The Roman God Pluto, formerly known by the Greek name of Hades, breeds a connotation of negativity from our modern sensibilities… But to the ancients, he was ruler of the Underworld and a much more ambiguous character whose abode of darkness housed the seeds for all life to sprout from… For this episode, we visit two poetic stories from past centuries whose darkness also house seeds of life… And that life blossoms well within the world of Chilling Tales. These tales, whose rhyme and meter have brought dark, cynical visions to people across the years, have lost none of their power over the unfolding of many years. That former master of the subterranean would feel right at home with these stories and like him will live and echo forever upon Plutonion Shores…...

We here in the Northern Hemisphere are coming to our next leg of the journey around the sun. Soon our portion of the globe will tilt away and things will be a bit darker for a bit longer… Summer, unfortunately, is coming to an end. It will no longer be a time for hikes, swims at the nearby lake and camping trips …and inevitably that ever ambiguously fickle beast of a beauty, Mother Nature, gets a bit darker for a bit longer as well. So listener, we intend that by this episode’s conclusion, you’ll be thoroughly grateful that fall and winter drive you inside, where there’s a better chance to be safe...

We here at Chilling Tales are always looking for ways to take our listeners with us to haunting sights and environments full of anxiety, but the old saying goes that “it’s about the journey, not the destination”, especially when that journey may be the last thing you’ll ever do. This tends to be the case for many people when they go on one of our Journeys into Perturbation… ...

It is common that concerned adults fear for children, but what Chilling Tales has found is that it may be much wiser to have fear of them… Their disarming, perceived innocence can hide much darker workings of the immature mind. Often undisciplined, their emotions can be visceral and animalistic in their rage and reprisal and their naivety can be the perfect gateway for malevolent forces. We share three stories with you that bring you into the unsettling world of terrifying tots and they have a message for anyone who wants to listen ...

For our latest broadcast we will look into the limits of human perception and whether those limits are a cursed weakness or a true blessing in disguise… There could be visions and sensations that are part of the fabric of reality that we are blissfully ignorant to …And to suddenly be aware of those things, well listeners, that could snuff out your fragile feelings of peace and security. Alas, that is the world of Chilling Tales. Where we experience those things that we were “not meant to hear”…...

Some people either can’t make it in a law-abiding society or they actively reject it, much to the peril of the rest of us… They make it through life doing things that the average citizen would be afraid to do, but not half as afraid as the criminals in these stories become when their lifestyles put them in touch with the world of Chilling Tales… Join us as we take a journey “Into the Underworld”…...

We will present to you two timeless classics from a set of brooding, unintentional masters of horror. These are stories of people who get what they desire through the actions of supernatural forces or through chance- that fickle hand of fate. But, in the world of Chilling Tales, neither the supernatural nor the 3 fates are generous without wanting something in return… especially when it comes to those Doomed Dreams…...

Unlike the majority of our episodes, this time we'll be bringing you a single, epic feature length presentation to really immerse yourself in. At a bridge in a small town, an evil presence lives on long after the man that spawned it. This town is like any other town and this bridge is like any other bridge. But one man's life will intersect with this bridge, where an evil can be unleashed by the most innocent of urban legend rituals...