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The following podcasts are guaranteed to give you the shivers this Halloween. Turn off the lights, put in your headphones, and press play — if you dare.

13 Days of Halloween

IHeartRadio and Grim & Mild

Join the enigmatic caretaker (Keegan-Michael Key) as you explore the corridors of Gothic Hawthorne Manor. Take an audio tour of the manor’s overgrown gardens; ghostly master suite; and, of course, the hellish cellar. Along the way, you’ll also hear bone-chilling tales from staff and guests. The voice acting in 13 Days of Halloween is top notch, and Key is equal parts delightful and terrifying.

Internet Urban Legends

Parcast Network

Everyone knows the internet is a scary place, but Internet Urban Legends proves just how unsettling the web can get. Every week, hosts Loey Lane and Eleanor Snitchery shine a light on the web’s darkest corners. Hear about an Etsy page for haunted items, cursed dating apps, a TikTok stalker, and the infamous Momo Challenge. While the “Gruesome Twosome” has debunked several urban legends, the hosts also have confirmed chilling cases, like the man who foretold a murder on Reddit several weeks before it happened.

Old Gods of Appalachia

Welcome to the dark side of Southern living. Host Steve Shell delights with tales of ghost witches, malevolent forest spirits, and hungry creatures that dwell deep in the coal mines. The writing is superb and almost lyrical, while the soundtrack features haunting Bluegrass ballads. If you love your horror with a glass of sweet tea, then Old Gods is a must-listen.

Morbid: A True Crime Podcast

Morbid Network

Morbid brings some much-needed levity to the true crime genre. Alaina Urquhart- White combines her autopsy tech experience with her love of the macabre to deliver creepy yet funny commentary. Meanwhile, co-host Ashleigh Kelley serves up good-natured laughs as the two discuss the latest crime news and reports of the paranormal. Adding to Morbid’s charm is how the hosts affectionately call their listeners “fellow weirdos.”

Haunted Road

IHeartRadio and Grim & Mild

Amy Bruni is a veteran paranormal investigator best known for her work on the Ghost Hunters TV show. Her experiences help make her the perfect host for a podcast that delves into the history and lore of the most haunted places in America. Take a spooky audio tour of Lizzie Borden’s house, Boot Hill cemetery, and the Preston school for troubled boys. The show also features in-depth interviews with famous ghost hunters, including Cory and Jennifer Heinzen, who are renovating the house featured in The Conjuring.