137 episodes

A multiple story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun-off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features master storyteller Otis Jiry, and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors. Find this and our other great programs at: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com

Otis Jiry's Scary Stories Told in the Dark: A Horror Anthology Series Chilling Entertainment, LLC & Studio71

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    • 4.7, 2.3K Ratings

A multiple story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun-off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features master storyteller Otis Jiry, and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors. Find this and our other great programs at: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com

    05: S6E05 – "Insidious Inversions" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    05: S6E05 – "Insidious Inversions" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    In tonight’s episode, dedicated to the very talented Christopher Maxim, I’ll be performing four stories for you, all of them from Chris’s catalog of fearsome fiction – about unexpected entrances, villainous voices, creepy cults, and sinister secrets.
     
    Today, we’re asking for your help, if you’re able to offer it, on behalf of tonight’s talented featured author. Regrettably, Chris has been hard-hit both financially and physically by the coronavirus pandemic. He suffers from a high-risk health condition that’s left him immuno-compromised and quarantined indefinitely. Coupled with serious issues collecting unemployment, Chris has found it difficult to make ends meet, let alone afford the treatment he needs to improve his health. So, we'd like to ask you a simple favor: if you’re able to help in any way, whether by donating to him directly, or by purchasing his books on Amazon.com, it would mean a lot to all of us.
     
    We’ve set up an author profile for Chris on our website, at https://www.SimplyScaryPodcast.com/maxim. On that page, you’ll find links to Chris’s Amazon page, as well as an assortment of his featured books. You’ll also find a donation link that will allow you to show your appreciation for his bone-chilling fiction by contributing a few dollars to him directly. Just look for the donation link us his social media links, at the top of the page. You can also use the page to contact Chris, if you’d like to ask about other ways to help. From Chris and everyone on our team, thank you for your support of indie horror and of our talented writers in their time of need.


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    04: S6E04 – "Doorways to Dread" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    04: S6E04 – "Doorways to Dread" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you four terrifying tales from authors Lucretia Vastea. WordDogger, Ryan Brennaman, and Seth Paul, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about spectral spaces, undead antagonists, forest fiends, and nefarious nature.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    03: S6E03 – "Quietly into the Night" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    03: S6E03 – "Quietly into the Night" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    In this special 3+ hour-long episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you three terrifying tales from author Rebecca Klingel (a.k.a. C.K. Walker), about dastardly disappearances, criminal comeuppance, and cryptic calls – and including Rebecca’s feature-length epic, Borrasca.
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    • 3 hr 20 min
    02: S6E02 – "Fear of Yesteryear" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    02: S6E02 – "Fear of Yesteryear" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying tales from authors C. Franklin Miller, Elwin J. Owens, Estil Critchie, and C.M. Eddy, Jr., performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, hand-picked from the pages of the December 1924 edition of the American fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine Weird Tales.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    01: S6E01 – "Evidence of Evil" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    01: S6E01 – "Evidence of Evil" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you six terrifying tales from authors William Dalphin, Michael Paige, Seth Paul, and W.C. Morrow, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about Halloween night horrors, phantasmal flames, dreadful discoveries, upstairs entities, disturbing disappearances, and righteous revenge.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    24: S5E24 – "Cryptic Conclusions" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    24: S5E24 – "Cryptic Conclusions" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

    In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying tales from authors WordDogger, Meagan J. Meehan, Jordan B., and T.J. Lea, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about sinister swamps, cursed conceptions, eerie intruders, and unsettling origins.

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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Nobody910 ,

Ads!

The show is great but the sponsored ads are too long, boring & REPETITIVE! I’m not sure how long you think a vitamin ad should be but it shouldn’t be 10 mins. Also the intro is also long and repetitive, he says the same thing over & over, we get it you want us to subscribe to everything. Normally I skip through the intro, the ads & that 5 min out but when I’m stuck in the shower, I’m tortured! Please take this as constructively as possible.

angi0314 ,

Otis is GREAT!

Wonderful stories & great narration; but, the obnoxiously loud ads that interrupt the stories-in the middle- are awful. I don't even know what the ads are bc I turn them off so fast.

terrapin.t ,

great podcast!

i listen to true crime stories all day, then at night i like to listen to fiction (of all kinds) to fall asleep. i really enjoy this podcast! the stories aren’t always great but i appreciate that there’s a platform for new writers to get their work out there. my only problem is the ads. they interrupt the story half way through, and often times i’m almost or totally asleep and am jolted awake by the ads BLASTING in my ears. they’re louder than the actual story volume and i don’t want to turn the bright screen back on to fast forward thru them. so i’m stuck there for two minutes trying to find the meditative quality in a crapola commercial so i can hopefully fall back asleep quickly.

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