Best Horror Stories podcasts — Scary stories that will shake you for days (Updated September 2017; image)
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The Black Tapes
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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?
 
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Last Podcast On The Left
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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.
 
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Lore
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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.
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
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The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
 
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Small Town Horror
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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.
 
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Archive 81
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Dan Powell is missing. He is lost in another world.Archive 81 is a podcast about horror, cities, and the subconscious.New episodes will be released every other Wednesday.Start from Episode 1: A Body In A New Place.
 
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The Wicked Library
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The Wicked Library is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to bringing you stories of horror by the newest and best independent authors. We showcase original short stories, from various horror sub-genres, dramatically read by talented voice actors. Stories feature musical scoring to create truly immersive experience. Enjoy a story? Most of our authors have more stories available on their websites, own podcasts, Amazon pages and elsewhere. Hosted by Daniel Foytik.
 
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SCARED? - Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal Stories
 
SCARED? is a weekly podcast where REAL people from around the world tell us, in their own words, their TRUE ghost & UFO stories. Hosted and produced by award winning English broadcaster, Phil Holmes.ONLY the last TEN episodes here. Listen to all previous shows at scaredpodcast.com
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
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.
 
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Knifepoint Horror
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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 ...
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
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 ...
 
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Pseudopod
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The Sound of Horror. Pseudopod is the world's first audio horror magazine. We deliver bone-chilling stories from today's most talented authors straight to ears.
 
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The Magnus Archives
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“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.
 
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King Falls AM
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King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town's late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants.@KingFallsAM@KingFallsSammy
 
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The Simply Scary Podcast
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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.
 
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Tales To Terrify
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The Audio Horror Fiction Magazine
 
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Tales of Horror Podcast
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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.
 
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The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
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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.
 
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The Shadowvane Podcast
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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.
 
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Campfire Radio Theater
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A Modern Audio Drama Horror Anthology... Hear the Fear!
 
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The Dark Verse
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Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep.
 
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Whispers in the Night
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A podcast devoted to uncovering the many layers that generate fear in each of us. My name is Seng Phengdouangdeth and I'm going to be your host as we explore topics of the paranormal and unexplained in a format that ties fact to fiction and often the folklore that started it all.
 
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Stephen King Cast
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A weekly retrospective review of the works of Stephen King.
 
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Hillbilly Horror Stories
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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!
 
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Midnight Horror
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Midnight Horror is a series of short scary stories created and narrated by Rachel Craig. New epsiodes monthly.
 
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Horror Stories
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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.
 
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A Podcast to the Curious - The M.R. James Podcast
 
... dedicated to the Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of M.R. James.
 
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Wrong Station
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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.
 
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DreadCast
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An Audiobook Podcast Series Featuring Original Short Horror StoriesCheck us out on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/DreadCastAudio/Twitter: twitter.com/DreadCastAudioInstagram: www.instagram.com/dreadcastaudio/Tumblr: dreadcastfiction.tumblr.com/Patreon: www.patreon.com/DreadCastCreated by Shehzar ShahMusic by Sofrozyne.Music: www.youtube.com/channel/UC08XBs9O4-OkDPAJl-RQ3UQ
 
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NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : short horror story podcast
 
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 ...
 
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The Horrorfied Podcast
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2016 People's Choice Podcast Awards Nominee!!Horror! Gore! Comedy! Questionable Material! All this and MORE on The Horrorfied Podcast!Hosts Ian, Justin, 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. Each week, tune in Thursday to listen to Ian and Justin tackle some of the most well-known and unknown horror "things" ever made. Learn about the interesting backstories behind many of these productions an ...
 
