Dread Central's Dreadtime Stories
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A collection of short horror stories read by their authors. Mick Garris, Christopher Golden, Jack Ketchum and a lot more! Sponsored by Dark Delicacies!
||CleanDreadtime Stories: The Tell-Tale Heart||This, our thirteenth, episode is a bit of a departure for us. In honor of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, we present our rendition of Edgar Allan Poe's classic of horror, The Tell-Tale Heart.||2/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDreadtime Stories: I Want My Mummy||Three young college students are about to find out that there are some forces with which one shouldn't trifle. Tonight's Dreadtime Story is called I Want My Mummy.||1/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDreadtime Stories: 'Twas the Night Before Krampus||There is a darker side to Christmas, when the night is stalked by a fearsome beast. Ever wonder what happens to children who don't make Santa's "Nice" list? Tonight's Dreadtime Story is called "Twas the Night Before Krampus."||12/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDreadtime Stories: For What You Have||Some people spend their lives obsessing over that one thing that will give them everything they want. But there is an old saying: Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. Tonight's Dreadtime Story is called For What You Have.||11/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDreadtime Stories: Howl-O-Ween||After the destruction of our studios by zombies at the end of last season, it took us a while to get back together. But we're back now with the season two premiere of Dreadtime Stories! Join us, please, for Howl-O-Ween!||10/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDreadtime Stories: April Fool||April first brings out the prankster in all of us. This episode of Dreadtime Stories is a salute to that friend, as well as an homage to Orson Wells. Special guest voice in this episode is none other than horror scribe Gary Braunbeck!||4/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDreadtime Stories: The Carnival||There's music in the night, and the smell of funnel-cakes and popcorn fills the air. People line up for a game of chance to win teddy-bears and goldfish. It's a fun night when the carnival comes to town.||2/12/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDreadtime Stories: Under the Bed||Every parent has to deal with nightmares. When a child screams in the night, it takes a special kind of patience to reassure the child that there's nothing in the darkness. But what if the child wasn't dreaming? What if the nightmares are real? What happens when the child's fears become the parents' nightmares? Join us for our Dreadtime Story called "Under the Bed." This week's players: Scott A. Johnson Tabatha Johnson Hoshizora Aona Matt Taylor Clint McCrocklin Heather McCrocklin||1/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDreadtime Stories: The Caller||For the New Year the Dreadtime Players thought it might be cool to air our "Pilot Episode," the one that got us green-lit. Simple old-school terror reigns.||1/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDreadtime Stories: Twas the Night Before Christmas||The Dreadtime Stories Players would like to thank everyone for listening and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.||12/22/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDreadtime Stories: The Sins of the Father||What toll does the loss of a child take on a family? Do those wounds heal? Or do they fester into madness?||12/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDreadtime Stories: The Dinner Party||Ever consider that person you're dating? Just what would they do without you? More importantly, what would they do if you left them? Some women say they can't live without their men. Others say they won't let their man live without them.||11/13/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOld-School Radio Horror! Dreadtime Stories Return for Halloween!||What is more frightening: the monster you can see, or the one you can't? Is it more frightening to see the beast, or to hear its breath as it rasps behind you, waiting to drag your soul to hell?||10/30/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDel Howison's The Lost Heard||Hear what the story that the premiere episode of Fear Itself sounds like from the man who wrote it!||8/6/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSarah Langan's The Lost||A haunting story of loneliness in the big city||6/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdrienne Barbeau's Vampyres of Hollywood excerpt||The starlet turned author reads a bit from her first work of fiction, Hollywood Vampyres!||6/1/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNate Kenyon's Bloodstone Excerpt!||A ghastly chunk of nastiness from Bloodstone, the debut novel from Massachusetts-based writer Nate Kenyon!||4/29/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Laimo's Fires Rising Excerpt!||The author of The Demonologist and Dead Souls reads an excerpt from his latest novel, Fires Rising!||2/26/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff Strand's The Bad Candy House||Twisted author Jeff Strand weaves a Halloween tale that will have you rolling!||1/23/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMick Garris' Joy||Follow one man as he expounds on the joys of the world and all living things...||10/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott A. Johnson's Of Moss and Bullfrogs||A girl's perilous journey from an unescapable destiny!||10/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlan Draven's Rattling Man||A cool Halloween tale based in Draven's fictional town of Bitternest, LA!||10/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Golden's Runaway||Christopher Golden reads a fantastical story of monsters, youth and the power of family!||9/12/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGary Braunbeck's In the House of the Hangman... & Listening to Hendrix 1983||Gary A. Braunbeck, author of Keepers, Mr. Hands, Destinations Unknown and many more, gives a reading of two of his stories for the Dreadtime Stories podcast!||8/20/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Keene's Burying Betsey||Brian Keene reads a creepy tale of a father's love for the latest Dreadtime Story! A Dread Central exclusive!||8/1/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCraig Shaw Gardner's Day of the Wolf||The latest entry in our on-going author-centric series, this time we have Craig Shaw Gardner reading a very cool werewolf story that's unlike what you've heard before.||7/10/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJack Ketchum's Olivia: A Monologue||The first of our on-going series of horror authors reading stories and/or novel excerpts for Dread Central readers!||6/24/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
mick garris writes some of the best stories
Batteries not included was awesome so was chocolate off of masters of horror. i like hocus pocus too and sleepwalkers cheers mick!
I wish they would begin to feed again.
I enjoyed most of these stories. This podcast introduced me to some new (and very talented) horror writers that I may have never met on my own. Good stories, really. Personally, I think that "Burrying Betsy" was one of the best.
Love the old-school horror radio show!
I thought it was a lost art, but this really brings it back. Kudos!