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‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’: ‘The Mattress King’ and ‘Hidden Records’ Warn You Not to Let the Bed Bugs Bite

‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’: ‘The Mattress King’ and ‘Hidden Records’ Warn You Not to Let the Bed Bugs Bite

There’s a reason you were always warned not to let the bed bugs bite. As insidious as they are disgusting, the tiny creatures leave their mark — even in audio form. “The Mattress King,” one of two new episodes of Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid’s “Tales From Beyond the Pale” premiering this week, serves as a potent reminder of that all-too-timely fact.

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman, the 30-minute narrative is joined by Douglas Buck’s “Hidden Records.” Kevin Cline, Tony Todd, Susan Corbett, Alexandre Lazarre, and Esinam Beckley lend their voices to the latter story, which tells of a wayward teenager whose record collection includes an LP that links the worlds of the living and the dead — namely the boy’s departed father.

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Ana Asensio, Kate Flannery, and Martin Starr voice-act alongside Chapman,

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