iHeartPodcasts and Blumhouse Television Partner to Release “The Mantawauk Caves,” The Third Podcast in a Series of Scripted Collaborations 

 The supernatural horror podcast voiced by Jonathan Tucker and Edi Gathegi debuts on March 22 and features 3D Audio for an immersive, spine-chilling experience 

Listen to the official audio trailer now HERE

NEW YORK -- March 15, 2023 – iHeartPodcasts and Blumhouse Television today announced the launch of a new scripted, thriller podcast “The Mantawauk Caves”. The new show, which features 3D audio and gives listeners a thrilling binaural listening experience, is the third scripted series in a previously announced slate of co-produced podcasts by the two companies. The first two episodes will debut on March 22 alongside an original song, "A Killer Inside," composed, produced and performed for “The Mantawauk Caves” podcast by Lera Lynn. New episodes will be available every Wednesday. Listeners can hear the official trailer now, here.

From writer, director and producer, Dan Bush (The Signal, The Vault, Tomorrow’s Monsters), “The Mantawauk Caves'' is a 12-episode immersive audio experience that will tell the story of how two teenage boys’ remains ended up in a cave in Mantawauk County, Tennessee. The podcast will follow the story of Julien Solas, an aspiring writer, who returns home to save his friend, James Fincher, from a death sentence fourteen years after he was convicted for the gruesome murder of these two teenage boys. As Julien digs into the past, uncovering dark truths about himself and his family, he must work through his own psychosis while trying to uncover the mystery behind what happened in the caves of Mantawauk County back in May of 2007.

“We’re honored to continue our long-standing and fruitful relationship with Blumhouse, and collaborate on a slate of new scripted shows, with ‘The Mantawauk Caves,’” said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. “Our listeners crave scripted series that take them into an entirely new universe and out of their day-to-day lives. ‘The Mantawauk Caves’ storyline and listening experience with 3D audio will transport our listeners into a thrilling, and at times frightening, universe.” 

The psychological thriller is produced in association with Psychopia Pictures and will feature a star-studded cast including American actor, Jonathan Tucker, known for roles in “The Virgin Suicides,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Charlie’s Angels,” alongside Edi Gathegi, a Kenyan-American actor, who starred in “House,” “Gone Baby Gone,” “Twiligh”t and “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” 

The Mantawauk Caves” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

Download the show cover art HERE.

About Blumhouse

Blumhouse is known for pioneering a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films and provocative television series. Regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance, Blumhouse has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $4.8 billion. The company has produced iconic, genre, film franchises like Halloween, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and prolific films like Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man; Glass, The Visit and Split from M. NIght Shyamalan; Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; Get Out from Jordan Peele; among several others. Blum’s television company operates in horror programming - with streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and a slate of horror/thriller films for Epix - and has also expanded beyond genre with provocative and acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, for Showtime; The Loudest Voice, starring Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe for Showtime; A Wilderness of Error (FX); The Jinx for HBO; A Secret Love, from executive producer Ryan Murphy, for Netflix; and lauded HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, among others.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 500 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.