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Scary Stories Around the Fire

Scary Stories Around the Fire

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Are you afraid of the dark? Maybe you should be...

SCARY STORIES is an audio horror anthology featuring world premieres from the twisted minds of Crystal Skillman, Bryan Renaud, Savanna Rae, and Bianca Phipps, plus new adaptations of classics by Poe, Hawthorne, Blackwood, and more. Each episode includes a full sound design and professional voice cast.

Trigger warning: Our stories may include graphic descriptions of gore or terrifying events. Please listen at your own risk.

SCARY STORIES is a part of the random acts network.
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The Nun: Mother Superior
Sister Margaret Martin was never found after the Overlook Institution closed, but her wicked shadow still lingers in the building... Told by Kelsey Jaffer Written by Bryan Renaud stream at youtube.com/thescarystoriespodcast check out @viral_film_ scarystoriesviral.com randomactsnetwork.com 
08:10
September 19, 2022
The Fall of the House of Usher
The narrator approaches the House of Usher on a "dull, dark, and soundless day."  Gloomy and mysterious, the house had previously belonged to his childhood friend: Roderick Usher.  Story by Edgar Allan Poe Told by Mike Vendetti  youtube.com/thescarystoriespodcast @thescarystoriespodcast
53:24
September 14, 2022
The Man in the Window
A young woman is tormented by a man on the other side of her sliding glass doors. Told by Terri Lynn Hudson, and written by Bryan Renaud.  Also available at youtube.com/thescarystoriespodcast.
07:07
August 27, 2022
The Girl Who Stood on a Grave
Veronica can't let the other kids think she's a chicken - even if that means visiting the cemetery alone and standing on an old witch's grave.  Told by Hannah Mary Simpson. Featuring Ashlyn Seehafer and Bryan Renaud youtube.com/thescarystoriespodcast @thescarystoriespodcast scarystoriesviral.com
07:24
August 18, 2022
Mad Henry
Old Mad Henry lived alone and kept to himself, with the townsfolk murmuring about his dealings with witchcraft and the dead. When a beautiful young woman moves to town, he'll stop at nothing to have her. Told by Terri Lynne Hudson. youtube.com/thescarystoriespodcast @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com scarystoriesviral.com
07:05
July 29, 2022
5 Hours of Scary Stories | Over 20 Tales!
Perfect for your next camping trip, sleepover, long drive, or long night...enjoy FIVE STRAIGHT HOURS OF SCARY STORIES. Featuring over 20 of our best and most popular, from "The Boogeywoman" to "Footprints" and "The Moonlight Order," along with classics like "The Black Cat," "The Birthmark," and "The Pale Woman." Don't forget urban legends: we've got "The Hook," "The Bed by the Window," and several others...  @thescarystoriespodcast youtube.com/thescarystoriespodcast [VIRAL] https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4fj9OPovqQhynt4rgRIWpA
05:06:46
July 22, 2022
The Blackboard
Every student was terrified of Mr. Rivers and his horrifying punishments. When he starts to receive messages from a mysterious source, he is pushed to his breaking point. Inspired by folklore, and told by Hannah Mary Simpson. Featuring Bryan Renaud.  youtube.com/thescarystoriespodcast instagram.com/thescarystoriespodcast facebook.com/thescarystoriespodcast twitter.com/scarystoriespod 
06:54
July 16, 2022
Was It a Dream?
A man makes the questionable decision to stay the night at his wife's grave.  Told by James K. White. Based on the story by Guy de Maupassant.  youtube.com/thescarystoriespodcast facebook.com/thescarystoriespodcast twitter.com/scarystoriespod instagram.com/thescarystoriespodcast
13:57
July 08, 2022
Dancing with the Devil
After being forbidden from attending the dance, a young woman sneaks out for the first time ever. When she's not able to join her crush for a dance, a mysterious stranger catches her eye... Told by Terri Lynne Hudson. @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com
06:39
July 01, 2022
The Black Cat
A man becomes an increasingly unhinged and violent alcoholic, lashing out at his wife and pet animals. After murdering his favorite cat in a drunken rage, he must fight the urge to repeat the act. Based on the classic story by Edgar Allan Poe. Told by Don Morgan.  @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com  Lovers of cats and walls should listen with discretion. 