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Bedtime Stories
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Turn off the lights, get into bed and plug in your earphones. It's time for a creepy bedtime story. For the Fortean at heart, we cover anything that is even remotely strange. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries, strange deaths, conspiracy theories, cryptids and everything in between, all told in a unique and creepy way. Join us every week for a new scary story.bedtime.stories@outlook.com
 
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David Paulides an ex police officer turned author believes something strange is going on in and around North American National Parks. After cataloguing thousands of mystifying deaths and disappearances, we join him in asking whether there is something in the woods that is stalking and hunting human beings.ABOUT THE CHANNEL Turn off the lights, ...…
 
Like Pennywise after every 27 years, I've returned to Derry! I've gone out to the theater (a regular one this time) to see the movie in a less distracting setting and am able to give my final thoughts ont he 2017 mega-blockbuster. Also, I discuss the upcoming Netflix adaptations of Gerald's Game and 1922 before finishing off with a slew of list ...…
 
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The Wicked Library
 
Mark Slade makes his Wicked Library debut with this tale told by John Grilz with Nicole Goodnight as Meg.Rude and crude Howard King is everything most women do not want, so why is rich and glamorous Meg so attracted to him?Check out the new podcast collective The Wicked Library has joined, Dark Myths.…
 
Tracy and Jerry talk to McKamey Manor owner Russ McKamey and his most famous participant Christina Buster who is the oldest participant to ever go through. They also discus the Manila Film House where several construction workers were buried in the foundation.
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 20 of Season 9. On this week's show we have six tales about family fears, post-mortem perceptions, and hellish homicides. "Don't Use Elevators"¤ written by Matt Dymerski and performed by Jesse Cornett & Erika Sanderson & Elie Hirschman. (Story starts around 00:04:30) "My Brother Ben, Who Was Adopted"‡ written by Michael C. Gettings ...…
 
Like Pennywise after every 27 years, I'm back! I've gone out to the theater (a regular one this time) to see the movie in a less distracting setting and am able to give my final thoughts on the 2017 mega-blockbuster. Also, I discuss the upcoming Netflix adaptations of Gerald's Game and 1922 and finish off with a slew of listener e-mails regardi ...…
 
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SCARED? - Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal Stories
 
A listener asks where we are! Gabriel tells them! http://scaredpodcast.com
 
by Joseph Cusumano “Better to Curse the Darkness than Light a Candle” is a PseudoPod original. The story was inspired by the works of Poe and Hawthorne. JOSEPH CUSUMANO is a physician living in St. Louis. His major hobby, other than writing, is the design and construction of radio controlled airplanes. His piloting skills need a lot of work. Hi ...…
 
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Tales of Horror Podcast
 
Ghost Corp Contact 1934 http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:43Gordon Brown’s That Terrible Feeling (Tales to Terrify original) as read by Drew Sebesteny: 02:36Mike Chinn’s Cold Rain (Originally published in Morpheus Tales Urban Horror Special, 2011) as read by Ron Jon: 19:52Pleasant Dreams: 36:53Pertinent LinksThe District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dis ...…
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
EPISODE 59: HORROR AT FORT MIFFLIN The show is back at one of Philadelphia’s most haunted sites, Fort Mifflin! Horror author T. Fox Dunham coordinated an author reading in casement 5—writers and ghosts, a great atmosphere for a horror reading. Working with hosts from PARA-X Radio, they had a great day of greeting Philadelphia’s paranormal hunte ...…
 
On the conclusion to our series, we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
He took a wrong turn on P.M. Road and found himself face to face with it. “Devi,” he said, touching his forehead in the Hindu genuflectory gesture similar to crossing oneself. And took a step back. Then another. It was a small temple. A shrine, really. Perhaps seven feet high and five feet broad. Built, like most temples in India, at the base o ...…
 
Following Tom's clue, Ryan discovers more about Northwoods Reclamation, as well as a connection he never wanted to make. *** Support this podcast by becoming a Patron at patreon.com/smalltownhorror
 
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NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : short horror story podcast
 
One dozen episodes. Obviously it's time for a story about an egg. Nocturnal Transmissions is proud to present Stephen Williams's 'AN EGG OF STONE AND STEEL'.
 
