Horror is not everyone’s cup of tea. Not everyone can handle the skin-crawling feeling while a creepy story unfolds. The ones who like happy endings cannot make peace with the gory deaths that befall the characters. Most importantly, not everyone can relish the possibility of some supernatural entity following you around all the time. A good horror story does all this to you, and more. It makes you scared to sleep with the lights off. It awakens your senses to every small sound in the house, especially if there is no one else around. It makes you terrified of going to the bathroom alone.
There are a lot of horror movies out there, but if you want to leave behind the tactics of jump scares and experience something that is truly disturbing, then you should rely on podcasts. The experience of listening to the story, and allowing your imagination to run wild is more effective than waiting for a ghost to pop up on the screen. With all that said, here’s the list of top paranormal podcasts. You can listen to several of these best paranormal podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or even YouTube for free.
18. This is Horror Podcast (2013- present)
After reading so many horror stories, after watching scary movies and listening to chilling campfire tales, there is a good chance that you too have come up with some stories of your own. A scene plays out in your head, a line that you think will send a shiver down the spine of anyone who hears it, but you don’t really know where to begin. How to get yourself started on this quest to tell your story? Listen to ‘This is Horror’ podcast. Hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella, it features interviews with people who have already mastered the art. Joe Hill, Charlene Harris, Jennifer Lynch are some of the people who have been a part of it. You can listen to all the episodes here.
17. What’s the Frequency? (2017- present)
The story of this podcast is set in 1940s LA. The radios are not working. To be more specific, the broadcasts have died down. There is nothing but static on every channel. Somehow, a popular channel has managed to stay alive in this technological nightmare. But there is something that hinders its broadcast as well. There is a glitch, a voice that finds its way into the broadcast, over and over again. Walter and Whitney visit the city to resolve a mystery of their own but realise that the city’s madness might be connected to theirs. You can listen to ‘What’s the Frequency?’ here.