The unseen creature whose ravenous fangs dog your every step as your footfalls echo down the midnight alleyway.

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A long, icy shadow looming over you, making the hairs on your neck rise and your breath turn to ragged puffs of mist.

Unearthly howls that pierce the night, pulling you from the comfort of sleep with feverish, heart-pounding dread.

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Welcome to Tales to Terrify, a weekly horror fiction podcast that gets under your skin, lays eggs and hatches writhing baby horrors nursed on your darkest fears. We're unique in our simplicity, bringing pure tales of terror to your ears audiobook-style – unadulterated and unadorned.

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Welcome to Episode 490. This week we start off with a special sneak peek at a brand new novel. Then, a woman’s siblings cause her faith and loyalty to be put to the test.COMING UPGood Evening: Housekeeping: 00:01:06Excerpt: Prologue from Fred Venturini’s To Dust You Shall Return as read by Drew Sebesteny: 00:04:06Dan Micklethwaite’s A Runeprayer for Bjarvi as read by Heather Thomas: 00:26:49PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchFred VenturiniFred Venturini on Twitter (@fredventurini)Dan Micklethwaite on Twitter (@Dan_M_writer)Original Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 489. This week we visit Quebec and a different kind of haunted house. For fiction, we have two tales for you: about the power of mourning and unleashing the monster within.COMING UPGood Evening: Design Contest, Night’s End Podcast: 00:01:06Dark Travels: Frozen House, Southern Quebec: 00:02:19Amal Singh’s Rudali as read by Jasmine Arch: 00:13:48[Trigger] Erica Ciko Campbell’s Where Monsters Go to Die as read by Krystal Hammond: 00:35:32TRIGGER WARNINGSWhere Monsters Go to Die contains scenes of gun violence and bullying.PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchAmal Singh on Twitter (@jerun_onto)Amal Singh on FacebookJasmine ArchJasmine Arch at New MythsErica Ciko CampbellErica Ciko Campbell / Starward Shadows QuarterlyErica Ciko Campbell on Twitter (@ECikoCampbell) Erica Ciko Campbell on Instagram (@starlessimperium)Krystal HammondKrystal Hammond on Twitter (@thekmhammond)Original Score by Nebulus Entertainment

Welcome to Episode 488. Tales to Terrify is now on Discord! For fiction, we have two tales for you: about the sacrifice a man must make to save his family, and a mother who just can’t seem to let go of her children.COMING UPGood Evening: Pride, Discord and Design Contest: 00:01:06Steven Roisum’s Slay It Forward as read by Drew Sebesteny: 00:06:39Sarah Jane Huntington’s Mama as read by Seth Williams: 00:32:00PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchDrew Sebesteny on Twitter (@Dr_Nebulon)Drew Sebesteny on Facebook (@DrNebulon)Original Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 487. This week, we take a detour to northern Alberta to get up close and personal with one more Wendigo. For fiction, we have two tales for you: about a special gift passed down through generations, and a man whose dark secret catches up with him at last.COMING UPGood Evening: Contest and Submissions: 00:01:06[Trigger] Dark Travels: Swift Runner, Northern, Alberta: 00:04:04Charlie Davenport’s The Women in My Family, as read by Emily Strand: 00:22:05Gina Easton’s The Sins of the Fathers, as read by Seth Williams: 00:36:37TRIGGER WARNINGOur dark travels this week contain brief scenes of child harm.PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchDesign ContestCharlie Davenport on Twitter (@davenportauthor)Emily StrandEmily Strand on Twitter (@ekcstrand)Original Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 486. This week we make one last stop in Ontario to meet a legendary monster hunter. For fiction, we have one tale about the survivors on a stranded spaceship, surrounded by unspeakable terrors, who make one final push for survival.COMING UPGood Evening: StokerCon 2021, Design Contest, Patreon Merch: 00:01:06Dark Travels: Jack Fiddler, Monster Hunter: 00:04:29Timothy G. Huguenin’s Drifting Into the Black as read by Dennis Robinson: 00:17:14PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchT-shirt Design ContestStokerCon 2021Jessup’s General StoreJessup’s General Store on FacebookJessup’s General Store on Instagram (@jessups_general_store)Jessup’s General Store on Twitter (@jessup_store)Timothy G. HugueninTimothy G. Huguenin on Twitter (@tghuguenin) Dennis Robinson | Botched PodcastBotched Podcast on TwitchOriginal Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on Facebook

