Best Horror Stories podcasts — Scary stories that will shake you for days (Updated July 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pseudopod
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The Sound of Horror. Pseudopod is the world's first audio horror magazine. We deliver bone-chilling stories from today's most talented authors straight to ears.
 
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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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Tales To Terrify
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The Audio Horror Fiction Magazine
 
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Stephen King Cast
 
Welcome back, everyone! In this week, I continue my examination on the adaptations from Stephen King's Night Shift with a review of The Mangler. In this episode, I discuss how you can help take part in making a Stephen King film, One For The Road, by heading over to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/one-for-the-road-starring-lance-henriksen-h ...…
 
There are very few bits of folklore that haven’t spread around the globe over the past few centuries. Yet every now and then, something fresh and distinct pops up. But just because it’s relatively new doesn’t mean it’s safe. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: ZipRecruiter: Post your job opening to over 100 job sites with a single clic ...…
 
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The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
 
This creepypasta is about five subjects who were experimented on and their surprising turnout after several days of captivity. Support this channel @ www.patreon.com/maddmike - $5 monthly supporters will have access to exclusive horror stories weekly as a thanks for supporting the podcast :) If you can't support, I appreciate your ear and time ...…
 
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SCARED? - Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal Stories
 
Michael, from Miami - who introduces us to the religion of Santería. Brittany, from New York, returns to update us. Grab a tissue - her story will make you cry... again. Thanks for listening ** GET EXTRA 'SCARED?' EPISODES - JOIN OUR PATREON! ** ** JOIN OUR NEW FACEBOOK GROUP! We'd love to see you! CLICK HERE FOR OUR GROUP! PLEASE DONATE TO THE ...…
 
by Gus Moreno “The All or Nothing Days ” is a Pseudopod Original. GUS MORENO is from the south side of Chicago, and his work has appeared in LitroNY, Bluestem Magazine, Chuck Palahniuk’s “Burnt Tongues” anthology, and a bunch of other places that are totally not defunct. He is currently working on a new novel. This week’s reader – Maui Threv – ...…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 12 of Season 9. On this week's show we have five tales about vile visage, lost laments, and subterranean submission. "A Faint Pink Scar"‡ written by V.R. Gregg and performed by Jesse Cornett & Alexis Bristowe & Atticus Jackson & Peter Lewis. (Story starts around 00:03:00) "The Gargoyle Song"† written by S.H. Cooper and performed by ...…
 
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The Wicked Library
 
Patrick Moody makes his Wicked Library debut with this story told by Addison Peacock.In this dark tale, Celia’s family moves to the country after buying an old plantation to fix up and flip. She doesn't really like the old house, but everything changes when she meets a group of other children who want to sing and play with her.…
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:43Alex Shvartsman’s A Thousand Cuts (originally published in One Buck Horror, March 2013) as read by Heather Thomas: 03:55HL Fullerton’s The First and Second Offerings (originally published in Triangulation: Lost Voices, July 2015) as read by Josie Babin: 17:24Pleasant Dreams: 44:19Pertinent LinksThe District of Wonder ...…
 
It's somewhat-annual-now Creepypasta... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
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The Magnus Archives
 
#0150806Statement of Lydia Halligan regarding her insomnia. Original statement given 8th June 2015.Thanks to this week's Patrons:Zach, Lawrence Allen, Bob Hundertmark, Cassandra Berry, Grant Lindley, Alexandra Spouse, Alexander Linde Nielsen, Sarah Mehra, Alexis Arendt, Martyn/I, Ben Am Very SmellyIf you'd like to support us, head to www.patreo ...…
 
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Small Town Horror
 
Small Town Horror Season 3 begins July 26th (July 23rd for Patrons of patreon.com/smalltownhorror)
 
by Seras Nikita “Alison” is a Pseudopod original. SERAS NIKITA is a writer of horror fiction living in Oakland, California. She works at vfx house Tippett Studio, where she handles public relations and virtual reality outreach. During her career Seras has worked on films such as Cloverfield, Ted, the Twilight series, Star Wars: The Force Awaken ...…
 
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The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
 
Night shifts are dreading, especially when you have no one around and vulnerable to anyone coming to attack you. These two night shift horror stories will make you think twice before taking the shift. Support this channel @ www.patreon.com/maddmike - $5 monthly supporters will have access to exclusive horror stories weekly as a thanks for suppo ...…
 
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Stephen King Cast
 
Welcome back, everyone! In this episode, I discuss the latest Dark Tower Trailer, Castle Rock news, and plug the upcoming One For the Road (onefortheroad2018.com). Also, don't forget to get all your Stephen King related t-shirts at http://www.ka-tet19.net. Oh yeah, I also squeeze in a review of Graveyard Shift. Stay tuned for next week, when I ...…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 11 of Season 9. On this week's show we have five tales about futuristic friends, conflicted children, and disturbing depths. "The Parasite"‡ written by Andrew Schrader and performed by Kyle Akers & Erika Sanderson & Atticus Jackson. (Story starts around 00:06:45) "The Deepest Part of The Ocean is Not Empty"† written by Jesse Clark ...…
 
Ben receives an interesting message from a listener and the boys deal with the fallout of The King Falls Citizen of The Year.
 
