11th Hour Audio – Creature Feature of the Month – Dreaming of a Dead Christmas

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Campfire Radio Theater and to show our appreciation for a decade of immersive listening experiences, we wanted to kick off our first-ever Monthly Feature with the mastermind behind Campfire Radio Theater, John Ballentine.

John is a familiar voice in the audio drama horror world. Like many of us, his passion for audio fiction was sparked by the stories emanating from his radio. John recalls listening to programs such as, Nightfall and Bradbury 13 and catching the creative bug to try something similar.

“I’ve always had a passion for fictional storytelling and writing. Had a bit of a history working with audio and filmmaking as well along with various other artistic endeavors. Combining these skill sets into producing audio drama proved to be a natural progression.”
– John Ballentine

It’s December and the Holidays are upon us. It’s that nostalgic time of year. A time for eggnog and cookies, greeting cards and latkes, Yule logs, parades, and zombies. 

Yes, Zombies. What else would you expect from us? This December we’re kicking off the yuletide cheer with a featured Christmas show from our friends at Campfire Radio Theater.

And so, as John would say… “Welcome friend. Have a seat by the fire… Make yourself comfortable.”

Dreaming of a Dead Christmas

Two college coeds returning home for the holidays unwittingly unleash a zombie outbreak at a truck stop after running over a mysterious man on a desolate country road.
Warning: May contain explicit language and graphic content not suitable for younger audiences.

Written, directed, and produced by John Ballentine

Cast
Tanja Milojevic
Shelby Sessler
John Ballentine
Teresa Ballentine
Blaine Hicklin
Joe Stofko
Music by Kevin Macleod and Michael Hoffman
Songs by The Experiments, Reigning Sound, The Ravonettes, Out of Orion and Dott