Welcome to Episode 485. This week we travel to the end of the Roman Line road to meet a family with a nefarious reputation. For fiction, we have two tales for you: about why you shouldn’t drink the water and the price of preserving sisterly love.COMING UPGood Evening: Good Deeds, Thanks, Contest: 00:01:06Dark Travels: The Black Donnellys: 00:06:03Kevin Moreno’s The Well as read by Sarah Mehra: 00:21:34Michelle Ann King’s Dead Bodies Don’t Scream as read by Michelle Kane: 00:27:18PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchSupport Pete’s Ration Challenge Michelle Ann KingMichelle Ann King on Twitter (@MichelleAnnKing)Michelle Davis on Twitter (@shelldavis72)Original Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 484. We're getting right to the fiction this week with three short tales: about the beauty (and brevity) of a new life, a cure for writer's block and a family whose efforts to stay together only tear them apart.COMING UPGood Evening: Thank-yous, Trigger Warnings: 00:01:06[Trigger] Tony Logan’s It’s a Boy as read by Seth Williams: 00:04:08Connie Millard’s Pen or Perish as read by Seth Williams: 00:10:26Saraliza Anzaldua’s Left Behind as read by Drew Sebesteny: 00:16:37TRIGGER WARNINGSIt’s a Boy contains scenes of child harm and self harm.PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchTony Logan on FacebookConnie Millard on Twitter (@connieluvcoffee)Saraliza AnzalduaOriginal Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 483. This week we travel to London, Ontario to meet a man who’s late for a party. For fiction, we have one tales for you about a man who returns to face a horror that drove him halfway around the world. COMING UPGood Evening: StokerCon 2021, Contest, Submissions: 00:01:06Dark Travels: Eldon House, London, ON: 00:05:07Sarah Hans’ When the Stars are Right as read by Seth Williams: 00:14:28PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchStokerCon 2021Sarah Hans on PatreonSarah Hans on Twitter (@steampunkpanda)Original Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 482. This week we head back down beneath Toronto and come face to face with a monster. For fiction, we have two tales for you: about lessons in effective body disposal and a bad case of rescuer's remorse.COMING UPGood Evening: Submissions, Reviews and Thank-yous: 00:01:06Dark Travels: The Cabbagetown Monster: 00:04:20Warren Benedetto’s Those Who Turn from God as read by James Barnett: 00:18:27Gerri Leen’s I Give You My Heart as read by Dan Gurzynski: 00:32:07PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchStory SubmissionsWarren BenedettoWarren Benedetto on Twitter (@warrenbenedetto)James BarnettJames Barnett – Night’s End PodcastGerri LeenGerri Leen on Twitter (@GerriLeen)Dan Gurzynski on LibriVoxOriginal Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  

Welcome to Episode 481. This week we travel to Toronto to explore the abandoned Lower Bay subway station. For fiction, we have two tales for you: about two soldiers who discover the true terrors of war and a greedy property developer that gets more than they bargained for.COMING UPGood Evening: Hugos, Submissions, Thank-yous, Reviews: 00:01:06Dark Travels: Toronto, Lower Bay Station: 00:04:41Josh Rountree’s Snowfather as read by Graeme Dunlop: 00:20:16Trevor Tolliver’s Cornstalkers as read by Matthew Bradford: 00:37:26PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchReviews4Good – PodchaserThe 2021 Hugo Awards FinalistsJosh RountreeJosh Rountree on Twitter (@josh_rountree)Josh Rountree – Fantastic Americana: StoriesGraeme Dunlop on Twitter (@kibitzer)Matt Bradford on Twitter (@MattoMcFly)Matt Bradford – Video Game OutsidersMatt Bradford – Zombie CastOriginal Score by Nebulus Entertainment

