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“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, and in collaboration with the award-winning directing team Walter Robot, “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 to up the ante on terror by having the audience not just watch the show, but live it,”  states Jim Stewartson, chief executive officer and founder, Fourth Wall Studios.   “Written by our very own Sean Stewart, “The Swarming” opens a whole new frontier in genuinely immersive storytelling and horror.”

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 (the award-winning animation and directing team Bill Barminski and writer Christopher Louie). Walter Robot was recently recognized for their short films at Sundance and the LA Film Fest. Their past work includes music videos for Kid Cudi, Modest Mouse, Gnarls Barkley, Rob Thomas and Death Cab for Cutie.  The team.  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 www.Rides.TV.  Like Rides on Facebook, follow Rides on Twitter or add to your circles on Google+.