Best Horror Stories podcasts — Scary stories that will shake you for days (Updated January 2019; image)
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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.
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.
The Black Tapes
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?
The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
Archive 81
Archive 81 is a fiction podcast about horror, cities, and the subconscious. New episodes will be released every other Wednesday. Start from "01 - A Body In A New Place"
Small Town Horror
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.
The Wicked Library
The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring dramatic tellings of horror fiction stories from new, upcoming, independent and bestselling authors. Our tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other talented voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction.Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, G ...
“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.
Award winning English Broadcaster, Phil Holmes - takes a look at the latest world's paranormal news... with the odd dash of humour (Ghost, UFO, Alien, Monster and Paranormal stories).... plus, the best in paranormal guests, telling their stories. Support the show by joining our Patreon campaign. - *If you're NEW to the podcast, start with the NEWEST episode!*
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 ...
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 ...
The Sound of Horror
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.
King Falls AM
King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town's late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants.New shows available the 1st and 15th of every month! Be sure to start from Sammy's first show (May 1st, 2015) to stay up to date with all your King Falls favorites.
Tales To Terrify
The Audio Horror Fiction Magazine
A collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Listener discretion is advised. Support the podcast and get more stories at Stories requests can be made on twitter @creepypod or via email at
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.
Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!
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.
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.
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.
Bedtime Stories
Turn off the lights, get into bed and plug in your earphones. It's time for a creepy bedtime story. For the discerning horror fan, we cover the most chilling cases from around the world. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries and strange deaths to cryptids, conspiracy theories and the most disturbing of true crimes, all told in a unique and creepy way. Join us every week for a new scary
A macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. After sixteen years in prison, the indomitable Dolores Roach returns to a New York City neighborhood that has changed drastically in her absence. Her boyfriend missing, her family long gone, Dolores is recognized only by an old stoner friend, Luis, who gives Dolores room and board and lets her give massages for cash in the basement apartment under his dilapidated empanada shop. When the ...
Dark Tome
What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village.The Dark Tome is a new take on the anthology audio fiction podcast, featuring fantastic stories by contemp ...
Mabel is a fiction podcast about ghosts, family secrets, strange houses, and missed connections.
Ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends from the dark backroads of the American South, told by the region's best storytellers. Original short stories and classic campfire tales. Website:
The OFFICIAL Mr. Creepy Pasta's Creepypasta Storytime!Support the Podcast here: there kids! It's me, Mr. Creepy Pasta! And I think I might have found a new way to bring Creepy Pasta stories from the deep dark stones of the crypt and right to the ear balls in your head. If you're as excited as I am to hear a good story of terror and fear as I am then give me a subscription, hide under your blanket, and prepare yourself for some sweet dreams. Creepypasta Stor ...
The Dark Verse
Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep.
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 Dark Myths Collective.
The Voice of Horror
Midnight Horror
Midnight Horror is a series of short scary stories created and narrated by Rachel Craig. New epsiodes monthly.
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 ...
Midnight Marinara
Midnight Marinara is a monthly podcast/radio play that serializes Creepypasta stories into full-fledged audio dramas. Whether it's a well-known chiller or a deserving unknown that catches attention, we endeavor to present an entertaining spin on these tales of the macabre. Pour some of this on your Creepypasta come midnight!
Pleasing Terrors
Join acclaimed ghost storyteller Mike Brown for a bi-weekly tour through the shadows of history. The Pleasing Terrors Podcast features stories about haunted places, creepy history, and forgotten folklore.
Kyle Kinane and Dave Stone talk about ghosts and barbeque and maybe interview people and maybe have had a few drinks before they started recording.
Horror Stories
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.
Podcast dedicated to the side of history that goes bump in the night. Every episode's content features community time that includes listener mail and experiences, a “Moment In Oddity” and “History Of The Day” segments and then interviews and discussions about a historic location, event or person and the hauntings associated with the subject of the particular show. The tagline for the show is “Ghost tours for the theater of the mind” and our goal is to entertain you while creeping you out jus ...
