Best Horror Stories podcasts — Scary stories that will shake you for days (Updated October 2017; image)
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The Black Tapes
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The Black Tapes is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth, her enigmatic subject's mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?
 
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Lore
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Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
 
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Last Podcast On The Left
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The Last Podcast On The Left covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and slashers to cults and serial killers, The Last Podcast is guaranteed to satisfy your blood lust.
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
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The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
 
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Small Town Horror
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Ryan Jennings ran from the horrors of Crayton 18 years ago. Now is is coming back to face his greatest fears and search for answers.
 
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Archive 81
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Dan Powell is missing. He is lost in another world.Archive 81 is a podcast about horror, cities, and the subconscious.New episodes will be released every other Wednesday.Start from Episode 1: A Body In A New Place.
 
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The Wicked Library
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The Wicked Library is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to bringing you stories of horror by the newest and best independent authors. We showcase original short stories, from various horror sub-genres, dramatically read by talented voice actors. Stories feature musical scoring to create truly immersive experience. Enjoy a story? Most of our authors have more stories available on their websites, own podcasts, Amazon pages and elsewhere. Hosted by Daniel Foytik.
 
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SCARED? - Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal Stories
 
SCARED? is a weekly podcast where REAL people from around the world tell us, in their own words, their TRUE ghost & UFO stories. Hosted and produced by award winning English broadcaster, Phil Holmes.ONLY the last TEN episodes here. Listen to all previous shows at scaredpodcast.com
 
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Knifepoint Horror
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These tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia adhere to the most primal element of storytelling: a single human voice describing events exactly as it experienced them. The stories, stripped of even proper titles, spill forward as taut, uninterrupted confessions. Knifepoint Horror leaves nothing but the story's riveting spine to compel and chill you to the core. Music by Kevin MacLeod. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, mean ...
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Edited by bestselling, award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams, NIGHTMARE is a digital magazine of horror and dark fantasy. In its pages, you will find all kinds of horror and dark fantasy, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. Every month NIGHTMARE will bring you a mix of original fiction and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors: from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven't heard of yet. When ...
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
A regular podcast that features the paranormal and Indie horror industry. We feature new true ghost stories submitted to us from international sources. We interview horror authors, ghost hunters and people who have suffered paranormal experiences. We talk about folklore and explore the greater world. Is there life beyond? Art, stories and observations about the veil.
 
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Pseudopod
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The Sound of Horror
 
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The Magnus Archives
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“Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.
 
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King Falls AM
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King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town's late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants.@KingFallsAM@KingFallsSammy
 
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The Simply Scary Podcast
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A multiple story, full-cast horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights‘ and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features a myriad of talented vocal performers and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors.
 
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Tales To Terrify
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The Audio Horror Fiction Magazine
 
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The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
 
This podcast features various scary stories and creepypasta from popular Youtuber MaddMike. These creepy stories are narrations of different peoples postings on reddit. From deep web, stalkers, serial killers, and murder. These stories will be sure to keep you awake all night and under the cover.
 
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Tales of Horror Podcast
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Tales of Horror takes you back to the early days of radio when alone with your imagination the story tellers on the radio would take you into the world of ghosts,macabre,demons,and tales of the supernatural. Turn down the lights and enter the world of Tales of Horror.
 
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The Shadowvane Podcast
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Shadowvane is a radio drama podcast centered around telling tales of horror and suspense. Instead of one continuous story, we tell our stories in a limited number of episodes.
 
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Campfire Radio Theater
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A Modern Audio Drama Horror Anthology... Hear the Fear!
 
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The Dark Verse
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Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep.
 
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Whispers in the Night
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A podcast devoted to uncovering the many layers that generate fear in each of us. My name is Seng Phengdouangdeth and I'm going to be your host as we explore topics of the paranormal and unexplained in a format that ties fact to fiction and often the folklore that started it all.
 
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Stephen King Cast
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A weekly retrospective review of the works of Stephen King.
 
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Midnight Horror
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Midnight Horror is a series of short scary stories created and narrated by Rachel Craig. New epsiodes monthly.
 
