Spooky season is officially here, and if you're looking for a way to dive into the upside down as we head towards Halloween, how about adding a few scary podcasts to your playlist? These 12 spooky, scary, and atmospheric options, compiled by Acast, are exactly the right place to start! Follow up with something seriously scary on Netflix, and you'll be more than ready for 31 October!
This weekly fictional serial "follows a truck driver in her search across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. During her search, she encounters not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman." It's edge-of-the-seat stuff with plenty of surprises thrown in.
This biweekly horror movie review podcast includes ratings and recommendations to help you decide what chilling movie you should watch next. Hosts Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh Ligairi, Dr. Shock, and Kyle Bishop really know their stuff when it comes to scary cinema.
Dive into the historical tales that fuel our modern superstitions. Lore will take you on a journey that includes mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places. Sometimes soothing, often scary, it's perfect for that pre-bedtime wind-down.
This weekly podcast takes classic bedtime stories and gives them a new (and horrifying) spin. If you loved The Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt, and The Outer Limits, you will love this 21st century twist on the genre. Each episode is 25 minutes, making this perfect for those who like their horror stories in bite-size chunks!
This multi-award-winning compilation of original horror stories is set to atmospheric music that just adds to the fright factor. The hugely successful series has been running for nine series, so if you're not already hooked, now is the time to listen!
Comedian and actor Henry Zebrowski and his friends Marcus Parks and Ben Kissel host this Webby Award-winning podcast that covers all things creepy, from serial killers to cults.
If series and short stories are not for you, then this ongoing anthology series may be perfect. Cassie, a wayward teen, stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and discovers a book that opens up doorways to other worlds. The series combines elements of fantasy, horror, and just great storytelling.
If the typical review podcasts aren't cutting it for you, hosts Danny and Scotty Bohnen share all the deepest, darkest secrets of horror movies, books, radio shows, and other podcasts. This weekly podcast brings you the behind-the-scenes secrets of your favourite films; exclusive interviews with actors, directors, and superfans; and a chance to participate in horrific challenges and trivia.
Take a trip to the American South for ghost stories, folktales, myths, legends, and other strange tales told by the region's best storytellers. These classic campfire tales and unique short stories are real gems sure to leave you both spooked and nostalgic.
This weekly horror fiction podcast, told by Jonathan Sims, examines what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. You only need to listen to one episode to become hooked, waiting every week for a new episode to draw you further in to the depths of the archive.
This weekly podcast tells the true stories behind what keeps you awake at night and afraid of the dark. If you are a fan of true crime but want cases that are a bit spookier, then this is the series for you. The host combines chilling music with intriguing storytelling and clips from the news, trials, and documentaries — it's guaranteed to have you leaving the lights on!
Unexplained is a biweekly podcast about strange and mysterious real-life events that keep us thinking of what is real and what is not. Host Richard MacLean Smith is a wonderful host, and it's clear he has done his homework about where the paranormal meets some of the most radical ideas in science today. Unexplained will leave your imagination running to all those unexplored threads of "what if."