The Simply Scary Podcast is a 60+ minute-long horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, hosted by talented author and voice actor G.M. Danielson, spun off from the Simply Scary series as featured on its predecessor Chilling Tales for Dark Nights‘ and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features a myriad of talented vocal performers and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors.
The weekly program, with new episodes released frequently, is a product of Chilling Entertainment, LLC, and is executive-produced and directed by the company’s creator Craig Groshek, with sound design and original scores by renowned co-producer and voice talent Jesse Cornett, scripts written by the team of Jesse Cornett and Charlie Davenport, and radio plays prepared by Christopher Buza.
The Simply Scary Podcast – and all of Chilling Entertainment, LLC’s programs – are wholly independent and their production is made possible by the patronage of fans pledging monthly support (to sign up to pledge your support today, click here now), the generosity of large and small-business sponsors (for information on how you too can promote your company or products and support the program at the same time, visit our Advertising page today), and through the sale of related merchandise and advertising revenue from the Chilling Tales for Dark Nights YouTube channel.
Patrons who support our program monthly enjoy instantaneous access to the our company’s entire spectrum of audio productions, as well as access to live events and advance copies of new releases. Listeners can sign up to support our work today at: www.chillingtalesfordarknights.com/support-us/
The material featured on The Simply Scary Podcast is drawn from a variety of sources, and the producers of the program are proud to offer opportunities to first-time authors. The podcast further cultivates and encourages the production of new and never-before-seen material via its year-round acceptance of unsolicited story submissions and via a regular series of writing contests. Voice talent interested in being heard on the program can also submit performances at any time for consideration.
Chilling Entertainment, LLC was created in 2012, and endeavors to bring audio theater “back from the dead” via the adaptation of tales written by a variety of authors, both published and unpublished. Specializing in the production of audio entertainment, short films and published works spanning a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres, the company is perhaps most well known for its immersive high-quality audio productions, which often feature full casts, professional voice acting, high-quality sound effects and customized musical scores.
As of April 2017 the YouTube channel for Chilling Entertainment, LLC’s flagship brand – Chilling Tales for Dark Nights – boasted 850+ video releases, 18.6+ million accumulated video views, and more than 177,000 subscribers, and has had the pleasure of adapting fiction penned by the likes of New York Times bestselling authors such as Rachel Simon and Bram Stoker award winners including Melanie Tem. On the channel, listeners can enjoy not only a collection of full-cast productions, but also several series of podcast-style programs and stand-alone tales, including celebrity guest performances by the likes of Daniel Radcliffe, New York Times bestselling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss, and multi-million subscriber YouTube personalities such as Mark “Markiplier” Fischbach, Cryaotic, Tay Zonday, and Rob Dyke.
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The Simply Scary Podcast
A spin-off of the Simply Scary series of one-off audio horror stories on the Chilling Tales for Dark Nights YouTube channel, this series featured 2 seasons and 33 episodes before going on an indefinite hiatus in August 2017 due to funding challenges at the time. It began with “simple” productions, often featuring a single narrator per story and limited (if any) sound effects. In time, the project progressed to feature radio-play styled scripts, with full-casts, immersive sound design and original scores, with production by Jesse Cornett.
Scary Stories Told in the Dark
Launched December 13, 2017, this episodic program, executive-produced and directed by the company’s creator Craig Groshek, features 1-2 hand-picked pieces of horror fiction each and every Wednesday, all performed by “master storyteller” Otis Jiry.