Wrong Station
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.
... dedicated to the Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of M.R. James.
An Audiobook Podcast Series Featuring Original Short Horror StoriesCheck us out on:Facebook: by Shehzar ShahMusic by Sofrozyne.Music:
2016 People's Choice Podcast Awards Nominee!!Horror! Gore! Comedy! Questionable Material! All this and MORE on The Horrorfied Podcast!Laugh as your Horror Hosts Justin, Ian, Sarah 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! Gasp as your humble narrators tear down the ooky spooky curtain and dive into the trenches of the terrifying unknown and dish about the occult, paranormal, and true crime events ...
Olive Hill
In 2001 two girls, on opposite sides of town, in the dead of night, stopped what they were doing and walked into the Daniel Boone National Forest. Now, a journalist who grew up with the girls is coming home to find out what happened that night in Olive Hill.
From H.P. Lovecraft: An investigation into the disappearance of a young man from a locked room in an asylum.
From Shadows at the Door Publishing comes a chilling new podcast, bringing to life a collection of macabre tales and spirited debate. Drawing on the haunted landscapes of classic folk horror, the podcast lifts the veil on some of your favourite ghost stories, and presents new fables throughout a series of macabre audio dramas. Shadows at the Door: The Podcast artfully showcases the unsettling, the unearthly, and the uncanny, with new tellings of beloved ghost stories, and spectral yarns crea ...
An anthology horror show from the makers of Lake Clarity, Aftershocks, and The Enoch Saga. Through the lens of Lovecraft, we look at human innovation through the centuries. But while we were making discoveries in the light of day, something sinister hid in the dark, just out of sight, always present. These are the Voices of the Abyss.
3 Spooked Girls
Gal pals who 🖤 all things spooky with the occasional dash of true crime. New episodes every Monday.
Books that kill whomever reads them, strange dolls that bring death wherever they go, and tales from men and women driven to the edge by madness, poverty, and guilt. These strange and varied stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've finished listening. New episodes the first Friday of every month.
Ghoul School
Giving you your daily dose of spooky
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Oooh, we haven't seen a Poképasta for a while AND it's written by Mr. Maxim? Yes please!The Author:!: along!:!: ...…
Guys. Our heads hurt. We’re time traveling again this week for Em’s second part in their series on Project Pegasus and our minds are sufficiently blown. Then things get dark real quick when Christine covers the story of the Bike Path Rapist, Altemio Sanchez. And we might be a little more telepathic than usual this week… and that’s why we drink! ...…
Guys. Our heads hurt. We’re time traveling again this week for Em’s second part in their series on Project Pegasus and our minds are sufficiently blown. Then things get dark real quick when Christine covers the story of the Bike Path Rapist, Altemio Sanchez. And we might be a little more telepathic than usual this week… and that’s why we drink! ...…
It's episode 06 of Season 12. On this week's show we have tales about those unseen things which seem all too real. "Black Pines Park"† written by Leo Harrison and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Nikolle Doolin & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:03:14) "How To Summon the Butter Street Hitchhiker"† written by Chris Hicks and performed by tt ...…
On the first of our three part series on Dr. Josef Mengele aka the Angel of Death, we follow the rise of possibly the cruelest of all Nazis as it runs concurrently with the advancement of the deadly science in early Nazi Germany that eventually led to the Holocaust. BUY OUR LIVE SPECIAL: WWW.LASTPODCASTLIVE.COM Get your 23andMe Health + Ancestr ...…
Author : A.C. Wise Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Last Sailing of the Henry Charles Morgan in Six Pieces of Scrimshaw (1841)”, originally appeared at The Dark, and won the 2017 Sunburst Award for short fiction. Sign up for Alasdair’s weekly newsletter The Full Lid. The Las ...…
