Being a little frightened is one thing. Being terrified is another. Listeners who prefer the latter will enjoy this podcast, Scared To Death. This podcast is for listeners who enjoy spooky stories, unexplained events, and jumpscares. It is not for kids, though.
Standup comic and horror fan Dan Cummins cohosts the show with his wife, Lynze. Scared To Death will scare listeners. Dan is well known for another podcast he hosts, Timesuck. Audiences might have seen him appear on The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Show, and Comedy Central's This is Not Happening. Lynze shares her vocal reactions to these stories when he shares them. But she's more than a bystander. She also tells scary stories and tales for audiences. The two of them record from their scary, darkened basement to add an extra bit of spook to their podcast. This is the audio version of their YouTube podcast.
They both tell true stories of hauntings, death curses, poltergeists, and serial killers. These Scared To Death podcast episodes are scary. But Dan includes his signature comedy to lighten the episodes. Each episode follows a similar theme-spookiness. But all stories are unique and true. "The San Pedro Haunting" is the first story Dan tells on the podcast. He talks about a young mother and her two children who have a paranormal experience. One of the weirdest and wildest episodes is "A Haunting At Kaimuki House." That's the most haunted house in Hawaii. Leading up to Halloween, Dan gives listeners a longer episode. "The Curse Of La Patasola" starts in the forests of Columbia. This is where a vampiric creature known as La Patasola dwells. Listeners hear from people who have encountered it and survived.
Why do haunted houses get their reputations? Is it possible for ghosts to cross time to find their prey? Do parallel universes exist? Dan and Lynze answer these questions and more in their spooky podcast. Dan is masterful at telling stories that spook his audience. Scared To Death is not for people who scare easily. It might leave some listeners a little afraid.