Lucyd, the story of an Irish woman named Lucy just looking to fix her nightmare problem. For anyone a little scared of Freddy Krueger, you know where she’s coming from. If you’re looking for a supernatural good time, look no further than Lucyd.
Plot of Lucyd
Lucy Dylan, in Cork, Ireland, is instructed to record her thoughts to help her sleep by her psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Moore. Nightmares plague Lucy, and they’re getting worse. A single entity is pervading most of her dreams, and this entity terrifies Lucy to no end. But is it just in her dreams, or is it real? And why did she wake up with a sword in her room?
Review of Lucyd
As someone who suffers from pretty intense nightmares, Lucyd scared the pants off of me. I remember nights where I felt like something was on my chest, as she describes. Turns out, it was just my cat, but that doesn’t make the pervasive human fear of a demon or bogeyman strangling someone at night any easier to handle or any less frightening. The commonality of Lucy’s dreams suck the listener in, and makes this podcast hard to not binge in one sitting.
The patchwork of this show is what makes it unique. Although other shows have done a similar found footage style (The Black Tapes, TANIS, and Homecoming, to name a few), this is one of the only shows where listening in isn’t always acknowledged by the cast. It feels more secretive than, say, The Bright Sessions, where, in a few episodes the listener hears phrases like “Can I record this?” or something similar. Most podcasts I’ve found are purely narrative, either its not mentioned about recording, or it is, and mostly everything is gathered consensually in the podcast. The marrying of the two general styles of podcast make this show a delight to listen to, and make it seem much more real.
The music is utterly haunting, and set the mood perfectly. The podcast uses music from a group called Rowan, and their sound designer, Luke Jason Farrell really does a bang up job of mixing it all together. There are some issues in the first few episodes with volume. Whether this is intentional as a mood setting device or not, it does make certain parts of the podcast hard to listen to, as it will suddenly jump to very loud again. Though startling, that should not deter listeners from enjoying this podcast.
What You Need to Know
Lucyd has completed its first season. Lucyd has 7 episodes, including an epilogue to season one. Episodes run about 20 minutes, with the first episode running almost 30 minutes. This show can get a little scary at times, so its not for little ears.
Fans of the The Bright Sessions, the Black Tapes, and Homecoming will enjoy this podcast!
Lucyd is written by Liam Cuthbert. It is created by Liam Cuthbert and Emmet O’Brien. You can listen to episodes of Lucyd on PlayerFM, SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, and at LucydPodcast.com. Season two begins May 1st.