Support the Show! – Someone Dies In This Elevator
Someone Dies In This Elevator is a spoiler driven anthology podcast where the only thing that ties each story together is that (1) it takes place in an elevator and (2) someone dies (in the elevator, of course). The elevators vary from episode to episode, in both time and place.
Maybe it’s a space elevator. Maybe it’s a corporate elevator from the 1920s. Maybe it’s an elevator to an underwater steampunk world in an alternate 1700s. Maybe it’s the elevator to an apartment complex in 2020. It doesn’t have to be ordinary or fantastical. It just has to be an elevator. And someone’s gotta die. Who’s in the elevator? Who dies? What will happen next?
The show was founded as a creative writing exercise – a “what if” that turned into “Wait, we could do that” (as podcasts so often do). The show name tells you everything you need to know – someone dies in this elevator, but everything the title doesn’t tell you (Who? When? How? Why?) is what draws you into each story, despite thinking you know how it’s going to end. This show was founded to play in this space, to see how far you can go with this limit and enjoy every part of the process.
Despite the title, not every episode is a work of horror or sadness. Maybe it’s a happy episode and at the end, a fly dies in the elevator. The stories of this anthology podcast are not linked through tone – they’re linked by the premise. The only limit is what can happen in an elevator, and trust us, a LOT can happen in an elevator.
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Elevator Safety PSA
Elevators are safe machines necessary for everyday life. While, yes, we are terrified of the thought of dying in an elevator, provided they’ve been recently inspected and given their proper maintenance, you should be fine… statistically speaking. In our episodes, one of our themes is what you should really be afraid of who is with you in the elevator.
Well, unless there are extraordinary circumstances, like if you do, well, anything that happens in our episodes. Please do not tamper with any elevators you find, and our decision to take the stairs is in no way connected to our fear of elevator serial killers – we just find them immoral on multiple levels.
Elevator Buttons – Press to Go on a Sound Escape
Transcripts and Mono-Mixes available on Episode Pages
- Someone Dies In This Elevator Series TrailerHISTORIAN: (nervous laughter) You’re not going to kill me in this thing, are you?
- You Die In This Elevator – Interactive FictionAn Interactive Fiction with 30 endings! Will you survive the elevator? Or will you merely be it’s latest casualty?
- Someone Dies In This Elevator Crowdfunding is LIVE Through April 26, 2021We’re proud to announce that our very first crowdfunding campaign is LIVE over on Production Funder! Check it out and help us fully fund our first season! Backers will receive our first episode instantly, and there’s even more goodies to be unlocked.
- 11-minute script
- About 11 pages using Audio Play Format (Modified Screenplay)
- Takes place in an elevator
- The POV will stay within the elevator, though obviously characters might be entering and exiting.
- Someone dies in the elevator
- Does not have to be a human person
- Must be a living “someone” so that it can die
- Must be a literal death
Someone Dies In This Elevator Showrunner
[they/them] Tal is a SoCal based podcaster who cannot be stopped from making things. They are the creator and producer of Sidequesting and What Will Be Here, and the co-creator of Light Hearts and Someone Dies In This Elevator. Tal’s voice can be found in other audio fiction shows, including Novitero, The Path Down, and Transmission Folklore. Tal is also the sound designer for Seen and Not Heard, Sidequesting, and Light Hearts, and they occasionally write for other audio dramas. Find out more about Tal’s work at talminear.com.