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Knifepoint Horror

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These tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia adhere to the most primal element of storytelling: a single human voice describing events exactly as it experienced them. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning that anyone is free to adapt them as they see fit, even for profit, without the obligation to compensate the author. Email: songofsadbirds@aol.com. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia Also by Soren Narnia: the podcast 'Those Snowy Nights You Read to Me, They'll Never Be Forgotten.'

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These tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia adhere to the most primal element of storytelling: a single human voice describing events exactly as it experienced them. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning that anyone is free to adapt them as they see fit, even for profit, without the obligation to compensate the author. Email: songofsadbirds@aol.com. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia Also by Soren Narnia: the podcast 'Those Snowy Nights You Read to Me, They'll Never Be Forgotten.'

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By SYPNASE - May 10 2019
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These stories are good. listen to this you won’t regret it. P.S. listen to Town first

Really good stuff.

By David Commins - May 04 2019
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I like your show a lot. Working my way through the archives.

iTunes Ratings

1383 Ratings
Average Ratings
1285
65
11
9
13

The Best

By SYPNASE - May 10 2019
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These stories are good. listen to this you won’t regret it. P.S. listen to Town first

Really good stuff.

By David Commins - May 04 2019
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I like your show a lot. Working my way through the archives.

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Knifepoint Horror

Updated 25 days ago

Rank #193 in Arts category

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These tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia adhere to the most primal element of storytelling: a single human voice describing events exactly as it experienced them. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning that anyone is free to adapt them as they see fit, even for profit, without the obligation to compensate the author. Email: songofsadbirds@aol.com. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia Also by Soren Narnia: the podcast 'Those Snowy Nights You Read to Me, They'll Never Be Forgotten.'

Rank #1: fields

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The next time you take a long country drive, look to your left and right as the scenery rolls by, the forgotten places where no footsteps tread for weeks, months, maybe years at a time. How long would it be before anyone noticed that such a place had become shelter for something unspeakable? Listeners might also enjoy the dark suspense tale An Oral History Of Hell. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia   From Josh Mckelvey (@joshmckelvey on Instagram), this image:  

Jan 22 2016
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #2: Four for Halloween

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Two tales of Knifepoint Horror, and two radio plays.

Oct 13 2017
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #3: possession

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A man's slow descent into depression and addiction opens up a world of once-hidden terrors, the worst of which awaits in a malevolent ghost's plan to devour his weakened soul.

Dec 26 2010
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #4: cult

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Read by Peter Yearsley. A cult's act of human sacrifice and resurrection reaches across the twentieth century to leave its imprint on a modern day murder.

Nov 25 2010
19 mins
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Rank #5: sleep

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There exists in this life a very real, horrifying phenomenon that science cannot yet extinguish. It strikes a surprising number of people, and none of us are safe. And if it comes for you, it will come at the most vulnerable moment you will ever know.   When I was younger, I loved adapting stories I’d read into radio plays or short films or long monologues, but the results just grew old in a drawer, because there was always the spectre that these projects were based on someone else’s original work and there would certainly be much ceasing and desisting and legal threats. These days especially, everyone seems to be circling the wagons with the things they create, demanding payment and putting up No Trespassing signs around every word, every idea. The stories of the Knifepoint Horror podcast, though, are presented through a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, making them essentially anyone's to experiment with however they want without having to ask permission or pay anything for their use. As long as the source is credited, you can freely copy, adapt or remix them and share what you come up with anywhere you like. Just have fun pushing your imagination to its limits; you may find, as I have, that it always beats thinking about intellectual property rights, trademarks, and royalties. - S.N.

Jun 01 2015
37 mins
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Rank #6: school

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A damaged man recalls his time at Seacrist Elementary, the unlikely site of a hideous paranormal outbreak which still haunts him two decades later.

Dec 05 2010
50 mins
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Rank #7: house

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Read by Dennis Smith. On a dark winter's night, a seeker of ghosts attuned to the strange energy within a remote haunted house underestimates its inhabitants' power to destroy.

Dec 30 2010
54 mins
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Rank #8: rebirth

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By popular demand, a new tale of Knifepoint Horror. A nighttime expedition to a sleepy town uncovers the truth behind seemingly groundless rumors.   An alternative narration by Jason Hill is here.

Aug 16 2011
42 mins
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Rank #9: guest

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He was a teenager who suddenly had no place to sleep, no money, and no options. The world had quickly become a very scary place ... and then shelter appeared much too conveniently.

Oct 29 2015
39 mins
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Rank #10: eyes

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Read by Mark Nelson. An invitation to a seance leads a Congressman to face the wrath of a tortured spirit bent on making him suffer for a past betrayal. Producer and photographer Jeffrey Laub has done a series of photographic portraits of characters from the podcast; check them out at http://jeffreylaub.com/index.php/projects/.

