Blumhouse teams with iHeartMedia for scripted horror podcasts

Last Updated on August 2, 2021


Not satisfied being a ruling force in horror cinema and television, Blumhouse is now teaming with iHeartMedia to branch out into the world of scripted podcasts. The companies are planning to work together to 

develop and produce scripted podcasts in the horror genre, including thrillers, murder mysteries, and sci-fi audio-plays.

There is a chance that some of these podcasts could end up being turned into films or TV shows as well, and if that happens Blumhouse and iHeartMedia will also be producing those projects together.

The first podcast to come out of this deal will be writer/director/producer Dan Bush's The Mantawauk Caves, which will 

weave together narrative threads of a social drama and supernatural horror, following three boys who enter a cave in the Appalachian Mountains — and only one makes it out alive.

Blumhouse Television co-presidents Jeremy Gold and Marci Wiseman will be overseeing the scripted podcasts. If movies are made out of these stories, those will be overseen by Couper Samuelson.

Podcast episodes will be available online, and will be distributed across iHeartMedia's broadcast radio stations and social media channels.

Blumhouse founder Jason Blum had this to say: 

We’re such avid fans of great podcasts at Blumhouse — the compelling storytelling that engrossing podcasts offer — and we were eager to partner with iHeartRadio to curate a slate of dark, fictional stories together."

iHeartPodcast Network president Conal Byrne added: 

We think fiction is one of the next big genres in podcasting. Blumhouse is truly masterful at creating some of the best suspense thrillers and horror movies around and, with their help, we can’t wait to introduce a series of captivating, world-class audio content to the iHeartPodcast Network."

Podcasts already take up way too much of my time, but I still might check out some of these Blumhouse podcasts to hear what they're like.

The Mantawauk Caves

Source: Variety

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.