MUP 116 - Festival of Audio Horrors


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Post Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:26 pm

MUP 116 - Festival of Audio Horrors

In this episode, the whole cavalcade of MU keepers is back for news updates and a Festival of Audio Horrors. We listen to all of the submissions from last year's One Minute of Horror contest, and riff on ideas to make them game-able. This episode was recorded on January 24, 2017.

Apologies for the lateness of this release. Illness, work schedule, and crappy audio files work together well to kill one's enthusiasm for editing. Given how long it was to get this out, I hope you can forgive no show art for this one.

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From the Graham wing of the Orne Library: A YouTube channel that hosts old public domain/declassified films. though there are a few such channels, this one stands out for the host's efforts to clean-up the footage and sound wherever possible. The time period covered is 1918 - 2000s and includes old TV adverts, documentaries, and also some 1970s CIA/FBI training films.

The Channel is linked here.

And here are a selection of videos:
Colt 45 Malt Liquor Commercial (Skydiving Waiter)

1970s CIA Training Film (Made by MI5)

'Land of the Giants' 1935 California Travel Documentary

And a little something for laughs...


Topic
Here's some randomness inspired by the 2016 One Minute of Horror Audio Contest, plus credit for public domain or Creative Commons sound files used in the pieces:

"3-Messages," Keeper Ant

All original. No audio files were harmed in the making of this submission.

"Daughter of Horror Hotel," Will S.

Audio from this piece was pulled from a film called Horror Hotel or The City of the Dead.


City of the Dead/Horror Hotel by John Llewellyn Moxey, Published 1960, Usage Public Domain: https://archive.org/details/Horror_Hotel


Daughter of Horror aka Dementia: Published September 1, 2014, Usage Public Domain Mark 1.0, https://archive.org/details/daughter_of_horror_201701
Some quotes from the film that were cut from the US version in 1960:

"I have made my pact with thee O Lucifer! Hear me, hear me! I will do thy bidding for all eternity. For all eternity shall I practice the ritual of Black Mass. For all eternity shall I sacrifice unto thee. I give thee my soul, take me into thy service."

"O Lucifer, listen to thy servant, grant her this pact for all eternity and I with her, and if we fail thee but once, you may do with our souls what you will."
"Make this city an example of thy vengeance. Curse it, curse it for all eternity! Let me be the instrument of thy curse. Hear me O Lucifer, hear me!"
Flutes of Azathoth," Cole Y

All original. No audio files were harmed in the making of this submission.

"EAS_Activation," Canageek

All original. No audio files were harmed in the making of this submission.

"Lymerics," Max

All original. No audio files were harmed in the making of this submission.

"WXXT," Will S.


Voiceover: Will S. reading from Matthew M. Bartlett’s “Gateways To Abomination”


Thunderstorm sound effect: Recorded by Mike Koenig | License: Attribution 3.0 - http://soundbible.com/1908-2-Minute-Storm.html
Sony Battery AM Radio Tuning: License: Public Domain | Recorded by SailorMoonFan - http://soundbible.com/2099-AM-Radio-Tuning.html


Radio Tuning: License: Personal Use Only - http://soundbible.com/722-Radio-Tune.html
Thunder: License: Attribution 3.0 | Recorded by Mike Koenig - http://soundbible.com/1907-Thunder.html

Scary And Eerie: License: Attribution 3.0 | Recorded by Mark DiAngelo - http://soundbible.com/1801-Scary-And-Eerie.html

"Straight-to-Voicemail," John R.

All original. No audio files were harmed in the making of this submission.

"The Festival," Ian MacLean

Audio used in this piece includes:
Spooky Ambiance #1 by KRISTIANKULTA | License: Attribution
windy winter day, wind in trees, from distance.wav by lwdickens | License: Creative Commons 0
The Tick-Tock Man," Cole Y

"Playtime_Daddy," Trevlix

Audio used in this piece includes:

Hammering-J_Blow-[url=tel:2014925903]2014925903[/url].mp3 | License: Public Domain | Recorded by J Blow | http://soundbible.com/2028-Hammering.html
Creaking Door Spooky-SoundBible.com-1909842345.mp3 | License: Public Domain | Recorded by stephan | http://soundbible.com/1717-Creaking-Door-Spooky.html
50725__rutgermuller__footsteps-on-tiles.wav | License: Creative Commons | Recorded by RutgerMuller | https://www.freesound.org/people/RutgerMuller/sounds/50725/
320376__yadronoff__axe-chopping.wav | License: Creative Commons | Recorded by yadronoff | https://www.freesound.org/people/yadronoff/sounds/320376/

"Cohesion5," Ben aka Spiggy

All original. No audio files were harmed in the making of this submission.

"This is Delta Green," Bret

(Submission disqualified for reasons of copyright anxiety, but YouTube link provided below because you're welcome).

https://youtu.be/FTQbiNvZqaY
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Post Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:48 am

Re: MUP 116 - Festival of Audio Horrors

Looks like I'll be making the first comments on this one. Only got as far as the card file, but so far so good.

Regards the Exploding Whale story, there is an entire website devoted to the event and they hosted on YouTube a news segment concerning the retirement of the reporter who covered the story, it includes the best quality version of the exploding whale story that you are likely to see, straight from the stations archives (About 43 seconds in).

That youtube page I sent in is well worth exploring, some of those videos are just, well you'll have to find out for yourself. Though this circa 1923 video on international air travel (London to Paris). is one I would recommend for anyone wanting to run 'Fear of Flying'. For Delta Green this playlist of spying related films should be the Keepers port of call as well as this playlist of FBI/Police Training Films.

Thanks for linking to Toto's 'Africa' that's been one of my favorite songs ever since it came out...

Later: Listening to the audio files reminded me that back in the day, Pagan Publishing offered readers of Unspeakable Oath, Issue 7 audio files for use with the scenario 'Convergence', I wonder if anyone took them up on the offer and if the files survived?

For someone with the time/technology it might be worthwhile to go through all the 'modern day' scenarios (1990's - Now) and find all the phone messages/voicemails and do those as audio props.
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Post Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:42 pm

Re: MUP 116 - Festival of Audio Horrors

Thank you for raising the bar for the quality of singing in Call of Cthulhu podcasts. :D
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:29 pm

Re: MUP 116 - Festival of Audio Horrors

I am putting in a formal request to close the live show at Necronomicon with a group sing-along of "Africa." :cthulhudance:

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Post Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:45 am

Re: MUP 116 - Festival of Audio Horrors

Nvision wrote:I am putting in a formal request to close the live show at Necronomicon with a group sing-along of "Africa." :cthulhudance:

Seconded!!!


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Post Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:48 pm

Re: MUP 116 - Festival of Audio Horrors

Mahaffa wrote:
Nvision wrote:I am putting in a formal request to close the live show at Necronomicon with a group sing-along of "Africa." :cthulhudance:

Seconded!!!


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Maybe Bret will do a live reading.

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Post Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:50 pm

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Scott Dorward wrote:Thank you for raising the bar for the quality of singing in Call of Cthulhu podcasts. :D

Need to raise a few pints in a bar after hearing that abomination. It sounded so good in my head at the time...

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Post Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:35 pm

Re: MUP 116 - Festival of Audio Horrors

Awesome episode as usual.

Listening to all the 1 minute horror audios was fabulous. My skin was crawling on some of them!

You guys briefly mentioned something about translating things on the fly by looking at it...wanted to say the google translate app can actually do that. It might only be for android, but you can load it and when it sees a foreign language thru the camera it will instantly translate it. Very cool if you've never played around with it.
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