Waking Nightmare – Chapter 1

We present to you Chapter 1 of Waking Nightmare, narrated by Dr. Creepen, and starring Jason Hill.

In Chapter 1 of Waking Nightmare, written by the Dark Scholar as based on a winning writing prompt from Steven Wright – and narrated by Dr. Creepen, and starring Jason Hill (also featuring Kristin Holland) – our unlucky (and unnamed) protagonist awakes to find himself in a strange place, with no idea how or when he got there, or what he is meant to do next. When he sets out to get his bearings, he finds evidence to suggest he has indeed been there before, more times than he can imagine, or wants to.



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Executive produced and directed by: Craig Groshek

Produced by: Craig Groshek

Hosted by: Steve Taylor
Narrated by: Dr. Creepen
Sound design by: Chazz Ravenelle and Felipe Ojeda
Original music by: Felipe Ojeda

Concept by: Craig Groshek

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