EPISODE 108: PARANORMAL & PULP FICTION On What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show, we explore the darkness, whether it’s true ghost stories, horror fiction, interviews with some strange characters or even some noir mixed in to our collections of narrated stories. Authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas welcome Fox’s old friend, Mark Slade, ...…
In this podcast Joe Mynhardt talks about South Africa, running Crystal Lake Publishing, crowdfunding, and much more. About Joe Mynhardt Joe Mynhardt is a South African horror writer and the owner and operator of Crystal Lake Publishing. Show notes [03:30] Early life lessons [06:30] Comics [08:50] Experimenting with art forms as a kid [21 00] Ru ...…
Who is the daughter of the king under the hill? Featuring: many different threads, unraveling. Music: Why Don't You Write When You Don't Need Money by Bob Roberts, Flor De Hielo by Taker 51, and M, Volume II by (morse). Written by Becca De La Rosa and Mabel Martin. Guest starring: Dorrie Sacks as Janet Kirk, Alexandra Serova as Aconite, and Meg ...…
Coming Up Good Evening: 00:00:42 Darin Hlavaz’s A Touch from the Deep as read by Martin Reyto: 00:08:12 Pleasant Dreams: 01:29:07 Pertinent Links The District of Wonders Network Patreon: National Geographic Dead by Dawn: Darin Hlavaz: Martin Reyto @ Librivox: l ...…
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Episode Five of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast. In 'Winter Wings', an unscrupulous collector finds a rare and mysterious board game. Once he finally gets his hands on it, his luck begins to turn sour and he begins to notice the ever present caw of crows behind him… After the audio drama, join host Mark Nixon and David Ault for a spirited disc ...…
Rome is a city that is believed to have had some kind of human existence within it for at least 10,000 years. This city would rise from a place of little stature to one of the greatest empires ever to exist. Amazing structures would be built under that empire. The Colosseum in Rome, Italy was an architectural marvel, but also a place of immense ...…
This week, Ben 'n' Henry get into mysterious radio signals from deep space, the kidnapping of Jayme Closs, Cuba's extremely noisy crickets, and MORE. TRIPLE L. BUY OUR LIVE SPECIAL: WWW.LASTPODCASTLIVE.COM
Case #0150102 Statement of Lorell St John, regarding zombies. Original statement given 1st February 2015. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Paul Clemens, Jess Osterhout, Opalineillyria, Nick Dunn, Callum Ayres, Diana Restrepo, Stuart Finlay, Ambre marshall, Danielle Carter, Dive Riley, Josh Wein. Edited this week by Elizabeth Moffatt, Brock Winste ...…
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In the tower where the tax collectors go, I am taken blindfolded up steps and through passages and through interminable pauses in open spaces, myself stumbling and held upright through a firm grip on my upper arm. In those pauses, and sometimes in passing while we move, the master of that grip speaks to others, their fellow bailiffs. The conten ...…
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Ben & his newly-returned co-host are on remote for The Best Small Town Celebration live from the Main Street Park.
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In this podcast Gwendolyn Kiste talks about The Rust Maidens, second-person point of view, new year goals, and much more. About Gwendolyn Kiste Gwendolyn Kiste is the author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated fiction collection, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, fro ...…
Your favorite gal pals heard your requests, so here we go! Today Tara & Jessica share THEIR personal encounters with the paranormal, and are joined by the show's first ever guest host, Nicole. Stick around to the end to hear some exciting Merch & Patreon news. Cheers & Happy Monday Spooksters! Merch Store : ...…
Author : Trisha J. Wooldridge Narrators : Alethea Kontis, Kyle Akers and Alex Hofelich Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums Originally published under the title “Steadfast in the Face of Zombies” in Once Upon an Apocalypse anthology that went out of print shortly after publication due to publisher buyout. This ...…
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Jerry & Tracy discuss 2 stories from South Africa. The Castle of Good Hope has a very dark and haunted past. They finish with the legend of the infamous Flying Dutchman ghost ship!
