Spooky season is finally upon us! What is better than cuddling up and watching the scariest movies of all time? Absolutely nothing. But what do you do when you aren't off to get yourself in the Halloween mood? How do you get your scary-time fix to and from work or at the grocery store? If you don't have a solution, have no fear, I hold the key to a quick-fix right here!
While podcasts have been around for a few years, they've really jumped onto the radar in the last couple of years. And for all of you who live under a rock and don't know what a Podcast is, the best way to describe it is "television for your ears," according to fellow podcast network Public Radio Alliance.
Now, I've been diving deep into the podcast world for about 3 years, listening to all different types of genres. Out of the limitless possibilities out there, scary stories/horror is my absolute FAVORITE type of podcast. Here is a list of what I believe to be the top 10 best podcasts to give you the horror vibes needed for Halloween.
Lore gets its name from the term folklore, which is the subject matter of this podcast. Anything from parasites to H. H. Holmes, and everything in between, this podcast is sure to shed light to some old (and new) stories. Whether its Aaron Mahnke's cool and calm demeanor, or the chilling background music, you will be sure to feel frightened by the end of each episode.
This podcast is like no other out there. The narration is chilling to the core, the sound effects make you feel as if you are a part of the show, and voice actors are outstanding. With different scenarios each episode, it will keep you guessing and on the edge of your car seat until the very end.
The Black Tapes
This podcast took the stage in 2014 and left listeners hooked and questioning ever since. If the paranormal is your forte, then this podcast is for you. Is it real? Is it staged? Are we ever going to get answers? One of the biggest cliffhangers in podcast history, this series will leave you wanting more.
Sister show to The Black Tapes, this show takes you on a remarkable journey through the Pacific Northwest. Searching for the answer to the burning question, What is Tanis, Nic Silver takes you on a rollercoaster ride you never want to get off of. Will he ever find his answer?
If deserted and haunting places are for you, then this show is a must! The story of Limetown, TN, an experimental village that vanished overnight, finally gets uncovered as a relative of a town founder searches for the truth. What happened to Limetown is the question you will be asking yourself until the very end.
Yet another sister to the show Tanis and The Black Tapes, this one-hit-wonder takes you on a ride of one friend's loyalty and endless search for her best friend. What happened to Yumiko and what is Rabbits?
It's like Mystery Murder but for your ears! A classic "whodunnit," this podcast goes the extra mile, providing extravagant sound effects and marvelous voice actors, making you feel as if you could be the next victim.
Have you ever hear of creepypasta? Yes, good. Some of the most frightening stories and spine-bending scares, this podcast brings to life all those terrifying tales found on creepypasta. This podcast is sure to give you chills and nightmares only creepypasta can supply.
The No Sleep Podcast
As the name intends, The No Sleep Podcast contains some of the most frightening, horrifying, eerie lore you will ever hear. It is sure to keep you up at night, ensuring nightmares for even those true horror lovers. With talented voice actors, ghostly sound effects, and terrifying storylines, The No Sleep Podcast in sure to stay with you even after spooky season ends.
The Dark Tome
One of the most unique and fascinating podcasts released, The Dark Tome takes you on an adventure like no other. What if the stories you read came alive as you read them? In this podcast, we follow the adventures of Cassie and Gussy, an unlikely pair, as they go deeper and deeper into this mysterious "book." This story will keep you captivated, providing a lighter story compared to typical Halloween lore, but still leaving you chills and wanting more.