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Hillbilly Horror Stories
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Hillbilly Horror Stories is a mostly paranormal show hosted by stand up comedian Jerry Paulley and his wife Tracy. They touch on all things eerie including true stories behind your favorite horror movies, Rock n Roll and the occult, unsolved mysteries and creepy true crime. Serious enough for the true paranormal fan but funny enough for the skeptics! Proud member of the BombPod Media Network
 
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Horror Stories
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Horror Old Time Radio goes into the world of the unknown which is sure to creep you out! Turn the lights off and enter the real of the supernatural world of Horror.
 
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A Podcast to the Curious - The M.R. James Podcast
 
... dedicated to the Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of M.R. James.
 
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Wrong Station
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You are currently listening to the Wrong Station. Have a seat, stay a while. There's this story I've been dying to tell you. Maybe you'll find it interesting.
 
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Bedtime Stories
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Turn off the lights, get into bed and plug in your earphones. It's time for a creepy bedtime story. For the Fortean at heart, we cover anything that is even remotely strange. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries, strange deaths, conspiracy theories, cryptids and everything in between, all told in a unique and creepy way. Join us every week for a new scary story.bedtime.stories@outlook.com
 
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NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : short horror story podcast
 
NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS is a fortnightly podcast featuring performances of dark, short stories, both contemporary and classic, by voice actor Kristin Holland. You'll hear works of creepy fiction from the likes of Lovecraft, Poe and even Shakespeare as well as horror stories from contemporary writers; both emerging and renowned. Our humble narrator already appears in the world of horror podcasting as a featured voice artist on the 'Simply Scary Podcast', performing Creepypasta and chilling ta ...
 
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DreadCast
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An Audiobook Podcast Series Featuring Original Short Horror StoriesCheck us out on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/DreadCastAudio/Twitter: twitter.com/DreadCastAudioInstagram: www.instagram.com/dreadcastaudio/Tumblr: dreadcastfiction.tumblr.com/Patreon: www.patreon.com/DreadCastCreated by Shehzar ShahMusic by Sofrozyne.Music: www.youtube.com/channel/UC08XBs9O4-OkDPAJl-RQ3UQ
 
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The Horrorfied Podcast
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2016 People's Choice Podcast Awards Nominee!!Horror! Gore! Comedy! Questionable Material! All this and MORE on The Horrorfied Podcast!Hosts Ian, Justin, and Producer Xack talk about all the slashy, schlocky gore and horror they love, hate, and love to hate and tear it apart piece by piece. Each week, tune in Thursday to listen to Ian and Justin tackle some of the most well-known and unknown horror "things" ever made. Learn about the interesting backstories behind many of these productions an ...
 
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In this second Lore Trick or Treat 2017 set of stories, we explore the power of folklore and fate. A Head of Steam takes us on an eerie trip through the graveyard, while A Deadly Past shows us how sometimes our actions have a way of catching up with is. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s ...…
 
Tracy and Jerry discuss the Jersey Devil, tell a listener's story and have a listener tell his amazing story.This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 24 of Season 9. On this week's show we have four tales about local legends and discovering devils. "The Limping Woman"† written by S.H. Cooper and performed by Addison Peacock & Nichole Goodnight & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:04:00) "Making Deals With Devils"† written by A.A. Peterson and performed by Jessica McEvoy & ...…
 
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Stephen King Cast
 
Welcome back, everyone! Last night, 1922 dropped on Netflix, and I'm back again to give all my thoughts on King's latest adaptation.
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
EPISODE 63: THE HAUNTING OF KATRINA WEIDMAN Katrina Weidman from Destination America’s Paranormal Lockdown co-hosts Episode 63: The Haunting of Katrina Weidman. She answers the questions of excited horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas and shares her unique insight into a lifelong pursuit of the paranormal. And she tells us some frightenin ...…
 
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Last Podcast On The Left
 
On the conclusion to our series, we cover the dirtbag way Willie got caught, the horrific evidence found on his farm, the dumb-shit agony that was his interrogation, and the infuriating way the Canadian justice system handled his trial.​By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
THEY'RE GOING TO LAUGH AT YOU, CREEPS!Welcome back to another blood soaked episode of the Horrorfied Podcast. Tune in today as Justin, Xack, and speaciak guest Estella Shambola tear through the Stephen King classic 'Carrie (1976)'.
 
