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Podcasting is an unrivalled medium for delivering frights at the spookiest time of the year. Whether it’s shows creating special episodes for All Hallows' Eve or podcasts that deliver chills throughout the year there’s an abundance of audio to sink your teeth (or ears?) into, if you dare. So close that suspiciously creaky door, turn the lights down and get ready for a scare with these Acast podcasts.
Having just announced three news seasons, here’s no better time to get into the horror fiction anthology behemoth The Magnus Archives. It’s a podcast that examines what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute – an organization dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird.
True North True Crime is a podcast dedicated to bringing awareness to murders, missing people, and unsolved cases in Canada. In this special spooky season episode of True North True Crime, Caitlin and Graeme tell the tale of the potentially haunted Gibraltar Point Lighthouse.
Even meditation podcasts are getting involved in the Halloween fun. In their special Halloween episode, Alan and Nikki welcome you to the Dark Castle for a spooky themed sleep meditation that will scare you to sleep.
We’re Alive is an epic Zombie Story with over seventy hours of audio that launched thirteen years ago, which is a very very long time in podcasting. The story itself spans the course of eighteen years over the four seasons. Epic indeed.
Petrified is a horror fiction anthology podcast from a darker Ireland. Each episode of the podcast tells the chilling tales of ordinary people encountering the supernatural and their terrifying fates. With episode titles like The Guest, Ghost Estate and He’s Behind you, you know you’re in for a creepy time.
Taking inspiration from children’s horror from the nineties, Tiny Terrors is a found-footage horror podcast. This nostalgic, spine-chilling adventure explores forgotten message boards and the pre-internet recordings made by members of “The Tiny Terrors Podcast Exchange”.
If you want a lighter look at the things that go bump in the night, look no further than This Paranormal Life. In this award winning podcast, comedians Rory Powers and Kit Grier investigate a different paranormal case each week and find the truth inside the mystery. This year, for Halloween, the pair have visited the most haunted pubs in London.
Each week in Horror Queers, hosts Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman discuss a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes. The duo have covered modern silver screen terrors including Saw, Scream and The Descent as well as retro classics such as Creature From the Black Lagoon and Rebecca.
Yvette Fielding is a legend in the world of all things paranormal. In this podcast she looks into the unexplainable, paranormal and extraterrestrial exploring stories from around the world to discover what's really out there.
Let’s Talk About Myths looks at the most entertaining and intriguing stories from mythology. For Halloween this year, Liv has a special episode where she speaks with professor and author Daniel Ogden about all things Spooky.
Jon Grilz makes scary podcasts all year round so, naturally, in October he’s been releasing every single day. Each episode is dedicated to one of the most famous and disturbing internet urban legends in the world.
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