Blumhouse and iHeartMedia Partnering Up to Develop Scripted Horror Podcasts

The first such effort, The Mantawauk Caves, will premiere early next year.

By Chris Morse

Blumhouse Productions is a name synonymous with the horror genre in film and television, but there exists another frontier which the company hasn't left its mark on just yet: audio plays. To help rectify this glaring omission, the studio has inked a deal with iHeartMedia to develop a slate of scripted horror podcast series, including thrillers, murder mysteries, sci-fi stories, and more.

The first such project is titled The Mantawauk Caves, which is a supernatural horror story set to launch in early 2020 through the iHeartPodcast Network as well as other podcast platforms. The series follows three boys who enter a cave in the Appalachian Mountains with deadly consequences.

The Mantawauk Caves comes from filmmaker Dan Bush, who has written and directed such features as The Vault and The Dark Red. As mentioned, this first series will launch in early 2020 but more are on the way, covering a wide variety of subgenres in the horror world.

Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this partnership. We'll be sure to keep you posted on what new fictional horror series will soon be on the way.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo