Ghosts, ghouls and strange goings on, tune into these for some Halloween scares.

By virtue of one’s own imagination, a spooky podcast can often be scarier than any film equivalent, and if you want to really frighten yourself there are plenty of scary ones to choose from.

Just in time for Halloween, we have picked a few of our favourite horror podcasts. Featuring everything from the paranormal to the unexplained, they are guaranteed to unsettle and terrify. Let your imagination do its worst.


Fictional sci-fi horror podcast based on the book by Cote Smith that investigates what happened when over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. Watch out for Season 2, available from Halloween 2018. Spooky.


Aaron Mahnke’s Lore has been described as “the scariest offering of the podcast world.” Combining tales of non-fictional murder and mystery it attracts 6 million monthly listeners, has been adapted into a three book series and is now available to stream as six half-hour episodes on Amazon. Truth really is scarier than fiction.

Knifepoint Horror

Tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia that build slowly with little production frippery to interfere with the horror that emerges during each story. Campfire chills at their best.

Point Mystic

A brilliantly produced two season podcast about a town full of deeply surreal and strange happenings being investigated by paranormal investigative journalists. Told in the style of a news program, the naturalistic storytelling adds to the unsettling, surreal and deeply spooky effects.

The No Sleep Podcast

A multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories with excellent voice acting, lots of cliff-hangers and some outstanding creepiness.


Now in its third unsettling series, this bi-weekly hit podcast has unnerved millions of listeners with its tales of unexplained goings on, unresolved mysteries and real-life horror. Detached story-telling by Richard Maclean Smith only adds to the chill-factor.

October 2018