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Otis Jiry's Scary Stories Told in the Dark: A Horror Anthology Series

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Rank #7 in Drama category

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Science Fiction
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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

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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

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Great weaving of words that curl around my spine, sending chills all over. Scary, oh yay

AMAZING!!!

By Lori love waze - May 05 2020
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Amazingly perfect voice for amazingly perfect story writing!!!!!!

iTunes Ratings

2302 Ratings
Average Ratings
1903
207
78
42
72

High five

By grneies - May 14 2020
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Great weaving of words that curl around my spine, sending chills all over. Scary, oh yay

AMAZING!!!

By Lori love waze - May 05 2020
Read more
Amazingly perfect voice for amazingly perfect story writing!!!!!!
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Otis Jiry's Scary Stories Told in the Dark: A Horror Anthology Series

Latest release on May 25, 2020

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Rank #1: 19: S5E19 – "Strange and Scary Things" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you seven terrifying tales from authors Kevin David Anderson, H.K. Reyes, Nick Botic, William Dalphin, Felix Blackwell, Robert Ahern, and David Feuling, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about fiendish folklore and so much more! All of the tales in tonight’s episode were originally planned to be included in Chilling Tales for Dark Nights’ trilogy of horror anthologies, produced in homage to the iconic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series. However, a decision was recently made to produce longer stories for those books, meaning that many of the excellent short stories are now able to be made available to you here, on this very program.




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Apr 27 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: 18: S5E18 – "Lurking in the Lore" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you four terrifying tales from authors Jacob Senstad, Jon Thomas, Kyle Harrison, and Christine Morgan, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about aquatic atrocities, sinister sounds, lurid legends, and malevolent mythologies.


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Apr 23 2020

58mins

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Rank #3: 17: S5E17 – "Weird Tales" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying tales from authors Romeo Poole, Anthony D. Keogh, Denis Francis Hannigan, Thomas B. Sherman, and Henry W. Whitehill, 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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Apr 20 2020

1hr 29mins

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Rank #4: 1: S4E01 – "Evil Imaginations" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you three terrifying tales from authors RedBullReptar, Brenda Ader, and Charles Howard, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about evil imaginations, disappearances in the dark, and flame-borne phantoms. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s4e01

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Jun 24 2019

1hr 42mins

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Rank #5: 16: S5E16 – "Paranormal Pages" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying tales from authors Seth Paul, Nicholas I. Loyd, David Feuling, N.M. Brown, and The Vesper's Bell, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about vicious vermin, spellbound books, desert-residing demons, unnatural exchanges, and paranormal apothecaries.





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Apr 16 2020

1hr 34mins

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Rank #6: 1: S2E01 – “Seeking Shadows” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying tales by John Casuccio, Moonlit Cove, H.P. Lovecraft, and two who prefer to remain anonymous, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about unsettling after-school activities, secret passageways, unearthed oddities, and dangerous games as old as time. You’re listening to the standard edition of tonight’s program, which includes the first two stories. If you’d like to show your support and enjoy an extended version of this and or other episodes, with twice the terror, visit SimplyScaryPodcast.com and click “Patrons” in the upper menu to sign up today. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s2e01

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May 17 2018

1hr 30mins

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Rank #7: 21: S1E21 – “Retrospection” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this twenty-first episode of _Scary Stories Told in the Dark_, we bring you two terrifying tales from Michael Whitehouse and CreepyCarbs, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about the imperfections of memories, and of the dangers created by their impermanence and, alternatively, their longevity. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e21

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Apr 18 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: 3: S1E03 – “Singularity” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this third episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from an anonymous author and Christopher Gideon, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about both sides of the A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) coin, and the abject fear that one can experience both being the creation, as well as the creator. Regardless of which end of the spectrum you fall on yourself, or or empathize with, one thing is certain: the "Singularity" will someday affect us all, and when it does, pulling the plug may not be so easy as we expect. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e03/

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Dec 13 2017

46mins

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Rank #9: 22: S1E22 – “Meeting the Makers” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this twenty-second episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from Sarah Piper and Aaron Shotwell, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about the choices presented when mere man comes face to face with entities that possess the power to make... or break them. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e22

