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Fourth Wall Studios Debuts First Installment In Its New Dark Wall Anthology: “Whispers”

Emmy-Nominated Transmedia Entertainment Studio Premieres New Horror Anthology DARK WALL: "Whispers" Episode only on RIDES.tv

PRLog - Aug. 29, 2012 - LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES, CA, August 29, 2012 – Fourth Wall Studios premiered “Whispers,” the first installment in its new DARK WALL anthology, exclusively on RIDES.tv.

DARK WALL is a new online anthology of horror shorts. Combined, the episodes cover all the sub-genres of horror, from psychological thrillers to tales of the paranormal to slasher stories.  A unique and distinct DARK WALL wrapper will identify each episode with an eccentric and unnerving host.  Mr. Dark Wall, played by James Urbaniak, (Unforgettable,The Office, Weeds), is a disfigured paraplegic and recluse, always delighted to show another tale of madness, misery, or flat-out terror that will leave audiences scared out of their minds.  

DARK WALL brings morbid curiosity to life in a way that has never before been possible prior to the RIDES platform.  By delivering the scares through text, email, and even blood-curdling phone calls the RIDES features add a whole new meaning to the phrase fear factor.  

Written by award-winning science fiction author Maureen McHugh, “Whispers”, the first installment in the DARK WALL anthology, centers on a father and his mentally-ill son living in an isolated farmhouse in the winter. When the father suffers a terrible accident, the son is left to cope on his own, with only the voices in his head to help him survive – but these whispers don’t seem to be his friend.  “Whispers” is a story of psychological horror in which the life of a man and his young son depend on the unexplained voices surrounding them.

RIDES features:
•   Hear the “Whispers” on your phone
•   Receive texts tracking the boy’s descent into madness
•   Explore hidden scenes that reveal new insights into the eerie drama

“We’re so excited to add the DARK WALL anthology series to our RIDES.tv portfolio,” said Jim Stewartson, chief executive office and founder at Fourth Wall Studios. “The RIDES platform presents a unique way to expand the horror genre by providing creators with new tools to surprise, shock and terrify audiences through multiple devices. DARK WALL exemplifies our commitment to developing genre-specific channels for our platform and we look forward to unveiling more in the weeks to come.”

“Whispers” is directed by filmmaker George Ratliff (Joshua, Hell House, Salvation Blvd.)  Executive Producers are Zach Schiff-Abrams, Jim Stewartson, Elan Lee and Sean Stewart. Ella Gray serves as Producer and Behnam Karbassi as Supervising Producer.

Viewers can access all of Fourth Wall Studios’ content for free at www.Rides.TV.  Like Rides on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RIDEStv, follow Rides on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ridestv.

Fourth Wall Studios develops, distributes and markets content that crosses the traditional barrier between audience and onscreen action, resulting in entertainment experiences that are more connected, immersive and real. Founded in 2007 by three award-winning, next-generation storytellers -- Jim Stewartson, Elan Lee and Sean Stewart -- the venture-backed, Culver City, CA-based company develops a wide range of interactive entertainment properties designed for RIDES.tvsm, its proprietary transmedia entertainment platform. RIDES are immersive, narrative experiences that deliver an unfolding story across multiple screens via web browsers, smartphones and tablets.  

Their first major series for RIDES, "Dirty Work", recently received a Primetime Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Original Interactive Television Programming.

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