Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild, in conjunction with iHeartMedia, has released a spooky new original fiction podcast just in time for Christmas.
The scripted story follows 11 strangers who find themselves stranded in an old inn on Christmas Eve with one thing in common: everyone has a secret ghostly tale to tell. Produced in 3D binaural sound, the podcast gives the feeling of telling spooky stories around the fire — a trademark of Mahnke’s work — and will transport listeners to the inn as they follow each storyteller into their nightmares.
Starring Malcom McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as the innkeeper, 12 Ghosts will be a full season of 12 episodes that can be enjoyed anywhere podcasts can be heard.
From December 14 until Christmas Eve, listeners can tune in daily to experience a timeless, frightening tale.
The official synopsis of the creepy, festive anthology is as follows:
“In the midst of a massive blizzard, 11 strangers find themselves stranded in an old inn on Christmas Eve. With no escape, and strangely compelled by the old innkeeper (McDowell), each stranger discovers something they have in common: everyone has a secret spectral tale. Produced in 3D binaural sound, listeners will be transported to Mulligan’s Inn as they follow each storyteller into their nightmares and experience a timeless, frightening tale.“
Aaron Mahnke is one of the most successful podcast producers in the world. He began his career in 2015 with the launch of the non-fiction horror podcast Lore, which went on to become a breakout hit. Aside from racking up nearly 400-million downloads to date, Lore was adapted for two seasons of television on Prime Video, as well as three books from Penguin Random House/Del Rey. Mahnke has also toured extensively, taking the Lore storytelling experience to tens of thousands of people across the country.
These days, as founder and president of Grim & Mild Entertainment, Mahnke stays busy writing, voicing, and producing a number of wildly popular shows, including the 2021 breakout hit Bridgewater starring Misha Collins (Supernatural), Melissa Ponzio (Teen Wolf), and Karan Soni (Deadpool).
Listen to 12 Ghosts here or on your preferred podcast platform.