The sky is full of mystery. It’s big, expansive, and—despite a century of powered human flight—outside our realm of control. Which is why, for centuries, humans have expected things to come down from the sky and harm us. It might sound crazy now, but the possibilities are wide open. And that might not be a good thing. * * * This episode of Lore ...…
 
During the cold war, soldiers stationed on an army base in Germany found themselves at the mercy of sinister and terrifying paranormal activity. Events were said to be so frightening that some of the men apparently committed suicide. Was there a dark history surrounding the base and could it reveal the secrets of Cellle Neues Rathaus?ABOUT THE ...…
 
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The Wicked Library
 
T.D. Trask returns to the Wicked Library with this dark and humorous tale.When a small Pennsylvania town is faced with a unique problem, they elect a local salesman to propose a very unique solution to the town's new mayor, himself a very...unique individual.Check out the new podcast collective The Wicked Library has joined, Dark Myths.Show Not ...…
 
Jerry and Tracy discuss how 43 yrs of axe murders could all have been done by the same person. Bre from Tennessee Horror News and Promotions calls in to talk about Tarot and Ouija board readings. Tracy raps Eazy E
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 19 of Season 9. On this week's show we have five tales about terrifying travel through time and space. "Fran and Jock"† written by S.H. Cooper and performed by Nichole Goodnight & Jesse Cornett & Erin Lillis & Mike DelGaudio. (Story starts around 00:03:20) "Don’t Be Last Off The Train"† written by C.M. Scandreth and performed by Er ...…
 
On the second part of our series,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
by Karl Edward Wagner “Where the Summer Ends” first appeared in the seminal anthology Dark Forces (1980), edited by Kirby McCauley. This particular anthology was an eye-opener to 12 year old co-editor of Pseudopod Shawn Garrett, and deserves a place on the bookshelf of any fan of weird fiction. KARL EDWARD WAGNER (1945 – 1994) was an American w ...…
 
A break-in at The Science Institute leads to a King Falls wide manhunt with the hunted checking in live on-air.
 
Ghost Corp Arrival Assignment And Attempted Assassination 1934 http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:42Stephen Crane’s A Ghoul's Accountant as read by Jonathan Sharp: 06:15William R. D. Wood’s The Dew of Heaven, Like Ashes (First published in Tomorrow from Kayelle Press, June 2013, and has also been published in Chilling Horror Short Stories from Flame Tree Publishing, September 2015) as read by Heather Thomas: 15:30P ...…
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
EPISODE 58: GHOSTS OF ANCHOR BAY COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN 2017 After our clown craziness, we decided to spend the episode with old friend, paranormal investigator and author, Debi Chestnut. Debi was on an episode last year, 20: Shadow Stalkers and she comes back to share some of her new ghost stories from her book, Haunted Anchor Bay, Michigan. D ...…
 
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The Horrorfied Podcast
 
What's up Creeps?Welcome back to a another wily edition of the Horrorfied Podcast.Tune in to hear us tear apart a post-slasher era classic as well as touch on some of the insanity behind the movie.SPECIAL THANKS to our brand new SPONSOR: Vamonos Vapors!! While there isn't a recorded ad for them this episode because this was recorded before we " ...…
 
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Stephen King Cast
 
Welcome back, everyone! At long last, I present my thoughts on the latest adaptation of King's 1986 masterpiece, the mega-blockbuster, It! This will be the first of a two part review, with the second part coming later in the week. Thank you for being patient, everyone. I hope you enjoy!
 
Inside that storage space, Joe's fate is sealed. *** Support this podcast and get your answers at Patreon.com/SmallTownHorror
 
Alex brushes up on her mathematics while getting closer to the inner workings of the mysterious Thomas Warren and Daiva Corporation. http://menundies.com/theblacktapes http://hellofresh.comPROMO CODE "THEBLACKTAPES30" http://theblacktapespodcast.com http://tanispodcast.com http://rabbitspodcast.com www.audible.com/THEBLACKTAPES http://meundies. ...…
 
Join us on the first episode of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
The Wraith of Trench Pool - A Subscriber Story - Whilst cycling to work early one morning, a young man had a chilling face to face encounter with a ghostly apparition, but the terror would not end there. The entity would go on to stalk him for weeks afterwards, leaving him with a terrifying vision of The Wraith of Trench Pool. Special thanks to ...…
 