Ghost Corp - The End Of K C And Mohammed Ali 1934 http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Author : Angela Slatter Narrator : Victoria Winnick Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Cuckoo” originally appeared in A Killer Among Demons, Craig Bezant (ed.) Dark Prints Press, May 2013. It was reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2014, Paula Guran (ed.), Prime Books. Violence against children The child was ...…
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:00:42Glenndon McDorman’s Goodbye to All That (Tales to Terrify Original) as read by Drew Sebesteny: 00:03:11Pleasant Dreams: 01:11:17Pertinent LinksThe District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwondersDrew Sebesteny: http://www.idrewthis.ca/
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
After years of searching, he found the castle on a remote forgotten world in an abandoned corner of the unknown universe. Castles littered the cosmos like dead stars, relics of the ancients. Each one of these monuments to Ozymandias divulged the secrets of its womb with labyrinthine corridors or arresting garrets, grown mausolean with the passi ...…
 
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NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : short horror story podcast
 
A nautical tale of angry waves and grisly acts. All aboard for Adam L. G. Nevill's 'HIPPOCAMPUS'.
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
EPISODE 62: DOCTOR FEAR at PENNHURST ASYLUM T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas return to haunted Pennhurst Asylum for a second Friday to celebrate Halloween! Dr. Grimstalker tells them about the strange experiments and frightening treatment at the hospital. Then, T. Fox Dunham interviews professional baker and one of the stars of Food Network’s Hallow ...…
 
We’ve conquered much of our world, but even with all of our great cities and urban sprawl, there are still shadows on the edge. And it’s in the shadows that the greatest threats still exist—creatures from our darkest nightmares that threaten our feeling of safety. Which has led some to strike out into the dark and hunt them. * * * This episode ...…
 
Jerry and Tracy talk about the infamous Poveglia island that is so haunted the Italian govenment forbids the public to go there. They also talk to Andrea Whitney about the Black Hope Horror in Texas. and the article she wrote on Hillbilly Horror Stories
 
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The Wicked Library
 
When a young woman stops to help an old man on an empty highway, not all is as it seems. The man is looking for more than assistance and what he needs is more than she's willing to give.The story is based upon the Highway of Tears, a Canadian highway from British Columbia to Alberta. The bodies of 19 First Nation's women have been discovered al ...…
 
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A Podcast to the Curious - The M.R. James Podcast
 
This episode join Mike and Will as they don their kilts and sporrans and head north of Hadrian’s wall for some Scottish horror (no, not the midges) as we explore ‘The Open Door’ by Margaret Oliphant! Big thanks to Kirsty for chilling us to the bone with her readings for this episode. Show notes: Margaret Oliphant (Wikipedia) Margaret Oliphant ( ...…
 
Sammy & Ben deal with Debbie’s revelation as the town tries to cash in on the Science Institute’s reward.
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 23 of Season 9. On this week's show we have six tales about vexing visions and vicious visitors. "The Door in The Middle of the Woods"¤ written by L.S. Strange and performed by Atticus Jackson & Alexis Bristowe. (Story starts around 00:07:00) "Vermelda"¤ written by S.H. Cooper and performed by Matthew Bradford & Erika Sanderson & C ...…
 
Two tales of Knifepoint Horror, and two radio plays. 1. thrifting (00:38) 2. radio play: “Report on an Unidentified Space Station,” adapted from the short story by J.G. Ballard (8:39) 3. west (25:54) 4. radio play: “The Cleaver” (44:45) The Captain -and- John Graham: Jason Hill Suzanne: Ariel Alexa Sullivan Gillian: Amy Paonessa (of The Bloodlu ...…
 
Seeing as we can't deliver you a full produced, fancy pants episode of The Horrorfied Podcast each week we wanted to do something to fill the gap. So we at Horrorfied proudly present: A Conversation; The Horrorfied Sidecast.Be sure to follow us on Facebook @ The Horrorfied Podcast, Twitter and Instagram @ HorrorfiedPod, and drop us an email at ...…
 
