In this episode, we share with you how scarring certain coming-of-age experiences can be, tapping into the hidden horrors of adolescent anxiety, which promises to shatter your own dear recollections. In doing so, the mirrors of your mind's eyes shall become a portal to your long-suppressed and darkest of (not-so-fond) memories. Make way for this truly terrifying installment, as we explore “Through a Glass Darkly.” ...

Collectively etched into our psyche is the fear of the comet and doom from above, while the shadowy reflections of our mind wonder if the world we inhabit is as real as our five senses lead us to believe. Our guilty consciences secretly fear judgment while nature’s signs portend doom from below. Top that off with the fear of an overreaching authority that may not be trustworthy in fully disclosing facts, and you have a hearty recipe for horror - Simply Scary style! For this collection of creepiness, it is our pleasure to render you closer to your ending, by beginning a journey towards the naked abyss of ever-changing realities, parallel dimensions and cosmically-scaled horrors that are the harbingers of "Conspiracy and Armageddon." ...

They say that sometimes the most frightening things are those that you cannot see. And from our horrifying experiences, you’ve become very familiar with how effective unsettling sounds can be. You know how a deep rumbling unsettles your tummy and your soul; how an almost silent whisper blowing by your ear sends your courage deep into hiding; how both the scurrying of claws on a hard surface and the bellowing of a demonic entity turn the spine to jelly. So for our opening episode of the second season of The Simply Scary Podcast, we devote our exploration to both ends of the audio spectrum, both “Screams and Whispers."...

Due to extenuating circumstances, the Season 2 premiere of The Simply Scary Podcast will be delayed until 1/18/17. To tide you over, we offer up this smorgasbord to terrorize your palate. Join The Other Half as he takes you on a dark journey into the mind of Associate Producer Ronnie Dickison. He has collected 5 of the most disturbing tales from Ronnie’s catalog to offer you here....

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”…...

As the stockings are hung, the Hanukkah candles are lit, and as we practice the seven principles of Kwanzaa, we all try to be a little less impatient and more forgiving at this time of year. Even those who do not celebrate ritual December holidays seem to have a glow about them as the Gregorian calendar approaches the zero hour. We here at The Simply Scary Podcast are no different, in that we feel the spirits of Christmas as we prepare you for Yuletide scares. So settle your debts and fill a cup with the nog of your choice, as we invite the first of many haunting spirits to visit us tonight. And listen closely as you hear those "Slay Bells Ring."...

Prepare yourself to experience a world where wrong is right. Where the twisted perception of those descending into cognizant chaos strikes out at the realm of the rational with oblivious ecstasy. Delusion drives their single-mindedness. They can be so driven that they’ll overcome any obstacle and ignore any information contrary to their understanding. Ever increasing paranoia pushes them further into the abyss and evil is projected onto enigmatic situations, all in an effort to cement their righteousness. These unstable elements perceive themselves as heroes, but the frightening truth is that they are "Sinking into Madness."...

We have come to be comfortable in the world we see around us, but often we take for granted the realm of logic we occupy. That is why a reality of the impossible can be so utterly disturbing to us. Whether perceived as bland or boring, we securely blanket ourselves in the safe, common knowledge that right is right, up is up, and things that are inanimate are just that… Join us, won’t you, as we reveal the unimaginable landscape of "Twisted Worlds." ...

The dark brings out the most interesting characters, doesn’t it? For example, imagine that you’re taking a walk in the woods on a cool moonlit evening, when you happen to stumble upon a stranger there amongst the tree’s creaking limbs. He seems harmless enough …a lonesome fellow traveler… but his ensuing request to “take a walk” with him opens up a world far more disturbing than you could ever imagine. The pair of stories in this episode have been masterfully performed by Otis Jiry, our resident master storyteller, in order to provide you a window into a new world which he is about to introduce. This Saturday, December 17, we invite you to join Mr. Jiry along his very own trail of terror, as he unveils his very own horror storytelling program, “Walking in the Dark,” which will be available weekly on SimplyScaryPodcast.com, as well as on the Chilling Tales for Dark Nights YouTube channel, and of course, on iTunes and wherever else podcasts are available. So without delay, denizens of the dark, let us leave our comfort zones, grab our nearest flashlight, and venture into one man’s forest of fear. Allow Mr. Jiry to guide us down the darkened path, as together we go “Walking in the Dark.” ...