Jerry and Tracy discuss the infamous Sallie House in Kansas and talk about the creepy Island of Dolls in Mexico. We also have a touching interview with Nick Hall.
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 18 of Season 9. On this week's show we have five tales about agonizing accommodations, anatomical angst, and augmented awareness. "I Live in Her Walls"† written by Olivia White and performed by Jesse Cornett & Erika Sanderson & Nichole Goodnight. (Story starts around 00:05:50) "The Girls of Green Meadow"‡ written by S.H. Cooper and ...…
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
EPISODE 57: CLOWN APOCALYPSE The clowns are taking over. It’s the Clown Apocalypse. The hosts of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show bring you part two of our special report on the end of the world, clown style! Consultant J. Lee Dodson, author of the Evil Klown Survival Guide published by Grimlock Press, returns to continue to edu ...…
 
by T.J. Berry “Granite Requires” is a Pseudopod original. T.J. BERRY has held various jobs, including political blogger, bakery owner, and a disastrous two weeks in a razor blade factory. She now writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror from the outskirts of Seattle with considerably fewer on-the-job injuries. She is a 2016 graduate of the C ...…
 
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Tales of Horror Podcast
 
Dead Souls 2 of 2 http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:42Rich Larson’s The Blurry Man (previously published in Things We Can Create, from Stone Tree Publishing) as read by Stephen Kilpatrick: 03:38James Dorr’s In the Octopus's Garden (Originally published in 69 Flavors of Paranoia, March-April 1999) as read by Jake Wachholz: 15:25Pleasant Dreams: 35:34Pertinent LinksThe Di ...…
 
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Stephen King Cast
 
Welcome back, everyone! Here's the final part of my 3 part review of King's 1986 masterpiece. Make sure you tune in this weekend for my review of the upcoming film! Have a great weekend, everyone! And watch out for those sewer grates! (Note: This is a re-release. The episode first aired in 2015.)
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Yellowed bones tangle with jade necklaces and gold bracelets in the depths of the cenote, where blind fish and crayfish swim. She stands near the edge of the waterhole, observing its beautiful depths, her hands clutching her long skirt. At her feet there is a burlap sack. A pig squirms and squeals inside. She ignores its protests. She is a novi ...…
 
Ryan confronts Joe, but the answers he gets only lead to more questions. And doubt. *** Support this podcast and ensure the answers are found via Patreon.com/SmallTownHorror
 
Welcome to the world of Shadowvane, a place where the horrific and frightening reside.Shadowvane is currently producing Episodes 5 and 6 of our current series, 1692: The Risen. While you wait, get caught back up with the story as told thus far and listen to a preview of Episode 5 at the end. Listen and find out...if you dare...Want to hear and ...…
 
Welcome back, everyone! Here is my re-release of the second part of my 3 part It review. Make sure that you stick around for Part Three, and DEFINITELY make sure you tune in to my review of the upcoming cinematic adaption!
 
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NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : short horror story podcast
 
LEGS ELEVEN! This episode we feature a true short horror classic. Nocturnal Transmissions is proud to present W. W. Jacob's 'THE MONKEY'S PAW'.
 
The older the country, the deeper the roots of its folklore have grown—roots that are fed by darkness, fear, and pain. And few countries hold such a variety of frightening tales, both old and modern, as the lovely Emerald Isle. But not everything that walks those hills is safe to approach. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Harry’s: A ...…
 
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Tales of Horror Podcast
 
Dead Souls 1 of 2 http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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The Wicked Library
 
Stephanie Ogrodnik makes her Wicked Library debut with this dark and atmospheric tale.Father William Blackwell has fallen in love. Aside from the obvious problems with this obsession, is that the girl he loves is dead. In a tale that proves love can make us do things we'd never expect and cross forbidden boundaries, a priest with a keen sense o ...…
 
Jerry and Tracy discuss the disgusting case of Delphine LaLaurie as well as the haunting of her mansion through the years. We interview Karen Wickiam from S.T.A.T.! and discuss the Delta Queen steamboat. We get a surprise call from Bo from Hillbilly Horror Show
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 17 of Season 9. On this week's show we have five tales about tremulous time, tunneling terror, and tired turmoil. "When The Clock Stops"† written by Luke Hoehn and performed by Erin Lillis & Jesse Cornett & Atticus Jackson. (Story starts around 00:03:00) "The Tunnels"† written by C. E. Avery and performed by Brian Mansi & David Aul ...…
 
It's time for aliens on this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
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