Once I was a odd little child, I’d pull up the covers and hearken to episodes of creepy outdated time radio reveals earlier than mattress. (Listening alone to decades-old radio dramas was a really cool factor for kids to do again then; I had tons of pals and was on no account thought-about a weirdo.) Fashionable storytelling knowledge is that you must present relatively than inform, however there’s one thing very primal about horror delivered by way of headphones—your creativeness being typically far more vivid than something you’d see in a movie.
A lot of these classic applications had been stunningly efficient for that purpose, however I undoubtedly wasn’t spoiled for alternative—the artwork kind was additionally just about lifeless till the emergence and subsequent explosion of podcasts as a medium for storytelling over the previous decade-plus, offering artists a brand new venue to create horrors and pump them straight into our earholes.
What follows are a few of my private favourite horror podcasts, suited to totally different moods: there are narrated tales, full-cast audio dramas, call-in reveals, and conversations that take care of ghosts, demons, truckers, an formidable Glow Cloud and, most terrifying of all, a real-life physician who was scarily dangerous at his job. (Drop your personal freaky suggestions within the feedback.)