The Conception of Terror

And our first production of 2019 will be The Conception of Terror: Tales Inspired by M.R. James, out on Audible on February 7th.

The collection features modern-day, full-cast adaptations of Casting the Runes (by Stephen Gallagher), A View from a Hill (by Mark Morris), Lost Hearts (by A.K. Benedict) and The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (by Jonathan Barnes).

The various casts for the stories include Reece Shearsmith, Tom Burke, Alice Lowe, Anna Maxwell Martin, Pearl Mackie, Robert Bathurst and Andy Nyman.

They were heaps of fun to make, and we’re really pleased with all four adaptations. And if you’re not an Audible member, then you can sign up for their 3-month free trial to give it a listen!

Black Friday

It’s Black Friday! So we’re cutting 50% off all of our prices till Sunday at midnight.

Just use the code ‘blackfriday’ at checkout. (Some of our titles have very limited stock remaining, so hurry!)

BBC Audio Drama Awards

We’re dead chuffed to announce that our adaptation of Blood on Satan’s Claw has been shortlisted for the BBC Audio Drama Awards! The winner won’t be announced until February, but we’re in great company alongside productions by Big Finish, Wireless Theatre and the BBC, so even being nominated is a great honour.

Halloween offers

Till Halloween we’re going to be offering some of our spookiest titles for just £6.66 each!

You can pick up the award-winning Blood on Satan’s Claw, our adaptation of Clive Barker’s The Hellbound Heart, and the horror anthology Hammer Chillers – all for just £6.99 (plus VAT and overseas shipping). Offer runs till November 1st 2018.

Pricing change

We’re afraid we’ve had to start charging VAT, across all CDs and downloads. This means that 20% be added at the final checkout. However, to reflect this we’ve dropped our all of prices across the site, so all our products should still work out cheaper than previously.

We’ve gone on holiday (again)…

We’re taking a break until 28th August, so all CD orders will be posted after then. Downloads will be unaffected.

Blood on Satan’s Claw takes Gold!

Our adaptation of folk-horror classic Blood on Satan’s Claw has won Gold for Best Drama Special at last night’s (June 18) prestigious New York Radio Awards.

The New York Festivals Radio Programming Awards recognise the world’s best work in radio broadcasting, awarding radio stations and independent producers from over 30 countries. The awards ceremony was held at Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue and is considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of radio. This is the third time that Bafflegab have won Gold at the awards, winning Best Audiobook in 2015 for The Brenda and Effie Mysteries, and in 2017 for Baker’s End.

Writer Mark Morris says: ‘Winning this award is a huge honour, and I couldn’t be more delighted. Blood on Satan’s Claw is a seminal film for me – I first saw it when I was twelve – and so to get the chance to adapt it for audio was a dream come true. And then to work with such a brilliant cast, director, sound engineer and composer, and *then* to win this award… well, my cup runneth over! Heartfelt thanks to everyone who came with us on this amazing journey, and who have supported our efforts. Now all I have to do is find a time machine and go back to 1975 to tell that twelve-year old kid what would one day come to pass….’

Producer and director Simon Barnard says: ‘I say this every year, but this really is a lovely surprise. Who’d have thought this strange tale about the Devil growing new skin on the bodies of 17th century teenagers would prove a hit with an international prize jury? Making Blood on Satan’s Claw has been a wonderful experience from start to finish, from first reading Mark’s brilliant adaptation, through working with talent such as Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Alice Lowe, to hearing the amazing work from sound designer Simon Robinson and composer Edwin Sykes, and then reaching such a huge audience with the support of Audible Studios. Winning this is the icing on the cake.’

Blood on Satan’s Claw is available from Audible now. It will be released on CD and download by Bafflegab next Friday, June 29th.

We’ve gone on holiday…

We’re taking a break until 15th June, so all CD orders will be posted after then. Downloads will be sent as normal.

Blood on Satan’s Claw CD release

Blood on Satan’s Claw is now available to pre-order on CD. Already available via Audible, our adaptation of the 1971 cult classic will be released on June 29th on both CD and download. Written by Mark Morris and starring Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Alice Lowe, John Heffernan, Ralph Ineson and Linda Hayden, you can pre-order it right now.

Grandma Guignol

Today we’re launching our very first podcast: Grandma Guignol.

Told over eight weekly episodes, it’s the story of a strange new landlady in the seaside town of Whitby: a lady with a tall black beehive, nasty scars about her person and a very chequered past…

Some of you might recognise the description as being uncannily similar to The Brenda and Effie Mysteries, a series we released a couple of years ago, starring Anne Reid and written by Paul Magrs.

That’s because that’s exactly what this is! Despite getting great reviews, and picking up Gold at the New York Radio Awards, almost no-one heard it. So we’re hoping to give it a new lease of life as a podcast. If it gets enough listeners, then we’re also hoping that maybe we’ll be able to make another series.

But it’s all down to you. We need you to subscribe on iTunes, and get us up the charts. Please, please do… every subscriber counts!

Subscribe on iTunes here or on all good podcatchers!