What is the month of October if we aren’t trying to scare ourselves silly? I am a fan of horror and have found that there have been an insane amount of creepy podcasts recently pop up. They are 100% dedicated to making us paranoid at every sound we hear in the middle of the night. Here are some of my personal favourite Halloween podcasts and some of my friends’ picks for spooky podcasts. They will help get you in the Spooky Season spirit and to keep it going all year round!
Podcasts are the bomb diggity, you didn’t need me to tell you this. However, they have been on the up and up lately with everyone being at home. We are all needing some sort of entertainment after we watched The Office for the 87 time that month. If you are looking for some new episodes with some creepy audio drama, well, I have a Halloween podcast or two for you!
If you are looking for haunted houses and scary stories, you have come to the right place. These creepy podcasts with a mysterious disappearance or two, Halloween episodes and good old ghost stories are a great replacement for a horror film.
Full. Body. Chills.
Paranormal activity is something that really gets all of us thinking if there is life after death. But for some, this could mean that some will pass on peacefully, while some spirit’s souls are left to bring about chaos and disaster. The Full. Body. Chills. podcast is the adult version of those campfire stories you heard as a kid.
My Favorite Murder
How do you process something that is super serious and can be a touchy subject? With humour, of course! Listeners can recommend cases to the show and the hosts, Karen and Georgia, will tackle the case to dissect the good, bad, and the funny of the situation. If you are looking for a good audio drama, check out My Favorite Murder podcast.
Crime Junkie is a horror fanatic’s favourite. Why? Because the horror comes from real people in real events. From serial killers, to recent captures, to people that vanished out of thin air, Ashley and Brit go down every rabbit hole to try to help find justice for lives lost and seek help from their worldwide audience.
If you are in need to be creeped out all year long, Morbid is for you. With true stories about the wicked, wild, and flat out spooky, you are going to have goosebumps from start to finish with every episode. They say it’s a lighthearted nightmare here. However, you might be doing some background checks on some of your friends, first! This is one of those Halloween podcasts that you don’t listen to in the dark!
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The Dark Verse
“Occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror” that are not meant for the faint of heart. The Dark Verse consists of short stories that you may or may not want to listen to when it is dark and rainy outside. And if you want to freak out your younger siblings, this might be a great go-to reference to scare the annoying out of them!
The Magnus Archives
Magnus Archives is a popular weekly horror fiction podcast that documents what is found within the archives of the Magnus Institute. The Magnus Institute is an organization dedicated to researching all that is weird. Follow along with Jonathan Sims and be creeped out as he explores the archive in these audio horror stories.
The NoSleep Podcast
Where are all of my horror fans at?! Oh, you must be here already because why else would you click on this list? If you are a true horror fanatic then you will love the scary and dark fictional stories told by some amazingly talented voice actors. They may leave you not getting any sleep for the next few days, then The NoSleep podcast is for you!
The Last Podcast On The Left
I am all about making fun of a serious situation because if I don’t, I will stay paranoid and easily spooked! The hosts of The Last Podcast On The Left guarantees to introduce you to real-life crimes and paranormal anomalies. However, they also include a laugh or two to make it easier to sleep at night. Add this to your list of must listen Halloween podcasts!
The Black Tapes
You know how in the beginning of some movies, it will state that the plot was based off of true events? Yeah, well The Black Tapes is the same as that. Although these creepy tales are fictional, it is hard not to believe some of the morbid truth behind some of them…
Whether you are a fan of scary stores, true crime, urban legends, there any many good podcast choices that will get in the Halloween spirit. We can all use a good fictional podcast with spooky stories. They are a nice alternative to horror movies and the usual Halloween specials on your favourite TV show.
Let me know if you have any spooky Halloween podcasts or favourite creepy podcasts that I should add to this list. Listen up this Halloween season and hear the eerie sound effects on these popular horror podcasts. Happy Halloween, friends!
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Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for recipes, dogs, sustainability, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
Bella Bucchiotti is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer for MSN and the Associated Press Wire.