Halloween+October1 is really one of my favorite times of the year. So to help get you in the mood for the most scariest of months I thought I’d pull together a list of some of my favorite spine-chilling podcasts, articles, and books I’ve come across in last year or so.
Mystery House by 99% Invisble, all about the real story behind the Winchester House.
And the Call Was Coming from the Basement, more along the lines of real world scary (a kidnapping, rabid raccoon attacks, and more).
Ghost Stories by Love + Radio, probably my favorite of the bunch. Not much context is given to the stories until the end of the episode which makes the listen even creepier.
I’m an art museum night guard, not all scary, but there is a section on ghosts.
The Ghosts of Pickering Trail, about how places are affected by violent events.
Murder House, kind of related to the article above, but more sensational.
Ghosts of the Tsunami, some great straight-up ghost stories, but also a lot of interesting bits on Japanese culture.
The eeriness of the English countryside, even if you don’t live in the English countryside you may appreciate this one.
Casa Hastings, a family starts a rumor about a haunting to protect their home while they are away and it takes on a life of its own.
A Sudden Light, an old mansion, hidden rooms, generations of ghosts, and a host of family issues.
The Boy Who Drew Monsters, the scariest part about this one is the setting; an empty New England beach town during off-season winter.
Scary Stories to tell in the Dark, ok this isn’t new, it’s actually really old, but if you can get a hold of a copy the original edition the illustrations alone will give you nightmares.
Hallow by Dirty Knobs, basically a soundtrack for a haunted house.
Halloween creeps into all of October combining with the change of seasons (the carefree days of summer cede to the darker days of winter) to create fertile ground for all sorts of creepiness. They should just rename October, Hallowtober.↩