Welcome to Episode 480. This week we meet Canada’s occult Prime Minister. For fiction, we have three tales for you: about a secret fishing spot, an unusual inheritance and a therapeutic massage.COMING UPGood Evening: Submissions, #Reviews4Good: 00:01:06Dark Travels: Canada’s Occult Prime Minister: 00:04:27Libby Young’s The Catch as read by Meredith McNeill: 00:15:33D. W. Davis’ Wear Wolf as read by Jesse Holt: 00:25:08Chris Kuriata’s Magic Touch Spa as read by Summer Brooks: 00:33:14PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchStory submissions are open!#Reviews4Good – PodchaserLibby Young – Short Story SoupLibby Young – Cinematica Animalia PodcastD.W. Davis on Facebook (@DanDavis05)D.W. Davis on Twitter (@dan_davis86)Jesse HoltJesse Holt on Twitter (@jesseholtvoice)Chris KuriataSummer Brooks – Slice of SciFi PodcastOriginal Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on Fac

Welcome to Episode 479. This week we explore one of the most famous haunting in Canadian history. For fiction, we have one tale for you, about a cure that may be worse than the disease.COMING UPGood Evening: Correction, Reviews and Submissions: 00:01:06Dark Travels: The Baldoon Mystery: 00:05:25Caitlin Marceau’s Infected as read by Josie Babin: 00:20:43PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchJessup’s General StoreCaitlin MarceauOriginal Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 478. This week we find out who the winners of our flash fiction contest are. Then, we unearth tragedy in Woodstock, Ontario. For fiction, we have three tales: about a woman in doubt, haunted land and an unprepared pet sitter.COMING UPGood Evening: Flash Contest Winner, Submissions, Thank-yous: 00:01:06Dark Travels: Woodstock, Ontario: 00:05:26Christopher Cosmos’ Rakshasa as read by Seth Williams: 00:15:58Sam Rebelein’s People Are Dying as read by Dennis Robinson: 00:27:27Ariana Ferrante’s Like Hurting Cats as read by Amy Paonessa: 00:38:01PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchChristopher CosmosChristopher Cosmos on Twitter (@XristosCosmos)Christopher Cosmos on Instagram (@christophercosmos)Sam RebeleinSam Rebelein on Twitter (@HillaryScruff)Dennis Robinson/Botched PodcastBotched Podcast on TwitchAriana Ferrante on Twitter (@ariana_ferrante)Amy PaonessaOriginal Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on Facebook

