The scary night, with audio effects only

4.5 Stars Assignment

Length of audio: 44 seconds

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This was a challenging assignment. I had to tell a story without words. So I thought of a scary night where a person gets into a haunted house. There he finds out that the house is possessed by a scary creature. He shouts and screams and fires at the scary creature.

The context of the story that I carved is that it is the last scene of a radio scary drama. At the end I have left the story open to speculation of the audience as they would be making predictions about what happens at the after the shot being fired. So till the next episode when the answers to unanswered questions will be given, the audience will be intact to the radio drama and tune in again to know the proceedings.

I downloaded 6 audio segments from Freesound. I have put the names of the audio segments in the sequence they occur in the radio drama scene that I produced.

sounds used

  1. Door knocks
  2. Door handle sound
  3. Door opening
  4. Scary sound
  5. Guy screaming
  6. Shots fired

I imported all the audio segments to Audacity software.

audicity 1

Then I used the time shift tool, as can be seen in the image, to give a sequence to the drama scenes

audicity 2 time shift tool

I used the Gun Shot audio clip multiple times. Following image gives an overview of the final Audacity software panel that I used to export the scary audio drama in mp3 format.

audicity 3 full audio

Then I uploaded the drama scene to my Soundcloud account for a larger audience to listen to.

[soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

4 thoughts on “The scary night, with audio effects only”

  1. Great job with sound fx only. The guy screaming had me laughing. I would recommend adding some creature sounds/growls while the gun is firing so it is clear to the listener that there is a battle going on. Interesting take on keeping the ending a cliffhanger!

    1. Thanks for the comment. Actually the guy is just firing in the air as he can’t see the creature 🙂 Well it is kind of a wild imagination but still fits the occasion.

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