Keegan-Michael Key to Star in Blumhouse, iHeartMedia Halloween Scripted Podcast

Episodes of ‘Aaron Mahnke’s 13 Days of Halloween’ will drop daily in the 13 days leading up to Oct. 31

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Horror film production studio Blumhouse and iHeartMedia has recruited actor Keegan-Michael Key to join its new scripted podcast series, “Aaron Mahnke’s 13 Days of Halloween.”

The podcast from veteran producer and host Aaron Mahnke is a limited series that will drop new episodes on each of the 13 days leading up to Halloween — beginning Oct. 18.

Mahnke is the creator and producer of horror and supernatural thriller podcast “Lore,” which examines the dark history behind popular folklore. This new show puts listeners in a “purgatorial hotel” called Hawthorne Manor where the caretaker is voiced by none other than Key. Each episode features a different haunt and promises “a new, terrifying tale” set around or in the fictional lodging house.

“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,” Blumhouse Television president Jeremy Gold said in a statement. “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.”

All of the episodes of the new horror podcast will be produced in binural audio, a form of audio recording that produces deeper, more immersive sound.

“Who doesn’t love a good Halloween story?” Mahnke said in a statement. “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.”


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