A Darker Tale is a horror podcast that releases stories every one or two months. The (short) stories are written by me, Jelle Havermans, and have a clear premise. Most of them have a single protagonist that has to confront his fear. I love seemingly haunted places, abandoned structures and true crime. Therefore, most of my stories are centred around human beings stalked in isolated places, because for me, the supernatural is always less frightening than the darkest corners of the human mind and the terrible things a deranged human being is capable of.
My inspiration comes from the occult, popular media (especially film), psychology and religious symbols. Writers that inspire me are Soren Narnia from the Knifepoint Horror Podcast, Stephen King, Thomas Olde Heuvelt and Mary Shelley. The artwork on the homepage is made by me as well. I frequently work with voice actors Peter Yearsley and Shelby Scott from the Scare You To Sleep podcast.