From the cramped bowels of a dimly lit Mexican radio station, GHOST RADIO is beamed onto the airwaves. More than a call-in show to tell scary stories about vampires and poltergeists, Ghost Radio is a sanctuary for those sleepless denizens of the night, lost half way between this world and the next.
Joaquin, the hip, melancholy host sits deep in a fog of cigarette smoke, fielding calls from believers and detractors alike. He is joined in the booth by his darkly beautiful girlfriend, Alondra, and his engineer, Watts. Soon, what began as a cult phenomenon is primed to break out to mainstream audiences. When a huge radio conglomerate offers to syndicate their show in the U.S., and Ghost Radio becomes a national hit with an expanding legion of hardcore fans, neither Joaquin, Alondra, nor Watts is prepared for what is about to happen.
A former punk rocker, Joaquin has had two devastating near-death experiences-accidents of shocking and horrific proportions. He emerged the sole survivor after these events, walking away even as his parents and later, his best friend and cohort in music and mischief-Gabriel-perished. Though a charismatic host, he remains a skeptic even as he begins to notice a curious and troubling phenomenon-Joaquin feels himself drawn further and further into the terrifying stories he solicits on the radio. Slowly he loses control over his circumstances, and finds himself unable to distinguish between the real world and the world populated by the nightmares on Ghost Radio. He is not alone, and as the voices of the dead begin to drift onto the airwaves-in essence 'calling in'- they produce tragic results.
He cannot shake the suspicion that the agent of his crippling ailment is someone from his past, someone with a grudge to repay, and he is forced to confront his past and his own mortality, in order to save that which is most precious to him, and repair the crumbling wall between the living and the dead.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2010
- 110 x 172mm