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Welcome to the depository
Here you’ll find a collection of informational and inspirational resources related to all the things that make audio drama horror happen.
- Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre by Joe Mynhardt and Eugene Johnson
- Writing for Television, Radio, and New Media by Robert L. Hilliard
- 45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt
- Plot and Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot that Grips Readers From Start to Finish by James Scott Bell
- Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
- Write Great Fiction – Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress
- Writer’s Guide to Character Traits by Linda N. Edelstein, Ph.D.
- The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
- How to Survive a Horror Movie by Seth Grahame Smith
- Writing Monsters: How to Craft Believably Terrifying Creatures to Enhance Your Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction by Philip Athans
- Writing in the Dark by Tim Waggoner
- It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life by Joe Mynhardt and Eugene Johnson
- How To Write a Radio Serial Drama for Social Development A Script Writer’s Manual by Fariza Chemakh
- The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voice-Over by James R. Alburger
- There’s Money Where Your Mouth is: A Complete Insider’s Guide to Income and Building a Career in Voice-Overs by Elaine A. Clark
- Voice Actor’s Guide to Recording at Home …And on the Road by Harlan Hogan and Jeffrey P. Fisher
- Accents: A Manual for Actors– Revised and Expanded Edition by Robert Blumenfeld
For Sound Gurus, Audio Zealots, Noise Nerds, and Aural Addicts
- Practical Recording Techniques: The Step-by-Step Approach to Professional Audio Recording by Bruce and Jenny Bartlett
- Field Recording from Research to Wrap: An introduction to Gathering Sound Effects by Paul Virostek
- The Sound Effects Bible: How to Create and Record Hollywood Style Sound Effects by Ric Viers
- The Location Sound Bible: How to Record Professional Dialog for film and TV by Ric Viers
- The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation by Vanessa Theme Ament
- Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema by David Sonnenschein
- Radio Drama: Theory and Practice by Tim Crook
- Theater of the Mind by Neil Verma
- Laughing Screaming: Modern Hollywood Horror & Comedy by William Paul
- The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror by Dadid J. Skal
- Knowing Fear: Science, Knowledge and the Development of the Horror Genre by Jason Colavito
The Psychology of Fear and Stress by Jeffrey Alan Gray
- The Philosophy of Horror by Thomas Fahy
- Freud, S. (1999). The “Uncanny”. In S. Freud (Ed.), The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XVII (1917-1919): An Infantile Neurosis and Other Works (pp. 217-256). London: Vintage. (Originally published in 1919)
For Sound Designers
- Delmotte, I. (2013). ‘Insounds’: human sonic permeability and the practice of cinema sound design within ecologies
of silences, University of Waikato
- Freed, A. (2013). Sound design as human matter interaction. CHI ’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems on – CHI EA ’13.
- Huwiler, E. (2005). Storytelling by sound: a theoretical frame for radio drama analysis. The Radio Journal:
International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media, 3(1), 45–59. https://doi.org/10.1386/RAJO.3.1.45/1
- Rocchesso, D., Bresin, R., & Fernstrom, M. (2003). Sounding objects. IEEE Multimedia, 10(2), 42–52. https://doi.org/10.1109/MMUL.2003.1195160
- Roux-Girard, G., & Grimshaw, M. (2010). (2010) Listening to Fear: A Study of Sound in Horror Video Games. Game
Sound Technology and Player Interaction: Concepts and Developments.
- Sherrit, D.J. (2016) The Sound of Suspense: The emotional effect and influence of sound and music in Hitchcock’s
cinema, University of Huddersfield
- Verhagen, D. () Science Fiction: What’s Wrong? The Sounds of Danger Versus Hearing Dangerously, School of Art, College of Design & Social Context, RMIT University
For Recordists and Engineers
- Menzies, D., & Al-Akaidi, M. (2007). Nearfield binaural synthesis and ambisonics. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121(3), 1559–1563. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.2434761
- Poli, G. D. (1999). Sound authoring tools for future multimedia systems. Proceedings IEEE International Conference
on Multimedia Computing and Systems.
- Thissen, M. R., Sattaluri, S., McFarlane, E., & Biemer, P. P. The Evolution of Audio Recording in Field Surveys. Survey Practice, 1(5), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.29115/SP-2008-0018
- Wiggins, B. (2004). An Investigation Into the Real-Time Manipulation and Control of Three-Dimensional Sound Fields. University of Derby Doctoral Thesis.
For the Theorists
- Cazeaux, C. (2005). Phenomenology and Radio Drama. The British Journal of Aesthetics, 45(2), 157–174.
- Lutostański, B. (0AD). A Narratology of Radio Drama: Voice, Perspective, Space. Audionarratology, 117–132.
Ohman A, Mineka S. Fears, phobias, and preparedness: toward an evolved module of fear and fear learning. Psychol Rev. 2001 Jul;108(3):483-522. doi: 10.1037/0033-295x.108.3.483. PMID: 11488376.
For the Enthusiasts
- Challis, B., D’Arcy, G., Dean, R., Hand, R., Smith, R., & Traynor, M. (2014). Wireless zombies! A re-creation of Golden
Age radio drama for a contemporary audience. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 34(3), 252–259.
- Chignell, H. (2014). Radio drama. Routledge Companion to Media History.
- Chignell, H. (2016). British radio drama and the avant-garde in the 1950s. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and
Television, 37(4), 649–664. https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2016.1258841
- Dann, L. (2014). Only half the story: Radio drama, online audio and transmedia storytelling. Radio Journal:
International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, 12(1), 141–154. https://doi.org/10.1386/RJAO.12.1-2.141_1
- Delmotte, I. (2015). Freeing the imagination: ‘the best movie is the one in my head.’ Studies in Australasian Cinema, 9(2), 171–186. https://doi.org/10.1080/17503175.2015.1060002