Fourth Wall Studios Unleashes "THE SWARMING"

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The next installment in their Dark Wall anthology premieres today.

Matthew Amerman in Dark Wall: The Swarming

“The Swarming” leverages the cutting-edge technology of our platform so the audience doesn't just watch the show - they live it," states Sean Stewart, head writer and co-founder, Fourth Wall Studios.

“The Swarming,” the next installment in Fourth Wall Studios’ DARK WALL anthology, premieres today exclusively on

Written by best-selling author and Fourth Wall Studios’ co-founder Sean Stewart, “The Swarming” is a tale of technological terror. What if an infestation could not only cross species but also cross the barrier between electronic devices to living things? “The Swarming” is a frightening tale about a young musician who picks up his phone expecting to hear his girlfriend, but pure pain stabs into his ear instead. He finds himself infected by a deadly digital predator that has stung him like a wasp laying eggs in one of her victims. Now he is locked in a desperate struggle to save his lover before the young devour him from the inside out, driven by their fundamental programming: Hunt. Sting. Kill. Spread.

“The Swarming” leverages the cutting-edge technology of our platform so the audience doesn't just watch the show - they live it," states Sean Stewart, head writer and co-founder, Fourth Wall Studios. "'The Swarming' is an experiment in bringing genuinely immersive storytelling to horror, and I am thrilled to have been a part of the team.”

As part of the cutting-edge technology of the transmedia platform, “The Swarming” features offer:

  •     YOU are a character in the story: After watching the musician get devoured alive, the audience will receive the same phone call.
  •     Behind-the-scenes: Hear behind-the-scenes content on your phone.
  •     Bonus content: Unveil new facets of the story.

DARK WALL is a new online anthology of horror shorts. Combined, the episodes cover all the sub-genres of horror, from psychological thrillers to tales of the paranormal to slasher stories. A unique and distinct DARK WALL wrapper will identify each episode with an eccentric and unnerving host. Mr. Dark Wall, played by James Urbaniak, (Unforgettable,The Office, Weeds), is a disfigured paraplegic and recluse, always delighted to show another tale of madness, misery, or flat-out terror that will leave audiences scared out of their minds.

“The Swarming” joins the first installment of the series, “Whispers.”

“The Swarming” is directed by filmmaker Walter Robot (also known as artist Bill Barminski and writer Christopher Louie). Walter Robot’s past work includes music videos for Gnarls Barkley, Rob Thomas and Death Cab for Cutie. Produced by Ken Franchi (Mt. Vernon Entertainment), Ella Gray serves as Producer, Zach Schiff-Abrams, Sean Stewart, Elan Lee and Jim Stewartson serve as Executive Producers and Behnam Karbassi as Supervising Producer.

Viewers can access all of Fourth Wall Studios’ content including “The Swarming” for free at http://www.Rides.TV. Like Rides on Facebook at, follow Rides on Twitter at or add to your circles on Google+ at

Fourth Wall Studios develops, distributes and markets content that crosses the traditional barrier between audience and onscreen action, resulting in entertainment experiences that are more connected, immersive and real. Founded in 2007 by three award-winning, next-generation storytellers, Jim Stewartson, Elan Lee and Sean Stewart, the venture-backed, Culver City, CA-based company develops a wide range of interactive entertainment properties designed for, their proprietary transmedia entertainment platform. RIDES are immersive, narrative experiences that deliver an unfolding story across multiple screens via web browsers, smartphones and tablets.

Their first major series for RIDES, "Dirty Work", recently received a Primetime Emmy(R) nomination for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Original Interactive Television Programming.

Gillian Smith    (323) 822-4800 gsmith(at)id-pr(dot)com
Judy Merrick     (323) 822-4800 jmerrick(at)id-pr(dot)com

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