On a warm Vancouver day in June 1989, the bound and bruised body of a woman was found in the yard of an abandoned house. Police quickly determined that she had committed suicide, but her six-year history of receiving threatening phone calls and abusive stalking leaves us asking who killed Cindy James?ABOUT THE PODCASTTurn off the lights, get in ...…
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Helicopters are swarming the studio for this one, folks, because we're on a huge conspiracy theory kick this week! Em brings us the first in their two part series on time travel and Project Pegasus! Meanwhile Christine covers the incredibly creepy story of the Weepy-Voiced Killer, Paul Michael Stephani. We're also talking unique Christmas gifts ...…
It's episode 05 of Season 12. On this week's show we have tales about those things from the past which ceaselessly haunt us. "The Case of the Bassinet Children"‡ written by René Rehn and performed by Jeff Clement & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:04:45) "Spitting Image"† written by Meg Molloy and performed by Graham Rowat & Addison Pea ...…
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On the conclusion to our series on the so-called "Dexter Killer", we cover Mark Twitchell's actual murder, the delicious sting that got him caught, and the insane excuse called MAPLE that he blamed for the death of Johnny Altinger. BUY OUR LIVE SPECIAL. IT'S FUN AS HELL AND ONLY $6.66: WWW.LASTPODCASTLIVE.COM Go to to ge ...…
Every king has a coronation. And what kind of coronation would it be if everything went perfectly to plan? Featuring: an old friend, a new realization, an interrupted ritual. Music: Why Don't You Write When You Don't Need Money by Bob Roberts, Three kites circling by Axletree, L'Etoile danse (Pt. 2) by Meydän, and M, Volume II by (morse). Writt ...…
EPISODE 107 BEST HAUNTS OF 2018 Tonight’s episode features the best ghost stories and interviews done by horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas in 2018. This is a great episode for current fans to enjoy or new fans to get an idea of what this dark audio magazine is about. On this show of highlights, the Philadelphia horror hosts feature gho ...…
Coming Up Good Evening: 00:00:42 H. P. Lovecraft’s Dagon as read by Stephen Kilpatrick: 00:10:04 H. L. Fullerton’s Disturbing the Huntsman as read by Scott Silk: 00:25:27 Pleasant Dreams: 00:56:57 Pertinent Links The District of Wonders Network Patreon: The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales by ...…
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Episode Four of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast. In 'The Signalman', possibly the greatest ghost story of all time, a tormented signalman is visited by a passing stranger. But why does he mistrust the stranger, and why can he not take his eyes from the tunnel mouth outside his signal box? After the production join host Mark Nixon and David Aul ...…
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The heart of a man is darkness… No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence. Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred. Murder, rape, incest, dismemberment, & cannibalism... no terrifying detail will be left unexplored. Based on actual events, this immersive audio experien ...…
Case #0181502 Statement of Oliver Banks, regarding his dreams and trying to run away. Statement given directly to Jonathan Sims, Head Archivist of the Magnus Institute, currently unresponsive. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Ben Macpherson, Ambrose Harwood, Madeleine Cella, Oret ...…
The heart of a man is darkness... No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence. Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred. Murder, rape, incest, dismemberment, & cannibalism... no terrifying detail will be left unexplored. Based on actual events, this immersive audio experi ...…
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In this podcast Gwendolyn Kiste talks about identity issues, the abandoned horse farm, the supernatural, and much more. About Gwendolyn Kiste Gwendolyn Kiste is the author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated fiction collection, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, from ...…
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This week, join Jessica & Tara as they discuss one of their favorite axe murderers, Lizzie Borden. In this episode they'll discuss the true crime & also paranormal aspect of Lizzie Borden and the Borden home. Grab a cocktail and tune in! Cheers! Merch Store : Patreon : ...…
We love to simplify things. Easy is better than complex, after all, and simple things are easy to understand. Sadly, though, the people around us are far from simple; they are complex and layered, with deep, hidden stories just waiting to be discovered. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, sho ...…
New Year, New Me says Giggles in this delightfully terrifying creepy pasta from Ms. Cannatelli, who has appeared on Storytime before!The Author:!: along!:!: ...…
On this weeks episode we discuss the events that lead up to Kenny V’s disappearance.
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