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Scared To Death

Dan Cummins

True Crime, Society & Culture, Fiction

4.7 • 13.2K Ratings


True horror fan Dan Cummins attempts to terrify his wife Lynze with two new alleged-to-be-true tales each week. Demonic possession, poltergeists, shadow people, and more! Subscribe and listen in the dark to your new weekly nightmare.

260 Episodes

The Red Room

The Red Room, Death Valley (Norway), Buckner Building, Marple Curse

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2024

Nightmare Fuel #9: Demon in the Machine 2: Possession

In this ninth installment of fictional horror written and narrated by Dan Cummins, we pick up where episode eight left off for our first sequel. In this episode, Tom travels to Vermont in an attempt to locate and save his daughter Katie from the demon he helped bring into the world...

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

You Belong To Me

Possessions, Cursed Object, Marjorie Kemp, First Home Ghost, Doppelgänger

Transcribed - Published: 5 June 2024

It Came For Him

Rules of Appalachia Lore, A Tragic Ending, Beyond Haunted, Doll Creeps

Transcribed - Published: 29 May 2024

A Night At The Clown Motel

The Clown Motel, Dark and Bloody Grounds, Podcast Haunting, Haunted House

Transcribed - Published: 22 May 2024

Nightmare Fuel #8: Demon in the Machine

In this eighth installment of fictional horror written and narrated by Dan Cummins, we travel to the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, where a successful writer begins to be tormented by something terrible he accidentally stumbled upon on-line...

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

The Ghosts of Tombstone

Lighthouse Lore, Mineral Wells, Tombstone, On The Roof, Unlikely Empath, Oryz or Not

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

The Face Of Grief (Black Aggie)

Black Aggie, Behind You, Come To Hell, Whaley House

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

Nightmare Fuel #7: Vacancy

In this seventh installment of fictional horror written and narrated by Dan Cummins, we travel to Savannah, Georgia, where a young couple on vacation check into a very unusual hotel, The 1780. Will they ever check out?

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

He Was Real

Shadowy Figures, Corpse, Spear Finger, Gas Station Glitch, Watch Tower Terro

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Terror In The Stairwell

Grimes Sisters, Stairwell Chase, Family Haunts, Exorcism

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

Nightmare Fuel #6: The Children of Midnight

In this sixth installment of fictional horror written and narrated by Dan Cummins, we travel to the Oregon coast, where a young family sees their dream turn into a nightmare when they move into a new and very troubled home, long possessed by a powerful demon...

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

What's In The Basement?

Strip Club, Cottonwood Cemetery, La Niña and The Man

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

The Spirit Of Highway Five

State Rte 5 (AL), Pune Poltergeist, A Mimic?, Duendes and More

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

Nightmare Fuel #5: The Villa of Moonlight

In this fifth installment of fictional horror written and narrated by Dan Cummins, we travel to Pazin, Croatia, where five American college students who have been studying abroad in Florence, Italy, are staying at The Villa of Moonlight for a long weekend. And their time in Pazin, does not go according to plan...

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2024

The Boy Who Feared the Dark

Mount Massive Asylum, Santa Paula Cemetery, Grandma Returns, Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola)

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

The Ghosts of Port Arthur

Port Arthur, The Joelma Building, Housesitting Hell, Nightmare Confirmed, Attachment in Jakarta

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

The Ghosts Of Franklin Castle

Alien Experiments, Franklin Castle, A Fae Encounter, Not-So-Imaginary Friend

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

Nightmare Fuel #4: Sometimes the Darkness Wins

In this fourth piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins, we meet a strange child's doll, Sam, found by a young boy, Jack, when he and his sister and mother moved into a new home following the death of Jack's father. Sam looks like she comes from another world, and she does, and her world is full of nothing but evil...

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024


Skinwalker, The Faceless Nun, Hat Man, Rake

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

Thank You For Visiting

Phantom Social Workers, Haunted Laundromat, Leave Us Alone, Open To Spirits

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

Nightmare Fuel #3: The Beast of Bodie

The third piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins. The tale of a mysterious beast that's been brutally killing men for decades in the former gold rush town of Bodie, California. In 1915, a new sheriff, Ezra Calhoun, seeks to finally solve the mystery and set up a showdown with a mystical creature...

