The memories of a childhood fraught with pain and turmoil were softened by the connection these four friends developed. Together they were stronger than any of the forces that harmed them individually. But when they reunite, a darkness that was awakened years ago beckons them to return to the strangely hazy memories of their childhood and they are powerless to resist the response to that call....

In the world of concrete facts and hard evidence, we are constantly on the lookout for those who would use the art of distraction to keep our attention on the left hand, so we won’t notice what the right hand is doing. This is not to say that the world does not have its mysteries, but we must recognize that for most instances, there is a perfectly rational explanation… or is there? Our stories will shine a light on that very question as we explore how easy it is for dark forces to manipulate the naive with a bit of “Sleight of Hand."...

We dedicate this presentation to the work of author Wil Dalphin. Not since Stephen King’s “Night Shift” have we seen a short story anthology with as much bite as this Indiana native’s generous compilation of 35 harrowing nightmares in his book, “Don’t Look Away”, soon to be available on Amazon.com! We have worked directly with the author to choose some of the most tantalizingly of his terrifying tomes from his shriek-inducing collection to adapt for you, in order that you might experience his nightmares in vivid psycho-color audio, like only the Simply Scary Podcast can provide. We are proud to present our exclusive auditory renditions of Wil Dalphin’s most spine-tingling selections. Whatever you do, “Don’t Look Away.”...

We come together once again to traverse the deep dungeons of our story vault and we have compiled for you a collection of frightening stories that would be right at home on a Hollywood horror stage as well as on the casting couches of the soulless realm that is Tinsel Town. Join us as we take a behind the scenes look at death from a different angle. Ready your 3-D glasses and let the cameras roll as we explore our audible version of “Film Noir." ...

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....

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.” ...

This episode is dedicated to a writer and performer named Emma Froh, known to many online as CreepMissPasta. She was a friend of and contributor to the show for years before leaving this earth as the result of a car accident on icy roads on 12/6/2014, two years ago to the date of the release of this episode, at only 22 years of age. This talented, generous artist is dearly missed here at Simply Scary. But instead of merely brooding that she is gone, we intend to celebrate the quality work she left behind with these six performances by her and of her dark fiction with this “Requiem."...

The world of film and fiction would attempt to convince us that our first meeting with extraterrestrial beings will be a cerebral, enlightening experience. They assure us that we have much to learn from each other and that it will be an encounter between conscious, sentient and benevolent minds. They sometimes paint a positively heartwarming, humorous picture, implying our interactions will eventually become routine. Their fantasy journeys attempt to assuage our fears by showing us thrilling adventures coming from our encounters. But “the truth is out there,” and we have that truth: That it will be more a cause for dread when cosmic pilgrims reach our new world shores and emerge “From the Dark Sky.”...

When we think of horror, we may imagine the immediate dangers of things such as being stalked by a malicious predator, getting lost with no hope of return, and painfully tragic accidents and injuries, or perhaps some other life-threatening situation. But what of the people who are left behind after the monster does its work, or when the nightmare is finally over? "What horrors await them?" you may ask. Will they be the next to meet with foul circumstances, or will something far worse befall them? Something, perhaps, like a long, lonely life missing someone dear to them? Whatever the answer may be, the partings of these stories will certainly be "Such Sweet Sorrow."...