21:30
June 24, 2022
The Moonlight Order (Extended Version)
Featuring "The Moonlight Order," "The Boogeywoman," and "The Monster Downstairs."    For two hundred years, a small group of storytellers gathered in a clearing in the woods to tell stories. They called themselves The Moonlight Order. But in 1993, someone brought a guest that changed everything.    Starring Shannon Leigh Webber, Sarafina Vecchio, Aaron Holland, Shaina Summerville, Dana Macel, and Bryan Renaud. Written by Bryan Renaud and Savanna Rae. @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA9jeyHL6kR-0ynSrGA6XOw/featured
28:30
June 23, 2022
The Buddy System
The Buddy System states that no camper goes anywhere alone - but one boy's companion seems stranger than the others.  An urban legend retold by Bryan Renaud. @thescarystoriespodcast UCA9jeyHL6kR-0ynSrGA6XOw
05:26
June 16, 2022
The Moonlight Order
For two hundred years, a small group of storytellers gathered in a clearing in the woods to tell stories. They called themselves The Moonlight Order. But in 1993, someone brought a guest that changed everything.  Told by Shannon Leigh Webber. Featuring Dana Macel as Elenore and Bryan Renaud as Gary.  @thescarystoriespodcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA9jeyHL6kR-0ynSrGA6XOw
12:38
June 06, 2022
3 Creepy College Stories: Someone Knocked Back!
For the first time, we're sharing recordings sent in by you. Enjoy three tales of terror set on haunted college campuses: Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College, the music house at Cornell, or a sorority at Millikin...  Huge thanks to Colleen, Abby, and Daria for their stories!  @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com 
16:56
June 01, 2022
5 Spooky Stories: An Hour of Motherly Horror
Hit the motherlode with 5 Scary Stories about evil mothers, black magic, haunted houses, and a long wooden tail... Featuring "Mommy's Here," "The New Mother," "The Boogeywoman," "Knock Knock," and "Mary's Story."  @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork "Mommy's Here" features Shannon Leigh Webber. "The New Mother" features Dana Macel, Joyce Klowden, Hannah Mary Simpson, and Ashlyn Seehafer. "The Boogeywoman" features Shannon Leigh Webber, Sarafina Vecchio, Aaron Holland, and Shaina Summerville. "Knock Knock" features Angie Campbell, Shannon Leigh Webber, and Aaron Holland. "Mary's Story" features Dana Macel, Sarafina Vecchio, and Shaina Summerville. 
01:11:34
May 24, 2022
Around the Fire: Aaron Holland & Shannon Leigh Webber
As we prepare to release our 25th tale, enjoy a behind-the-stories conversation with Aaron Holland (Trojan, The Comet, The Boogeywoman) and Shannon Leigh Webber (Black Friday, Footprints, The Hook) as they chat favorite horror movies, urban legends, and more.  @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com 
14:16
May 16, 2022
The New Mother
When two sisters refuse to behave, their mother threatens to leave and send a New Mother to replace her…with cracked, glass eyes and a long wooden tail. Based on the story by Lucy Clifford.  Told by Dana Macel. Featuring Joyce Klowden, Hannah Mary Simpson, and Ashlyn Seehafer. Adapted by Bryan Renaud.  "The New Mother" is quoted by Neil Gaiman as one of the main inspirations of "Coraline." 
29:10
May 08, 2022
Mommy's Here
Before, Grace was willing to do anything for her son to be alive again. Now...she'd do anything for him to rest.  Told by Shannon Leigh Webber Written by Bryan Renaud, inspired by folklore  @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com 
12:05
April 29, 2022
The Haunted Railroad Tracks | Urban Legends Retold
Years ago, a train collided with a school bus full of children stalled on the tracks, killing everyone on board. Some believe the spirits of the children remain close, hoping to prevent their tragedy from ever being repeated.  Told by Hannah Mary Simpson. Featuring Aaron Holland and Ashlyn Seehafer.  "The Haunted Railroad Tracks" is inspired by one of the most popular urban legends of all time, sometimes called "Ghost Handprints", "Fingerprints" or "Ghost Tracks." Many areas claim to be the source of the legend, including Munger Road in Illinois and locations in Utah, Tennessee, and San Antonio.  @thescarystoriespodcast @RandomActsNet randomactsnetwork.com 
09:26
April 19, 2022
5 Campfire Tales to Tell in the Dark | An Hour of Scary Stories
Features "Footprints", "The Bed by the Window", "The Hook", "The Chainsaw Massacre", and "Cemetary Soup" all written by or retold by Bryan Renaud. The cast features Shannon Leigh Webber, Terri Lynne Hudson, Hannah Mary Simpson, Aaron Holland, and Bryan Renaud.  Also available to stream at YouTube.com/RandomActs. @thescarystoriespodcast @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com "Footprints" and "The Chainsaw Massacre" are both inspired by true events. "The Bed by the Window" and "Cemetary Soup" were both famously adapted in "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark". "The Hook" is a world premiere adaptation of one of the most famous urban legends of all time. 
