Here at Nightmare on Film Street, we love podcasts just as much as Halloween (and that’s A LOT of love). While people are scrambling for their Halloween decorations and their pumpkin spice flavored –fill in blank here-, we’ve compiled seven of the spookiest podcast episodes to get you into the spirit of the season.

We’ve picked an array of different selections to choose from. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the business of horror with Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse.  Hear some terrifying tales, like the true story of The Enfield Haunting, that inspired The Conjuring 2 film. So, scroll down, pick an episode that catches your eye, and prepare to get scared!

 

 

1. A Bump In The Night, Criminal

Bump In The Night Art by Julienne Alexander

“Now imagine being 20 years old and you decide to move into a one-bedroom apartment on your own. On your very first night, you begin to notice strange sounds. And they don’t stop”.

As you’re listening to this episode you can immediately tell where the story is going but we promise you’ll be holding your breath the entire time.

Criminal is a true­ crime podcast that understands crime as something sociological, historical, even anthropological — that crime is a function of people, time, and place.

 

 

2. All The Time In The World, Criminal

All The Time In The World art by Julienne Alexander

We bet you’ve never heard of a body farm before (no they don’t grow bodies).

“The “body farm” at Texas State University is a place almost no one except researchers and law enforcement is able to see because it’s one of the very few places in the world that deliberately puts out human bodies to decompose in nature. Forensic Anthropologists observe decomposition in order to help law enforcement discern when and how someone may have died”.

The Criminal team asked if they could visit, and they agreed. This episode normalizes death in such a positive and interesting way but none the less will give you the chills.


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Criminal is a true­ crime podcast that understands crime as something sociological, historical, even anthropological — that crime is a function of people, time, and place.

 

 

3. O-U-I-J-A, 99% Invisible

Ouija Board courtesy of Robert Murch

“The Ouija board is so simple and iconic that it looks like it comes from another time, or maybe another realm. The game is not as ancient as it was designed to look, but those two arched rows of letters have been spooking people for over 125 years”.

Host Roman Mars who is known for his critical analysis on the world of design gets creepy while he travels back to the origin of the Ouija board.

99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

 

 

 

4. All In Your Head, 99% Invisible

The Wendigo from Hannibal, courtesy of David Slade

“People who make horror movies know: if you want to scare someone, use scary music. There are two fundamental ways to make music scary. The first way is to compose music with lots of screechy, irregular tones, imitating the sounds of screams and distress. It’s a biological trigger for “Something terrible is happening right now!”

Discover why the music in horror is such a vital tool to keep us scared. Roman Mars utilizes the television series, Hannibal, as a vehicle into this topic.

99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

 

 

5. The Scariest Thing In Hollywood, Planet Money

Jason Blum, Blumhouse Productions

“Blumhouse, run by Jason Blum, makes movies on tiny budgets. They make a lot of movies, and many of them sneak straight to video if you know what we mean. But somehow, they keep making hits. And it’s happening more often. Get Out, for example, cost about $4.5 million to make, which is extremely cheap for Hollywood. Since it opened in February, it has grossed nearly $150 million”.


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Planet Money breaks down the cost of making a Blumhouse feature film along with discussing the business genius of Get Out.

Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening. That’s what we’re going for at Planet Money.

 

 

6. The Horror, The Horror!, Code Switch

Jordan Peele, Writer and Director of Get Out

“It’s one of the oldest clichés of horror movies: the black guy dies first. But that’s not the case in the new film “Get Out,” written and directed by Jordan Peele (best known for the Comedy Central series “Key And Peele”). Gene and guest host Eric Deggans chat with Peele about his new film, check in with African-American filmmaker Ernest Dickerson, who’s directed many scary movies and TV shows, and dive deep into race in horror-movie history with Robin Means Coleman, who’s been analyzing and writing about the genre for over a decade”.

This episode might feature politically charged opinions to some but none the less, NPR’s Code Switch offers a refreshing look at culture and race throughout the horror genre’s history in this episode.

We’re definitely not post-racial. And we like things complicated. -Code Switch

 

 

7. The Enfield Poltergeist Part I & Part II, Last Podcast on the Left

The Hodgson Family

“It’s England’s most famous haunting! Join us as we follow the trials and tribulations of the Hodgson family during an almost two-year encounter that features verbal poltergeist interaction, apparitions, and multiple well-meaning mediums”.


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The Last Podcast on the Left team will meticulously run through every intriguing detail a story has to offer, no matter how gruesome. Though their comedy may be a little dark at times, you’ve come to the right spot to hear a ghost story in the most comedic and honest way possible.

Whether it’s cults, killers, or cryptid encounters, Last Podcast on the Left laughs into the abyss that is the dark side of humanity.

 

 

We probably missed some of your favorites so comment them below! Or, if you want to listen to a podcast strictly about horror films, look no further. Check out the flagship podcast of Nightmare on Film Street! Hosts, Jon and Kim discuss, review, and dish out their not so credible opinions on new and old horror films alike.