The Fallow Men are coming. Only men’s tears in milk will keep them at bay.
The thing growing in the bathtub is her only friend. Together, they’ll show the world.
Sexy hats and flashing blades, it’s Tuesday, oh it’s Tuesday, and it’s fine to bleed.
This is the Town.
And there is no God.
Love is impossible.
Twelve stories unfold as down below the reservoir, something stirs…
Down Below The Reservoir is the first Irish fiction podcast, adapted from the works of acclaimed horror maven Graham Tugwell (Everything Is Always Wrong) and voiced by award-winning writers Dave Rudden, Sarah Maria Griffin and Deirdre Sullivan. Published in twenty countries, through five continents, these stories unearth the very special misery of small-town Ireland, suspended between terror, hilarity and grief.
Here is the horror of it: In the Town, you are a child only as long as you’re allowed. Then something happens, makes you different, and you have to be an adult. You never get the choice. One day, you have to change. And the crowd watches, making sure it happens…
This first season will consist of a serialization of an original horror novel entitled The White Oak’s Widow.
It is 1848, and misery hangs on the country like a funeral shroud. When Patrick Hartley Murphy decides to rescue an abandoned infant he finds lying atop the Irish hill, the trials of post-famine Ireland become only one part of a problem that runs much deeper, as he finds himself and his family stalked by a Night Hag, an ages-old hatred that attaches itself to the Murphys like a curse.
Fifty years later, John and Mary Murphy travel across the ocean to a small mining community in West Virginia in the hopes of leaving the evil behind. There, they discover the cruelties within the malicious depths of the White Oak’s Widow, the coal mine that swallows lives as surely and as entirely as does the Hag. Yet, while men work and die in the deep underground, the Murphy family discovers that misfortune and indifference are not the only things that followed them from Ireland.