[Ominous brass] [Clashing, discordant cymbals]

  • [Ominous brass] [Clashing, discordant cymbals]

  • [Cat Screech][Feet stumbling down stairs][Wilhelm Scream][Car crash][Hubcap settling][Glass ping]

  • [Whizzing firework][Whooping horn][Wrestling bell][Pregnant pause][Another Wilhelm scream][Hard splash][Gentle rain patter]

  • [Eagle screech][Horses galloping][Bugle call][Gunshots][Wilhelm scream][Weeping][Funeral march][Splintering wood][Death rattle][Wet rip][Splatter][Another Wilhelm scream][Fart]

  • [Sprinting accompanied by rhythmic farting][Jaws theme music][Silence][Gasp of breath][Wilhelm wimper][Violins striking a note discordantly][Record scratch][Voice over] "And now

  • a word from our sponsor." [Voiceover]: "Tired of your mother ruling your life? Whispering criticisms in your ear? Demanding EVERYTHING from you?"[Eyebrows lifting] "Try Bates' new

  • showerknife!" [Gasps] "Guaranteed to kill mom dead or your money back!" [Thunderous applause] [Telephone dialing] "Hi, I'd like to order a showerknife." [Pause] "Norm Bates. 5239 P

  • once de Leon Blvd., Miami, FL. [Sharp intake of breath] "That's my old address! What a coincidence, Mr., uh, Bates, is it? [Silence] "Mr. Bates? Was it a showerknife you needed?"

  • "Nah, just a new nightie for mother." [Enter boutique owner] "Mr. Bates, this chic nightie just screams "Miami Vice." [Exeunt common and fashion sense] "Does blood wash out of it?"

  • [Dramatic pause] "How about we find out?" [sound of chainsaw, scream, then queue washing machine] "Looks like it does! Hey, I think this design's a winner!" [roll credits]



  1. KieferSkunk Nov 11 2013 @ 17:22

    And that's a wrap!

  2. PurpleProf Nov 11 2013 @ 17:25

    Excellent story...

  3. KieferSkunk Nov 11 2013 @ 17:28

    ARGH! I used the wrong "cue/queue" again! *shame*

  4. Zetawilk Nov 11 2013 @ 17:48

    Anyone else catch the excellent Hitchcock marathons on TCM this past September? I have to say it's made me a fan of his work.

  5. Zetawilk Nov 11 2013 @ 17:53

    Also, foley is excellent.

  6. lucielucie Nov 13 2013 @ 14:55

    The 39 Steps is my favourite Hitchcock film.

  7. Spacey Nov 24 2013 @ 14:30

    I actually think this story would be really great if converted into an audio format. Anyone up to finding/recording all those stock noises and compiling them?

  8. Chaz Nov 25 2013 @ 03:05

    Done and done. http://mfi.re/listen/ovc46xpcccg9g4p/FoldstoryAudio.wav Note: That is my own voice. One minute "I Dream of Jeannie" a cappella is for rolling credits. I hope to add text and make it a YouTube video with everyone credited. Tell your friends.

  9. SlimWhitman Nov 25 2013 @ 03:42

    I was thinking, oh yeah, maybe i'll get around to it... Chaz is the Flash! When I listen there are regular interruptions of the sound. Anyone else getting that?

  10. Chaz Nov 25 2013 @ 03:43

    The site is kind of laggy.

  11. Chaz Nov 25 2013 @ 03:46

    There is a link to download the file if you have the time. I look forward to your remixes.

  12. lucielucie Nov 25 2013 @ 04:34

    That's brilliant! - I didn't have any problems with lagging. It's nice to hear your voice, Chaz.

  13. Zetawilk Nov 25 2013 @ 10:58

    My remix would be Vincent Price literally reading the onomatopoeia around. Oh, wait, but I think he's deceased.

  14. Spacey Nov 25 2013 @ 12:42

    Whoa, I wasn't expecting anyone to get to it that fast. That's incredible. :D

  15. buddyboy4711 Nov 25 2013 @ 14:28

    Awesome stuff, Chaz! Nice to hear a story come to life like this.

  16. KieferSkunk Nov 25 2013 @ 14:52

    Nice, Chaz! Thanks for putting that together. :) FYI, the lag on the download site is probably due to the file being an uncompressed WAV. If you were to convert it to an MP3, it would stream just fine on most connections.

  17. lucielucie Nov 25 2013 @ 14:57

    Inspired by Chaz I read out this story: http://foldingstory.com/rnl0g/ and posted it but I don't know if it'll work or anything.

  18. buddyboy4711 Nov 26 2013 @ 20:12

    Chaz and lucielucie, it looks like I'll be reading your folds in those melodious voices of yours from now on. I did a reading too. It's from the depths of the oldie vault. http://foldingstory.com/x10ru/7t9000/

  19. KieferSkunk Nov 27 2013 @ 00:40

    Jumping on the bandwagon - here's a reading of one my recent favorites. :) Linked from http://foldingstory.com/o151w/

  20. KieferSkunk Nov 27 2013 @ 00:56

    ...and another one at this story: http://foldingstory.com/fs9qm/

  21. KieferSkunk Nov 27 2013 @ 01:10

    ...okay, I promise this is the last one for now: http://foldingstory.com/lz3aj/

  22. Spacey Nov 27 2013 @ 13:01

    Whoa, a whole bunch popped up. Good job, all! I might do a few myself if I have the time.

  23. lucielucie Nov 27 2013 @ 13:45

    It's quite quick, spacey, if you have no production values (like me). Thanks for posting the stories buddyboy4711 & KieferSkunk. I love them all & am happy to read as many as anyone wants to make... Here's another one... http://foldingstory.com/ldtyu/

  24. lucielucie Nov 27 2013 @ 13:47

    I meant 'listen to' not read...

  25. lucielucie Nov 27 2013 @ 14:19

    http://foldingstory.com/4ta6g/ Another one... just me laughing, really. I'll try & control this... but I'm making no promises

  26. Spacey Nov 27 2013 @ 16:07

    I went ahead and jumped on the bandwagon. I think we may have started a thing. http://foldingstory.com/p2qv2/

  27. Zetawilk Nov 27 2013 @ 16:55

    No, technically it started with Folding Story Illustrated on YouTube, which was even in one of the newsletters, back when they had them.

  28. PurpleProf Dec 04 2013 @ 05:25

    FINALLY got to listen to your stories! Loved 'em... and your voices sound exactly as I thought they might. Great job, everyone!!! Hope to hear more soon...

  29. 49erFaithful Dec 07 2013 @ 14:56

    Attempted a reading of this story: http://foldingstory.com/wnsdy/s6hrr6/ Cheers & Go Niners! -Faithfully Yours

  30. sundancer Dec 08 2013 @ 06:33

    OMG Chaz you're hilarious... and amazing!

  31. sundancer Dec 08 2013 @ 06:34

    And P.S. GreenBanana I REALLY miss those newsletters, don't you?? So sad that they got rid of them.

  32. BlastedHeath Dec 13 2013 @ 23:48

    Welcome to Foley Story ;-) Nice work on the audio, Chaz!

  33. Magic May 04 2016 @ 01:35

    Chaz I just listened to your audio file, and it's hilarious!!! I hope you're still checking this thread of comments because I'm your biggest fan! :)

  34. Chaz May 04 2016 @ 10:44

    Wow! I've a fan! Gold star me! Thanks Magic! (note: since this is the internet, I want to assure you the previous statement has not a single ounce of sarcasm and I will muster up as much sincerity as I can.)

  35. perdybduffin Jan 11 2021 @ 21:19

    Wow, it's beautiful.

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