16 episodes

Winner: Best Fiction Podcast, iHeart Podcast Awards. 

On the night of May 10, 2007, three boys entered a cave in Mantawauk County, Tennessee. Only one made it out alive. The other two were found ten days later. They had been attacked by someone - or something. The investigation that followed revealed town secrets as old as the caves themselves and put a third teenage boy, James Fincher, on death row. This haunting narrative follows Julien Solas, an amateur writer and James' friend who’s been haunted by the events ever since.  Now, with Fincher's execution looming, Julien returns home to reconcile his past and uncover the truth behind the killings. 

Created by filmmaker Dan Bush, The Mantawauk Caves is a riveting, immersive, binaural audio experience that weaves together the narrative threads of social drama, supernatural horror, and psychological thriller. A co-production of Blumhouse Television, iHeartPodcasts, and Psychopia Pictures. Starring Jonathan Tucker (Westworld) and Edi Gathegi (The Harder They Fall).

Headphones recommended.

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    • Fiction
    • 4.7 • 70 Ratings

Winner: Best Fiction Podcast, iHeart Podcast Awards. 

On the night of May 10, 2007, three boys entered a cave in Mantawauk County, Tennessee. Only one made it out alive. The other two were found ten days later. They had been attacked by someone - or something. The investigation that followed revealed town secrets as old as the caves themselves and put a third teenage boy, James Fincher, on death row. This haunting narrative follows Julien Solas, an amateur writer and James' friend who’s been haunted by the events ever since.  Now, with Fincher's execution looming, Julien returns home to reconcile his past and uncover the truth behind the killings. 

Created by filmmaker Dan Bush, The Mantawauk Caves is a riveting, immersive, binaural audio experience that weaves together the narrative threads of social drama, supernatural horror, and psychological thriller. A co-production of Blumhouse Television, iHeartPodcasts, and Psychopia Pictures. Starring Jonathan Tucker (Westworld) and Edi Gathegi (The Harder They Fall).

Headphones recommended.

    Episode 1: The Remains

    Episode 1: The Remains

    Series Premiere. When Julien Solas receives word that James Fincher’s execution date has been set, he returns to Mantawauk County after 14 years to reconcile his past and uncover the truth behind the killings of two teenage boys.
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    • 41 min
    Episode 2: Devil's Prank

    Episode 2: Devil's Prank

    With the help of Jill Campbel, a mitigation specialist working on Fincher’s case, Julien acquires logs from the Hadley brother’s murder investigation and picks up a mysterious trail left by Detective Solomon Smith. He soon realizes he's up against more than he bargained for.
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    • 39 min
    Episode 3: A History of the Devil

    Episode 3: A History of the Devil

    Despite the worsening nightmares and blackouts, Julien continues his investigation, connecting the dots between James Fincher’s fascination with the Mantawauk Caves and their disturbing history. The true identity of James Fincher’s nephew is revealed.
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    • 44 min
    Episode 4: A Delicate Balance

    Episode 4: A Delicate Balance

    In order to get answers, and with only nine days left until Fincher’s execution, Julien must come to terms with his past actions. 
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    • 40 min
    Episode 5: The Necklace

    Episode 5: The Necklace

    A key piece of evidence turns up that could prove Fincher’s innocence… or guilt. Tyler goes missing. Julien’s nightmares intensify.
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    • 39 min
    Episode 6: Nadine O'Leary

    Episode 6: Nadine O'Leary

    Julien struggles to connect the dots between the Hadley murders and the dark history of the caves. His investigation takes him back to the Fowler estate, where he meets unexpected visitors and discovers a new lead. 
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

andipie80 ,

Riveting

I’m obsessed with this show. I’m not even finished and I want to listen to it again. It is so well done from start to finish - the acting, the script, the music, the topic, just fantastic!!

Kelly Brianna ,

Haunting

This is so well acted (especially the narrator) & produced. Truly a movie for the ears. It handles some really sad & disturbing material but does it so well. The sound effects, music & plot you can tell was done with a lot of care & effort. Easily one of the strongest audio dramas I’ve ever heard! I hope the creators make more shows.

ctrillian23 ,

Excellent

Great production and narration. I listen to as many dark, mysterious, fictional podcasts I can find and this has risen to the top for me. If you like The Black Tapes and The Video Palace, you’ll love this.

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