Some scary podcasts tell real stories from real people, while others are a bit more mystical. Halloween Unmasked“is an eight-part podcast series from The Ringer celebrating the remarkable and terrifying phenomenon of America’s most revolutionary horror film, Halloween.” The podcast is hosted by Amy Nicholson, a film critic. “The show dives deep into the Halloween franchise, unpacking John Carpenter’s accidental classic, Jamie Lee Curtis’s legacy as the ultimate scream queen, and psychoanalyzing the film’s iconic masked killer, Michael Myers.” If Halloween was your favorite movie of all time, then now is your chance to uncover everything it has to offer (Apple Podcasts).
Horror movies are probably one of the most misunderstood types of films out there. This podcast’s description says, “horror movies are often misunderstood and so are the people who love them. Hosted by horror fan Allison, this is a podcast to talk to horror fans and see exactly why they love this genre the way they do.” Digging into the minds of horror fans seems like a great way to grasp what’s going on and why horror movies attract certain people (Apple Podcasts).
With a new episode every week, Snap Judgement is one of those scary podcasts you’ll just want to keep coming back to. It says, “spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment Studios.” It’s hosted by Glynn Washington, and you might not even believe what you’re listening to. Next time you hear a bump in the night, it might just be a ghost (Apple Podcasts).
Hosted by Christopher Reynaga, Marguerite Croft, and Fox, Point Mystic is one of those scary podcasts that’ll grab you by the hand and lead you down a tunnel of spooky tales. They investigate “magic, mystery, and the unexplained to uncover the secrets of Point Mystic.” This sounds mystical and interesting and is certainly a type of podcast that grabs our attention (Apple Podcasts).
Welcome to Horror Dads, a Podcast delivered to you by 2 dads who love horror and work to balance our love of horror with our family life. Join us and listen in as we discuss franchise favorites, movies we’ve never seen, movies we’ve seen 1,000 times, and desert island horror movies. We will also focus on discussing our favorite horror merchandise, the artists behind the work, and our discovery of new artists and work (Apple Podcasts).
There’s nothing rude about this horror podcast. It talks about everything horror! This is a Midwest-based podcast that gives movie reviews, play-by-plays, interviews, and general discussions about everything horror. If you’re looking for an overall, overarching podcast that deals with all sorts of things related to horror, then this is the podcast for you (Apple Podcasts).
With 97 episodes, Nightlight is one of those scary podcasts that’ll keep you coming back for more, time and time again. It features creepy stories with full audio production. These stories are written by Black writers, and performed by Black actors. They’re so terrifying, you might want to sleep with your nightlight on for several days in a row (Apple Podcasts).
The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a unique podcast that takes scary podcasts and puts a spin on them. It comes in the style of old-time radio, and “anthologizes the thrilling adventures of space cowboy Sparks Nevada (Marc Evan Jackson), married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle (Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster), all-American hero Jefferson Reid (Nathan Fillion), and more.” If you’re unfamiliar with these names, then this podcast is a great way to expand your knowledge of horror and thriller and learn a bit more about the actors behind those scary masks. They give bonus content and feature favorite stars from sketch, film, comedy, and animation (Apple Podcasts).
Hosted by Cdale Enick and his brother Markus Enick, Fallen Hour Radio is one of those scary podcasts that’ll make your skin crawl. You’ll listen to strange topics about UFOs, Bigfoot, Ghost spirits, and Demons. They feature guest artists and talk about all things conspiracies and horror (Apple Podcasts).
Do you have a favorite murder or murderer? We hope not, but it’s apparent that the hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark do. This is one of those scary podcasts that’ll turn you into a lifelong fan. They talk about their favorite tales of murder and listen to hometown crime stories from fans and family members alike (Apple Podcasts).
Get ready for some chilling tales that’ll keep you up at night. This is “a multiple-story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun off from the Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name.” With that background knowledge, we know this is going to be a spooky tale. It’s hosted by Steve Taylor, and “the program features the hand-picked work of dozens of accomplished independent and previously-published contributing authors.” There’s no one better to tell scary tales than long-time authors who are well-versed in the topic (Simple Scary Podcast).