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Small Town Horror
 
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
Episode 52 PHILLY GHOST STORIES Part One We're Philadelphia's home of horror, and on this hometown episode, ghost historian & author of Haunted Philadelphia, Darcy Oordt, co-hosts with horror authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas to talk about paranormal Philly. Darcy joins us for the next three episodes, part of a paranormal Philadelphia trilo ...…
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:43Shenoa Carroll-Bradd’s She Makes My Skin Crawl ( originally printed in “Wrapped in Black: 13 Tales of Witches and the Occult” ) as read by Dan Gurzynski: 02:50Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Ambitious Guest ( originally printed in The New-England Magazine, June 1835 ) as read by Pete Lutz: 22:10Pleasant Dreams: 40:34Pertin ...…
 
On the conclusion to our series on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
On part three of our four part series,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
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The Magnus Archives
 
#0171102You said it started with a kidnapping case?Thanks to this week's Patrons: Joli Furnari, Smriti Prabhat, Daniel I, Matthew Seidl, Laura, Kathleen Birley, Caroline, Brendan Reilly, Christopher Otero, RamiusIf you'd like to support us, head to www.patreon.com/rustyquillSound effects for this episode provided by previously credited artists ...…
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Junior wasn’t even forty-five minutes into the trees when his son Denny called him on the walkie, to meet back at the truck. Denny was twelve, and Junior could tell he’d got spooked again. He wasn’t going to get any less spooked if Junior called him on it, though. So, instead of staking out a north-facing meadow like he’d been intending, waitin ...…
 
Welcome to the world of Shadowvane, a place where the horrific and frightening reside.Did you know that you can get Patron-only episodes? We're working on recording chapters of horror novels, and the first is Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Here is a preview for you all--our first episode that incl ...…
 
Welcome back, everyone! In this week's episode, I kick off a dive back into King's first collection of short stories, Night Shift. I examine the stories I didn't cover in my original review, answer listener e-mail, discuss some King movie news (www.onefortheroad2018.com) and peddle some dope t-shirts (http://www.ka-tet19.net)!…
 
The bigger the city, the easier it is to miss the little details. Stories of loss, tragedy, and horrifying events have a way of vanishing beneath the bustle of everyday life. And no place is better at hiding away its dark secrets than the Big Apple. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Harry’s: A great shave at a fair price. Sign up tod ...…
 
This is the part where we write the description:Join us on a quest to the Great Outdoors, the Wide Wilderness, the Great Green Inferno, the Lake Where Kids Go Missing, etc. This episode we're exposing "going outside" for what it really is: A DEATHTRAP. We're strapping on our hiking gear and heading to the woods to prove that there's literally n ...…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 10 of Season 9. On this week's show we have six tales about intense infernos, fearsome frauds, and youthful yearning. "Burn"‡ written by C.M. Scandreth and performed by David Ault & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:03:16) "An Unusual Collection"† written by S.H. Cooper and performed by Jessica McEvoy & Erika Sanderson. (Sto ...…
 
In preparation for my return to Stephen King's short story collections, I'm re-releasing my original review of the stories collected within Night Shift. Stay tuned for my next episode in which I review the stories I didn't get around to the first time.
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
Episode 51: Haunted Hudson Valley Hosts and horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas were live again for First Friday in Lansdale PA at Comic Zen. Fox recently returned from a trip into the Hudson Valley where he visited several historic sites including the Catskills and West Point. While traveling, he collected several ghost stories, and the ...…
 
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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 three Extra Wicked tales for you all.These stories are heard first by our Patreon supporters with a new tale being released each month. But, since the goal of The Wicked Library is always the promotion of the writers, artists, and composers, w ...…
 
by Ramsey Campbell “Again” was first published in Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine, November 1981 and has been reprinted numerous times. Ramsey Campbell is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction. T. E. D. Klein has written that “Campbell reigns supreme in the field today,” whi ...…
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:42Trevor Tolliver’s Don't Play the Song on D6 as read by Martin Reyto: 04:58Pleasant Dreams: 45:58Pertinent LinksThe District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwondersWe Are Still Here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3520418/Martin Reyto: https://librivox.org/reader/8772?primarykey=8772&searchc ...…
 
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A Podcast to the Curious - The M.R. James Podcast
 