Ghost Corp - The Knives Of El Malek 1934 http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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Last Podcast On The Left
 
On the third part to our series we cover the multiple times in which Willie Pickton could have been caught in the late nineties, including an attempted murder, a witnessed murder, and an attempted murder-for-hire, plus Henry gets deeper on the Vancouver clone conspiracy.By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
Author : Garrett Cook Narrator : The Word Whore Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Hello, Handsome” was originally published in Giallo Fantistique in 2015. This was a great anthology edited by Ross E. Lockhart and released by Word Horde, and worth checking out if you’re a fan of Giallo, or if you want some nice surreal stori ...…
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:41Hal Bodner’s Hot Tub (first published in HELL COMES TO HOLLYWOOD 2 by Big Time Books, copyright 2014) as read by Graeme Dunlop: 5:00Pleasant Dreams: 48:11Pertinent LinksThe District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwondersHal Bodner: http://www.wehovampire.com/Hal Bodner @ Amazon: https:/ ...…
 
Happy Friday 13th, everyone! This week, I review the big Stephen King news that hit us this week, including the possibility of King writing a new Dark Tower story, Josh Boone writing The Talisman for Amblin Entertainment and share my thoughts on the Castle Rock trailer before (finally) reviewing the camptastic 80's legend, Maximum Overdrive. Fi ...…
 
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The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
 
This episode is sponsored by The Lat Late Show Presents, which is a production company that produces two fictional podcasts: The Lat Late Show and The DenMark Chronicles. Be sure to head over to thelatlateshow.com - CLICK HERE for more information about their podcasts as well as their books available on Amazon. You can read more about their wor ...…
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
EPISODE 61: Pennhurst Asylum Recorded onsite at haunted Pennhurst Asylum—famous site for ghost hunters and Halloween scary—horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas talk to the many visitors, collect ghost stories and share the paranormal history of the infamous state hospital. Fox does an interview with operation manager, Jim Werner, talking ...…
 
Will Snyder reads the the famous poem, The Raven by the master of gothic horror, Edgar Allen Poe. Theme Song - Daniel Carl Additional Music - Kevin MacLeod FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/midnighthorrorpodcast TWITTER: @midnitehorror PLEASE LEAVE A 5 STAR RATING AND REVIEW ON ITUNES!By Rachel Craig.
 
Alex digs into the occult history of the Oneida community, and Strand helps her connect some threads through his Black Tapes. http://bombas.com/blacktapes http://meundies.com/theblacktapes http://kindsnacks.com/blacktapes http://getquip.com/blacktapes http://stamps.com PROMO CODE "THEBLACKTAPES" http://theblacktapespodcast.com http://tanispodca ...…
 
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The Wicked Library
 
This week, thanks to our Patreon supporters and some very Wicked Authors, we have been able to produce two Extra Wicked tales for you all as well as three delightfully twisted tunes by Pandemonium's Calliopi, courtesy of Zach Hill."What's in The Box", A Song by Pandemonium's Calliopi"Devil's Hour" by Julia Benally, told by Nichole Goodnight and ...…
 
The first Trick or Treat Halloween special of 2017 features two tales. The first, A Bridge Too Far, walks us through a winter train ride that went horribly wrong over a century ago. The second story reminds us that life is a lot more complex than we’re willing to admit. Rise Above introduces us to the darkness found inside that complexity. * * ...…
 
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The Dark Verse
 
Today is the 10 Year Anniversary of The Dark Verse! Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, visit w ...…
 
Subscriber Story - In the Spring of 2013, what seemed to be a straightforward emergency call out out for two police officers would turn out to be anything but. Not only would this experience chill them to the core, it would have them questioning their own reality for years afterwards as they tried to solve the riddle that was the CrossWade inte ...…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 22 of Season 9. On this week's show we have five tales about savage simians, psychotic stalkers, and sleepless students. "The Silent Witness"‡ written by S.H. Cooper and performed by Nikolle Doolin & Mike DelGaudio & Eden & Jesse Cornett & Erin Lillis & Alexis Bristowe & Jeff Clement. (Story starts around 00:04:00) "Atonement for W ...…
 
Jerry and Tracy talk about the Highgate Vampire, Read a listeners story and chat with Sean Smith with Bout Time podcast about his paranormal experience!
 
