lake
Some places are so remote that just to explore them is an invitation to the phantoms that know we're alone. When I was younger, I loved adapting stories I’d read into radio plays or short films or long monologues, but the results just grew old in a drawer, because there was always the spectre that these projects were based on someone else’s original work and there would certainly be much ceasing and desisting and legal threats. These days especially, everyone seems to be circling the wagons with the things...

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vision
A man attempting to solve a strange gap in his memory meets a man claiming to offer an answer--one too frightening for mere mortals to grasp. When I was younger, I loved adapting stories I’d read into radio plays or short films or long monologues, but the results just grew old in a drawer, because there was always the spectre that these projects were based on someone else’s original work and there would certainly be much ceasing and desisting and legal threats. These days especially, everyone seems to be c...

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presence
Very few people had ever even heard of the Poldrict House, let alone investigated it. Surely the lack of fascination within the paranormal community was justified... When I was younger, I loved adapting stories I’d read into radio plays or short films or long monologues, but the results just grew old in a drawer, because there was always the spectre that these projects were based on someone else’s original work and there would certainly be much ceasing and desisting and legal threats. These days especially...

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retaliation
A cruel game of psychological brinksmanship among thieves breaks the sanity of its most dangerous competitor....

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proof
The unexpected phone call's origin raised many questions, but for a man anxious to discover real evidence of mysterious forces at work all around us, there was little question a journey was to be made....

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A Second Quick Trilogy of Terror
Another three tales roughly and tersely told. Check out Jason Hill's narration of the third story of the group here. And see how he captured the story's essence in this eerie drawing. The following image, inspired by the first story in the group, was created by friend of the show Georgia D. (@Ankhtheodd on Twitter): Wait till after you listen to the episode to click here...

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A Quick Trilogy of Terror
Something a little shy of Knifepoint Horror, but perhaps entertaining in their own way, here are three stories that don't quite fit into the mold of those previously offered. ..... Many people have been thoroughly creeped out by the show's avatar--what IS that thing looking at us? Well, we finally have an answer, provided by 11-year-old Ethien Duckett. His story below is entitled "Ratbat." Talk about economy of storytelling! One cold rainy night I saw a rat I picked it up with no idea what to do with it....

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sisters
The secluded castle, once rumored to harbor evil, had been redeemed by the influence of piety and innocence until something came through the forest to return it to true darkness....

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undead
A brief history of a brilliant creator slowly becomes a tale of shadows, footsteps, and terror when an awful irony reaches out to him with cold, lifeless hands....

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outcast
Whether high school student Garrett Markish was truly evil or under the influence of forces he could not overcome did not matter to those who fell before his seething wrath....

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sounds
Two fugitives desperate to escape both the police and the elements become aware of a far greater horror lying between them and safety....

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visitation
Another new story of Knifepoint Horror. A knock at the door in the dead of night begins a mystery involving a gruesome crime and a vengeance that can only come in the beyond....

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rebirth
By popular demand, a new tale of Knifepoint Horror. A nighttime expedition to a sleepy town uncovers the truth behind seemingly groundless rumors.   An alternative narration by Jason Hill is here....

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desert - from the files of Savid Doud
Read by Neil Donnelly. In a previous episode, 'house', the psychic researcher Aramis Churchton makes reference to the notes his colleague Savid Doud has made concerning cases for potential investigation. Here is one of Doud's original audio recordings, recovered after his death, describing such a case of paranormal phenomena....

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cabin - from the files of Savid Doud
Read by Neil Donnelly. In a previous episode, 'house', the psychic researcher Aramis Churchton makes reference to the notes his colleague Savid Doud has made concerning cases for potential investigation. Here is one of Doud's original audio recordings, recovered after his death, describing such a case of paranormal phenomena....

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house
Read by Dennis Smith. On a dark winter's night, a seeker of ghosts attuned to the strange energy within a remote haunted house underestimates its inhabitants' power to destroy....

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possession
A man's slow descent into depression and addiction opens up a world of once-hidden terrors, the worst of which awaits in a malevolent ghost's plan to devour his weakened soul....

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tunnel
Read by Logan Masterson. Nine seconds was all it took to scar a subway rider for life when the flickering subterranean lights showed him the unimaginable....

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return
Read by Markham Anderson. The inability of two troubled teens to extricate themselves from the influence of a practitioner of witchcraft costs them everything as adults....

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plague
Read by Mike Harris. Few considered the strange substance which spread through a small city to be anything more than a nuisance until the truth brought bloody horror to the entire world....

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rehearsal
Read by Brian d'Eon. One of the most famous political assassinations in history may have been cryptically--and gruesomely--foretold....

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school
A damaged man recalls his time at Seacrist Elementary, the unlikely site of a hideous paranormal outbreak which still haunts him two decades later....

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trail
Read by Markham Anderson. A courteous stranger offers three friends looking for a Halloween hayride into the woods something deeper and darker. Producer and photographer Jeffrey Laub has done a series of photographic portraits of characters from the podcast; check them out at http://jeffreylaub.com/index.php/projects/....

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eyes
Read by Mark Nelson. An invitation to a seance leads a Congressman to face the wrath of a tortured spirit bent on making him suffer for a past betrayal. Producer and photographer Jeffrey Laub has done a series of photographic portraits of characters from the podcast; check them out at http://jeffreylaub.com/index.php/projects/....

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cult
Read by Peter Yearsley. A cult's act of human sacrifice and resurrection reaches across the twentieth century to leave its imprint on a modern day murder....

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corpse
Read by Mike Vendetti. The corpse of a remorseless killer refuses to decay, breaking the sanity of a dangerous man who becomes obsessed with it....

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town
Read by Dennis Smith. An unwitting videographer is drawn into a mysterious researcher's day-long journey through a small place on the brink of total possession. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia...

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