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2024

Lake Labynkyr Devil

Lake Labynkyr, Zombie Road, Mystery Entity, Time Lost in the Wilderness

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

Is Dorothy Home?

Dorothy Jane Scott, Nell Cropsey, Little Hands, Private Scares, Pennhurst Asylum

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

Nightmare Fuel #2: 1:17 a.m.

The second offering in a new series for Scared to Death fans! One short piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins. The tale of a man trying to figure out what lies beneath his couch... something that keeps announcing its presence night after night, at 1:17 a.m. ...

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2024

The Ghost Fleet Of Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk Lagoon, Bellaire House, Ghost Teamwork, Deer Lady

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2024

Do You Believe Now?

De Vargas Street House, Spearfinger, Great Swamp, Phone Ghost

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2024

Nightmare Fuel #1: Mirrors and Dreams

The first offering in a new series for Scared to Death fans! One short piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins. Hope today's tale of a terrible creature who desperately wants to join our world leaves you good and creeped out!

Transcribed - Published: 2 February 2024

The Cooneen Poltergeist

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

The Nephilim

Curse of The Luxor, The Nephilim in the Woods

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2024

The Legend of the Feu Follet

School Sisters, Feu-Follet, Haunted Restaurant, Missing Diner, The Little Boy

Transcribed - Published: 17 January 2024

The Girl In The Painting

Mount Rubidoux, Loftus Hall, Haunted Object, Painting Comes To Life

Transcribed - Published: 10 January 2024

Trouble Getting Home

Liquor Store Lurker, Airport Ghost, Warren, Winter Spirit

Transcribed - Published: 3 January 2024

Still Trapped

Yellow Jacket Mine, Surrency Poltergeist, Valkyrie, Attachment, Haunted Hotel Room

Transcribed - Published: 27 December 2023

The Signal Man

Mystery Footsteps, The Signal Man, Possession, Ll Llorona

Transcribed - Published: 20 December 2023

The Burned Woman

Hot Lake Springs Hotel, The Haunting Of Carrie Fisher, The Glenn House, Persistent Poltergeist

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2023

This Is My House

Plantation Demon, Three Lost Souls, The House on Westchester

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2023

The Screaming Specter

Anne Naylor, From The Sky, Evil House, In Life and Death, The Mist Took Her

Transcribed - Published: 29 November 2023

The Black Angel

Disappearance, Black Angel, Haunted or Possessed, Doppleganger House

Transcribed - Published: 22 November 2023

The House of Madness

Ireland is Haunted, St. Augustine is Haunted, India is Haunted

Transcribed - Published: 15 November 2023

The Ghost of Jayuro Road

Jayuro Ghost, Creature of the Sea, Alien Abduction

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2023

The Museum Of Shadows

Iceman, La Mussara, Poltergeist, Claire the Doll, Witches Watertower

Transcribed - Published: 1 November 2023

A Scorned Lover's Curse

Scorned Lover's Curse, Willow Creek Farm, Capturing a Spirit, Mimic, Lingering Spirit

Transcribed - Published: 25 October 2023

The Creeper of Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Salem Black River, Sanatorium, Sleep Paralysis, Uninvited Sleepover Guest

Transcribed - Published: 11 October 2023

The Devil's Clock

Curse of the Devils Clock, Mass UFO Sighting, The Bunny, Haunted House of Frogs

Transcribed - Published: 4 October 2023

The Bell Island Hag

Brayley Pond, Bell Hag, Hitchhiker

Transcribed - Published: 27 September 2023

It Came From The Dungeon

Dungeon Spirit, Woodburn Plantation, The Soldier, Golden Gate Ghost

Transcribed - Published: 20 September 2023

Fire On The Mound

House of Demons, Plum Bayou, Skinwalkers, Irish Banshee, Dopplegänger

Transcribed - Published: 13 September 2023

Ghost Bus

Athens Asylum, Chase Vault, Dark Shadow, Multiverse Ghost Bus

Transcribed - Published: 6 September 2023

The Ghost Of Goody Cole

Goody Cole, My Daughter Talks To The Dead, The Waitress, Alien Pranks, Closet Creature

Transcribed - Published: 29 August 2023

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