from Christ the King, Missouri

Official homepage for Desperate Nightmares from Christ the King, Missouri: a fictional podcast anthology series detailing the often unsettling and unusual stories of the town's citizens, as told by unofficial town historian and octogenarian Willard Fresco.

New nightmares released bi-weekly.

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1 | "shadows on the wall"

   1986. When the precocious Savannah Beaver-Badger discovers a dark prophecy hidden in Christ the King’s town hymn, will she be able to stop her church from unknowingly fulfilling it?

Also available on iTunes.

Dramatized by Rives Elliot
Starring Jenny Jarnagin, Phil Feldman, Nancy Marlowe Gordon,
Jeff House, Michael Citriniti, Sophie Gunilla Larsen & Jack Healy

2 | "Fetal recall"

   1997. While toiling away in a corporate retail wasteland, the newly pregnant Colleen Collins discovers a peculiar scent coming off of the Furbabies™ in the clearance aisle. Are her heightened senses confused? Or is there something much more sinister afoot?

Also available on iTunes.

Dramatized by Rives Elliot
Starring Beth Heidere, Jay Reed, Joshua Gregory,
Josh Brown, Nathan Dennis, Rives Elliot & Jack Healy


   2016. Christ the King Tech student Timothy Parnell just can't seem to catch a break—that is, until he is introduced to a new artificial intelligence device that promises to change nearly every facet of his life for the better. Timothy's luck certainly improves, but at what cost?

Also available on iTunes.

Dramatized by Jack Healy
Starring Justin Phillips, Kyra Bowie, Allan Hayhurst,
George Harrington Butts & Michael Huntsman

4 | "ENTITY"

   2003. With a dangerous life form on the loose, Benjamin Castle holes up in the basement with his alcoholic father, Walter. But as old family secrets come to light, the two realize that what’s inside the basement may prove more dangerous than what’s outside. Can the Castles survive the night... and each other?

Also available on iTunes.

Dramatized by Nicholas Heathcote
Starring Joey LePage, Owen Powell,
Melissa Powers & Nicholas Heathcote


   1956. When disgruntled and repressed housewife Judy Brown discovers the television program "Queen for a Day," she slowly becomes obsessed and ultimately decides that she herself wants to be crowned queen... at any cost. But just how far is she willing to go in order to claim her title?

Dramatized by Rives Elliot
Starring Sadie Kay, Chase Anderson, Sam Lassiter,
Liz Anne Rimar & Drew Richardson


   1978. When eccentric artist Luca Zigmundo is commissioned to paint a mural for the new student chapel at St. Mother Mary's, the arrangement initially seems ideal. But once his daughter begins to drift away from him, he begins to lose his grip on reality. Will he be able to complete the mural before it drives him insane?

Dramatized by Rives Elliot
Starring Arrington de Dionyso, Lauren Dortch-Crozier,
Sydney Farley, Justin Anselmi, & Jack Healy


   2015. When Helen, an aspiring clickbait writer, returns to her hometown of Timucua Beach, Florida, she discovers that everything is much more expensive than it used to be—including her beachfront dream home. With a little help, she hatches a risky plan to take down the gentrifiers responsible. Will her pipe dream scheme suceed? Or will gentrification win again?

Dramatized by Nathan Dennis
Starring Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Roberto Sanabria,
Liz Anne Rimar, Jesse Jae Hoon Eisenberg,
Jay Reed, Nathan Dennis & Rives Elliot

8 | "blonde psychic mysteries: vol. 1"

   2016. When town psychic Kassey Blakely's radio show gets put on hiatus, she thinks her life can't get any worse. Then she discovers the dead body of a young woman at the bottom of Lake Lancaster. She sets out on the killer's trail, determined to redeem herself, but soon finds that the path to justice is much more mysterious than she ever could have expected. Season finale.

Dramatized by Jack Healy
Starring Jes Duggar, George Harrington Butts,
Matt Davis, Biniam Tekola & Sam Lassiter


   2015. Susye Bluebell's lackluster life in Liberal township has left her discontent with domesticity. But when a casual trip to the neighbors' leads her into a mysterious underground tunnel, Susye finds she must confront what lies beneath the surface of her emotions... and her hometown.

Dramatized by Gabrielle Lenhard
Starring Liz Anne Rimar, Ryan Gaffney, Aly Byatt,
Justin Anselmi & Andrew Dahreddine


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