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Dead Oaks: Submissions Now Open for Season Three!

DEAD OAKS IS OPEN FOR SEASON THREE SUBMISSIONS! Season three of Dead Oaks will begin in September 2017.

Dead Oaks: A Horror Anthology Podcast from BronzeCast Productions is now accepting submissions for our bi-weekly (every two weeks) episodes! Basically, how it works is this: chosen stories will be turned into podcast episodes read either by the author or by a Dead Oaks cast member, depending on the author's preference. However, there are some guidelines. Read them below:
Story Submission Guidelines:
Dead Oaks stories must be: original, unpublished works of short fiction between 1,500 and 3,000 words submitted in double space, 12 point, sans serif font via Microsoft Word document (or other compatible document) related, in some way of your choosing, to the fictional town of Dead Oaks (more information below) sent via email to deadoakssubmission@gmail.com No cover letter required
What is Dead Oaks?
In short, Dead Oaks is a small, relatable town of ambiguous location where really, really bad t…

Dead Oaks Season Finale: "The King of the Scum"

In the season finale of Otto's Story, the aftermath of Otto and August's disastrous car crash is revealed, and the King of the Scum arrives to choose his new host body. "The King of the Scum" was written by Christopher Waltz. The voice of Otto Gillespie was Aaron Beck, the voice of August Gillespie was Christopher Waltz, the voice of the King of the Scum was Andrew Blackburn, and the voice of MC Clara B was Erin Lynn. Music in today's episode was "Creepy," written and performed by Nicholas Critney. For more information, visit www.deadoakspodcast.com or find us on Twitter @deadoakspodcast.

The Door to Nowhere: Part 2

The Door to Nowhere: Part 2 By Christopher Waltz
I didn’t open the door that night. I couldn’t. I wanted nothing more than to find the right key on the ring my boss had given me and fling the door open to find my son waiting for me on the other side, but in the back of my mind, I knew that wasn’t possible. My son had been dead for months, and after a few short moments of deep contemplation, I reminded myself of that. I reminded myself that there was no way I had heard Colton’s voice, because he was dead. A piece of information I should also divulge is that a week before hearing the scratching at the door and the small, scared voice saying, “Daddy?” I had started seeing a therapist. Not because I was having hard time believing Colton had died, but because I had started having thoughts of ending my own suffering. Judge all you want, but my wife had left me, I’d lost my job, and my son had been mowed down by a reckless driver while playing on the monkey bars at his elementary school. It was …

Dead Oaks: "Leftover Fireworks"

Tim and Robbie think they've hit the jackpot when they wonder upon an abandoned fireworks stand shortly after the 4th of July, but what they encounter inside will make the pair wish they'd just stayed home. Today’s episode, “Leftover Fireworks,” was written by Melissa L. Webb and was narrated by Christopher Waltz. Music in today’s episode was “Creepy,” written and performed by Nicholas Critney and "Spy Story," courtesy of Purple Planet. Check back in two weeks for the season finale of Dead Oaks, “The King of the Scum.” For more information, visit www.deadoakspodcast.com or find us on twitter, @deadoakspodcast.

The Door to Nowhere: Part 1

By Christopher Waltz
It’s August 23rd, and I think I may be losing my mind. You see, times have been tough for me, just like times have been tough for most other people. I’m a middle-class white guy with a college education, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have it better than most other people I know up until about four months ago. Was it the best life in the world, well, now that I’m looking back on it, yeah, it probably was. I taught middle school English in the city, and even though the hours were almost as awful as the pay (Shove it with your “But you get summers off” nonsense, by the way.), I actually felt like I was making a difference in some of the kids’ lives. The school is in a poor area, and a lot of the kids don’t have a positive role model, especially a male one. I also had the advantage of teaching in the same building as my wife, meaning we got to do things most married couples don’t, like have lunch together and make out in the staff bathroom during our free periods. D…

Dead Oaks: "Welcome Home"

In the penultimate episode of season two, Otto finds his brother and finally comes face-to-face with Dr. Nate, who has sinister plans for both Otto and August.
“Welcome Home,” was written by Christopher Waltz. The voice of Otto Gillespie was Aaron Beck and the voice of Dr. Nate was special guest star Ryan Moore. Music in today’s episode was “Creepy,” written and performed by Nicholas Critney. Check back in two weeks for the next short story episode of Dead Oaks, “Leftover Fireworks” by Melissa L. Webb, and stay tuned on June 4th for the season finale of Dead Oaks, “The King of the Scum.” For more information, visit www.deadoakspodcast.com or find us on twitter, @deadoakspodcast.

