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Introducing: I Hear Fear

Introducing: I Hear Fear

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 09:00

Nothing is as terrifying as the sounds we hear in the dark. The slow creak of a door opening late at night... or a whisper in a room when you thought you were alone... or a distant scream in the wind. One noise at the wrong time or place can scare us for days.

Each episode of I HEAR FEAR plunges the listener into a tale inspired by real events, from a deadly dance party to a cursed film set. Join host and two-time Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan for six immersive stories designed to jangle your nerves and haunt your dreams.

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From Amazon Music, I Hear Fear is a new anthology series of suspenseful stories hosted by Carrie Mulligan. These stories are inspired by true events in real places, so the next sound you hear could be your own scream. In each episode of I Hear Fear, you'll be treated to a new psychological thriller, a forest monster who lures teens into the woods and never lets them return. A line of beauty products that takes the search for youth to dark extremes, and an EDM party that turns deadly when the DJ takes over more than just the dance floor. These might sound like urban legends, but I Hear Fear proves that the scariest stories of all are the ones that are true. I Hear Fear will introduce immersive horror and lead you straight into the heart of darkness, prepare to be taken on a journey into the unknown. I'm about to play you a clip from the show, while you're listening make sure to follow the Amazon Music exclusive podcast, I Hear Fear, in the Amazon Music app, download the app today. The Mamas in Music and Wondry, I'm Carrie Mulligan, and this is I Hear Fear, an anthology of six stories that might seem too scary to be true. They're all inspired by real events, and each of these stories could happen to you. I've been stumbling around downtown Boston for over two hours, and it's been snowing all day. The snows upped my ankles, I almost have to hop to walk. I'm also ridiculously high, who knew this day could get so bad. I thought I'd hit my low point when I opened a pregnancy test with my teeth in a bathroom stall at some dive club, and then another low when I accidentally peed on my own hand. But things got worse, because that's when the shrooms kicked in. I couldn't tell if I was looking at two pink lines or five. Since I left the club, the wind's been slapping me sober. The temperature keeps dropping, my face is prickling. Maybe I still haven't gotten to the day's low point, and maybe I'll be dying of hypothermia. I hear the engine before I see the car. A Chevy Caprice, yellow with dark stripes. The Gypsy cab. Hey, you need a ride? You look cold. Thanks. I thought I was going to die out here. And I'm glad I found you. The gold in order to die. He smiles at me. He has curly black hair and clear amber eyes. He'd be handsome, but his eyes are just a little too far apart, like a watchful reptile. Part of me wonders if I should have just kept walking. So where you going? For a clean college music? Oh, so you're a musician. What do you play? Classical guitar and some jazz guitar too. No kidding. I'm a musician too. Oh yeah? I think music's how we connect. One body to another. I've been working on a demo. Something new. Let me play it for you. Like at school, I've perfected the art of avoiding other people's demos. But if the choice is between bad music or hypothermia, I'll choose the music. Sure. Yeah, OK. I used to be a classical musician, but music has to speak to the times. And the violin doesn't make people move the way it used to. For me, this doesn't make you want to dance. It's interesting. It reminds me of... But I can't finish the thought. It doesn't remind me of anything. It's not that it's bad. It's just wrong. Music usually feels like a punch to the heart. It makes me laugh or cry or want to fall in love. But this music, I don't feel it in my heart. I feel it in my body. My throat's tingling. My toes are squirming. I put my hand over my heart. The rhythm's changing. It's sinking up to the song. Where are we? The campus should be coming up about now. Are you listening? I want you to feel it. Music You know what? I can walk the rest of the way. Let me off here. I look down. My foot's tapping. Then my chin starts snapping up and down. I said here. You're dancing. That's good. Keep listening. Outside the city is a wall of white, but I see a flicker of red fast approaching. A red light. When I feel the car slow, I lunge for the door handle. It's stuck. What's wrong, Anna? A little early morning sickness. How does he know my name? Open. Open. Oh God, please. Open. Hey, Prime members. Listen to the Amazon Music Exclusive Podcast I Hear Fear in the Amazon Music App. Download the app today.