Nov 29 2010
26 mins
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Rank #11: circles

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Maybe your own town holds one: a folk tale, discredited and in many ways absurd, that nevertheless will not die. Here is a glimpse into one such tale ... and the rare destructive force it happened to carry with it. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. "Virtutes Instrumenti" licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia

Jul 25 2018
49 mins
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Rank #12: legend

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A tale made specifically for the campfire--a simple tale of the woods, long-buried secrets, and letting chances to escape terror slip agonizingly away. When I was younger, I loved adapting stories I’d read into radio plays or short films or long monologues, but the results just grew old in a drawer, because there was always the spectre that these projects were based on someone else’s original work and there would certainly be much ceasing and desisting and legal threats. These days especially, everyone seems to be circling the wagons with the things they create, demanding payment and putting up No Trespassing signs around every word, every idea. The stories of the Knifepoint Horror podcast, though, are presented through a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, making them essentially anyone's to experiment with however they want without having to ask permission or pay anything for their use. As long as the source is credited, you can freely copy, adapt or remix them and share what you come up with anywhere you like. Just have fun pushing your imagination to its limits; you may find, as I have, that it always beats thinking about intellectual property rights, trademarks, and royalties. - S.N. Jason Hill has also done a reading of this story, here. 1/1/15 - A listener or two has asked about the approach to story resolution often found here, which tends to end the narratives (and even individual scenes) on less than a high point with questions unanswered. The tension can suddenly evaporate, leaving things hanging. I think it's because I find myself genuinely frightened only by horror that manages to simulate the true feel of real life--its dead ends, unexplained mysteries, cliffhangers with no payoff. This is the world at its most stark, inexplicable, impenetrable. When horror gets too neat and follows a bulletproof story arc, I find myself spotting the ways the author artificially tied things up so as to satisfy everyone in the audience, and the story tends not to linger for me beyond that initial telling. But if I'm actively denied knowledge, or a traditional ending, or a release of tension, I find the horror sticks with me. To wander a world where anything can happen to you randomly, without warning, without explanation--that's what creeps me out. Lack of closure is my boogeyman. Well, lack of closure and cleaning my shower.

Jan 01 2015
36 mins
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Rank #13: A Quick Trilogy of Terror

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Something a little shy of Knifepoint Horror, but perhaps entertaining in their own way, here are three stories that don't quite fit into the mold of those previously offered. ..... Many people have been thoroughly creeped out by the show's avatar--what IS that thing looking at us? Well, we finally have an answer, provided by 11-year-old Ethien Duckett. His story below is entitled "Ratbat." Talk about economy of storytelling! One cold rainy night I saw a rat I picked it up with no idea what to do with it. As I came home a bat flew into a net beside my door. I grabbed it and took them both inside. Thinking what to do with them was hard, then I thought about the sewer. I quickly threw them in the toilet. Then a beam of light came out of my toilet. I then realized something was going to happen just then a portal from another dimension threw a potion down the toilet and transformed them both into a ratbat. You wouldn’t like to meet a ratbat. They are hideous, monstrous things that shouldn’t exist. They look like a slice of moldy bread with teeth, the strange thing is that they have no wings to fly with. Sadly they have no feet so they can’t run, but they can teleport. If a rat bat gets on you stop, drop and roll, or else your hair will get turned into a mop with a stick on top. Ratbat likes to laugh at people with mops on their head. Ratbat laughs “Rahhhaa” each and every time he sees a mop-head. I was trying to catch that ratbat in the net, then he teleported on the mayor’s hair and turned it into a mop. The mayor was freaking out and pulled out a ray gun, blasting everything except ratbat. Everyone’s mop hair was on fire it was total mayhem. Just then ratbat made a black-hole and everyone was put in a parallel jail dimension.  While some tried to shout I decided to use my mop stick to make a ladder and climb out. Ratbat was sleeping safe and sound. I took a stick of my ladder and whacked it with my stick. Oh no it was a decoy the real one was behind me, I pulled out a laser gun and attached it to my stick right as he teleported I shot the portal and trapped him inside the portal forever. The EnD--->???  

Jun 21 2013
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #14: staircase

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A comfortable suburban existence begins to fracture with a single sound. You may have heard it sometime yourself, but those who have surely possess no need for stories like these to haunt them. Artist Jessica Mellen created this eerie bit of business with this episode in mind. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia  

Feb 12 2015
29 mins
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Rank #15: chasm

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In the space of minutes, a travel writer venturing alone in remote waters goes from a state of enviable tranquility to blinding terror. Producer and photographer Jeffrey Laub has done a series of photographic portraits of characters from the podcast; check them out at http://jeffreylaub.com/index.php/projects/. P.S. Fans of zombie stories--non-traditional ones, that is--might be interested in an audio novella of mine called Song of the Living Dead over at http://thosesnowynights.libsyn.com/. 

Sep 11 2015
32 mins
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