Scary podcasts that will creep you out this Halloween
Poltergeist, The Ring, Nightmare on Elm Street — those names alone are enough to send chills down your spine. While there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned horror movie, you know what’s just as thrilling? It’s a scary podcast.
You might think of podcasts as being all about comedy and news, but the podcast world offers something for everyone, including the horror lovers out there. Halloween is the perfect time to grab some popcorn, turn down the lights, and get lost in a scary podcast. From terrifying true-crime stories to frightening fiction tales, these nail-biting series will make you want to leave a light on when you go to bed tonight.
If you’re ready to get spooked, check out our list of some of the best scary podcasts to listen to this Halloween.
Very Scary People
Since the ’70s, multiple movies have been made based on the Amityville murders. If you’ve always wondered what actually happened that night, check out Very Scary People. Donnie Wahlberg narrates this disturbing series about the infamous night when six family members were murdered inside a home in Long Island’s Amityville neighbourhood. Listen to interviews with reporters who covered the case and hear from the lone surviving family member of that tragic night. It’s an unsettling story that will leave your spine tingling.
For the history buff who appreciates a good scare, Lore is for you. Now a book series and a Prime TV show, Lore is an award-winning podcast that tells stories about horrifying real-life events throughout history. It’s hard to believe someone would exhume a corpse, remove and burn the heart and then serve up a tonic made from the ashes — but it happened, and Lore has many more bizarre stories like this to keep you freaked out and entertained for hours.
Full Body Chills
There’s no sugarcoating this one: Full Body Chills is downright scary. This horror podcast runs yearly throughout October, making it the ideal choice to get you in the Halloween spirit. Full Body Chills delivers those frightening campfire stories you heard as a kid but with intense sound effects that will get your heart racing. Fix yourself a drink before you start this one. You’re gonna need it.
The Last Podcast on the Left
Prefer your horror with a dose of comedy? Look no further than The Last Podcast on the Left. Debuting in 2011, The Last Podcast on the Left is one of the longest-running horror podcasts. Its creepy episodes discuss everything from werewolves to black-eyed children to serial killers. If you want more scares, the creators also host Open Lines, a show about the paranormal on SiriusXM’s Faction Talk.