01:02:22
April 10, 2022
The Soup
Give...me...back...my...bone!  An old woman makes a delicious pot of soup with a bone she found in a cemetery. That night, its owner appears in search of his missing piece.  "The Soup" is retold by Bryan Renaud, based on the urban legend. It's previously been adapted as "Bone Soup," "The Stew," or most famously, "The Cemetary Soup" in Alvin Schwartz' "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" collection. It's similar to another famous folktale as well, "The Big Toe."  @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com 
06:40
March 28, 2022
The Pale Woman
An assistant staying in a country hotel becomes obsessed with a mysterious resident who inexplicably moves from room to room - a tall, pale woman who doesn't speak.  Told by Shannon Leigh Webber. Adapted from "The Pale Man" by Julius Long.  @thescarystoriespodcast @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
13:20
March 22, 2022
Ask a Dead Man
A man, given one month to live, obsesses over what comes after death. Based on the story "There is a Reaper" by Charles V. de Vet. Told by NR Collard.  @thescarystoriespodcast @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
12:10
March 13, 2022
The Hook | Urban Legends Retold
A news bulletin interrupts a young couple at the town makeout spot, announcing that an escaped fugitive known as "The Hook Man" is on the loose.  Story by Bryan Renaud, based on the urban legend. Told by Shannon Leigh Webber Featuring Aaron Holland, Bryan Renaud, and Shannon Leigh Webber @thescarystoriespodcast @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
15:25
March 07, 2022
4 Classic Tales Around the Fire
Featuring The Birthmark (Nathaniel Hawthorne), The Comet (W.E.B. Du Bois), The Conjure Woman (Charles W. Chessnut), and The Tell-Tale Heart (Edgar Allan Poe). The cast includes Shannon Leigh Webber, Aaron Holland, Terri Lynne Hudson, Ashlyn Seehafer, Bryan Renaud, James K. White, and Don Morgan.  Also available to stream at YouTube.com/RandomActs. @thescarystoriespodcast @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
01:00:46
February 27, 2022
The Comet
A passing comet casts a shadow of death over 1920's New York, leaving only two survivors: a Black man, and a white woman. Based on the story by W.E.B. Du Bois. Told by Terri Lynne Hudson Featuring Aaron Holland, Ashlyn Seehafer, and Bryan Renaud Also available to stream at YouTube.com/RandomActs.  RandomActsNetwork.com @randomactsnet 
18:38
February 22, 2022
The Chainsaw Massacre | Inspired by True Events
Inspired by True Events. Driving through rural Texas in search of her missing family, Marilyn is forced to stop at The Bender Inn - only to find something sinister within. Something sinister with a chainsaw.  Written and told by Bryan Renaud Also available at YouTube.com/RandomActs.  @thescarystoriespodcast @randomactsnet www.randomactsnetwork.com 
21:53
February 16, 2022
The Birthmark
A scientist attempts to save his failed career by removing a birthmark from his wife's otherwise perfect cheek.  Story by Nathaniel Hawthorne Adapted by Bryan Renaud Told by Shannon Leigh Webber Featuring Aaron Holland  @thescarystoriespodcast www.randomactsnetwork.com www.youtube.com/randomacts 
11:30
February 11, 2022
The Conjure Woman
A conjure woman turns her enslaved husband into a tree to prevent him from being sent to another plantation. Based on Charles W. Chessnut's "Po' Sandy," and told by James K. White.  Also available to stream at YouTube.com/RandomActs. @thescarystoriespodcast RandomActsNetwork.com
17:03
February 06, 2022
The Bed by the Window | Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
In the decaying wing of an old hospital, three men share a room with only one window at the very end. The man furthest from the window grows jealous of the man who enjoys the outside view, eager to see the world for himself.  Told by Terri Lynne Hudson Written by Bryan Renaud (Inspired by Folklore)  Scary Stories Around the Fire is an ongoing horror anthology series, also available to stream at youtube.com/randomacts.  www.instagram.com/thescarystoriespodcast www.RandomActsNetwork.com
