I’m Melissa Malone- the creator of the series, Or So the Story Goes. In addition to creating the series I also co-write, edit, produce and act on the show.
Or So the Story Goes is an anthology horror web series. Each season retells a different classic story from children’s lit with a dark, modern twist. Beginning as a project to teach teen filmmaking, the series uses real teens, working together with adults in the cast and crew- including a 15 year old assistant director.
Initially starting using just what we had laying around, each season has seen an increase in production value. Our most current season is our first season with a professional DP and camera.
This season, Golden Rule is an homage to 90s teen slashers, based on Rumplestiltskin. The people of Kingstown fight for their lives, as a masked killer begins targeting people close to a previous victim.
We can currently be seen on our website, YouTube channel and also streaming on SeekaTV (available on their website, Roku and Apple TV).
I’ve included the first 3 episodes here for easy access, and a link to the full season in case you’re interested in watching it all the way though. It’s roughly 90 mins total so be warned. lol.
Each season is a completely new story so I guess we don’t need much feedback on the story itself (although it’s more than welcomed).
We do work as an acting company, with our actors playing new roles each season so would love to hear which actors you particularly like.
Feedback on the pacing, look, and feel of the series would be great.
Also, what are your thoughts on our using real teens and creating horror safe for tweens/teens to watch? Is it still scary without the sex and gore? If not any ideas on how to keep the series interesting for adult horror fans without going into a R rating?
We are aware of our sound issues and looking into finding an on set sound mixer next season.
Honestly, we would just love to hear feedback and what you guys think so we’re open to whatever you have to say- the good, the bad and the ugly (but secretly hoping there’s not a lot of ugly… ha).
Thanks for taking the time!
Full Season Playlist: