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Arch Oboler was an American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, and director who was active in radio, films, theater, and television. He generated much attention with his radio scripts, particularly the horror series Lights Out, and his work in radio remains the outstanding period of his career. Praised as one of broadcasting's top talents, he is regarded today as a key innovator of radio drama. Oboler's personality and ego were larger than life. Radio historian John Dunning wrote, ...
 
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We all possess the ability to be both good and evil. But it’s our circumstance that will dictate which path we take. When we’re on top, it’s much easier to be kind, giving and sympathetic. But when our luck has run out, when we’re desperate… that is when we make deals with the devil. First, a detective asks for help Followed by a battle of demons T…
 
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we reprise one of our favorite episodes. Mexican culture has a strong connection to the dead and deep roots in their beliefs of the supernatural world. These beliefs have evolved over centuries to include experiences with ghosts and spirits. While these and stories can be fun stories to share, we must never forget those w…
 
With Earth Day coming up we tend to take a better look at the planet around us. Typically we see the lush trees, dancing rivers, and the earth on which we ground ourselves. But the climate is changing and Mother Nature isn't happy. Hidden in her darkest corners luck powerful crystals, trees that breathe, and monsters that would do anything protect …
 
School in and of itself can be a horror show. But what's worse is being of a young age when no one takes you seriously. Your dreams, fears, and even safety are often brushed aside and ignored. The thing is when nobody is listening when you're the victim, you might just turn into the monster. First, teenage wishes and after school nightmares Followe…
 
Luck is having great success (or failure) that happens by chance rather than through one's own actions. Finding a hundred dollar bill could be your lucky day, (but probably the worst day for whomever lost it). And that's the thing about luck, if you get caught on the wrong side of it, it might be the death of you. First, “finders keepers” may not b…
 
In 1987, a former prosecutor named Margaret Coon took her dog for a walk in one of Louisiana’s safest and most affluent parishes. The next morning, she was found dead on the side of the road with a single stab wound in her back. St. Tammany Parish advertises itself as a safe haven from the crime and corruption of New Orleans, attracting thousands o…
 
Today's story is one from Ethiopia. This story is about a creature that has plagued Ethiopians for decades and brought terror to so many kids. The Bouda. If you have had any encounters or experiences with these stories, or if there are any other scary African stories you would like to hear, please send an email to africanhorrorpodcast@gmail.com Som…
 
There's no better way to escape the exhaustion of a long day than cozying up in your bed for a good night's sleep. But when you settle in, and the sounds begin to seep in, it will be obvious you are not alone. Creatures, ghosts, and shadows emerge in the dark. And you'll be plagued by all the terrors that haunt the night. First, the mark of evil Fo…
 
Today is February 1, the first day of Black History Month. Over the course of this month, I'll be sharing with you terrifying tales featuring some incredible Black horror writers, along with tales inspired from submissions. As I often say, horror is life, and here at Something Scary we embrace passing that torch through different cultures and point…
 
As the full moon approaches, we look forward to the intense beauty of the lunar orb. But also lurking are deadly beasts and grotesque monsters, normal skulling in the shadows, but they can still bring murder in the pale moonlight. First, irrational fears hold you tight Followed by a cryptid waiting in the woods Then, a brush with evil Finally in ou…
 
In the new year many people are eager to get out, visit friends, family, and new places. But while they're focused on the destination, many people forget it's all about the journey. And with ghosts, spirits, and evil entities, the journey can be a treacherous one from which you will never return. First, a deadly redeye Followed by crossing the wron…
 
Today's story was sent in by a listener and is a personal encounter with the bunk shaker and Lady Koi Koi If you have had any encounters or experiences with these stories, or if there are any other scary African stories you would like to hear, please send an email to africanhorrorpodcast@gmail.com Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffe…
 
You may have heard of mermaids, but have you heard of Mami Wata? In this story you get to find out just why she strikes fear in many hearts. If you have had any encounters or experiences with these stories, or if there are any other scary African stories you would like to hear, please send an email to africanhorrorpodcast@gmail.com Want to support …
 
Native American culture has a strong connection to the physical world, and the world beyond. Disturbances to the dead are disrespectful and are believed to bring suffering to the family of the departed. It will also bring great pain, even death to those who dare mess with any Native American spirit, dead or alive. First, obsession that destroys you…
 
A new moon coincides with fresh starts and rebirth. But a full moon can leave an opening for evil to find its way into our lives. If you don't listen to those who warn you, then you may end up facing fire consequences. First, mother ‘nature’ knows best Followed by new friends come with killer baggage Then, don’t ignore the signs Finally in our feat…
 
Welcome to Treat, a brand new thrilling and frightening podcast movie listening experience from C13Features. In Treat, Kiernan Shipka stars as Allie West, an unpopular teenager who is dealing with issues beyond her years while struggling to fit in with her seemingly perfect small town. But, on one Halloween night, everything changes, and she discov…
 
Zombies, werewolves, and vamps, oh my. These three staples of halloween have become so mainstream we almost forget their origins. We forget the deep in the shadows lurk blood suckers pining for a taste of you to survive. Broken boned beasts with an instinct to kill. And mindless bodies ready to eat your brains. Never forget that these are the monst…
 
Today's story is about Pinky Pinky. A half human half creature that lives in women's bathrooms and has scared South African women for generations. If you have had any encounters or experiences with these stories, or if there are any other scary African stories you would like to hear, please send an email to africanhorrorpodcast@gmail.com Some place…
 
Today's story is one of the lesser known ones. Did you know that if you leave your shoes scattered at night and find them next to your bed the next morning, it just might be your last day on Earth? Well after this story you will understand this. If you have had any encounters or experiences with these stories, or if there are any other scary Africa…
 
So often when we know we are surrounded by people we can trust, we let down our guards. In the company of family, co-workers, or care-givers we feel out of harm's way. But when ghosts, spirits, or even evil entities become involved, no one is safe. First, a devil's got your tongue Followed by a deadly family secret Then, a violent uprising Finally …
 
We are entering the month of The Hungry Ghost Festival. Many East East Asians, Buddhists, and Taoists believe this is when ghosts can return to Earth to haunt the living. So, their descendants burn paper money, and incense, as well as serve food to pay respect to their ancestors and sooth wandering or angry spirits. There are many important rules f…
 
Today's story is a pretty popular one. If you've been on the internet for a while you may have seen this story floating around at some point. It is the story about a young girl who was kidnapped but saved by Lions in Ethiopia. If you have had any encounters or experiences with these stories, or if there are any other scary African stories you would…
 
We often believe the stories we are told because they comfort us. These stories can explain the mysterious, the inconceivable, even deadly disappearances. But sometimes stories are used deceptively to hide and obscure the truth. To avoid horrible realities that are staring at us right in the face. First, art so breathtaking it kills Followed by a s…
 
Summer is a time for vacation and relaxation. The weather brings trips to the beach, summer camp, an oasis of sun and play. But the kind of heat this summer can make some people go crazy. And it’s the kind of heat that can summon the devil. First, summer camp nightmare Followed by a desperate plea from the dead Then, hide and seek gone devastatingl…
 
You may have heard about how dogs see ghosts, or maybe you haven't. Well today's story is about how my friend Daniel and I witnessed the scariest sight of our life. If you have had any encounters or experiences with these stories, or if there are any other scary African stories you would like to hear, please send an email to africanhorrorpodcast@gm…
 
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