Video Palace: A Shudder Original Podcast
When video collector Mark Cambria watches a mysterious VHS tape, he begins talking in his sleep in a language that doesn't exist. Mark and his girlfriend Tamra set out to investigate the tape's origin and find themselves caught up in a web of conspiracy, occult, and dread surrounding a legendary video store with a sinister purpose beyond imagining. VIDEO PALACE was created by Nick Braccia and Michael Monello. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL PODCAST.
After watching a mysterious white VHS tape, Mark talks in his sleep in a language that doesn’t exist.
Mark interviews the wife of Thurman Mueller, who was obsessed with the Video Palace before he disappeared twenty years ago. While Mark is away, Tamra is unnerved by a strange sound at their door.
3. The Piano Tuner
Tamra helps Mark trace the new white tape to professional piano tuner Randy Wane. Mark interviews him and learns more about the Video Palace before the encounter takes a strange turn.
Mark and Tamra ask their music-composer friend Cat to analyze the white tapes. Cat’s discoveries, plus a revelation from Jacob Manders, send Mark and Tamra’s investigation in a new direction.
Mark and Tamra travel to Vermont to visit the original site of the Video Palace. After discovering a new lead, they stay overnight in a motel, where Mark’s sleep talking takes a turn for the worse.
6. The Hidden Basement
Mark interviews a former clerk from the Video Palace and learns some intriguing new information. Meanwhile, Tamra visits a mental institution in search of the owners of the Video Palace.
7. The Code
Mark and Tamra enlist Cat’s help in lining up the audio in all four white tapes. The results cause a visceral reaction in Mark, leaving Cat and Tamra on their own as they make a crucial new discovery.
8. Life Support
Mark and Tamra are rocked by a terrible series of events. Pushed to the breaking point, they have an explosive argument that could mean the end of their investigation as well as their relationship.
Tamra solves the hidden code, which points to a familiar location. While staking it out, Mark’s investigative instincts kick into overdrive and he charges directly into the heart of the mystery.
10. The Stack
Mark returns to Randy’s shop and records his descent into the hidden basement. Tamra finds the recording and uses it to retrace Mark’s steps until a familiar obsession begins to grip her.
This was the first podcast series I ever listened to and now nothing else even comes close! It was well-paced and never lost my interest. The subject matter was appealing to me as I grew up in a house with a library of hard-to-find VHS cassettes (mostly horror or porn, my father was a video pirate...). A bit of inspiration from Videodrome in there, never a bad thing! Unlike most people, I would rather NOT have a second season as it was a satisfying ending for me but I would like to hear more from the creators. I see a few comments below talking of the Black Tapes podcast, I'll have to check that out...
This podcast was super fun. I hope there's a season two!
really cool they are doing podcasts. Shudder is F@#$ing awesome!
Absolutely loved this!!! Wish it was a better ending but I really hope there's a season 2!!!!!!
Extremely well done. I enjoyed this very much and hated to see it end. Unique mystery that kept my attention. I enjoyed listening to snipets during my morning rountine/cleaning house, etc. 🤘🤓