07:31
January 31, 2022
Footprints | Inspired by True Events
Mysterious footprints appear in the snow behind several houses on an isolated street. Home alone, a young woman attempts to find the source before it's too late. Written by Bryan Renaud Told by Shannon Leigh Webber Featuring Terri Lynne Hudson and Hannah Mary Simpson Also available at youtube.com/randomacts. @thescarystoriespodcast RandomActsNetwork.com www.facebook.com/randomactsnet www.instagram.com/randomactsnet www.twitter.com/randomactsnet
14:09
January 24, 2022
The Tell-Tale Heart
After committing the perfect crime, a man is tormented by the continued beating of his victim's heart. Written by Edgar Allan Poe Adapted by Bryan Renaud Told by Don Morgan @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com
14:42
January 17, 2022
5 Chilling Tales Around the Fire | Winter Horrors
We've compiled five holiday and winter-set stories for your enjoyment! Sit back and relax around the snowy fire for an hour. Don't be afraid...   Also available at youtube.com/randomacts.  Featuring:  BLACK FRIDAY (Shannon Leigh Webber) DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN? (Ashlyn Seehafer, Aaron Holland, Bryan Renaud) SMEE (Samantha Garcia, Shannon Leigh Webber, Aaron Holland, Ashlyn Seehafer)  SANTA CAM (Shannon Leigh Webber, Aaron Holland, Bryan Renaud) THE DUFFLE BAG (Bryan Renaud, Aaron Holland, Shannon Leigh Webber). Music by Myuu. @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com 
01:01:08
December 30, 2021
The Duffle Bag
A man packing late into the night begins to question if he's alone in his apartment.  Featuring Aaron Holland and Shannon Leigh Webber. Adapted and Told by Bryan Renaud. Based on the Story by Algernon Blackwood.  @scarystoriespod randomactsnetwork.com youtube.com/randomacts 
18:35
December 28, 2021
Smee
An unexpected guest joins a group playing "Hide and Seek" over Christmas in a sprawling mansion.    Written by AM Burrage. Adapted by Bryan Renaud. Told by Samantha Garcia. Featuring Aaron Holland, Shannon Leigh Webber, and Ashlyn Seehafer.   @scarystoriespod   randomactsnetwork.com facebook.com/randomactsnet instagram.com/randomactsnet twitter.com/randomactsnet
14:42
December 20, 2021
Santa Cam
A family sees more than expected after setting up a camera to catch Santa Claus. Told by Shannon Leigh Webber Featuring Aaron Holland, Ashlyn Seehafer, Bryan Renaud, and Shannon Leigh Webber Written by Bryan Renaud Music by Myuu  @scarystoriespod randomactsnetwork.com 
08:10
December 13, 2021
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
A man is tormented by a mysterious stranger while walking alone during a blizzard.  Told by Ashlyn Seehafer Featuring Aaron Holland and Bryan Renaud Written by Bryan Renaud @scarystoriespod Support: www.paypal.me/randomactschi Venmo: @randomacts CashApp: $randomactschi randomactsnetwork.com
08:20
December 06, 2021
Black Friday
The doors separated. The sign lit up. The store was now open.  Margot used her bony elbows to make sure nobody beat her to the discounted purses. Toby couldn't see anything in the massive stampede of adults, but he kept his mind on the remote control car he'd seen all the commercials for. Tina headed to the appliances, hoping to grab a new blender for her dad. These were the final moments that resembled anything like a typical Black Friday.  Told by Shannon Leigh Webber Written by Bryan Renaud @scarystoriespod  Support: www.paypal.me/randomactschi Venmo: @randomacts CashApp: $randomactschi  randomactsnetwork.com
13:07
November 26, 2021
The Monster Downstairs (Mary's Story)
A young girl investigates the terrifying noises coming from her basement.  Written by Savanna Rae and Bryan Renaud. Told by Dana Macel. Featuring Sarafina Vecchio and Shaina Summerville. are you afraid of the dark? maybe you should be. stream at www.youtube.com/randomacts www.randomactsnetwork.com
09:51
November 21, 2021
Knock Knock