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NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : short horror story podcast
 
To commemorate the anniversary of the death of Edgar Allen Poe, NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS presents 'THE TELL-TALE HEART'. First published in 1843 this story is one of the most renown and popular of his macabre tales.
 
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Last Podcast On The Left
 
On the second part of our series, we cover Willie's trips to the rendering plant, just how badly the Vancouver Police Department fucked the investigation up for well over a decade, and the Piggy Palace Good Times Society. Opportunity Walks Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativ ...…
 
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Tales of Horror Podcast
 
Ghost Corp - Success By A Ruse 1934 http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
PseudoPod 563: Flash On The Borderlands XXXIX: Teratology is a PseudoPod original. Kiss, Don’t Tell by Cassandra Khaw This story is a reprint Cassandra Khaw is the business developer for Singaporean video games publisher Ysbryd Games. She also writes for Ars Technica UK whenever possible. When not doing either of those things, she practices mua ...…
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:42Sam Schreiber’s Viscera (first published in A Breath From the Sky from Martian Migraine Press, August 2017) as read by Josie Babin: 04:15Pleasant Dreams: 50:26Pertinent LinksThe District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwondersSam Schreiber @ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AhzimandiasThe Ka ...…
 
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The Horrorfied Podcast
 
h'What's up, Creeps?We're back with another exciting foray into the greater Stephen King universe and this week we're talking about a true classic adaption: Pet Semetary.Listen in as your favorite three guys in a basement talk about a movie you probably love (but might potentially hate)and stay tuned through the end for an insane turn of events ...…
 
Jonny and Alex continue to answer your questions about Season 2!You can really help us out by filling out the survey linked below, which will allow us to have more relevant ads attached to the Magnus archives (so maybe you'll hear about things you're actually interested in).http://acast.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4d0eef25de91974d288d735 ...…
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Stories are mongrels. It don’t matter whether they were lightning-cut into stone or whispered over the crackle of a dying flame; no story in the world has pedigree. They’ve all been told and retold so many times that not God himself could tell you which one came first. Yes, every story in creation. Including this one. Especially this one. You m ...…
 
Here is the missing part of the story.
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
In the opening chapter of Deadly Manners we are introduced to the Billings family and the esteemed guests of their annual dinner gala. Everything is going swimmingly... until the power goes out. Created by Ali Garfinkel (Writer) and Alex Aldea (Producer). Cast List: Narrator - LeVar Burton Veronica Billings - Kristen Bell William Billings - Den ...…
 
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NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : short horror story podcast
 
On this, our diabolical 13th episode, what better time to meet 3 of the Bard's most diabolical ladies: The Weird Sisters. Nocturnal Transmissions is proud to present an extract from Act 4 Scene 1 of MACBETH by William Shakespeare.
 
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Campfire Radio Theater
 
An obsessive doctor unleashes dark elemental forces in a mad quest to resurrect the dead in Victorian London. Warning: Contains graphic content and frightening situations not suitable for younger audiences. Adapted from the short story "The Doctor in the Dungeon" by Patrick Moody Adapted, directed and produced by John Ballentine Cast Owen Bevan ...…
 
There’s a fine line between rationality and madness, but it’s not as easy to avoid as you might think. Throughout history, our world has played host to people who have taken their superstitions too far, but it was the chaos of the English Civil War that helped give birth to one of the worst. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: ZipRecru ...…
 
Matthew Weber makes his Wicked Library debut with this darkly comic homage to alien invasion stories, Meg Thatcher witnesses a mysterious object fall from the sky and crash into her neighbor’s shed.Then things get weird.Author: Matthew Weber | Storyteller: Cynthia Lowman | Art / Interview: Jeanette Andromeda | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. ...…
 
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