Welcome to Episode 477. This week we stick around Niagara to visit an old fort and the many ‘residents’ that call it home. For fiction, we have three tales, about a monster on the loose, a tense breakfast, and a delivery driver’s run-in with someone eager to buy his cargo.COMING UPGood Evening: Submissions, Thank-yous: 00:01:06Dark Travels: Fort George, Ontario: 00:04:46Paul Dicken’s Scratch, Scratch, Scratch as read by Evan Morgenstern: 00:19:46David Sandwich’s Breakfast at the Mortimers’ as read by David Darke: 00:24:30Eric Fomley’s The Bodybuilder’s Club as read by Anthony Babington: 00:33:40PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchPaul DickenPaul Dicken on Twitter (@paul_dicken)David Sandwich on Twitter (@SANDWICHcommaD)David Darke (daviddarke.vo@outlook.com)Anthony Babington on Twitter (@alephbaker)Original Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 476. This week we travel to Niagara Falls, Ontario with a handful of matches. Then, we have one longer tale, about a boy whose new home has the perfect treehouse. Now if only it wasn’t already occupied.COMING UPGood Evening: Submissions and Thank-yous: 00:01:06Dark Travels: Niagara Falls, ON: 00:02:19Philip Fracassi’s I Think My Treehouse is Haunted as read by Drew Mallory: 00:12:06PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchPhilip FracassiPhilip Fracassi on Facebook (@pfracassi)Philip Fracassi on Instagram (@pfracassi)Philip Fracassi on Twitter (@philipfracassi)Original Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 475. We’re in Nunavut again this week for a peek at the people that pass between worlds. For fiction, we have one longer tale… a coming of age story about spontaneous human combustion and the end of the world.COMING UPGood Evening: Flash Contest, Thank-yous: 00:01:06Dark Travels: The Shadow People, Nunavut: 00:02:45Eric J. Guignard’s A Case Study in Natural Selection and How It Applies to Love as read by Rish Outfield: 00:13:30PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchEric J. GuignardEric J. Guignard on Twitter (@ericjguignard)Dunesteef Audio Fiction MagazineRish Outcast Original Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 474. This week we head back up north to meet some strange arctic visitors. For fiction, we have two tales for you. First, a pair of sisters spend some time together on the beach. Then, we witness a man eat a baby on a crowded city street. But it's not what you think. Really.COMING UPGood Evening: Flash Contest, Thank-yous, Dark Matter Issue Two: 00:01:06Dark Travels: King Williams Island, Nunavut: 00:03:25Christi Nogle’s You Will Make Me Strong Again as read by Heather Thomas: 00:16:46Frank Oreto’s All God’s Creatures Got Reasons as read by Scott Fulps: 00:27:46PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchChristi NogleChristi Nogle on Twitter (@ChristiNogle) Frank Oreto on Facebook (@FrankisWriting)Frank Oreto on Twitter (@FrankOreto)Original Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 473. We have a Christi Nogle double-feature for you this week. First, we get a new perspective on the portrait of an ageless man. Then, a young woman on the cusp of independence reflects on her past.COMING UPGood Evening: Flash Contest: 00:01:06Christi Nogle’s Portrait of Basil Hallward as read by Bryce Dahle: 00:03:52Christi Nogle’s Move-in Weekend as read by Sarah Mehra: 00:20:56PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchChristi NogleChristi Nogle on Twitter (@christinogle)Bryce Dahle on FiverrOriginal Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 472. We’re going to cool our heels again this week, but we’ve got two stories that are sure to make up for it. First, a man learns his wife is a witch… the hard way. Then, a woman digs deep to reclaim her memory after surviving a massacre. But she may not like who she uncovers.COMING UPGood Evening: Flash Contest, StokerCon 2021: 00:01:06O. D. Hegre’s Extermination as read by Danielle Hewitt: 00:04:52[Trigger] H. L. Fullerton’s Lend Me Hands, Idle and Sharp as read by Summer Brooks: 00:12:15TRIGGER WARNINGLend Me Hands, Idle and Sharp contains scenes of sexual violence.PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchStokerCon2021H. L. Fullerton on Twitter (@ByHLFullerton)Summer Brooks at Slice of Sci-FiOriginal Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talestoterrify.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to Episode 471. This week, we’re taking a break from our travels again to catch up on a few things. For fiction, we have two tales for you: First, we get a new appreciation for the phrase, “be careful what you wish for.” Then, a man at his mother’s death bed finds her final moments even more traumatic than he could have imagined.COMING UPGood Evening: Flash Contest, Travels Hiatus: 00:01:06Liam Hogan’s Penny Prince as read by Matt Dovey: 00:05:02Marius Dicomites’ The Whisperers as read by Spencer DiSparti: 00:21:34PERTINENT LINKSSupport us on Patreon! Spread the darkness.Shop Tales to Terrify MerchLiam HoganLiam Hogan on Twitter (@LiamJHogan)Matt DoveyMatt Dovey on Facebook (@mattdoveywriter)Matt Dovey on Twitter (@mattdoveywriter)Marius DicomitesMarius Dicomites on Twitter (@dicomites)Spencer DiSparti on SoundcloudOriginal Score by Nebulus EntertainmentNebulus on FacebookNebulus on Instagram Support this show http://supporter.acast.co