Dead Oaks: "Monster Mike Goes to the Dentist"

In the latest episode of Dead Oaks, a routine dentist visit doesn't go as planned for Mike, a monster trying to keep his cool long enough to have an aching tooth extracted... “Monster Mike Goes to the Dentist,” was written by Joe Prosit. Music in today’s episode was “Creepy,” written and performed by Nicholas Critney, and “Constricted,” courtesy of Purple Planet. Check back in two weeks for the next episode of Otto’s Story, “Welcome Home.” For more information, visit www.deadoakspodcast.com or find us on twitter, @deadoakspodcast. For more from Joe Prosit, visit www.joeprosit.com or find him on twitter, @joeprosit.

Dead Oaks: "Aeterna Nocte"

After discovering a recording left by Dr. Nate, Otto finds himself one step closer to finding his kidnapped brother, but nothing is as it seems in Dead Oaks, and Otto is almost out of time. “Aeterna Nocte,” was written by Christopher Waltz. Music in today’s episode was “Creepy,” written and performed by Nicholas Critney. The voice of Otto Gillespie was Aaron Beck and the voice of Dr. Nate was special guest star Ryan Moore. Check back in two weeks for the next short story installment of Dead Oaks, “Monster Mike Goes to the Dentist,” by Joe Prosit. For more information, visit www.deadoakspodcast.com or find us on twitter, @deadoakspodcast.

"Horror d'Oeuvres: Bite-Sized Tales of Terror" for Scares That Care

The world of horror isn't all blood, guts, and gore!
Well, okay, it is. But sometimes the gross stuff is for a good cause. Check out Horror d'Oeuvres: Bite-Sized Tales of Terror, a horror novel including twenty-seven authors and edited by the narrator of Dead Oaks short stories "Skookum Lake" and "I Rarely Get Visitors," Rafael Marmol. Proceeds from Horror d'Oeuvres benefit Scares That Care, a charity associated with the horror community.

To find out more about Horror d'Oeuvres and Scares That Care, read on...

Be warned.

Horror d’Oeuvres: Bite-Sized Tales of Terror is an exquisite array of easily digestible horror micro-fiction from today’s freshest authors. Each tale is a demonic symphony that will peel away the layers of your mind and reduce your soul to a simmering nightmare within seven hundred words or less. 

These stories are not for the faint of heart or weak of constitution. Offering an abundant variety of deliciously dark and twisted treats, rea…

Dead Oaks: "I Rarely Get Visitors"

In this week's episode of Dead Oaks, a Halloween prank goes horribly wrong when two teenagers decide to ding-dong-ditch an elderly citizen of Dead Oaks. What answers the door is more horrifying than either of them could have ever imagined... "I Rarely Get Visitors" was written by Tristan Lince and narrated by Rafael Marmol. Music in today's episode was "Creepy," written and performed by Nicholas Critney and "Fallen Angels," courtesy of purple-planet.com. For more information, visit www.deadoakspodcast.com or find us on Twitter: @deadoakspodcast. To buy a copy of Horror d'Oeuvres, edited by Rafael Marmol, visit a.co/1piQ0rM, and to find out more about Scares That Care, visit www.scaresthatcare.org.

#BuffySlays20

Hey! Chris here! It’s a little abnormal for www.deadoakspodast.com to deter away from posting things about, well, Dead Oaks, but in light of the twentieth anniversary of TV’s single greatest series—if you’re thinking Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad, we can’t be friends anymore—I decided to devote a post to how Buffy not only helped shape me as a human being in general, but also how it helped shape the very podcast you (might) tune into every two weeks—Dead Oaks!

To start things off, I have to let you all know a terrible secret about my childhood: I was a weirdo. It may be hard to believe, but I was the chubby, nerdy kid in the corner of his fourth-grade classroom, reading The Shining and drawing terrible X-Men comics on his notebooks. I was into horror and superheroes while my classmates were into football and… other things I definitely wasn’t into.

I never fully felt like I fit in with my peers. Little did I know, a lot of other kids felt that way, too.
And on March 20th, 1997, a TV ser…

Dead Oaks: Burning

In the latest episode of Dead Oaks, Otto continues searching for clues while trying to locate his brother in Dead Oaks, but the closer he gets to answers, the less likely it is he'll make it out alive... Today’s episode, “Burning,” was written by Christopher Waltz. Music in today’s episode was “Creepy,” written and performed by Nicholas Critney. The voice of Otto Gillespie was Aaron Beck and the voice of Dr. Nate was special guest star Ryan Moore. Check back in two weeks for the next short story installment of Dead Oaks, “I Rarely Get Visitors,” by Tristan Lince. For more information, visit www.deadoakspodcast.com or find us on twitter, @deadoakspodcast.