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“Tailypo” by Veronica Byrd | Otis Jiry’s Creepypasta Crypt

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Otis Jiry narrates this story – one of the hundreds of variants of Mark Twain’s Golden Arm story, and one of the dozens of Tailypo legends that abound – as written by Veronica Byrd and originally featured on the website The Moonlit Road.  In this story, a man and his three hunting dogs confront a woodland creature after severing and devouring its tail ... Read More »

“Tailypo” by Eric Selsemeyer | Narrated by Otis Jiry

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“Tailypo” Author: Eric Selsemeyer Narrator: Otis Jiry Sound Design: Jason Hornack Post-Production: Jason Hornack Sound Effects: Jason Hornack Music Production: Jason Hornack Artwork: Craig Groshek Audio production © 2014 Chilling Entertainment, LLC Story © 2014 Eric Selsemeyer Otis Jiry narrates this classic Appalachian folktale, as retold by Eric Selsemeyer, about a man who bites off more than he can chew when he slices the tale ... Read More »

“The Green Ribbon” | Short Animated Film Based on the Classic Alvin Schwartz Folktale HD 1080p

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This film was produced in 2010 by illustrator/animator Christine McMullen and Kim Zazzara, as a student project, and utilizes paper puppets.  It is a testament to what can be done with modern software such as iMovie and Final Cut. The film is based on the classic folktale as retold many times.  The most common version of the tale heard was in Alvin ... Read More »

“Sick” by Craig Groshek | Narrated by David Lewis Richardson

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Internationally-recognized film producer and director David Lewis Richardson narrates this tale written by CTFDN’s creator and executive producer Craig Groshek, about a family plagued by a mysterious, seemingly cognizant sickness that arrives one day on the wind, which  that wreaks havoc on them in a matter of days.  Based on a folktale related to Craig by one his uncles, the ... Read More »

“The Wendigo” by Algernon Blackwood | Narrated by Amy Gramour

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This literary horror classic by English author Algernon Blackwood was originally published in 1910, in his collection of stories entitled The Lost Valley and Other Stories.  This reading of the tale is by narrator Amy Gramour, originally produced for the Librivox project. To see more of Amy Gramour’s work for Librivox, visit her collection of recordings here: https://catalog.librivox.org/people_public.php?peopleid=4744 The Wendigo is ... Read More »

“Old Tom Comes Home” by Craig Groshek | Narrated by Otis Jiry

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New Chilling Tales narrator Otis Jiry brings this tale by Craig Groshek to life with his 15+ years of voiceover experience.  Listen as he tells the tale of an old man and his young son, who live alone in the rural countryside in some very depressing conditions following the death of the boy’s mother.  The boy, with no friends and ... Read More »

“Man-Eater” by Craig Groshek | Narrated by Jonathan Jones (animated and illustrated by MoonRaven)

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Voiceover artist Jonathan Jones narrates this well-produced original tale from the mind of writer Craig Groshek, which centers on a farmer named Richard Mayes and his wife, who is about to give birth to a son.  From the beginning, they both know something is wrong, for the baby is growing exponentially and eating far more than is typical.  Once the ... Read More »

“The Curse of the Witches of Skye” by John Macklin | Narrated by Henrique Couto

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Please welcome new Chilling Tales narrator Henrique Couto as he makes his first appearance on our site today!  In this Scottish legend, as adapted by author John Macklin his book, World’s Most Bone-Chilling “True” Ghost Stories, a band of witches places a curse on an infant, and the girls’ guardians, in an attempt to protect her from the bizarre spell, ... Read More »

“Curfew” by Craig Groshek | Narrated by Keenon Brevik

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Keenon Brevik voices this tale written by author Craig Groshek, about a hopelessly stubborn man whose very stubbornness leads to his untimely disappearance. The story was produced as an entry into the Wisconsin Public Radio “flash fiction” horror writing contest in October 2012. “Curfew” Author: Craig Groshek Narrator: Keenon Brevik Read More »

“Axe Murder Hollow” by S.E. Schlosser | Narrated by Jonathan Jones

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In this S.E. Schlosser tale of terror from Pennsylvania, featured on Schlosser’s website, www.americanfolklore.net, as well as in her published collection of Texas folktales and scary stories, Spooky Pennsylvania: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore, a couple gets into a car wreck in quite possibly the worst location possible – the site of a grisly axe murder in Erie, Pennsylvania. ... Read More »

“Rattlesnake Ridge” by S.E. Schlosser | Narrated by Jordan Antle

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In this S.E. Schlosser tale of terror from Texas, featured on Schlosser’s website, www.americanfolklore.net, as well as in her published collection of Texas folktales and scary stories, Spooky Texas: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore, a cocky fiddle player comes face-to-face with a challenger in a bar and the two agree to a duel of sorts.  But the fiddle ... Read More »

“Milk Bottles” by Maria Leach | Narrated by Craig Groshek

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This is the story of a shopkeeper who sees the same woman rush into her store several nights in a row, always grabbing a bottle of milk and then running out into the night. After several nights of this bizarre behavior, he and a few friends decide to follow her, to find that she is returning – to a graveyard. ... Read More »

“Father McSweeny” | Narrated by Craig Groshek

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Craig Groshek tells this short tale about an Irish parish priest named Father McSweeny, who was unpopular but respected in life and who died young, to the relief of many.  But rather than rest in peace, Father McSweeny had other plans. Original story source: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t12596.html Father McSweeny Author: Anonymous Narrator: Craig Groshek Father McSweeny, an Irish priest, returned to the town ... Read More »

“The Mirror” by Kayla Anderson | Narrated by Jonathan Jones

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Today Jonathan Jones and Chilling Tales bring you something a bit different.  This original short story by author Kayla Anderson, produced here with her kind permission, tells the tale of a girl left alone as her father went off to war.  She is left to tend to a mirror in the basement of their home, tasked with cleaning it daily ... Read More »

“The House on the Lake” by Mark Newton | Narrated by Edward Bennett

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“The House on the Lake” Author: Mark Newton Narrator: Edward Bennett Sound Design: Mark Newton Post-Production: Mark Newton Music Production: Mark Newton Audio production © Mark Newton Story © Mark Newton Narrator Edward Bennett tells this cautionary tale of a boy and his father who live together on a lake.  The boy gives his father the age-old excuse typically used to stay up at night, ... Read More »

“The White Wolf” by S.E. Schlosser | Narrated by Jonathan Jones

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“The White Wolf” Author: S.E. Schlosser Narrator: Jonathan Jones Sound Design: Jonathan Jones Post-Production: Jonathan Jones Audio production © Chilling Entertainment, LLC Story © S.E. Schlosser Narrator Jonathan Jones brings new life to this classic S.E. Schlosser tale of terror from Texas, featured on Schlosser’s website, www.americanfolklore.net, as well as in her published collection of Texas folktales and scary stories, Spooky Texas: Tales of Hauntings, ... Read More »