After moving into a new home, a young couple is terrorized by a mysterious force.  Written by Bryan Renaud Told by Angie Campbell Featuring Shannon Leigh Webber and Aaron Holland www.facebook.com/thescarystoriespodcast www.twitter.com/scarystoriespod www.instagram.com/scarystoriespod thescarystoriespodcast(at)gmail.com  Stream Scary Stories and so much more at Youtube.com/RandomActs.  Scary Stories is part of the Random Acts Network. randomactsnetwork.com 
11:29
November 15, 2021
The New World | Found Audio Horror
How do you describe a missing world? Crystal Skillman's chilling THE NEW WORLD follows a mysterious speaker's audio diary after she wakes up to find her partner missing. Directed by Sarah Storm, the story is told by Ali Bailey.    SUPPORT: https://gofund.me/89dd0e77   https://twitter.com/scarystoriespod http://instagram.com/thescarystoriespodcast https://facebook.com/scarystoriespod https://www.youtube.com/randomacts   thescarystoriespodcast AT gmail.com   Crystal Skillman is a four-time New York Times Critics Pick. She is the book writer for the musical MARY AND MAX and co-writer of KING KIRBY from the Broadway Podcast Network. She has also written for both Marvel and Adventure Time. Her new audio drama THE MAGICIAN'S MAGICIAN launches this fall.   THE NEW WORLD is directed by Sarah Storm, co-founder of BOOM Integrated. Sarah is the producer of both the award-winning "Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel" and "This is Working with Daniel Roth" podcasts. She appears weekly with host Jessi Hempel on "LinkedIn Live" for Hello Monday Office Hours. Sarah is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and The Dramatists' Guild.   are you afraid of the dark? maybe you should be.    SCARY STORIES AROUND THE FIRE is an ongoing audio horror anthology. Writers include Bryan Renaud, Savanna Rae, Bianca Phipps, and Crystal Skillman. Each campfire story features full sound design and a professional cast.
11:29
November 08, 2021
Trojan
In the darkness below a fraternity house, Cassandra stumbles across a long-held secret.  TROJAN: written by bianca phipps told by samantha garcia featuring courtney feiler & aaron holland with shannon leigh webber    WATCH: youtube.com/RandomActs SUPPORT: https://gofund.me/89dd0e77   https://twitter.com/scarystoriespod http://instagram.com/thescarystoriespodcast https://facebook.com/scarystoriespod thescarystoriespodcast AT gmail.com    are you afraid of the dark? maybe you should be.    SCARY STORIES AROUND THE FIRE is an ongoing audio horror anthology. Writers include Bryan Renaud, Savanna Rae, Bianca Phipps, and Crystal Skillman. Each campfire story features full sound design and a professional cast.   
13:08
November 01, 2021
The Boogeywoman
A young woman raised in darkness by her wicked mother wants nothing more than to live a normal life. Everything changes when a group of children from a nearby town stumble on her home.   written by bryan renaud & savanna rae. told by shannon leigh webber. featuring sarafina vecchio, aaron holland, and shaina summerville. producers: brenda and shawn renaud. @scarystoriespod randomactsnetwork.com 
11:48
October 24, 2021
Are You Afraid of the Dark? 5 Campfire Tales
An hour of horror, featuring THE BOOGEYWOMAN, TROJAN, THE NEW WORLD, KNOCK KNOCK, and MARY'S STORY.  Written by Bryan Renaud, Savanna Rae, Crystal Skillman and Bianca Phipps Starring Shannon Leigh Webber, Sarafina Vecchio, Aaron Holland, Shaina Summerville, Samantha Garcia, Courtney Feiler, Ali Bailey, Angie Campbell, and Dana Macel  Guest Direction by Sarah Storm youtube.com/randomacts  twitter/facebook - @scarystoriespod www.instagram.com/thescarystoriespodcast  facebook/twitter - @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com www.paypal.me/randomactschi 
55:47
October 08, 2021
Scary Stories: Now Screaming
An audio horror anthology featuring world premieres from the twisted minds of Crystal Skillman, Bryan Renaud, Savanna Rae, and Bianca Phipps, plus new adaptations of classics by Poe, Hawthorne, Blackwood and more. Each episode includes full sound design and a professional voice cast.  Available at Youtube.com/RandomActs, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.  @thescarystoriespodcast SCARY STORIES is part of the random acts network.  www.randomactsnetwork.com 
00:48
September 17, 2021