Rainn Wilson savors the macabre and the paranormal
“Terry Carnation is the kind of character that presents these kinds of specific, mysterious, supernatural stories,” says Wilson. “And I’ve wanted to do this character and work on this character for a while.”
The podcast’s fourth episode was recently released, with Wilson calling each episode “good old-fashioned storytelling.”
“It’s like radio theatre. It’s just human voices, sound effects and the creation of a whole world,” he says.
Wilson says people like stories to be true.
“These stories really happen,” he says, adding, “There are ghost stories, there are supernatural stories. There are alien encounters. There are coincidences that are so scary. You can’t even not believe them. There are people who have been hunted down. There are supernatural and otherworldly stories and they are all the scarier because they actually happen to people.”
Wilson remembers a story from the first season that stuck with him ever since he heard it. “This family, they moved into a new house and there was like a mysterious little girl coming out of the woodwork, playing with the person, but then it turns out the little girl didn’t exist,” he said. he.
He also believes in it.
“I believe every last person is telling these stories and when you hear their voices and how they tell them,” he says, “It’s not like a drunk bar at 2 a.m., people trying to outdo each other and to make up circumstances. It actually happened to these people.”
He still plays a comedic character, despite the dark subject matter.
“He’s a character like you’d see in a sketch comedy, he’s a late-night radio DJ. He’s very important. He’s very, sort of caught up in the sound of his own voice,” says -he. “So it’s comedy. It’s just using comedy to introduce the supernatural, which I think has a nice effect. I mean, it works for the Crypt Keeper (from ‘Tales From the Crypt ‘), it worked for Vincent Price. It worked for Elvira, and now it works for Terry Carnation.”
“Radio Rental” streams on Apple Podcasts and wherever podcasts are available.
This story has been updated to reflect the release of the fourth episode of “Radio Rental”.