As Halloween season is already here, and while there’s an ample supply of horror movies to marathon, it’s time to start queueing up stories that’ll scare the living daylights out of you.
Please find a diverse list of some of the most haunting podcasts out there, which is the best enjoyed in a dark room lit with only a single flickering candle.
10. My Favorite Murder
Ready yourself for a murder adventure hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, two lifelong fans of true crime stories.
Best Starter Episode: Episode 6, “Stay Sixy”
The show takes crime to the different level and manages to engage the sense of musicality and drama. The stories are creative and compelling indeed.
Best Starter Episode: Episode 6, “We Lost Them”
A fictional podcast from Two-Up Productions. Limetown follows journalist Lia Haddock as she investigates the infamous disappearance of a doomed research.
Best Starter Episode: “Episode 1: What We Know”
7. The Black Tapes
This is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both.
Best Starter Episode: Season 1, Episode 1
6. We’re Alive
A zombie show, where action accelerates from 0-60 in a matter of seconds. The U.S. Army Reserve soldier is thrown from college straight into street riots.
Best Starter Episode: “Chapter 1 — It Begins — Part 1 of 3”
5. Anything Ghost
This is actually a mixture of stories, from callers, emails to local legends. It will make you believe that all those scary stories you heard around campfire are actually true.
Best Starter Episode: Episode “#228”
4. Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine
The story of a family who is digging into old medical records to find out about horrific ways people were once treated.
Best Starter Episode: “Aah, Real Monsters”
3. The Wicked Library
If you need something that is truly scary – turn this on.
Best Starter Episode: Season 3, Episode 5: “Sleepers” by Daniel Knauf
2. The Dark Verse
In these stories people face things that go far beyond their comprehension or control.
Best Starter Episode: “TVD 57: What the Water Means”
1. The NoSleep Podcast
It is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
Best Starter Episode: Season 1, Episode 13