Keegan-Michael Key will star as the caretaker of Hawthorne Manor, described as a “purgatorial hotel.” Each episode will build in intensity with the audience in the role of a newly arrived guest at the hotel. Stories will range from family haunts to doomsday scenarios and more.
“Hawthorne Manor is a unique world and we’re so thrilled to be working with iHeartMedia and Aaron Mahnke to bring this sinister tale to life,” said Jeremy Gold, President of Blumhouse Television in a statement released today. “With people staying home this Halloween, we thought listeners would appreciate getting lost in this world with us and having a taste of the spooky spirit of this holiday.”
“Who doesn’t love a good Halloween story?” added acclaimed podcast host and creator, Aaron Mahnke. “With iHeartMedia’s unmatched distribution platform and Blumhouse’s deep roots in horror storytelling, we’ve built the perfect team to scare the socks off our listeners this Halloween.”
In addition to the stories, the podcast is produced with binaural audio to create a three-dimensional, immersive soundscape for listeners that the producers are calling a “virtual reality experience in audio.”
“We’re always looking for different ways to immerse podcast fans into new worlds,” said Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Network. “With 13 Days of Halloween, we’re partnering with the best talent in horror to create something special, with deeply haunting stories and ambitious sound technology that makes the experience that much better.”
All episodes of Aaron Mahnke’s 13 Days of Halloween will be available through the iHeartPodcast Network. You can hear the trailer by CLICKING HERE.
The series sounds like a lot of spooky, and hopefully terrifying, fun, and you can bet we’ll be tuning in when it debuts on October 19, 2020.
Will you be listening? Let us know what you think in the comments!