We’re Alive is an epic series that “follows Survivors in Los Angeles after the world has been turned upside down. It begins with “A Story of Survival” which spans Chapters 1-48. Our survivor’s band together, fortify a safe haven known as the Tower, and discover that the Infected are far from the biggest threat they will have to face.” There are two parts: “Lockdown, which is a small group of inmates and prison guards is trapped in the T-block at Twin Towers Jail. They are forced to work together and find a way to escape while the rest of the world ends around them.” Several others include “Goldrush” and “We’re Alive: Descendants.” They tackle all forms of humanity and talk about how the world is “starting to re-organize and rebuild, but many different forms of humanity are still struggling to survive in the aftermath.” This sounds like an interesting, multi-layered podcast that’ll keep us on the edge of our seats (Apple Podcasts).
The Moth launched in 1997, and “has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers.” We know that scary podcasts that talk about terrifying and exhilarating stories and experiences are going to keep us on the edge of our seats (Apple Podcasts).
Hosted by Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West, the Faculty of Horror is one of those podcasts that tackle “all things horror with a slash of analysis and research, horror journalists and occasional academics.” These hosts give “brain-plumping discussions on all things that go bump in the night,” and while we don’t want to hear anything going bump in the night, we’ll listen to scary podcasts that talk about those sorts of things (Apple Podcasts).
Hosted by Rusty Quill, The Magnus Archives is one of the top scary podcasts that makes you face your fear and dig into all things horror. It’s “a weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organization dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird.” We love everything weird, which is why listening to an institution that talks about it make us slide to the edge of our seat with eagerness and joy. They offer new episodes every Thursday (Apple Podcasts).
It’s as if you’re sitting round a campfire with these tales, deep in the forest. With over 500 episodes, you know this is one of those scary podcasts that’ll keep you coming back for more. They talk about “creepy TRUE stories of paranormal phenomena of all types. Ghost stories, UFOs, crypts, and more!” It looks like they cover a lot of ground, which is exactly what we’re looking for. They also talk about hauntings, life after death, and true ghost stories so we know we’re getting our fair share of scary (Apple Podcasts).
This podcast tells scary stories that’ll make you turn around and check behind your shoulder in the middle of the night. Spooky shapes and dark corners will seem more daunting, and you might not want to sleep alone. They also say you might question what lives under your bed. If that’s not scary enough, we don’t know what is. They say, “you will hear tales of horror from contemporary writers; both emerging and renowned, with the occasional set coming from real-life experience.” Anything with real-life experience makes it that much spookier (Apple Podcasts).
The Last Podcast On The Left is one of those scary podcasts that “covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and slashers to cults and serial killers.” They promise to satisfy your blood lust. They always say not to take the last door on the left, but with this podcast, you just might want to (Apple Podcasts).
Most Notorious! Lives up to its name. It’s one of those scary podcasts that covers everything and anything scary, including “serial killers, gangsters, gunslingers, and Victorian-era murderers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals, tragedies, and disasters throughout history.” They spotlight authors and historians well-versed in these horror topics and subjects. They’ve also studied these topics for years. Their stories are accurate, with unique insights and extra attention to detail. They even have tons of historical accuracy so you know what you’re getting is real (Apple Podcasts).
With 300 episodes, PseudoPod is “the world’s first audio horror magazine. We deliver bone-chilling stories from today’s most talented authors straight to ears.” On their site, they warn theirs is a podcast of horror fiction. The stories presented there are intended to disturb. They are likely to contain death, graphic violence, explicit sex (including sexual violence), hate crimes, blasphemy, or other themes and images that hook deep into your psyche. (Apple Podcasts).
The Black Tapes is “a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories,” and is hosted by Alex Reagan. Featuring a journalist searching for the truth, this is one of those scary podcasts that keep you wondering what’s around every turn. There’s a mysterious past “and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?” We sure do, and it sounds incredibly creepy (Apple Podcasts).
For a digital magazine of dark fantasy and horror, award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams hosts Nightmare. “In its pages, you will find all kinds of horror and dark fantasy, from zombie stories and haunted house tales to visceral psychological horror.” You’ll get a new feature every month, with “a mix of original fiction and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors.” These authors include bestsellers and award-winners with new voices that’ll bring some freshness to the horror realm. You’ll get to see where horror comes from and in which direction it’s headed. This podcast is hosted by Grammy Award-winning narrator and producer Stefan Rudnicki of Skyboat Media. It’s presented twice a month, so you’ll have something to look forward to biweekly (Apple Podcasts).
This terrifying podcast, Alice Isn’t Dead features the story of a truck driver. He “searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.” If this doesn’t sound like the most terrifying road trip in the world, then we’re not sure what does. This sounds like something from a nightmare, which is why we’re sitting on the edge of our seats. We know that scary podcasts that keep us coming back for more are keepers (Apple Podcasts).