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Apr 25 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #10: 6: S5E06 – "Dimming Daylight" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you four terrifying tales from authors Rhoads Brazos, Jason Parent, Patrick Meegan, and Rebecca Fung, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about dangerous doors, suspicious strangers, damnable dreams, and spiritual sacrifices. All of tonight’s tales are featured in the horror anthology, Daylight Dims: Volume Two (https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/daylightdims2/) , and are featured here with the kind permission of their authors. The sequel to the original Daylight Dims, Volume 2 features thirteen stories that cross the genres of surreal, dark fantasy, and heart-pounding dread – guaranteed to twist your perception of horror. From the common, comfortable tropes, to the more taboo, these handpicked tales have a literary aspect designed to showcase what true horror can be. If you’d like to support the authors and editors behind tonight’s frightening fiction, click here to pick up your copy today (https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/daylightdims2/) , or learn more about the books in the series at DaylightDims.com (https://www.daylightdims.com) . Sign up to our mailing list to be entered to win monthly giveaways and custom stories, plus access to EXCLUSIVE subscriber-only narrations and inside updates: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/otis/ See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s5e06

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Feb 16 2020

1hr 26mins

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Rank #11: 14: S4E14 – "All Hallows Horrors" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you four terrifying Halloween-themed tales from authors Jeff Miller, Kelly Foster, Adam Davies, and Adam David, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about dastardly delusions, sinister scarecrows, ghastly girls, and waking nightmares. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s4e14

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Oct 14 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #12: 7: S5E07 – "Terrifying Trappings" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you four terrifying tales from authors Joseph Payne Brennan, Maya Ellert, Nick Botic, and Dan Weatherer, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about evil antiques, malevolent motels, documents danger, and occult attacks.

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Feb 23 2020

55mins

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Rank #13: 6: S1E06 – “Watchers in the Woods” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this sixth episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from Dustin Koski and Anansi, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, which will provide ample reason to stay as far away from dark forests and campsites for the rest of your lives. If it weren’t for the occasional sound of a twig snapping, after all, you might not even be aware of the “Watchers in the Woods.” See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e06/

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Jan 03 2018

52mins

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Rank #14: 9: S3E09 - "The Nature of Nightmares" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you four terrifying tales from authors The Dead Canary, EldritchVulpine, Micah Rodney, and Cameron Suey, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about devilish deals, lurking legends, revenge-seeking revenants, and island abominations. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s3e09

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Feb 11 2019

59mins

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Rank #15: 15: S4E15 – "Senseless Senses" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying Halloween-themed tales from authors Maddie Kate, The Divine Author, Ralley Zero, Liam Vickers, and Tom Farr, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about terrible traditions, eerie eyes, off-limits attics, malleable memories, and vicious visitors. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s4e15

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Oct 28 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #16: 7: S3E07 - "Technological Terror" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you three terrifying tales from authors Jordan Eilbert, Andrew Harmon, and Kevin Thomas, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about ravenous repairs, uneducated A.I., and sinister science. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s3e07

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Jan 21 2019

2hr 34mins

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Rank #17: 1: S5E01 – "Lone Star" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you three terrifying tales from author StarlessandBibleBlack, all of them part of an interconnected, epic novella-length drama, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, that will ensure you’ll never look at your fellow man the same way again. Sign up to our mailing list to be entered to win monthly giveaways and custom stories, plus access to EXCLUSIVE subscriber-only narrations and inside updates: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/otis/ See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s5e01

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Jan 12 2020

1hr 49mins

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Rank #18: 24: S1E24 – “Fiend Memories” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this twenty-fourth episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from Michael Whitehouse and Jack Mason, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about not-so-fond memories of school days gone by, wherein our protagonists have things far more sinister than peer pressure and test scores to deal with. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e24

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May 09 2018

1hr 57mins

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Rank #19: 4: S1E04 – “Yuletide Terror” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this fourth episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two spine-tingling holiday-themed tales from Michael Whitehouse and Kristopher Mallory, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about both frightful, devious dinners and mysterious Christmas baubles with sinister secrets yet to be revealed. After a listen to these tales, you’ll never look at this time of year the same way again. Brace yourself, not for twinkling trinkets, gifts and decorated trees, but for an unforgettable taste of "Yuletide Terror." See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e04/

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Dec 20 2017

58mins

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Rank #20: 16: S4E16 – "Hunters and Hauntings" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

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In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying tales from authors Colin Enteman, Sludgieboy, AimToSnack, Anthony Naranjo, and A.R. Scroggins, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about window watchers, instruments of evil, macabre metamorphosis, gruesome games, and offensive odors. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s4e16

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Nov 04 2019

58mins

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