As in all the best horror stories, the set-up for this indie audio fiction is a straightforwardly creepy one. Anna is the in-home carer for an old woman in a big spooky house. When we meet her, Anna is trying to reach the woman's estranged granddaughter, Mabel, who never returns her calls. Nevertheless, Anna begins to feel that Mabel is listening to her messages, and the voicemails she leaves her grow increasingly personal and diaristic. We soon understand that Anna is lonely and that her isolation is loosening her grip on reality ... or maybe there's really something strange at work in the house, or in Mabel's grandmother herself. The effect of the voicemail conceit - which casts us as helpless witnesses to Anna's unravelling - is genuinely scary, and the solo performance of writer/producer/triple-threat Becca De La Rosa convincing. We're three episodes in, with new 20-minute instalments due bi-weekly.
Gateway episode: Episode 1: The Letters (1 Oct 2016)