We’re back! This week Mike and Will descend gingerly into a gloomy railway cutting to investigate Charles Dickens’ The Signal-Man. Dickens dissects the harsh realities of life in industrial Britain, but can he also deliver a pleasing terror and a locomotive-sized Jamesian Wallop? (spoiler: yes, in spades) Show notes: Higham Station was the clos ...…
 
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The Magnus Archives
 
#0092010 Statement of Craig Goodall, regarding his explorations of an abandoned chicken and kebab shop in Walthamstow. Original statement given 20th October 2009.Thanks to this week's Patrons: Rachel Reeves, Dakota Jahn, Izzy Peart-Mills, Patrick O'Duffy, Stefan Sipika, Geek, Jen Lucy, Lex Hunter, M J Lacey, Liz LuuIf you'd like to support us, ...…
 
Meagan Meehan is our author for this episode, and it is her birthday, so the Simply Scary Podcast crew of malevolent miscreants have a special delivery for her special day. They will attempt to extract the most fearsome stories she has stored in her terrifying imagination. Join us we explore the Meagan’s mind, as only we can, in this very speci ...…
 
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SCARED? - Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal Stories
 
GHOST SHIPS Tales of the scariest ships... ever! Including stories on the 'Flying Dutchman' and 'The Queen Mary'. Top American Journalist, Will Desrochers, joins me from Texas. Please consider supporting 'SCARED?' on Patreon and get WEEKLY episodes - 'SCARED?' on PATREON
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
It was a freezing day in January, so Cody was surprised when Tay answered the door to his apartment without a shirt. His wet hair was still slicked down from the shower. “Um, hey,” said Cody. “It’s good to see you.” “Huh,” said Tay. “Come in, I guess.” Cody expected the scar in the middle of Tay’s chest. It was raised and shining, a ragged knol ...…
 
In this episode, I review episodes 1-3 of Spike TV's The Mist.
 
Welcome to the world of Shadowvane, a place where the horrific and frightening reside.Sit back, relax, and listen to a true classic in early American literature. To celebrate the 4th, we bring you the work of one of the country's most renowned authors, Washington Irving. I have always been influenced by his works for their romantic ideals and g ...…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 09 of Season 9. On this week's show we have five tales about confined kids, striking storms, and freaky forests. "The Secrets Inside Dune"† written by Jared Roberts and performed by Matthew Bradford & Erin Lillis. (Story starts around 00:03:30) "I Bought The House I Died in as a Child"‡ written by Olivia White and performed by Jame ...…
 
Sammy, Ben & callers clash over a Channel 13 story regarding The Science Institute.
 
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The Wicked Library
 
A journal is found that tells an incredible story about a young man and his friend's experiments with a powerful form of traditional medicine called "Bone Peyote". Like all medicine, Peyote, and especially Bone Peyote must be respected, because it opens up doorways to places that are closed for a reason. When man thinks he knows better than the ...…
 
“When you let go, you are truly free.” Good Boy by Ruth EJ Booth This story was first published in Far Horizons e-magazine, in their January 2015 issue. Ruth EJ Booth is a BSFA award-winning writer from the North-East of England. Her fiction and poetry can be found in anthologies from NewCon Press, Fox Spirit books, and in Far Horizons e-magazi ...…
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:42Martin Adil-Smith’s Last Testament of Thomas Griffin as read by Alex Weinle: 04:34Cara Fox’s Still Waters as read by Matt Dovey: 17:15Pleasant Dreams: 43:16Pertinent LinksThe District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwondersBus factor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_factorMartin Adil-S ...…
 
These stories revolve around pedophiles who stalk the protagonist of the stories. Make sure you look over your shoulder in case you may have someone like this in your life or living area. Support this podcast on www.patreon.com/maddmike - $5 monthly supporters will have access to exclusive horror stories weekly as a thanks for supporting the po ...…
 
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Knifepoint Horror
 
Built as a place of solace for those who could no longer fully fend for themselves, the house should never have been disturbed or even noticed. But then one summer night, unfamiliar footsteps approached. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3. ...…
 
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The Magnus Archives
 
#0172501Statement of Karolina Górka, regarding a brief period trapped on the London Underground. Statement taken direct from subject 25th January 2017. If you'd like to support us, head to www.patreon.com/rustyquillSound effects for this episode provided by previously credited artists via freesound.org.Check out our merchandise at https://www.r ...…
 
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Small Town Horror
 
 
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Stephen King Cast
 
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce that at long last, I am BACK to podcasting on a weekly basis. And to kick off the Stephen Kingcast 2.0, I present my review of King and Chizmar's collaboration, a return to your favorite small town (with an appearance from your favorite Walkin' Dude!): Gwendy's Button Box.…
 
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