(Published January 17, 2018)

Scary Stories Told in the Dark – Season 1, Episode 8 – “The Outer Circle”


In this eighth episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you chapters 4-7 - and the thrilling conclusion - of William Hope Hodgson's masterpiece "The Hog", performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, which makes clear that just outside the periphery of man, there lie those which have desires regarding us which are incredibly more dreadful to our minds when comprehended than an intelligent sheep would consider our desires towards its own carcass. These monstrosities, Hodgson writes, reside within the "The Outer Circle."

(Published January 10, 2018)

Scary Stories Told in the Dark – Season 1, Episode 7 – “Dreadful Eternity”


In this seventh episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you the first three terrifying chapters of William Hope Hodgson's masterpiece "The Hog", performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, which will ensure that you never look at wildlife the same way again. For once you've seen beyond the veil, there's no coming back from the "Dreadful Eternity."

(Published January 3, 2018)

Scary Stories Told in the Dark – Season 1, Episode 6 – “Watchers in the Woods”


In this sixth episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from Dustin Koski and Anansi, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, which will provide ample reason to stay as far away from dark forests and campsites for the rest of your lives. If it weren't for the occasional sound of a twig snapping, after all, you might not even be aware of the "Watchers in the Woods."

(Published December 27, 2017)

Scary Stories Told in the Dark – Season 1, Episode 5 – “Risk and Reward”


In this fifth episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from Ben Pienaar and Thomas O. Wagner, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about making what at first appears to be a deceptively simple choice: make a deal, get a reward. But as many often do, our protagonists find out that there are many different interpretations of an agreement to be had. The only remaining two questions are: which end of the bargain will they end up on, the victim's, or the opportunist's? And, wherever they find themselves, will it be worth both the "Risk and Reward"? 

(Published December 20, 2017)

Scary Stories Told in the Dark – Season 1, Episode 4 – “Yuletide Terror”


In this fourth episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two spine-tingling holiday-themed tales from Michael Whitehouse and Kristopher Mallory, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about both frightful, devious dinners and mysterious Christmas baubles with sinister secrets yet to be revealed. After a listen to these tales, you'll never look at this time of year the same way again. Brace yourself, not for twinkling trinkets, gifts and decorated trees, but for an unforgettable taste of "Yuletide Terror."

(Published December 13, 2017)

Scary Stories Told in the Dark – Season 1, Episode 3 – “Singularity”


In this third episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from an anonymous author and Christopher Gideon, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about both sides of the A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) coin, and the abject fear that one can experience both being the creation, as well as the creator.  Regardless of which end of the spectrum you fall on yourself, or or empathize with, one thing is certain: the "Singularity" will someday affect us all, and when it does, pulling the plug may not be so easy as we expect. 

(Published December 13, 2017)

Scary Stories Told in the Dark – Season 1, Episode 2 – “Caveat Emptor”


In this second episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from authors Christian Thompson and John Morressy, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about shops discovered in both out-of-the-way places, as well as in plain sight, which hold within their walls some treasures that sound just too good to be true.  Sometimes, the old addages turn out to be more true than one could ever expect, and the Latin phrase "Caveat Emptor" - buyer beware" - becomes more crucial than ever. 

(Published December 13, 2017)

Scary Stories Told in the Dark – Season 1, Episode 1 – “Danger in the Dark”


In this debut episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from authors Jeff Hartin and Polum Chill, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about things that go bump in the night, in the dark.... and which react in interesting fashion to light.  Sometimes, it turns out, it's better to see what's after you.  Other times, not so much. After all, you can never be quite what sort of "Danger in the Dark" is on your tail.

(Published August 13, 2017)

The Simply Scary Podcast – Season 2, Episode 13 – “The Abyss Stares Back”


This episode we will bring you the stories of author Peter Lalush. This North Carolina native is not only an author and musician, but a filmmaker as well, steeped in the lore of the notoriously haunted region. Lalush draws his inspiration from that very same lore, as well as from his own supernatural experiences, in order to craft an ultra dark reality. Prepare yourselves as we stare into the nightmare dimension of Peter Lalush and discover that “The Abyss Stares Back."

(Published August 1, 2017)

The Simply Scary Podcast – Season 2, Episode 12 – “One of Our Own”


Tonight’s episode is our third in a series of episodes dedicated to one terrifying author and the fear that they can create. We will be highlighting The Simply Scary Podcast’s staff editor/author, Charlie Davenport, for our feast of fright. His stories will tickle the corners of your minds with horrors that will seem as familiar as they are unsettling. Davenport's anguished anecdotes will show us the dangers of being considered, “One of Our Own."

(Published July 6, 2017)

The Simply Scary Podcast – Season 2, Episode 11 – “Monsters and Mayhem”


Meagan Meehan is our author for this episode, and it is her birthday, so the Simply Scary Podcast crew of malevolent miscreants have a special delivery for her special day. They will attempt to extract the most fearsome stories she has stored in her terrifying imagination. Join us we explore the Meagan’s mind, as only we can, in this very special on the road episode, “Monsters and Mayhem.”

(Published June 20, 2017)

The Simply Scary Podcast – Season 2, Episode 10 – “All’s Well That Ends”


This episode will see the first in a series of episodes dedicated to one terrifying author and the fear that they can create. For this evening’s event, we have compiled a collection of stories from the works of Manchester-based author, Gareth Shore. For you, this Ray Bradbury-inspired wordsmith will unfold dark horizons guaranteed to threaten your slumber. His tormented tomes will provide evidence that, without a shadow of a doubt, “All’s Well That Ends.”

(Published June 7, 2017)

The Simply Scary Podcast – Season 2, Episode 9 – “Neither Seen Nor Heard From”


In our continuing effort to spotlight up and coming authors, this episode is dedicated to works introducing you to the frightening worlds of author Cosmas McCoy. His work has been featured in print as part of the anthology “What World Is This?: And Other Stories”. In addition, he has written screenplays for horror films. This studying Catholic priest takes time from his higher works in America’s Northeastern corridor to delve into the dark world of the imagination to unleash upon us the fruits of his haunting universe. Join us as we take a journey toward the malevolent with today’s episode, “Neither Seen Nor Heard From.”

(Published May 28, 2017)

The Simply Scary Podcast – Season 2, Episode 8 – “Passion Plays”


This shows offering brings together the essence of all definitions of the word passion. More importantly, passion as defined by the state or capacity of being acted on by external agents or forces. Let us see how these forces touch our waking world to transform it into a nightmare reality, otherwise known as our "Passion Plays."

(Published May 11, 2017)

The Simply Scary Podcast – Season 2, Episode 7 – “Sleight of Hand”


In the world of concrete facts and hard evidence, we are constantly on the lookout for those who would use the art of distraction to keep our attention on the left hand, so we won’t notice what the right hand is doing. This is not to say that the world does not have its mysteries, but we must recognize that for most instances, there is a perfectly rational explanation… or is there? Our stories will shine a light on that very question as we explore how easy it is for dark forces to manipulate the naive with a bit of “Sleight of Hand."