Podcasts have quickly become one of my favorite forms of media over the last year. With so many movies and TV shows getting put on hold thanks to the pandemic, podcasts helped save me. And what better way to celebrate both the spooky season and my love for them than by sharing five of my favorite horror podcasts with you! I usually listen while out and about, but these might be better enjoyed from the comfort of your home, with your favorite warm blanket and all the lights on.
Ghost Town Killer
From the fantastic minds of Jeremy Lutter and Marcy Waughtal comes one of my favorite podcasts Ghost Town Killer. It follows Lilith Black (Dalila Bela), an investigative journalist with a long history of dealing with the paranormal. She returns home after a few years to reinvent her podcast with the help of her sister Amanda (Emily Tennant). But, when Amanda ends up dead, Lilith dives into the investigation head-on. But small towns have many secrets and Lilith comes to realize that facts don’t always change minds as she challenges the long-standing prejudices in her town to uncover who her sister’s killer is.
The Last Podcast on the Left
Looking for all things horror, real and imagined, then The Last Podcast on the Left is for you! Hosts Ben Kissel, Marus Parks and Henry Zebrowski have covered topics that span from serial killers, werewolves, cults, spooky hauntings, bizarre war crimes and so much more. You never know what you are going to get. It’s like horror roulette. They will talk about things you know and things you never thought could possibly exist! They just dropped episode 469, which means you have tons of content to catch up on this month!
The Last Podcast on the Left can be found on Spotify!
Scare You To won’t
Need something to help you sleep? Well, I won’t go on record by saying Scare You to Sleep is the best option, but host Shelby Scott has one of the most soothing voices I have ever heard. If she wasn’t telling terrifying stories, I might be able to fall asleep. What started as a way for Scott to get her own short horror stories out into the world, she has expanded the series to include others as well. Each episode features a new story filled with additional sound effects to really set the stage. You never know what story you are going to get next!
Scare You To Sleep can be found on Spotify!
See You In Your Nightmares
Similar to Ghost Town Killer, See You In Your NightmEinhorn’s relatively recent audio horror drama from Einhorn’s Epic Production and iHeartRadio. It follows seventeen-year-old Harper Hart (Rachel Oremland), who has been plagued with insomnia ever since the mysterious death of her twin sister. When she turns to experimental treatment for help at the Lutwidge Wellness Center, something goes terribly, terrifyingly wrong. She can now jump into other people’s dreams … but she’s not alone. Harper will have to overcome her deepest fears if she wants to make it out of this alive.
See You In Your Nightmares can be found on iHeartRadio!
The Burned Photo
Another relatively new horror podcast comes from the pages of Reddit. Which, on its own, can be full of nightmare-inducing stories. The Burned Photo is about one particular thread that took horror fans by storm. It follows Felicia and Kira, two women whose lives have become intertwined, when they discover they are being terrorized by the same multi-generational curse that is determined to end their family lineages. The podcast was created by Nicole Exposito and written by Exposito, Jeremy Novick and Kwynn Perry.
The Burned Photo can be found on Spotify!